Showcasing Small Business Friendly activities

Organisations that have joined the program are committed to enhancing the operating environment for small businesses they work with and reporting their achievements.

The following stories showcase the work being done by Small Business Friendly (SBF) organisations to help small businesses thrive in Queensland.

Find out what these organisations have done to be Small Business Friendly.

Cairns Regional Council – Meet the Buyer program

The Cairns Regional Council is playing Cupid by turning a one-off event into a regular fixture by implementing 'speed dating' techniques.

In a world where everyone is time poor, the council is playing matchmaker to get small business owners in front of potential buyers.

At each Meet the Buyer event, a variety of local small businesses get to pitch their goods and services to decision-makers and procurement teams.

As well as serving as an introduction, these events allow businesses to gain a better understanding of tendering and procurement policies, and business owners learn how they can become part of the local supply chain.

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Fraser Coast Regional Council – Open for Business – Buy Local initiative

The Fraser Coast Regional Council implemented a unique payment solution to get their local community to refocus their spending habits and support local small businesses.

Watch the video to find out more about Fraser Coast Regional Council's Open for Business – Buy Local initiative.

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