$5000 to grow your business

QLD Small Business Grants Packages

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training has announced Round 2 of the QLD Business Basics Grant. This grant program provides $5000 funding for eligible businesses.

Round 2 Launch Date: 25th August 2021

Round 2 Opending Date: 9am 08th September 2021 

Want $5000 to spend on a New Website or Upgrade? Training & Coaching to build up your Digital Marketing skills?

Take advantage of the QLD Small Business Basics Grant and let Digital Marketing Hub Australia help you with a new or upgraded WordPress Website, SEO advice, 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.

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Website Build or Upgrade

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

Training and Coaching

Want to know how to implement your own Digital Marketing Strategy? We provide training and coaching in 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

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


FIRST STEP - Check your eligibility

To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

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  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have a Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of $300,000 or less for the current financial year
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.


SECOND STEP - Get a Quote and Statutory Declaration

Choose a package that’s right for your business or call 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

    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.

    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

     From appealing website creation and hosting to fully customised search engine optimisation strategies, Digital Marketing Hub is your web design, SEO & Business Coaching specialist.

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

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    What Our Clients Have To Say

    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.

    Andy Clegg

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    I had been struggling with trying to get the news out about my Age Amazingly website, and pulling it all together has just been impossible. I met Hilde and Cam, and let me tell you, it sounds dramatic but it's been a life changer for me.
    It has all come together, I understand it all and I can now cruise in my area of expertise and leave it to them to really pull all that information together.
    I feel like I've had my life saved. Thank you Cam and Hilde.

    Nicki Belle
    Founder - Age Amazingly

    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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    Small Business Grant QLD FAQ’s

    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 head count) at the time of applying for the grant;
    • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST;
    • have a Queensland headquarters;
    • have an expected turnover of $300,000 or less for the current financial year; and
    • have owners/directors that are not insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt.

    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:

    1. Training and coaching

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

    2. Website build/upgrades

    • Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)
    • Adding ecommerce
    • Developing new website content

    3. Professional business advice

    • Business plans

    4. Strategic marketing services

    • Strategic marketing plans including search engine optimisation advice

    5. Business continuity and succession
    • Business continuity or 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
    DESBT will not fund the following activities:
    • activities bought using crypto-currencies, barter, or services in-kind
    • general business operating costs (e.g., bookkeeping/accounting, tax returns)
    • real estate/property, hire, lease, or rental fees
    • goods, services, or fees from related parties
    • travel
    • franchise fees
    • purchase of stock
    • GST, registration, and fees
    • maintenance of existing digital technologies • computer hardware (e.g., computer servers, PCs, tablets\iPad, mobile phones)
    • activities purchased via 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
    • any advertising costs or advertising campaign delivery (e.g. Google AdWords,
    Facebook advertising or similar expenses)
    Related parties to applicants include companies with common shareholdings or directors, employees or immediate family 

    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.

    Send a Message

    Interested in applying for the Small Business Basics Queensland Grant? Send us a message and we can have a chat about our different options.

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    Take Advantage of the Small Business Basics Grant and get $5000 to Grow your Business!