Small business

We are providing opportunities for small businesses to collaborate and build on their innovation and ideas, to help them grow and improve products and services, and compete in a global market.

Business Grants and Assistance Finder

Quickly identify government grants, assistance and support for your business with the Business Grants and Assistance service.

Mentoring for Growth

Providing access to business experts to support businesses in achieving their growth and innovation vision.

Business Development Fund

Helps to turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising ground-breaking research or innovations.

Deadly Deals

Supports targeted Indigenous businesses and innovators to undertake the next step in the development of a product, process or service to market.

Life Sciences Catalyst

Are you a startup, SME, entrepreneur or an innovator in the life sciences sector? Are you Queensland based and need guidance to grow your idea or company?

Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy

Positions Queensland as the place for small businesses to start, grow and employ.

Austrade TradeStart Network

The TradeStart network is an extension to Austrade’s own offices and is delivered in partnership with State, Territory and local governments, industry associations and chambers of commerce.

Back to Work

Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity grow their business.

Business Growth Fund

Provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.

Connect with Trade and Investment Queensland

TIQ is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency, helping Queensland exporters take their products to world markets, and promoting Queensland as the perfect place for investment.

Employing people in your business

Business Queensland provides you information to help you employ and manage staff in your Queensland Business.

Export Finance and Insurance

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) is Australia’s export credit agency and provides Australian exporters with a range of specialist finance solutions to help them take on the world.

Mentoring women in business

Becoming a business mentor is a rewarding way to share your expertise, knowledge and experience, to help women achieve business success.

Natural Disaster Recovery Grants

Grants are available to assist your small business pay for costs arising out of direct damage caused by Servery Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding.

Queensland Government tendering opportunities

Find tendering opportunities with the Queensland Government and assess if they fit your business.

Small Business Digital Grants Program

Helps businesses build their digital capability and grow, assisting with the purchase of hardware, software or digital training and skills development.

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants

Helping newly started businesses to access professional advice and support up to $5,000 in matched funding.

Trade and Investment Queensland Concierge Service

TIQ has one of Australia’s largest international trade networks. With 8 regional and 16 international locations, TIQ is available to help Queensland businesses who want to expand their products and/or services overseas.

Understanding government procurement

Winning government contracts can bring great rewards for your business, but securing these contracts means first taking some time to understand government procurement.

Advancing Regional Innovation Program

Encourages innovation across Queensland and supports local economies to create jobs for regional Queenslanders.

Engaging Science Grants

Supports science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that increase the reach and impact of science in Queensland.

Ignite Ideas Fund

Supports startups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise innovative products, processes and services to enable them grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.

Industry Accelerator Program

Offers programs to help high growth small and medium sized enterprises and potential startups fast track ideas from concept to commercialisation, positioning participants to successfully market their products and services to leading edge customers.

Innovate Queensland

Innovate Queensland helps innovative small to medium Queensland enterprises to develop the skills, knowledge and networks required to commercialise new products and services, develop winning business strategies and grow.

Queensland Citizen Science Grants

Raising awareness of citizen science and supporting the growth of citizen science projects in Queensland.

Regional Startup Hubs Support Program

Supporting regionally based startup hubs and groups in Queensland to build their capability to deliver programs and activities to attract, inspire and build the knowledge and skills of local innovators.

Small Business Innovation Research

Supports innovators to develop and test new, commercially viable solutions to complex Queensland Government challenges.


Provides Queensland-based startups and small-to-medium enterprises with an opportunity to pitch new solutions to Queensland Government decision makers.

Sport Science Challenge

Supports the development of new products, technology or processes that benefit sporting performance and participation in sport.

Testing Within Government

Supports Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to improve the positioning of their ICT products to address business problems, while collaborating with the Queensland Government.

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