Each year, we support local business operators by hosting a series of events as part of Queensland Small Business Month (QSBM). The month is a celebration of local small business and gives owners the opportunity to learn and acquire new ideas, skills and tools to take their businesses to the next level. This event culminates with a gala dinner incorporating the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards.
QSBM celebrates the vital contribution small business makes to Queensland’s vibrant economy.
2020 Small Business Month
No events due to Covid-19.
Tablelands Business Excellence Awards ceremony 4 December.
2019 Small Business Week 27–31 May
Monday 27 May, Business Lunch with Lisa Curry in Malanda
Monday 27 May, What social media platforms should you use and why workshops in Atherton and Ravenshoe
Tuesday 28 May, Brainwave to Business workshop in Yungaburra with Troy Haines, founder of theSPACE
Tuesday 28 May, Grant writing workshop in Atherton
Wednesday 29 May, Grant writing workshop in Ravenshoe
Wednesday 29 May, Google My Business: What is it and why you need it? workshop in Atherton
Wednesday 29 May, Ideas After Dark presented by Malanda Chamber of Commerce
Thursday 30 May, Mentoring for Growth one-on-one sessions in Atherton
Thursday 30 May, Grow your business the easy way with cloud software – 6 ways to simplify, customise and automate your business presented by StartUp & Innovation Tablelands in Atherton
Friday 31 May, The basics of Facebook advertising in Herberton
Saturday 1 June,Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner
2018 Small Business Week 28 May–2 June
Monday 28 May, Local Business Stars breakfast with Tablelands Business Excellence Awards winners and other successful business operators in Atherton
Monday 28 May, Funding & Social Media workshop
Tuesday 29 May, Lunch with Steve Baxter, Qld Chief Entrepreneur in Malanda and grant writing workshop in Ravenshoe
Wednesday 30 May, Mentoring for Growth sessions in Atherton, grant writing workshop in Malanda and digital engagement workshop in Yungaburra
Thursday 31 May, Atherton Chamber of Commerce and Ravenshoe Chamber of Commerce hosted events
Friday 1 June, FNQ Business Conference. Presentations:
- What I’ve Learned from 35 Years as a Small Business Owner — Andrew Griffiths
- Reinventing the Customer Experience — Andrew Griffiths
- Data Driven Funding and Loan Applications — Jim Myhill (.id)
- Building Workforce Capabilities — Dr Josephine Pryce (JCU)
- Consumer Behaviour – FNQ Economic Drivers — Katrina Houghton (.id)
- The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Agile Planning — Troy Haines (The Space)
- Essential Legal Update — WGC Lawyers
Saturday 2 June 2018, Gala Dinner and Business Excellence Awards presentation
2017 Small Business Week 15 – 20 May
Monday 15 May, Entrepreneurship breakfast with Tara Diversi from the Youth Entrepreneur Project
Tuesday 16 May, Lunch & Learn – how to turn your ideas into reality with Troy Haines, founder of theSPACE
Wednesday 17 May, Social media for small business with Jess Fealy, Qld Digital Media Champion
Thurday 18 May, Chamber of Commerce events including Ravenshoe Treasure Hunt, Malanda Tablelands Women in Networking Lunch and Atherton Small Business Grants Q&A
Friday 19 May, Effective people management skills with Pheobe Kitto from HR Dynamics
Saturday 20 May, Gala networking dinner and presentation of Tablelands Business Excellence Awards.