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Queensland Small Business Week set to begin on 27 May

Maranoa Regional Council has been successful in receiving funding from the Queensland Government as part of Small Business Week to deliver three free workshops to be held in Mitchell, Injune and Surat.

The workshops will be delivered by two local organisations, Rachel Nixon Bookkeeping and ConnectAg on:

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

9.30am-2pm at the Mitchell Shire Hall

Thursday, 30 May 2019

9.30am-2pm at the Injune RSL Supper Room

Friday, 31 May 2019

9.30am to 2pm at the Surat Shire Hall Supper Room. 

Councillor Cameron O’Neil, Portfolio Chair for Economic Development said the information contained in these workshops is applicable for all areas of small business, whether it be retail, manufacturing or agricultural-based operations. 

“It is a chance to learn about new technology such as digital and cloud filing, scheduling and time management apps, and how this can lead to efficiencies in your business,” Cr O’Neil said.

“All of the content for the workshops will be delivered by local-based organisations, who understand local issues and can deliver appropriate solutions.

“There are over 2000 small businesses (described as employing 1-4 people) in the Maranoa region, which is an indication of the importance to the regional economy. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry has recently recorded the largest number of businesses employing 1 to 4 people, comprising 50.2% of all businesses in the Maranoa, compared to 6.4% in Queensland”.

Council encourages all small business owners or staff to come along to these free workshops.

For more information, please contact your Local Development Officer on 1300 007 662. 

Funding has been provided by Queensland Small Business Week and Maranoa Regional Council.