Financial Support Updates (Small Business)

August 17, 2021 Sharon Purcell

RURAL FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE SQ (RFCS SQ) EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED RFCS SQ are inviting applications from people interested in joining the Board. Board members are expected to contribute to the effective governance of Rural Solutions Qld and the RFCS SQ and a vacancy currently exists for a person who resides within the service area…

August 4, 2021 Sharon Purcell

Small businesses turned upside down by recent lockdowns have a lifeline provided by government. The 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants of $5,000 will be available to eligible small and medium businesses across all industries across the state. Small Business Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland welcomes the announcement from the Queensland Government of extended support to…

May 24, 2021 Sharon Purcell

As the May Small Business month wraps up for 2021, three new grants to support small business in Queensland have been announced. Totalling $25M, the Queensland State Government has announced the Business Basics, Business Boost and Business Growth Fund grants in conjunction with Small Business Month. “The announcement is more good news for small businesses…

April 6, 2021 Sharon Purcell

April 6 2021 TOURISTS aren’t the only income stream for aviation business, Gold Coast Helitours, but prior to COVID19, tourists provided 95% of the small businesses income. The impact of the 2019 pandemic was dramatic and swift. “On January 27, 2019, we went from hero to zero overnight from COVID and we’re still struggling to…

February 8, 2021 Sharon Purcell

February 8, 2021 CHANGES to JobKeeper and residual financial challenges could present more hardship for Southern Queensland Small Businesses that were in trouble before COVID said Small Business Financial Counselling Program (SBFCP) Coordinator, Jo Tardent. The SBFCP identified JobKeeper changes and the recommencement of deferred loan repayments as stress points for small businesses across the…

August 4, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Charleville based Small Business Financial Counsellor, Michelle Gordon is our latest counsellor to feature in an online video. Michelle explains the area she covers and the support she can provide to small rural and regional businesses. To contact Michelle direct, call 0448 182 161 or email michelle.gordon@rfcssq.org.au.

July 9, 2020 Sharon Purcell

The Rural Financial Counselling Service has a board vacancy. Expressions of Interest Board Member Vacancy Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland Rural Solutions Queensland Incorporated, a Not for Profit Body in Queensland auspices the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Programme for the Southern Region in Queensland.  Rural Solutions Queensland and the Rural Financial Counselling Service…

July 8, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Our Warwick based Small Business Financial Counsellor, Donna Neale-Arnold stepped outside her comfort zone this week to record a video for use on social media.Part of a new marketing campaign, staff will be featured on short online clips explaining the Rural Financial Counselling Service and the programs offered by the service.

June 24, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Today’s Small Business Financial Counselling webinar focused on the support available for Commercial tenants and landlords and the detail of the Code of Conduct. The webinar was recorded and has been released for viewing.

June 17, 2020 Sharon Purcell

The recently announced $150,000 instant asset write-off tax incentive has been extended to the end of 2020. Key points:The new rules for the Instant Asset Write-Off scheme will be extended to the end of the year (December 2020)Eligible businesses (those with an annual turnover of less than $500M) are able to instantly deduct the cost of…