Home Based Business Grants Program - Queensland



Four Rivers Consulting is dedicated to supporting small business.  We understand the challenges of establishing a small business - we are one. We can assist you to develop your business concept and to navigate your way through legal, administrative and insurance requirements.You may not be looking for a sophisticated market analysis but you will need to be clear about who your customers and competitors are and how you are going to promote your business and grow your customer base.This are the foundations for developing a solid business and financial plan.


The Queensland Government is offering $1 million in grants over three years to stay-at-home parents to establish or grow home-based businesses as part of Queensland Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow. 


The Home Based Business grants program provides the support that stay-at-home parents need to make their business a success, while keeping a healthy balance between work and family.


Available funding


Funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) will be provided in two stages:


  • Stage one: Grants of up to $2,500 will be provided to stay-at-home parents to hire a professional consultant to develop a business action plan for their home-based business.

  • Stage two: Dollar for dollar funding of up to $2,500 will be provided to successful stage one recipients to improve or establish business as detailed in the business action plan developed in stage one.



Important dates


Applications open 24 August 2015. Application forms and guidelines will be provided at this time.


Eligibility criteria


To be eligible, applicants must:


  • have a Queensland-based business

  • meet the definition of a home-based business

  • have at least one child under 12 in their care for at least 50% of the time

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).


Further information about the full eligibility criteria will be included in the application guidelines.


Register your interest


Register your interest in these grants before 24 August 2015 by emailing smallbusiness@dtesb.qld.gov.au


Please contact Four Rivers Consultanting if you need assistance in developing your business action plan as part of this exciting Government initiative.



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