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June 4, 2020 Sharon Purcell

The Office of the Queensland Small Business Commissioner is now open and ready for business, with Queensland’s Small Business Champion, Maree Adshead (pictured) appointed as Commissioner. A top priority for the Commissioner will be helping small business recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild the economy. “Queensland relies on our small businesses…

June 3, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Gympie based Rural Financial Counsellor, Alison Paulger is the first of the RFCSSQ team to record a social media video explaining the Rural Financial Counselling Service and how to contact us. Watch this space!

May 19, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Coronavirus restrictions mean our usual methods of communicating with existing and potential clients have had to be changed. Like most organisations, we’ve had to adapt and introduce webinars as part of our communication toolbox. Our first webinar focused on the COVID19 support available for Small Businesses and was hosted by our Small Business Team Coordinator,…

May 14, 2020 Sharon Purcell

SMALL BUSINESS Concessional Recovery loansPROGRAM: Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).Joint Commonwealth-State Funded EVENT: Queensland Bushfires, September – December 2019Assistance is available in the following local government areas:Bundaberg Regional CouncilGladstone Regional CouncilLivingstone Shire CouncilNoosa Shire CouncilSomerset Regional CouncilToowoomba Regional Council EVENT: Southern Queensland Bushfires—September 2019Assistance is available in the following local government areas:Noosa Shire CouncilScenic Rim Regional CouncilSouthern…

May 14, 2020 Sharon Purcell

PROGRAM: Disaster Recovery Funding ArrangementsJoint Commonwealth-State FundedEVENT: Queensland Bushfires, September – December 2019 EMERGENCY BUSHFIRE RESPONSE IN PRIMARY INDUSTRIES GRANTProducers in the worst hit areas can apply for recovery grants of up to $75,000 to assist with the cost of clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures.CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2020. EXTRAORDINARY BUSHFIRE ASSISTANCE LOANSEligible primary…

May 13, 2020 Sharon Purcell

INCREASED funding for interest free loans for COVID19 affected businesses has been applauded by the Small Business Financial Counselling Service in Southern Queensland.CEO of the Rural Financial Counselling Service SQ, Jenny Whip said the funds would provide security to struggling small businesses.“Our service has recently been granted additional funding for more specialist Small Business Financial…

May 12, 2020 Sharon Purcell

CENTRAL WEST small businesses have a new resource to assist with professional financial challenges and she’s proving popular.Augathella born and bred, Michelle Gordon is employed by the Small Business Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland (SBFCSSQ) to deliver free, impartial, confidential financial counselling to local businesses.Based in Charleville and servicing small and medium businesses in the…

May 11, 2020 Sharon Purcell

LOCAL small businesses have a new resource to assist with professional financial challenges and she’s proving popular. Former bank manager, Donna Neale-Arnold is employed by the Small Business Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland (SBFCSSQ) to deliver free, impartial, confidential financial counselling to businesses.Based in Warwick and servicing small and medium businesses in the Southern Downs,…

May 7, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Thursday, 7 May 2020 ADDITIONAL funding from the Queensland Government and a new national website will improve the capacity of the Rural Financial Counselling Service SQ (RFCSSQ) to deliver free financial counselling to small businesses and primary producers.In response to the COVID19 threat and the dramatic impacts on small businesses across Queensland, the service has…

April 27, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Current: March 2020 SMALL BUSINESS COVID19 SUPPORT SUPPORTING BUSINESS INVESTMENT Instant asset write off threshold increase from $30,000 to $150,000. Ability to deduct an additional 50% of an asset cost in the year of the purchase. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: BUSINESSES WITH AN AGGREGATED ANNUAL TURNOVER OF $10 MILLION OR MORE BUT LESS THAN $500 MILLION…