Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey MP will officially launch the 2014 Queensland Small Business Week at a business lunch on Tuesday, 2 September at City Hall.
“2014 Queensland Small Business Week is a chance to celebrate the contribution our 403,000 hard-working, small businesses make to the State economy, and remind Queenslanders of the importance of buying locally,” Ms Stuckey said.
“The Queensland Government is helping small business to have a big future.”
To kickstart the week, Minister Stuckey has invited all Queensland businesses to attend or join in, via a live web link, to a panel discussion about how to become a small business tiger.
Businesses can register to hear international business expert and the head of America’s Harvard Business School, Professor Josh Learner, discuss how local business is performing on the international stage.
Other Ministerial events include a business breakfast on the Sunshine Coast with one of the most respected CEOs in America, Tom Szasky from Terra Cycle.
Tom brings a wealth of business knowledge, with Terra Cycle referred to as the ‘coolest little start-up in America’ and the ‘Google of garbage’.
A full list of events in, and around Brisbane, is on the Queensland Government business and industry portal at www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek.
Last year, more than 4500 businesses participated in 91 events across the State. This year there will be an estimated 120 events.
Small businesses are defined as those employing less than 20 people. There are approximately 403,000 small businesses in Queensland, representing over 95 per cent of all businesses.
To register to host or attend an event, visit the 2014 Queensland Small Business Week website www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek.