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Something about Spring

As we continue to deal with the flow on effects of the Coronavirus, there's something about the beginning of Spring that seems to lift people's spirits and we hope business is looking up for you. This newsletter, which will be sent monthly, is specifically put together to support you and other business owners. It provides links to local networks, council news, free online training opportunities and general Noosa business news.  Our team look forward to supporting you as we navigate this next normal together.


Economic Development Team  

Fast five

This month, we caught up with Megan from the Steamed Bun Co. to learn more about her business and how they adapted to the global COVID-19  pandemic.

covid update

Operating COVIDSafe 

Businesses still need to ensure they are operating in a COVID safe way and in accordance with the QLD Health directives for business. The QLD Government has outlined a roadmap for QLD’s Economic recovery and has essential COVID-19 information, support and up to date border restrictions on their website.

Rent relief

COVID-19 regulated rent relief expires on 30 September. If you have not reached an arrangement with your tenant or landlord please contact the Office of the Small Business Commissioner. 


Keep up to date with the latest Federal Government COVID-19 support measures, including JobKeeper. 

Are you OK

The effects of COVID-19 on small business goes beyond operations and finances, it's also important that we look after the mental health of ourselves, and our staff. Support is available and you can access a full list of wellness resources on our website.

Events Workshops

 Business events and workshops are a great way to expand your network and build on your skills. Connect with upcoming local and industry events on our Events Calendar or Facebook page.

15 September

Responding to current Market Impacts using Industry 4.0 (Webinar)

24 September

Tendering Top Ten Tips (webinar) 

29 September

Grant Funding Success in a COVID-19 Environment (webinar) 

7 October

Responding to current Market Impacts using Industry 4.0 (webinar) 

15 October

Women in Business

online learning laptop on desk

Digital Transformation  

Operating a business online has never been more important. Learn the steps and benefits of going digital with your business and where you can go for help in this free online course, Guide to Digital Transformation. This is just one of the wide range of free online training resources currently available..  
hub happenings

 Check out the Peregian Digital Hub's  School Holiday and Digital Tribes events on the Hub's Event Calendar. 

support local business

Supporting our local businesses is more important now than ever. Take a peek at some of these tools that will help you stay up to date; connects with consumers and support other Noosa businesses:  

Business Grants

Find Funding  

New grant opportunities are being announced all the time.  Never miss another grant round by signing up to Noosa Council's Funding and Grants Finder. 

Economic Development Grants 

Noosa Council's Economic Development Grants Program is open all year round for organisations wanting funding for a project that will provide economic benefit to Noosa. 

Council update

Free hour of advice 

Would it be helpful if you had a chance to sit down and speak with a business expert? Council's Business Support Panel provides access to experts in business planning, continuity planning, HR, marketing and online retail. You can access one hour of free advice.  

Business Survey 

The Business Resilience Survey helped Council know how our businesses are faring during the pandemic. Keep your eye out for the next Survey, due out in October, so we can make sure our programs match our business community needs.

Business Roundtable

The Business Roundtable met recently to touch base on how local business is going and to hear what they need from Council. Always honest and constructive, the Roundtable also works to keep Noosa’s business recovery on track. The Group act as a conduit of communication between our business community and council so make sure you join your local Chamber.  

2020-21 Council Budget

In setting the 2020-21 Council Budget, much of the focus centred on the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its impacts on the community. Have your say on the new budget until 27 September.

Green light for Business Centre Development

Noosa Council has reached an agreement with Stockwell Developments to enable the first step of the Shire Business Centre to proceed. 

Chat with a Councillor

Councillor Community Chat sessions are held on the last Friday of each month.  No need to book in, just check times and locations on our website and Facebook page.  


Pondering the Pivot

Is now the time right for digital transformation? Listen to this episode on the Entrepreneurs' Programme Podcast.

Tax Time 2020 Toolkit

The ATO has developed a directory and fact sheets to assist small business prepare their tax.


Send us your feedback

What business related topic would you like to read about in future editions? We'd love to hear  your feedback!   



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