Embracing 2018: Building a lasting legacy

Supporting small business

The Embracing 2018 Legacy Program delivered a range of initiatives to support small businesses in the lead up to GC2018. The Be Games Ready program helped Queensland businesses to plan and prepare so they could embrace the opportunities. Support included the delivery of business workshops and mentoring programs.

The Games may be over, but the program's legacy lives on and there is still plenty of support available. More information and support is available to help you run and grow your business.

Learn more about business planning, investigate ways to grow your business, read about building your workforce capability, and find out about managing stock control and cash flow management.

Find out about current small businesses information and events.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses

GC2018 Reconciliation Action Plan

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Supplier Development Program was a GC2018 initiative aimed to boost the number of Indigenous businesses supplying government at all levels.

The program aimed to build the capacity and capability of Indigenous businesses to successfully tender for work, reliably fulfil tender requirements and to ultimately build sustainable and profitable businesses.

Find out more about the GC2018 Reconciliation Action Plan.

Creating Tracks

The Office of the Commonwealth Games and TAFE Queensland teamed up to offer Creating Tracks, an Indigenous small business training program that combines workshops, practical marketing sessions and one-on-one mentoring.

Find out more about Creating Tracks.

Welcoming guests to Queensland

The Queensland Government delivered a series of Be My Guest workshops to leaders, managers and front-facing staff from the tourism, hospitality and wider business community across Queensland under the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program.

The program was designed and delivered across Queensland in the lead up to GC2018 to ensure a warm welcome and an exceptional guests experience to visitors of Queensland.

The face-to-face Be My Guest workshops were delivered in partnership with TravConsult and the Office of the Commonwealth Games to hundreds of tourism and hospitality businesses in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and the Gold Coast.

Although the face-to-face workshops have finished, a free online program has been developed. It is suitable for all your staff and it's free to complete all resources in the program. Learn more about the My Guest Online Learning Program.

Watch 2 videos to learn more about your role in welcoming guests to Queensland:

Support for tourism businesses

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) launched their Best of Queensland Experiences Program to identify those experiences that best bring the Queensland story to life and consistently deliver a high quality visitor experience. These exceptional experiences were promoted on apps, websites and social media to GC2018 visitors.

Read more about the Best of Queensland Experiences Program.

Further information and support is available for businesses within the tourism industry including:

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