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$5000 to grow your business

QLD Small Business Grants Packages

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has announced Round 3 of the QLD Business Basics Grant. This grant program provides $5000 funding for eligible businesses.

ROUND 3  Small Business Basics Grant is NOW CLOSED

Want $5000 to spend on a New or Updated Website? How about SEO? Or Training & Coaching to build up your Digital Marketing skills?

Take advantage of the QLD Small Business Basics Grant and let Digital Marketing Hub help you with a new or upgraded WordPress Website, Search Engine Optimisation and Business Coaching and Training. As specialists in Web Design, SEO and Business Coaching, we’ve  developed three amazing packages to help Queensland businesses take advantage of the Queensland Small Business Basics Grant and GROW their business.

Website Build or Upgrade

We’ll design a highly effective, appealing website specific to your business needs. We’ll also include Search Engine Optimisation and hand over training.

Content Optimisation

We’ll optimise your existing website to ensure you rank high on Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). A strong Google ranking means more people will visit your site.

Training and Coaching

Want to know how to implement your own Digital Marketing Strategy? We provide training and coaching in Website Management, Search Engine Optimisation, Facebook Advertising, Google Ads and Email Marketing.

Small Business Basics Grant Packages

Customised proposals are also available, simply contact us for a chat

*All prices are exclusive of GST as per Business Basics grant requirements

Don’t see a package right for you? Simply contact us for a Personalised Proposal.

Applying for a Small Business Grant can be Overwhelming. Here’s our Step by Step guide.

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FIRST STEP - Check your eligibility

To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

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To be eligible to apply for this grant, the business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees (by headcount);
  • be operating and have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for GST
  • have a Queensland headquarters and an operating address in the relevant funding stream
  • have an expected turnover of $300,000 or less for the current financial year
  • not have been approved for funding under an earlier round of Business Basics
  • have owners/directors that are not undischarged bankrupt and be solvent
    https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/business-basics-grant

For the purpose of the program, the following Queensland LGAs are in South East Queensland:
• Brisbane
• Gold Coast
• Ipswich
• Lockyer Valley
• Logan
• Moreton Bay
• Noosa
• Redland
• Scenic Rim
• Somerset
• Sunshine Coast
• Toowoomba

For the purpose of the program, the following Queensland LGAs are in regional Queensland:
• Aurukun
• Balonne
• Banana
• Barcaldine
• Barcoo
• Blackall-Tambo
• Boulia
• Bulloo
• Bundaberg
• Burdekin
• Burke
• Cairns
• Carpentaria
• Cassowary Coast
• Central Highlands
• Charters Towers
• Cherbourg
• Cloncurry
• Cook
• Croydon
• Diamantina
• Doomadgee
• Douglas
• Etheridge
• Flinders
• Fraser Coast
• Gladstone
• Goondiwindi
• Gympie
• Hinchinbrook
• Hope Vale
• Isaac
• Kowanyama
• Livingstone
• Lockhart River
• Longreach
• Mackay
• Mapoon
• Maranoa
• Mareeba
• McKinlay
• Mornington
• Mount Isa
• Murweh
• Napranum
• North Burnett
• Northern Peninsula Area
• Palm Island
• Paroo
• Pormpuraaw
• Quilpie
• Richmond
• Rockhampton
• South Burnett
• Southern Downs
• Tablelands
• Torres
• Torres Strait Island
• Townsville
• Weipa
• Western Downs
• Whitsunday
• Winton
• Woorabinda
• Wujal Wujal
• Yarrabah

 

ROUND 3 GUIDELINES

ROUND 3 TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

SECOND STEP - Get a Quote and Statutory Declaration

Choose a package that’s right for your business or contact us for a personalised proposal.

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Your quote can include no more that 2 different suppliers detailing who will undertake the project work, description of services, and outline key activities.

Eligible activities:

Training and coaching

  • Business development, marketing, human resources or business planning topics
  • Training or coaching

Website build or upgrades

  • Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)
  • Adding e-commerce
  • Developing new website content

Professional business advice

  • Business plans

Strategic marketing services

  • Strategic marketing plans including search engine optimisation advice

Business continuity and succession

  • Business continuity or succession plans
  • Cybersafety training and tools

You must also include a certified statutory declaration from the business’s owner or director stating the business

    • does not have a turnover exceeding $300,000 per annum
    • meets all grant eligibility criteria
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    THIRD STEP - Complete your ONLINE application as SOON as the Grant opens

    It’s really important you have all questions and documentation prepared in advance. Grants normally close within 1-3 hours of opening.

    Documents to help you prepare: 

    SAMPLE APPLICATION FORM

    EXAMPLE STATUTORY DECLARATION

    Common Questions

    When will I be notified of an outcome? Business Qld will advise all applicants of the outcome of their grant application. Successful applicants will receive an approval letter outlining the funding agreement.

    When do I get the funding?  Grant recipients enter into a funding agreement with us and receive a single upfront grant payment of $5,000 (excluding GST).

    How long do I have to spend the funding?

    Recipients must start their grant-funded activity within 1 month of receiving their approval letter.

    Recipients must complete their grant-funded activity within 4 months of receiving their approval letter.

    You must keep all application evidence, supplier quotes, corresponding invoices and bank transactions for audit purposes.

    Is there anything I need to do after the grant funding has been spent?

    Recipients will be surveyed within 6 months after completion of the grant program.

    Refer to the application guidelines for a comprehensive overview of each stage of the application process.

     

    Why Choose Us

    We’ve had dozens of successful Small Business Grant applicants. We build fast, responsive WordPress websites and specialise in search engine optimisation and business coaching. If you want a great looking website that your customers will find on Google or want to learn the skills to market and grow your business, Digital Marketing Hub can help you!

    Our goal is to help your business be SEEN, resulting in more website traffic, leads and sales.

    What Our Clients Have To Say

    The ‘complete package’. Cam and Hilde’s technical and practical knowledge and expertise in the ‘dark art’ of the Digital Marketing ‘maze’ are a massive asset to draw on for any business / individual that engages them.

    As a brand new start-up business, in very short order, we have been able to substantially improve our Google ranking through website optimisation, execute a series of successful Facebook and Google advertising campaigns and thanks to their patient coaching, we’ve been able to learn a good degree of self sufficiency along the way. We now have some long term strategies to execute with the reassurance of Cam & Hilde’s watchful eyes over our shoulders – always ready to proactively ‘nudge’ us in the right direction when we need it. We couldn’t recommend the Digital Marketing Hub more highly.

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    Nigel Thomas, General Manager

    DMH are awesome! These guys really do know their stuff. They handle the technical side of things that I was not able to understand. They also have full knowledge of what is needed in the digital market place to get a business up and running. Add the drive and enthusiasm that both Hilde and Cam have for project managing it’s an ‘A’ team everyone needs for their business.

    Finding DMH takes all the stress out of running and compiling your website in todays market place. It’s one of the best decisions I made putting my business out there into the digital world.

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    Andy Clegg, Owner

    Small Business Grant QLD FAQs

    What funding is available?

    If successful, applicants will receive upfront fixed grant funding of $5,000 (excluding GST). The grant is for funding activities in one of the five priorities outlined above. Successful applicants do not have to co-contribute to this grant however successful applicants must pay for any related expenses in excess of the $5,000 grant funding.

    Who can apply and what are the eligibility criteria?

    To be eligible to apply for this grant, the business must:

    • have fewer than 20 employees (by headcount);
    • be operating and have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • be registered for GST
    • have a Queensland headquarters and an operating address in the relevant funding stream
    • have an expected turnover of $300,000 or less for the current financial year
    • not have been approved for funding under an earlier round of Business Basics
    • have owners/directors that are not undischarged bankrupt and be solvent
      https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/business-basics-grant

    For the purpose of the program, the following Queensland LGAs are in South East Queensland:
    • Brisbane
    • Gold Coast
    • Ipswich
    • Lockyer Valley
    • Logan
    • Moreton Bay
    • Noosa
    • Redland
    • Scenic Rim
    • Somerset
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Toowoomba

    For the purpose of the program, the following Queensland LGAs are in regional Queensland:
    • Aurukun
    • Balonne
    • Banana
    • Barcaldine
    • Barcoo
    • Blackall-Tambo
    • Boulia
    • Bulloo
    • Bundaberg
    • Burdekin
    • Burke
    • Cairns
    • Carpentaria
    • Cassowary Coast
    • Central Highlands
    • Charters Towers
    • Cherbourg
    • Cloncurry
    • Cook
    • Croydon
    • Diamantina
    • Doomadgee
    • Douglas
    • Etheridge
    • Flinders
    • Fraser Coast
    • Gladstone
    • Goondiwindi
    • Gympie
    • Hinchinbrook
    • Hope Vale
    • Isaac
    • Kowanyama
    • Livingstone
    • Lockhart River
    • Longreach
    • Mackay
    • Mapoon
    • Maranoa
    • Mareeba
    • McKinlay
    • Mornington
    • Mount Isa
    • Murweh
    • Napranum
    • North Burnett
    • Northern Peninsula Area
    • Palm Island
    • Paroo
    • Pormpuraaw
    • Quilpie
    • Richmond
    • Rockhampton
    • South Burnett
    • Southern Downs
    • Tablelands
    • Torres
    • Torres Strait Island
    • Townsville
    • Weipa
    • Western Downs
    • Whitsunday
    • Winton
    • Woorabinda
    • Wujal Wujal
    • Yarrabah

     

    ROUND 3 GUIDELINES

    ROUND 3 TERMS & CONDITIONS

    What can I spend the grant funding on?

    DESBT will fund the following eligible activities:
    Priority Grant funding will ONLY BE APPROVED for the following
    eligible activities:

    Training and coaching

    • Business development, marketing, human resources or business planning topics
    • Training or coaching of up to 4 months in duration

    Website build or upgrades 

    • Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)
    • Adding e-commerce
    • Developing new website content

    Professional business advice

    • Business plans

    Strategic marketing services

    • Strategic marketing plans including search engine optimisation advice

    Business continuity and succession

    • Business continuity and succession plans
    • Cybersafety training and tools
    What can't I spend the Small Business Grant funding on?

    DESBT will not fund activities with:
    • a total cost of less than $5,000 (excluding GST),
    • payments made on any activity undertaken before Grant approval

    We will not fund:

    • activities bought using cryptocurrencies, barter, or services in-kind
    • general business operating costs (e.g. bookkeeping or accounting, tax returns)
    • real estate/property, hire, lease, or rental fees
    • goods, services, or fees from related parties (include companies with common shareholdings or directors, employees or immediate family)
    • travel
    • franchise fees
    • purchase of stock
    • GST, registration, and fees
    • maintenance of existing digital technologies
    • computer hardware (e.g. computer servers, PCs, tablets/iPads, mobile phones)
    • other hardware/devices/equipment (e.g. televisions, EFTPOS, card and chip readers)
    • activities purchased through direct selling (e.g. by party plan or network marketing)
    • delivery, credit card and transaction fees
    • memberships and joining fees
    • salaries
    • fleet vehicles
    • website hosting
    • implementation of marketing tactics such as advertising, direct marketing (e.g. telemarketing) or campaign delivery (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook advertising or similar expenses).
    What are the Small Business Basics Grant Timeframes?

    Approved applicants must complete their grant funded activity within four months of receiving their approval letter. Applicants must advise DESBT of any variations to the completion dates. If applicants do not meet their completion dates, they may have to return grant funding to DESBT.

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