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Noosa Connects - Supporting Noosa Business

Noosa Connects is brought to you by Noosa Council's Economic Development Team, helping Noosa businesses plan, connect and grow.

With the latest round of border restrictions and the disruptions that seem to be common place for business in these COVID times,  you might find the Business Health Check Survey a handy tool to ensure you thrive during these uncertain times.   

Have you experienced excellent service from a local business or know a business that should be recognised with an excellence in business award? Nominate your favourite Noosa business in the 26th Sunshine Coast Business Awards. Anyone can nominate and our local businesses deserve to be recognised! 

In this edition of Noosa Connects:

Stay connected and informed via the Noosa Connects Facebook page and Noosa Council Business website.
Fast Five with Pottery for the Planet
The small daily decisions we make have a big impact on the future of our planet. Local artisans Renton Bishopric and Clare Botfield co-founded Pottery for the PlanetThrough beautiful, unique designs and high-quality handmade products made in their Noosa studio, they aim to save over 10 million disposable coffee cups going into landfill each year. Watch their story. 
Want to be featured in an upcoming Fast Five? Hit reply to email us.
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Sunshine Coast Business Awards 
The Sunshine Coast’s longest established business awards are back and bigger than ever, celebrating their 26th Anniversary in 2021. If you’re interested in applying or have been nominated and would like to know more – like submitting a convincing application – attend one of the free information sessions coming soon. Let’s make it another big year for Noosa! 
Noosa Info Session – 7 July at The J. Register hereNominate Now
Business Support Panel
Running a business can be challenging at times. As you experience growth, new challenges arise and often it’s having access to specialist support when you most need it that can make all the difference. Get the support you need to grow your business with the Noosa Council’s Business Support Panel

Easing of Restrictions 

Restrictions for QLD businesses will be easing from June 25 including cafes, pubs, restaurants and events. And more businesses will need to have the QLD Check in App. Find out more, including the Easing Restrictions Table.
Big Plans for Small Business Strategy 
The Qld Gov’s Big Plans for Small Business Strategy 2021-23 aims to help small business thrive and grow through a commitment of $140 million over 2 years. Find out what’s included and how it aims to support local and regional economies.
New Superannuation Rules  
The Superannuation Guarantee is set to increase to 10% from 1 July.  Make sure your payroll and accounting systems are set for this increase and it is important that employers pay their workers the correct amount of super. 
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COVID Testing & Vaccination Clinic
The Sunny St Testing and Vaccination Clinic is now open on the corner of Pelican and Poinciana Streets in Tewantin. Appointments are necessary. Call 5313 7778 to check eligibility and to book. 
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Business Health Check 
Is your business strong enough to deal with disruptions and emergencies? 
Take the Qld Gov’s Business Health Check Survey to identify changes you can make to help your business survive and thrive.
New employment contract tool 
Easily create your next employment contract using the Australian Govt's new Employment Contract tool.  This tool helps small employers make a basic employment contract that complies with workplace laws  under the national industrial relations system. You can use it for full-time, part-time and casual employees who are covered by an award
Tax Time Toolkit
After a year of huge changes, avoid end of financial year blues. 
Prepare your business’ tax with the ATO’s Tax Time Toolkit, including resources for a wide range of industries.
Qld Export Awards
The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards returns in 2021, celebrating the resilience and innovation of Queensland exporters. Nominations open soon, with the Awards presented in October. Register for updates on the Qld Export Awards website.
Business Grants
Qld Business Boost Grants 
Business Boost grants of up to $15,000 will help small businesses to improve their efficiency and productivity through upgrades to automated software and CRM systems. Opens July
Noosa Council Business Grants 
Council’s Economic Development Grant Program supports projects that will have a positive impact on Noosa’s business environment, economy and encourages local partnerships.
Never miss an opportunity
Noosa Council have partnered with Grant Guru, one of Australia’s most powerful grant search engines. Register for FREE access to a comprehensive database of business, event and community grants.

More grants are always being launched so make sure you register with Sunshine Coast's Grant Guru, to keep on top of all upcoming opportunities!

Snap, Send, Solve 
Do you need to let Council know of a problem like graffiti, trip hazards or broken lights in your area? 
Download the ‘Snap, Send, Solve’ App to make reporting to Council easy.
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MoU with University of the Sunshine Coast
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this month between Noosa Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast. The MoU will pave the way for new education, research and on-the-job training opportunities. 
Sunshine Coast Business Awards Info Sessions 
If you’re interested in applying or have been nominated and would like to know more, attend one of the free information sessions across June/July. 
5.30pm, 7 July at The J Noosa 
Business Forum and Lunch with David Koch
Business Forum Lunch with Celebrity Speaker David Koch and Guest Panellists, presented by Noosa Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Noosa and NOOSA Alive! 
16 July | Tickets
Buy Local Noosa Free Marketing Webinar
Are you struggling to get your head around the world of digital marketing and social media? Reduce your overwhelm and join this free webinar. 
12.30pm, 30 June | Register
Peregian Digital Hub Holiday Workshops
This July school holiday, Noosa's tech-loving youngsters are in for an action-packed program of creating, inventing and having fun with the latest technology.   
Dates: 26th June  - July 11th.
Food & Agribusiness Events 
In a special Food & Agribusiness Network event, successful Australian entrepreneur Carl Hartmann  will share insights on how Lyre's Spirit Co has grown to be a global brand and award-winning company in the fast-growing non-alcoholic drinks market Date: July 15 | Register 

Check-in QLD App 
Now mandatory for all hospitality venues to help make contact tracing for COVID-19 easy & secure

Business Associations

Join your local Business Association to connect with other local businesses, & get additional support.


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