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Small Business Month events this May

Small Business Month Events
February Bundaberg Business Breakfast Small Business Commissioner Dominique Lamb and Queensland Professor of Artificial Intelligence Tim Miller

May is Queensland Small Business Month and to celebrate Bundaberg Regional Council is joining local organisations to showcase small businesses through a range of events and initiatives.

Council signed the Queensland Small Business Program Charter with Queensland Small Business Commissioner Dominique Lamb and the Presidents of the Chambers of Commerce in 2023.

Mayor Helen Blackburn said as a vital part of the local community all residents should get behind small business in May.

“With small businesses at the heart of our region’s economy and community, we’re proud to be a Small Business Friendly Council,” Mayor Blackburn said.

“Throughout the month, there are 17 events for our business community to come together to learn, network and discuss topics that are unique to our region’s industries.

“The is a great opportunity for development and relationship building so we’re really calling on the business community to join us in celebrating small businesses in May.

“For the entire community the key message we want people to take away is: show your support for small businesses every month of the year by shopping local.”

The calendar of events can be downloaded for free here.

State of the Regions Business Forum

The month’s marquee event is coordinated by the Chambers of Commerce and Council, with support from the Department of Small Business and Training (DESBT).

On Thursday 16 May, a business forum seeking to bring the industry together will be hosted at the Bundaberg Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre.

Attendees will hear from guest speakers, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Lance McCallum and Katrina Paterson from .id.

They will provide valuable insight about the services and programs available to small business owners in the region.

Mr McCallum will guide attendees through the services and programs available through Business Queensland.

Katrina will present the State of the Regions Report, sharing economic trends and provide a snapshot of what it means for the Bundaberg Region.

The local Chambers of Commerce will also be there to showcase the many ways they help support our region’s small businesses.

Tickets include a complimentary breakfast thanks to the generous support of DESBT.

Be quick as there are only 100 available places. To reserve a place here.

Read more about Council’s commitment to the Small Business Friendly Program here.

Queensland Small Business Month


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