Business Development Tips

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Free Online Business Tools

Email marketing/group mailouts – Create, send and track email newsletters using Active Campaign
Surveys – Create and publish online surveys in minutes, and view results graphically and in real time using Survey Monkey
Design software – Makes designing simple. Create designs for web or print for presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, and more using Canva
Website design – Create your own website easily, without needing to know any coding, try Wix or Square Space

Social Media Tips

FacebookFacebook for business – Discover how Facebook can help you meet your business goals.
LinkedInLinkedIn company pages – Create a company page to raise brand awareness and engage with potential customers.

Business Planning & Development Resources

Business Planning & Business Set up Tools/Information

Many banks have tools information on their websites eg: Commonwealth / ANZ Bank
Qld Government Business and Industry Portal
– this site provides a wealth of information for all businesses, including:

Other information available includes:

Capability Statements

Department of State Development (DSD) offers regular Capability Statement Workshops
Or contact your local office:

Central Highlands & Dysart business can contact the Business Development Officer at Central Highlands Development Corporation for assistance
All Businesses can contact the C-Res Business Engagement Advisor for assistance

Business Development Support Officers

Central Highland region & Dysart – Business Support and Development Program
This a free service that provide one on one support to businesses to
maximse opportunity in the areas of innovation, investment,
diversification, employment & strategic planning
Contact: The Business Development Officer, Central Highlands Development Corporation

Isaac & Mackay regions – Australian Small Business Advisory Service
This federally funded program offers low cost support and mentoring for all
small businesses (< 20 employees) and start-up ventures.
Contact: Lindon Lawn, Business Advisor, Central Queensland Small Business Solutions

Business Grant Funding Options

There are many grants available for Small business. Here are a couple of sites to start your search
Indigo Gold Funding List – A subscribe for free to General or Small Grant funding list
Government Grants

Increasing Business Visibility (Free Business Listings)

National Business Directories

Local Listings – (available to businesses located in the specific region)

Staying Connected

Local and regional business groups work hard to promote local business
communities. Keep up to date by signing up for free newsletters or show
your support and reap the benefits by becoming a member.

Community Business and Industry Groups

Free eNewsletters subscriptions