What’s on for Queensland Members - Business Queensland Connect

Business Queensland Connect have advised the Australian Furniture Association of some upcoming events and grant applications that may be of benefit and interest to our AFA members, especially those based in Queensland, Australia.

Upcoming events include the following: 

Do It In Douglas – The Sustainability Story

Douglas Shire is hosting a free breakfast event, in which you can hear from a panel of speakers who will get you inspired, help you access the tools you need to enhance your sustainability efforts and/or start your sustainability story, as well as discovering the importance of sustainability to the local economy. The session will be relevant to all small businesses across Douglas, and as such, places are limited. You will need to book to reserve your place. Please note: There is a maximum of two tickets per business.

Tuesday 23 May 2023 – 7am to 10am (UTC+10)
Port Douglas Community Hall, Corner Mowbray and Mudlo Streets, Port Douglas QLD 4877


 Create, Connect, Contribute – Migrant Job Fair and Business Expo

If you are a business or industry sector that is struggling to find local talent and fill vacancies, this event is for you. The Sunshine Coast has a diverse and rich cultural mix and this expo is looking to create meaningful connections between local businesses and high value industry sectors, and the talent pool of skilled migrants and their families that already live and work on the Sunshine Coast. The Expo will provide the opportunity for local migrant communities to showcase their talent, meet with businesses/industry looking for employees and link people who are looking to start a business/would like their business to grow and thrive.

Saturday May 27 2023 – 2pm to 6pm AEST
Nambour Showgrounds – 80 Coronation Avenue, Nambour QLD 4560


Workforce Management – Employer Obligations Webinar

Business experts from the M4G program will provide information, tips and resources regarding your obligations as an employer such as training, wages, workplace health and safety, culture and staff development via a webinar.

The panel will address key questions surrounding getting staff to perform, retaining staff, industry standards, supporting the personal growth of staff and so much more.

Monday May 29 2023 – 9am


Business Growth Fund Program – Are you eligible to apply?

The Business Growth Fund (BGF) targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland’s economy and employ more Queenslanders. It provides funding for small and medium-sized high-growth businesses to buy specialised equipment, enabling them to unlock growth potential, increase production, expand their workforce, and maximise economic returns to move them to the next stage of growth.

Expressions of Interest OPEN NOW
Closing date: Friday 2 June 2023
Available Funding – $50,000- $75,000 per project

For more information and to see if you are eligible to apply now, CLICK HERE.