Are you eligible for the Business Basics Grants Program?
The Queensland Government has recently announced a new grants program which is designed to provide support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice. This support includes funding for a range of activities including:
- Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)
- Adding e-commerce
- Developing new website content
If you are eligible and your proposal is accepted, you will receive a single grant payment of $5,000 towards the cost of your project.
In order to be eligible for this grant, you must be able to answer Yes to all of the following questions:
Business Basics $5,000 GRANT
The full details of the application process can be found on the grant landing page, however at a high level, this is what you need to do:
- Check your eligibility
- Think through your proposal and what you would spend the money on, if successful
- Read the key grant documents, paying particular attention to:
- Speak to us regarding your proposal so that we can provide you with a quote that you can use in your application
- Organise your statutory declaration now (prior to the grant opening). This involves:
- Downloading the statutory declaration document example
- Filling it in
- Getting it witnessed via an authorised person (see information below)
- Once the grant opens, use all of the information you have collected to complete the application form on or soon after Monday 31 May.
The money offered by the Queensland Government is a “grant” not a “loan”. This means that as long as you adhere to the guidelines of the grant, you will not need to pay the money back at a later date
You need to spend at least $5000 on your project in order to be eligible for the grant. If you spend less than $5000, you will become ineligible to receive the grant money
Applications open on Monday 31 May 2021. Although the assessment of applications will be undertaken utilising some kind of competitive criteria, based on previous grants of this nature, they tend to become over-subscribed (ie have too many people applying) very quickly. As such, we would strongly advise our customers to prepare their proposal information now so that they are in a position to submit their quote on 31 May 2021.
The formal information around who is authorised to witness your statutory declaration can be found here. Note that during the COVID pandemic, in addition to the usual list of authorised people, the Government has also authorised additional people as outlined at this link. This includes chiropractors, dentists, financial advisers, medical practitioners amongst many other professions.
The Government has not yet released a detailed set of assessment criteria that they will use to measure each proposal. That being said, what we do know is that proposals will be competitively assessed and that the Government will only review “sufficient” applications to allow for a competitive assessment to occur. In practical terms, this means two things:
- You need to take some time when you prepare your proposal to think through your idea and clearly articulate its benefits to your business
- You need to submit the grant on or soon after 31 May 2021 – otherwise you run the risk of your proposal being ignored due to the number of businesses who got in ahead of you
Obviously we’ve tried to be as accurate as possible in the information we’ve provided for you here, however if any advice or information is contrary to the advice/information provided by the Government, their advice/information overrules anything we have shared with you. We can make no guarantees around any of the information we have provided to you, however we will work with you to assist you in any aspect of your proposal where possible.
How can Stud Stock Marketing help?
We have had experience assisting businesses apply for Government funding and grants. If you select us as your supplier for your proposal, we can help you by:
- Providing you with a professional quote for your project
- Providing you with informal advice around how to give you the best chance of your application being successful
- Delivering you a fantastic outcome for your project, should it proceed
Irrespective of whether your project is funded by the grant or directly by you, we will always strive to get you the best possible business outcome and return on your investment. We take the time to come alongside our clients, intimately understand their story and their challenges and then design solutions that best address their needs. We fundamentally care about their success, not just the “pretty” collateral designed as part of the process. We focus on the long-term journey with our clients and always favour doing things properly over doing things cheaply. For us, a successfully-implemented project is only the beginning of our journey with our customer – not the completion of it.
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Website Design, Development, Hosting & Maintainance.
. We will design your website as an extension of your brand. Your website will be easy to use, visually appealing & most importantly, optimised for Google searches. Your website will be hosted on our servers which means you will continue to deal with a company who already knows you & your company.
Marketing Strategy, Plans, Campaigns.
This can also include delivery, execution and evaluation. Understand your target market & align your marketing efforts & expenditure in a way that can be measured and demonstrates a return on investment.
Branding & Graphic Design.
We recognise how personal a brand is & its importance to your compnay. We will work with you to develop your logo, colour palette, supporting graphics, & design collateral including catalogues & brochures. Our experts can also assist you to create your value proposition, taglines, call to actions & help you stand out from the crowd.
Considering heading in a new direction or accessing a different market? Find out if demand exists, refine your product to your potential buyer & manage risk to maximise the success of your new venture.
Digital Marketing & Social Media Campaigns.
We can seamlessly integrate your entire digital footprint & obtain synergies between social media platforms, the web & traditional marketing methods. Be seen in a professional manner, to an audience that matters to you.
Launch or Grow your Stud Sale.
With a Managing Director that operates a cattle stud, we truly understand the business of cattle stud production & the requirements to launch & grow a cattle stud sale. Don’t waste your time explaining what is required to someone who doesn’t understand cattle.