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Access to over $400 million in government funding at Entrepreneurs EXPOsed

18 July 2017

Advance Queensland will be joining Western Downs Regional Council at the free Entrepreneurs EXPOsed event in Dalby on Monday 24 July giving local business and industry the opportunity to access over $400 million in funding to help them grow.

  • Drop by and talk to the Advance Queensland Team about the range of innovation grants, assistance and programs available to help businesses grow and develop;
  • If you’ve ever dreamed of taking the plunge into starting your own business, join Western Downs Regional Council at the Dalby Showgrounds from 2pm to 8pm, Monday 24 July;
  • Chat to stallholders and exhibitors from financial planners through to national franchisees, real estate agents, and key business stakeholders including Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), Advance Queensland, Start Up Toowoomba and Council’s Planning and Development Team;
  • Hear from Advance Queensland about fantastic opportunities for business grants which could be the push you need to take the next step with your business idea.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh believes Entrepreneurs EXPOsed is an opportunity for businesses to tap into the plethora of grants offered by the Queensland Government.

“Whether you’re a small or large business, operate a farm, are an industry representative or have your own start-up, this is your chance to find out more on how you can make the most out of funding available to you,” he said.

“Entrepreneurs EXPOsed is a free event for anyone interested in business and industry in the Western Downs to attend. With the Advance Queensland Team on board, it’s a great opportunity to chat one-on-one with them about finding the perfect grant for your business or start-up.

“We would love to see our local business community and up-and-coming entrepreneurs take advantage of these grants to help them get the most out of their goods, services and products.”

Business owner of Gourmet Food Traders, Sausage Queen and The Lunch Lady, Kate Thompson said it was great to see Council were bringing grant opportunities to the region.

“Entrepreneurs EXPOsed is a fantastic event for new business owners like myself. We are already looking at expanding so being able to talk to someone about the available grants is extremely useful,” she said.

“Being aware of grants gives business owners the opportunity to expand their business in areas that might not be available without government funding.

“This event will be brilliant for the Western Downs. It would be great to have a variety of businesses on hand rather than having to drive to Toowoomba. It certainly makes us more than just a farming community.”

Kate started Gourmet Food Traders last Christmas as a catering venture, with plans to expand the business in the future into a cheese, condiment and jerky based business using produce from the Western Downs. Sausage Queen has just started with its first maiden event being Opera at Jimbour.

For more information and to register your details visit our website or the Entrepreneurs EXPOsed 2017 Facebook page.

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Media Contact:
Cr Paul McVeigh | Mayor, Western Downs Regional Council | 0408 700 392