Business Basics Grant

Eligible business size: Small businesses

Status: Open

Opening date: 9am on 8 September for Round 2 (Regional Queensland only)

Closing date: Round 2 will close when sufficient applications are received for competitive assessment. This grant may be in high demand, you should monitor the application tracker below.

Key documents:

Round 2 documents and information

This grant program is competitively assessed. Not all applications will be funded.

The Business Basics grants program provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice.

This support includes funded activities in 5 priorities:

  1. Training and coaching
  2. Website build or upgrades
  3. Professional business advice
  4. Strategic marketing services
  5. Business continuity and succession

The program is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

Olympic 2032 Procurement Opportunities

Backing Queensland businesses to go for Olympic gold 

Queensland businesses can go for Olympic gold by registering their details to receive future updates about procurement opportunities for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The government’s Buy Queensland approach ensures preference will be given to those businesses with a presence in Queensland and creating jobs in the state.

That means putting Queensland farmers and producers first in serving up local food and beverages.

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Women’s Wellness Retreat Talaroo Hot Springs

Restore, Reset, Relax, Nourish, and Inspire you. Enjoy yoga, meditation, mindfulness, self-development, movement and Talaroo Hot Springs.


We are working hard behind the scenes to bring together this incredible event, we aim to keep the cost as low as possible and suitable for all budgets.

To secure your booking you can book free today, once we can provide the cost of the retreat you will have the option to pay for your booking or cancel.


Camping – powered and unpowered sites are available for 2 nights Friday and Saturday for those who want to make the most of the retreat. You will need to bring your own camping equipment or caravan.

Friday night – Paint ‘N’ Sip – byo beverages.

Saturday – more information will be available soon.

Morning yoga and meditation will take place at sunrise for the early risers.

The day will include a variety of workshops to be completed through out the day including soaking in the hot springs.

Saturday night live entertainment, story telling around the fire and recapping of the experience.

Sunday Yoga, Meditation at the hot springs in the morning followed by breakfast, depart home.


Talaroo Hot Springs unite one of outback Queensland’s most extraordinary geological wonders with the Aboriginal hospitality of the Ewamian people. Set in the heart of Gulf Savannah country, Talaroo’s surreal landscape of pools and terraces, vivid colours and diverse formations provides a captivating backdrop for a truly unique visitor experience.

This is an EOI only – plans are subjected to change.

Please note that this is a private event, if you would like to be part of the delivery of the retreat or provide sponsorship email –

If you would like more information feel free to reach out.


Financial Hardship Counselling for Small Business

This Program is intended to assist eligible small businesses impacted by economic downturns dur to drought, COVID19 or similar natural disasters to understand their financial position and identify options and implement plans to improve their viability of their enterprise.

The role of the counsellor includes helping clients:

– understand their financial position

– understand benefits and drawbacks of different options

– develop budgets and cash flows

– negotiate creditors

– access dispute resolution services

– access government and grant programs

Contact Susan Yeeles

Phone: 0400076716


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Exciting Sponsorship opportunity


I have some very exciting news to share with you. I’ve been selected to star in a ground-breaking TV show. This life-changing Adventure All Stars TV series features real-life cast members undertaking an unforgettable journey and will be broadcast nationally. Produced by the internationally acclaimed Charity TV Global this media project combines adventure, travel and philanthropy. Pre-filming all cast members (including me) raise funds for a nominated charitable cause, and my reward for doing so is a starring role in the TV series. Adventure All Stars is the ultimate road trip where TV viewers get to experience incredible locations through the eyes of an engaging and socially conscious cast.

Pre-filming I’m proud to be fundraising for Moyamoya Australia, providing awareness and support for those suffering from Moyamoya Disease, as all net proceeds from this award-winning TV series will directly support this great cause.

As an official TV cast member, I am currently seeking ‘fundraising sponsorship’ in return for exposure (including clothing worn on screen) PLUS inclusion in all media releases, PR campaigns, events and social media posts throughout the duration of the pre and post filming campaign. All net proceeds from this project are gifted – in the form of a grant – to Moyamoya Australia.  As a registered ACNC (Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission) entity, Charity TV Global Foundation oversees this inspiring filming and fundraising project to ensure transparency, accountability and adherence to relevant fundraising laws.

I would greatly appreciate your support and have attached sponsorship options to reward your business for its generosity. This is a truly inspiring project for me and I‘m so honoured to have been selected as a TV cast member. I sincerely believe this is a tremendous opportunity for your business to advocate such a remarkable mission in support of a worthwhile cause. Perhaps my pre-filming fundraising is something your workplace can get involved with? Let’s explore ways that your business can rally behind me in return for brand and publicity exposure… and of course my eternal thanks (and the gratitude of the charity I’m raising funds for).

Testimonials, past fundraising successes, TV shows, extensive press coverage, awards and more can be found at

To assist me in this life changing journey (and to see me star on national TV!), please click on this link for further information relating to my television debut and how your generosity will help:

Kind Regards,

Nicola Baker


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Evans Earthmoving Contractors

We take pride in every project we complete. Our dedicated team of professionals work alongside you or your team to ensure that every job is done right. We not only offer our reliable and versatile equipment, but our years of experience to your site.

No job is too big or too small. We are available 24/7 to help you get your project completed anywhere, anytime.

  • Excavator & Earthmoving hire
  • Bobcat (and/or with grader) hire
  • Truck and/or Truck and Dog hire
  • Roller hire
  • Septic Tank pumping
  • Grease Trap pumping
  • Shed & House Pads
  • Driveways
  • Trenching
  • Clean up
  • Horse arenas
  • Landscaping
Regional Skills Investment Strategy Coordinator - Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project - Tablelands

Back to Work Program and Skilling Queenslanders for Work

The following was announced yesterday on the online newsletter released by the Queensland Government

In a preview of the 2021-22 State Budget, the Queensland Government has confirmed two popular initiatives, Back to Work and Skilling Queenslanders for Work, will continue to support employers and jobseekers.

The Back to Work program has been revitalised with a commitment of up to $140 million over four years with an added focus to provide intensive support to employers and disadvantaged jobseekers in addition to targeted support payments.

The new arrangements will take effect on 1 July 2021. Employers may still make an application under the current Back to Work program if they employed their eligible employee up to and including 30 June 2021.

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work program will become permanent with the Queensland Government announcing $320 million over four years, with $80 million each year ongoing. The initiative will assist up to 15,000 disadvantaged Queenslanders each year to gain skills, qualifications and experience to enter and stay in the workforce.

The next funding round will open in late June.

Both initiatives are looking forward to engaging with new and current participants and stakeholders to support Queensland jobseekers and small businesses in the future.

This year’s State Budget will be delivered on 15 June 2021. For more information visit


Stay connected
In addition to this message you can stay up-to-date with the latest assistance from the Queensland and Australian Governments through the Business Queensland website.

Regional Skills Investment Strategy Coordinator - Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project - Tablelands

TAFE QLD Walkamin – public courses update

TAFE QLD announced at the Field Days that the the Walkamin facility s operational and TAFE are aiming to have an open day after July.

At Walkamin there will be two trainers with one trainer being familiar to many of you,  Mo Pedersen.

Mo is happy to take questions via email  Margaret Styles is the Business Development Officer for our region and can also assist.

The following public short courses have been announced

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws (contact Margaret or Mo for costs)

  • 3-4 August
  • 14-15 September

AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles ($505)

  • 22 June
  • 12 August
  • 16 September

AHCMO217 Operate quad bikes ($505)

  • 21 June
  • 11 August
  • 15 September


Chemical Skillset ($535)

AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and disease

AHCPMG301 Control Weeds

  • 6-7 July
  • 11-12 August
  • 8-9 September

Farm Labourer Skill Set enrolments for Walkamin are working and information available on the website here at $0 under Job Trainer.

Civil Safety is continuing to support our region in the rural operations/agriculture space as is Jo Nechwatal so it is marvellous to have options for our entire region with each bringing something different and unique.

If you are aware of any other training providers in the Primary Industry space that you would like included in Tablelands Tomorrow, please contact Kristy Whitehead, Regional Skills Investement Strategy Project Coordinator 0436 853 028 or




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small business disaster hub

Small business disaster hub


Use the disaster hub to learn how your business can prevent, prepare, respond, recover and communicate when disaster strikes.

The online disaster hub provides small businesses across different sectors with information about a range of crises from natural disasters to workplace emergencies and IT threats.

– Top 10 tips C
– Checklists
– Disaster messaging
– How-to videos
– Insurance claim tips
– Links to financial assistance. 



Regional Skills Investment Strategy Coordinator - Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project - Tablelands

Congratulations Tableland Nominees – Queensland Training Awards

Congratulations to the following Tablelands employers for their nominations in the 2021 Queensland Training Awards!

These employers  have been nominated for valuing vocational education and training and demonstrating best practice and training innovation. We wish them all the best as they progress through the judging process.

Civil Robinson Construction – Medium Employer of the Year

Alice Street Dental – Small Employer of the Year  

A shout out to Kaleb Nielsen who was nominated for School-based Apprentice of the Year by Atherton High School and Howe Farming Group.   The community support behind Kaleb is inspiring.

Winners for the Far North Queensland Region will be announced on  9 July 2021.

You can follow finals on Facebook – go to the Skills for Queensland Facebook page, select Far North Queensland QTA event, and click going or interested.

If you know of an employer supporting trainees/apprentices or VET training please consider nominating them for 2022 awards.