PHOTOS: Gladstone businesses make their bids for $10K prize
Just one day in to Queensland Small Business Week multiple Gladstone businesses have entered a state-wide competition for a $10,000 prize.
To celebrate Queensland Small Business Week, the state government is asking businesses to share photos to social media showing they are #fit4change.
The idea of the social network based competition is for businesses to show they are ready for market and digital change.
Here are some Gladstone businesses that have entered so far:
THERE is $10,000 up for grabs for small businesses next week, and all you have to do is upload a photo to social media.
Queensland Small Business week kicks off on May 16 and Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher wants all residents to get involved and support it, by taking part in activities or buying locally.
The week will also include the 'Fit for Change' competition, with $10,000 up for grabs.
Step 1: Small businesses take a photo showing how their business is getting in shape.
Step 2: Upload the photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Fit4change.
Step 3: The entry will automatically go into the draw to win a prize package valued at $10,000:
- a signed book by international cricket legend, Adam Gilchrist
- a communication or a social media audit and consultation with KD Public Relations
- a customised app tool by MindPT that can be used for marketing, training and to boost employee effectiveness and wellness.
Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher said there are more than 3,300 small businesses in the Gladstone region.
"Small businesses are the engine room of the economy employing nearly half of all private sector jobs in Queensland, so it's incredibly important that those in regional areas are given the essential tools, services and knowledge to grow," Mr Butcher said.
"They not only provide employment opportunities and make their own purchases from other small businesses but that are important community members providing much more than just what they sell.
Mr Butcher said themes for this year's Small Business Week included collaboration and partnerships; innovation and entrepreneurship; identifying and seizing opportunities; and preparing for digital disruption.