Right now the Queensland Government is just opened up Round 4 of its Small Business Digital Grants Program offering up to $10,000 towards the cost of purchasing
hardware, software and services that directly relate to your capacity to enhance the digital capabilities within your business delivering greater competitiveness,
improved cost efficiencies or increasing staff.
The Small Business Digital Grant (of up to $10,000
in matched funding), is a program from the Queensland Government which… “provides small businesses with access to digital technologies and services
to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.”
If you are looking to complete any of the following types of projects then you are likely to be eligible for a $10K grant matching dollar for dollar the
cost of your project.
upgrading your website to promote or sell your products online
implementing a CRM solution to better engage with your customers
Putting administration and booking for your Coworking space fully online
Development and implementation of a Digital Marketing Strategy
Then why not spend 5 minutes talking to us about this great opportunity but you will need to be quick as submissions close 5pm on the 11th April 2018.
You’ve got nothing to lose and up to $10,000 to gain!
IS MY BUSINESS EVEN ELIGIBLE?
If you can tick all of the criteria below, then YES!
have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
be based in Queensland
have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year
declare if any owners or directors of the business are an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THAT KIND OF GRANT FUNDING?
To quote the Queensland Government... “anything digital that helps grow your small business”. This includes a new website build (design & development),
website updates (including support & maintenance), social media campaigns, web or blog content (copywriting).”
As long as the intended use falls under one of the below four areas, you should be good:
content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)
receiving payments or selling online
specialised digital technology or software (business specific)
digital planning, marketing strategy development, and training.
WHAT DO I NEED TO FOCUS ON IN MY APPLICATION TO HAVE THE BEST CHANCE OF GETTING THE GRANT?
the impact the digital technology or service will have on the business (measured by revenue growth, increase in gross profit, time savings, employment
the extent to which the digital technology or service will enhance the digital capabilities of the business to make the business more competitive
the potential and likelihood the activity will deliver jobs growth
value for money
HOW DO I APPLY?
For the potential of receiving up to $10,000 of matched funding in cold hard cash, the application is unbelievably super straightforward.
Are you ready for it… ? You’ll need to complete the online application form and attach
supporting documentation (quote for intended product or service). Yep – that’s it. The hardest part will mostly likely be getting a quote in such a
short period from your anticipated supplier.
We’ll help with the hardest part – getting a solid, credible quote. Leaving you to fill in the form, attach the quote and click ‘send’!
For more info and to apply for the grant: CLICK HERE.
We hope this was helpful! If you have any questions or want some further info on a quote for your application, just sing out – we’ll be happy to help if
Written by: Greg Tomkins