Business Support/Resources

The following resources and articles are available to Brisbane small businesses. If you need more guidance, please phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687 or the Brisbane City Council’s Business Hotline on 133 263.

For the most up to date business information click here and scroll down to the second section from the bottom. Here you will find specific Business and Industry support outlined by the Queensland Government.

Finance Support 

National Debt Helpline

A not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. 

Rural Financial Counselling Service (Southern Queensland)

Free financial counselling for primary producers and small business owners in southern Queensland.

Xero business loans

Xero has partnered with financial institutions to streamline the process of applying for finance. You can share your data in Xero securely with leading lenders to get a quicker decision on your business finance application. 

Mental Health Support

Mental health and wellbeing resources for businesses

Information and resources for mental health in small businesses, including workplace stress. 

Find a mental health service

This list provides services for confidential, non-judgemental support. If you need help now please call Triple Zero (000) or go to a hospital if you are in immediate danger.

25 Days 25 Plays Program

The program includes 25 days of daily positive psychology activities based on proven CBT principles, delivered in a relatable way and designed to lift your mood and change habits for the long term.

The Brisbane Business Hub offers a special Mental Fitness Month package to all Hub members with up to 40% off.

New Access by Beyond Blue

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners the support they need.

Black Dog Institute

Tips and information on how to make your business or workplace mentally healthy

Heads up

Provides a range of resources, information and advice, including help to create an tailored action plan for your business.

R U OK?

Mental health resources, including a mental health handbook specifically for small business owners.

Grants Available

Queensland Government Grants Finder

Find Queensland Government grants and assistance that may help you.

Australian Government grants and programs tool

Helps you to find grants, funding and support programs from across Australian, state, territory government grants.

GrantConnect

Find the Australian Government’s current grant opportunity listings.

Business grants and assistance

Learn more about business grants and assistance in Queensland. Read how to find grants and apply for grant funding. 

Small business grants schedule

Lists current and upcoming grant programs.

Business Growth Fund Program

This grant targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland’s economy and employ more Queenslanders. 

Grants innovation

For businesses that are unable to fund their own ideas, a range of grants and financial assistance is available to support innovation. An easy way to find suitable grants is to use a grants directory. This page has a list of grant directories for innovation funding.

Grants and funding for tourism businesses

This page provides information on the range of assistance programs available to the tourism industry.

Advance Queensland small business support 

A list of Advance Queensland programs and funds for small businesses.

General Support

Brisbane City Council

Resources and opportunities for Brisbane businesses.

Advice and support

Small business assistance including resources, services, tools and support. 

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Resources to help small businesses to start, grow and employ through grants and support programs.

Business events

A calendar list of events that provide advice and assistance to businesses.

Mentoring for Growth program

Offers eligible businesses free access to a volunteer directory of business owners who can provide expert knowledge. 

TAFE information for small business

Small business solutions delivered through workshops and one-on-one mentoring. 

Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme

Apply for a business scholarship or mentoring placement to expand your business skills and capabilities.

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