Livingstone Shire Council is committed to supporting local businesses. When starting or expanding a business, information and advice at the early stages is critical. Below are links to resources available to you from across Council, government and other agencies.
The Queensland Government's Business and Industry Portal features useful interactive tools, information and support to make doing business with government faster and easier, saving you time and money.
The Australian Government's online business portal offers advice on grants and assistance, programs to help businesses innovate, grow and succeed, business establishment and compliance, skills and training and a range of useful templates.
CCIQ's Definitive Guide to Starting a Small Business (PDF, 1.62 MB) aims to give you the heads-up on what you need to begin and grow a business in Queensland. It will assist you with where to start with:
Back to Work Regional Queensland aims to give businesses the confidence to employ jobseekers in Queensland regions, with a focus on disadvantaged jobseekers. It will provide an economic boost to Queensland regions facing challenging times.
Jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work and provides links to jobactive providers and grant funding help for employers.
Black Business Finder (BBF) is an online database established to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses a platform that can be assessed by government or businesses looking to source goods and services from Indigenous suppliers.