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Adapting your business model

Market diversification and resilience grants – To help develop alternative markets food and fishing exporters and critical supply chain partners

Supply chain issues – For manufacturers and businesses who are finding it difficult to obtain vital materials and supplies to remain open. 

The Industry Capability Network (ICN) has established a portal as a forum for managing supply chain shortages, identifying gaps and facilitating local businesses to help fill these gaps. 

Food businesses who want to change their business model i.e. move to home delivery services can get advice from Safe Food Queensland.  

#MakingItForQLD campaign – a call for Queensland manufacturers to re-purpose themselves to support Queensland during the COVID-19 crisis. Manufacturers or businesses having difficulties accessing supplies can visit

Getting ready to rebound

Business Mentoring Assistance – Mentoring for Growth – The Mentoring for Growth program has mentors ready to connect with impacted small businesses and may be able to provide tailored support including financial mentoring and business planning.

Financial Resilience Workshops – Delivered by TAFE Queensland, these workshops will provide practical tools and skills to build business resilience as well as an opportunity to connect and network with other small businesses facing similar issues.

Market Diversification and Resilience Grants – To help develop alternative markets food and fishing exporters and critical supply chain partners.

Support for startups – Advance Queensland and the Office of Queensland Chief Entrepreneur are offering a range of virtual events to support businesses in the innovation ecosystem. Follow their social channels @AdvanceQueensland and @QChiefEntrepreneur for details. 

Support for Female Founders The Female Founders Impact Program is offering events to support women in business across the state.

Any small business impacted by COVID19 can now contact the Rural Financial Counselling Service  in the following areas:
Southern Queensland – phone (07) 4622 5500

North Queensland – phone  (07) 4652 5669

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