Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Jann Stuckey
Small business online access to State Government gets easier
A refreshed State Government web service for business and industry has been officially launched.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business, and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said while the portal’s improvements included easier usability and a new search function, the biggest improvement was the development and inclusion of Tourism Pathways.
“Tourism Pathways has been designed to help tourism operators find specialised business support programs offered by various organisations across the State,” Ms Stuckey said.
“With just a few clicks and just a couple of questions, users can access more than 100 business support programs.
“This is just another way the Newman Government is delivering on its promise to support Queensland’s vital small business and tourism sectors.”
Ms Stuckey said Queensland was home to around 400,000 small businesses, which employed about half of the State’s private sector workers.
“With more and more business being done online the State Government wants to make it easier for small businesses and tourism operators to access the help they need,” she said.
“Further enhancements planned for the website will include targeted content delivered in foreign languages, online engagement tools to enable real-time discussions, and integration with the Australian Business Account to make it easier to pre-fill forms.”
Ms Stuckey said tourism was one of the four pillars of the economy and the majority of Queensland’s 115,000 businesses in the industry were small, employing less than 20 people.
The Queensland Government provides a range of services to help businesses develop skills and capacity, promote and facilitate collaboration, and help operators expand or access new markets.
Business operators should visit the portal at www.business.qld.gov.au