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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. Stay connected and informed via the Noosa Connects Facebook page and Noosa Council Business website. 
Every month we profile a local business success story. This month we share the Heads of Noosa 'journey so far'. If you'd like to have your business featured here, hit reply to email us.
Heads of Noosa – their journey so far
Heads of Noosa Brewing Co. is a locally owned brewery located in Noosaville. After nearly a decade in the making Heads of Noosa opened its doors early 2019. Founded by two brothers Lance and Craig, the company has and always will have a sense of family amongst the entire team. Watch their Story
Buy Local Noosa discount subscription
Noosa businesses can be featured in the Buy Local Noosa newsletter and top-ranked website with a limited time only discount. Get 20% off their annual subscription until the end of April with the code BUYLOCAL20. Proudly supported by Noosa Council Economic Development Team.
Eat Local Noosa competition
Sign up to the Eat Local Noosa newsletter for your chance to win a $200 voucher each month of 2021 to spend at your favourite business listed on A new winner will be selected each month! Enter here
Business Support Panel
Council’s subsidised Business Support Panel has kicked-off with Noosa businesses accessing free support from local business specialists. Whether you’re in construction, professional services or an online retailer, our Business Support Panel is ready to help you start, grow or adapt your business. Meet the panellists on our Noosa Connects Facebook page.
JobMaker Hiring Credit
Are you employing young job seekers (16-35 years of age)? You may be eligible for the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme. The first claim period is open from 1 February until 30 April 2021. Learn more
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COVID Check-in App
The Queensland Government will require all hospitality venues to use the free Check-in Qld App from 1 May 2021. Registering your business is fast and easy. Register here
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Podcast tackles small business challenges
The Bouncing Back podcast series shares the voices of small business owners and how they tackle challenges ranging from money, to growth, relationships, mental health and more.
Mental health training for business advisors
Counting on U is a new training program to provide business advisers with first-line mental health training to support their small business clients.
Is your business cyber secure?
The Australian Government’s new Cyber Security Assessment Tool helps you to check how cyber secure your business is and what you can do to make it more cyber secure.
Business interruption insurance claims 
Is your business covered from COVID-19 related losses? Small businesses should contact their broker or insurer and ask whether their policy covers them. Help is available (at no cost) from the Small Business Financial Counselling Support Line.
Become a government supplier
Do you produce, manufacture, deliver or sell groceries, dairy or beverages? You may be eligible to apply for the Queensland Government’s new Preferred Supplier Panel supplying government agencies with the goods they need. Applications close 4 May.
Business Grants
Manufacturing Initiative
Co-funding grants are available for small to medium-sized manufacturing businesses to help propel Australian businesses into new markets. A focus is placed on Food & Beverage and Recycling & Clean Energy sectors, among others.
Boosting Female Founders Initiative
Female entrepreneurs can access support to overcome the disadvantages faced in getting access to finance and support to grow their start-ups. 

Closes 5pm, 22 April
Never miss a grant opportunity
Noosa Council have partnered with one of Australia’s most powerful grant search engines. Get  FREE access to a comprehensive funding databases for business, event and community grants. 

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

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Consultation open on Short Stay Letting
Council has proposed a new local law that aims to manage the potential impacts of short stay letting and home hosted accommodation on residential amenity of permanent residents.
Closes 14 May - Have Your Say
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Consultation open on Climate Change Response Plan
Your input is sought on the Noosa Council Climate Change Response Plan, outlining our community’s desired outcomes and actions for addressing climate change in our Shire. 
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Chat with a councillor
The next Councillor Coffee Chats are set for 14 May from 9am-10.30am. Pop along to any of the below locations to have a chat with a councillor on any issues:  
Cooroy Harvest Fresh – Cooroy  
Raw Energy – Peregian Beach 
Black Ant Café – Kin Kin
Conversations with Industry Sunshine Coast
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), in partnership with Visit Sunshine Coast, invite the Sunshine Coast region’s tourism and events businesses to this in person event at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas to connect with the latest insights, TEQ’s marketing and event activities and opportunities to get involved.
28 April | Register here
Supercharge your online selling 
In this webinar, renowned eCommerce entrepreneur Gabby Leibovich, founder of Catch, Scoopon and Eat now provides his expert tips on how you can elevate your online business to the next level. 
11am, 29 April | Register here
Small Business Month Breakfast 
Bounce Back Better is the state-wide theme for Small Business Month 2021. Join 250 other Sunshine Coast business leaders for networking, learning and celebration including the launch of the Sunshine Coast Business Awards at the Small Business Month Breakfast at Maroochy RSL.
20 May | Register here

QLD Small Business Month (May) 
Business Queensland lists a number of great opportunities for small businesses to connect, collaborate & network through a range of online & in person events during QLD Small Business Month.  Or list your local business event to be part of the Small Business month. 

Industry Resources 

Handy resources for a range of industries legal, operational & Business requirements.

Business Associations

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


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