Business Resources for September 2021
Workforce planning can be successful without being complicated. As we navigate through this period of immense change, whether it’s positive or negative, the Workforce Planning Connect resources can provide a guiding tool to respond to workforce needs now and into the future. The Workforce Planning Connect website provides access to an extensive toolkit to guide you step by step through the workforce planning process templates, worksheets and guides that can be customised to your business links to other practical workforce planning and development resources and tools.
Grants program supporting eligible employing Queensland small and medium businesses and employing Queensland not for profit organisations that are impacted by lock downs in response to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Grants are currently available for regionally based small businesses to increase core skills and adopt practice. This support included funded activities in five priority areas including training and coaching, website build or upgrade, professional business advice, strategic marketing services and business continuity and succession. Grants consist of a single up-front grant payment of $5000 excluding GST.
Support and relief is available for liquor and gaming licencees affected by COVID-19. Support includes waiving 2021–22 liquor licencing fees for current licensees as at 30 June 2021 and business support grants of up to $30,000.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting businesses that have been negatively impacted by the drop in tourism due to travel restrictions implemented as a result of COVID-19 and are therefore waiving the registration fee for a 12-month period for ITO renewal applications lodged before 30 June 2022.
The Queensland Government has introduced a Tourism and hospitality sector COVID-19 lockdown support package to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 including lockdowns. As part of the Queensland Government’s lockdown support package, tourism businesses that operate in a national park, conservation park, recreation area or state forest, including whale watching operations, may have fees waived or refunded where those fees have (or will have) been incurred from tourism activities occurring between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.