45 GC businesses to benefit from Qld Government’s Digital grants program

Christmas has come early for 45 Gold Coast businesses who are among 356 across the state to share in $1.8 million as part of the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grants Program.

Southport business Commercial Hospitality Supplies is just one of the small businesses who were successful in receiving the grants of up to $10,000 in matched funding to allow them to expand their online presence.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman made the exciting announcement on Tuesday.


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“I am thrilled that these grants will provide a welcome boost for more than 350 small businesses across Queensland to enhance their digital and online operations,” Ms Fentiman said.

“These are fantastic grants for small businesses, they make such a difference.”

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman with successful Small Business Digital grant recipient Shirley from Commercial Hospitality Supplies. PHOTO: myGC

Ms Fentiman said the grants will help businesses like Commercial Hospitality Supplies to develop their websites, help automate sales and increase their online presence.

“We know online sales are the way of the future and preparing our small businesses here on the Gold Coast and across Queensland to be ready for that online market is so important to helping them grow.”

“Small businesses really are the engine room of our economy and helping them grow and work smarter creates more jobs.”

Further rounds of the Small Business Digital Grants will open in 2018.

To be eligible to apply, businesses must have a registered business name, have fewer than 20 employees and a turnover of $2 million or less in the last 12 calendar months.

Further details can be found here.