Good news home based business owners with families!
The Queensland Government is offering $1 million in grants over three years to stay-at-home parents to establish or grow home-based businesses as part of Queensland Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow.
The Home-based Business Grants Program provides the support that stay-at-home parents need to make their business a success, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family.
While I am not eligible as I operate from an office part of the grant conditions are having to hire a marketing consultant which I think is great as many small home based businesses. I say that because based on my experience of being in business for myself the past 13 years and being a copywriter and marketer for 30 years, new and small home based business struggle.
Funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) will be provided to each successful applicant in two stages:
Stage one: A grants of up to $2,500 may be provided to assist stay-at-home parents to engage a consultant for professional advice to help establish or develop a home-based business. As part of this advice, the consultant will assist with developing a business action plan to support and improve business.
Stage two: Matching grant funding (dollar-for-dollar) of up to a further $2,500 may be provided to successful stage one recipients to make improvements or establish the business as detailed in the business action plan developed as part of stage one.
Grant payments will be made directly to the consultant or service provider on successful completion of the project.
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In 2014 he featured in the Australian Entrepreneur’s book, was nominated for a Telstra Business award, has featured in the New Zealand Herald and since 2003 has been “Igniting Words Into Money With A Love Your Sales Copy Guarantee” under the Eddie brand.