Small businesses are not forgotten
LIKE everyone else, the chamber is ramping back up into full swing.
The past few weeks have been busy, with the chamber making a submission to the council regarding the location of council chambers in the future and representing members at several meetings including The Economic Recovery Sub Group hosted by Whitsunday Regional Council. High on the list of priorities is the looming accommodation crisis which threatens to both slow repairs and recovery and also impact tourist numbers.
Many businesses in the main street are reporting drastically reduced figures despite many still being closed.
The chamber spoke to Tourism and Events Queensland which is putting together a story highlighting and encouraging investment opportunities in the Whitsundays.
Queensland Small Business Week runs from May 15–20 and our business boost contains a wealth of useful, easily digested bites of information, webinars and activities that our members will benefit from. As part of the week, Minister for Small Business, Hon Leanne Enoch, visited Proserpine to speak to local business people.
The Federal Budget has been handed down and is generally positive for small business across the five key priorities for identified for small business: tax reform, workforce skilling, infrastructure investment, energy pricing, growth and innovation.
Invitations to renew memberships via our new online format have just gone out.
The next 24 months will be critical for small business in the Whitsunday Region – and there will be funding for several infrastructure and iconic projects from the state and federal governments.