In case you weren't aware, there are some quality sources of free assistance for businesses that are available to all who want to benefit!  These include up to date information and help from both government and non-government organisations.  Some examples of the sources available include:

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland

(www.cciq.com.au)

They provide regular podcasts, events and webinars on topics including how to grow your business, innovation, marketing, productivity, motivation and mentoring.

They also provide online and hands-on training in areas such as finance and leadership, and host regular forums in different locations around the state.

The Queensland Government Business and Industry Portal

(www.business.qld.gov.au)

Here you can access free information on establishing and starting a business, all aspects of business operations, growing your business, Government support available (grants, services etc), employing people and exiting a business.

There are also quick links to all Queensland Government services and departments to access any other information needed and feature articles on the latest government business initiatives and the recent changes in Government regulation areas.

The Brisbane City Council Business Forums and Workshops Program

(www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/governance-strategy/business-brisbane/business-events-awards/business-forums-workshops)

The Council hosts free business excellence forums and workshops several times a year in different suburbs of Brisbane to provide free assistance for people in business.

The workshops have experts speaking on topics such as developing effective business strategies and plans, leadership and management and intellectual property.  You can also get free assistance from them at any time in relation to digital marketing strategy and information regarding new business opportunities and economic development updates.

If you are in small to medium business these all represent a great opportunity to access quality information FREE of charge!

At the very least this may provide a no-cost initial source of information from which to identify particular areas to target going forward.