May was Queensland Small Business Month and we’re proud to be supporting small business. Here are five ways we’re supporting you;
- We provide customised service and advice for small businesses
- We share small business news and updates
- Wherever possible we buy from independent businesses instead of big chains – we shop local and with our customers
- Our staff attend their local chamber of commerce and buy local
- We give our clients and small businesses associates a plug on social media (don’t forget to follow us HERE, HERE and HERE)
Did you know? More than 20%** of small businesses have no insurance.
There are more than 452,000* small businesses registered in Queensland who make a vital contribution to our state’s economy and play an important role in each region and community across Queensland.
But small businesses including solopreneurs, start-ups and gig-economy workers are increasingly vulnerable to risks like;
- Cyber attacks and data leaks
- Claims made against you for alleged negligence or breach of duty arising from an act, error or omission in the performance of your professional advice or service.
- Theft and copyright infringements
Without insurance, when things go wrong or the unexpected happens, many small businesses are unable to get back on their feet.
Business and personal insurance can help. To find out more about the insurances you might need, get in contact with an Allsafe insurance broker for a free insurance review.
Other assistance available for small business
The Queensland Government has a range of initiatives and programs available for small business including;
Business Growth Fund. Offering grants of up to $50,000. www.business.qld.gov.au/growthfund
Back to Work program to help businesses across the state take on new staff and build their business. Visit www.qld.gov.au/backtowork today to see if your business is eligible to access up to $20,000. *Eligibility criteria apply.
Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grants. Visit www.business.qld.gov.au/adaption-grant to see if you’re eligible for a funding boost of up to $10,000.
A Business Launchpad for those looking to start a small business. The Business Launchpad takes the guesswork out of setting up your business, consolidating all the licences, permits and other important regulatory information you need to open your doors and start trading. www.business.qld.gov.au/launchpad
Free online courses for small business. There are hundreds more courses are now online for Queensland small businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. Targeted training is available covering a range of industries and topics with more than 450 new free online short courses for owners, managers and their staff. Find more information on the courses and how to access them business.qld.gov.au/onlinetraining