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2018-19 Small Business Entrepreneur Grants - Round 4

This is a preview of the Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Round 4 - Application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.


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All applications must be made by completing this application form and submitting it online according to the instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application form can be saved and completed later, it is recommended that you save your work frequently.

Before completing this form, read the program guidelines here Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program 

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program, delivered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training  (DESBT), provides small businesses with access to planning, coaching and training to help businesses get a better start. Grants are available to newly started small businesses to enable them to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.

Matched funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to participate in training, engage a consultant, advisor, or business coach for up to three months to help establish or develop the business. The minimum grant funding amount is $1,000.

As part of the services, the consultant will assist with developing a business action plan for the next twelve months to support and improve the business.

All applications must demonstrate:

  • the extent to which the services will support establishment and development of the business
  • the extent to which the services will enhance the owner’s skills and abilities
  • potential business improvements
  • the potential and likelihood the activity will deliver jobs growth
  • value for money.

This form must be completed by the applicant. If you cannot answer 'Yes' to the statements below you are not eligible for this grant, and will not be able to submit the application form.

I have read and understood the Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Application Guidelines * Required
The business has not previously been approved to receive a Small Business Entrepreneur Grant * Required
I or any owner/s of this business are not a financial beneficiary of any other Small Business Entrepreneur Grant applications under this round.
The business name was registered within the last four years * Required
Your business must have been operating for less than four years to be eligible for this grant.
The business currently has fewer than 20 employees * Required
Use a simple headcount, do not allow for part-time or fulltime. Do not include contractors.
The business has a Queensland headquarters * Required
If your business does not have a Queensland headquarters you are not eligible to apply.
The business has not and will not purchase the proposed training and or service/s prior to grant approval. * Required


Does the business have an active ABN? * Required
Your business must have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN).