Palaszczuk Govt Implements Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20

Palaszczuk Govt Implements Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch

Queensland Parliament To Host Small Business Week Reception

Victor P Taffa

Queensland small businesses are spoilt for choice this year, with more than 100 events, workshops, webinars and seminars on offer during Queensland Small Business Week, starting Monday.

At a reception at Parliament on Tuesday night, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch will salute the small businesses employing about 43 % of the state’s private sector workforce, and generating around $100 Billion for the economy.

“My government is supporting small businesses with targeted investments being made under our $405 Million Advance Queensland package.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“This includes $22.7 Million for implementing the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20.”

“Based on the Sensis Business Index results for the March quarter, confidence among Queensland small and medium business owners is at its highest level in 7 years.”

“Palaszczuk Government understands that by supporting small business, it is supporting state-wide economic growth. This has never been more important than now, in the wake of those who were impacted by the devastation of Cyclone Debbie.”

“Through the ‘Go Local’ campaign, we must continue to raise awareness about the importance of supporting local businesses as part of the recovery from Cyclone Debbie.”

In recognition of the role of small business to Queensland, Queensland Small Business Week (2017 QSBW) in partnership with Vodafone Australia is a perfect opportunity to honour the more than 414,000 small business operators across the state.

QLD Minister for Small Business Leeane Enoch









Ms. Enoch said 2017 QSBW will champion the importance of technology, promote a culture of entrepreneurship and reinforce to small business owners it’s their Time to Thrive.

“More than 5,000 people are expected to attend a Queensland Small Business Week event. Many events are hosted by local councils, local chambers and small businesses seeking to assist others.” Ms. Enoch said.

“Each year, the week continues to grow and get stronger giving small business owners and operators the opportunity to network, connect with government, and to learn new skills and tools that will help them succeed now and in the future.”

“At its heart, the week is about celebrating the vital contribution small business makes to our economy, and to every community across our vast state.”

“Small businesses are not only key economic drivers in our cities, but they also stand as the lifeblood of our towns especially in regional areas.” Ms. Enoch said.