Parents operating a business from home may be eligible for grants up to $5,000 through the Palaszczuk Government’s Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Home-Based Business Program.
Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said the high demand for the program last year has lead the government to accelerate their support for home based businesses.
“The program will provide home-based business owners with the support they need to make their business a success, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family life,” Ms Enoch said.
“Running a small business from home can be very flexible and rewarding, but also isolating.
“If you are a stay-at-home parent thinking of starting a new home-based business, or are currently running one, this program can help you get the necessary advice and support to succeed.
“From business planning to market research and mentoring, broad types of business advice will be supported.
“$1 million has been committed over three years to provide up to $5000 to successful applicants.”
Ms Enoch said the program delivered on a Working Queensland election commitment.
To be eligible for the grant, home-based business owners must have a least one child under the age of 12 residing in care for 50% of the time or more, be an Australian resident, have an Australian Business Number (ABN), and be based in Queensland.
Grants of up to $2500 may be provided to stay-at-home parents to assist them to engage a consultant for professional advice, to help establish or develop a home-based business.
Successful recipients may then be eligible for matching grant funding (dollar-for-dollar) of up to a further $2500 to make improvements or establish the business.
Applications will open Monday 24 August 2015.
More information is available at https://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/support-tools-grants/grants/home-business-grants