Useful resource grows for small businesses in CQ

CENTRAL Queensland has a new resource for networking, mentoring and skill-building solutions tailored specifically for small businesses.

The Central Queensland Small Business Network started as a humble Facebook page, but has grown into a fully-fledged network catering specifically to the needs of central Queensland small businesses.

Network founder Teneille Falt said the group had grown rapidly since its inception in 2012, and with almost 200 members, there was a need to provide something more than just a Facebook page.

"The discussions were pretty clear - our members believe that most networking groups just don't suit the small business community," she said.

"Some groups were either run through government initiatives, which didn't interest our members, and others have expensive joining fees, with inclusions that small business owners either don't require or can't commit to."

Mrs Falt said there was a need to provide opportunities where central Queensland small businesses could meet,  exchange information and expertise, and provide support and encouragement to each other.

"Our network has been formed by small business for small business," she said.

With low membership fees, innovative networking opportunities and tailored workshops that are aimed at helping small businesses to grow, the network is dedicated and committed to its motto of Support, Learn, Grow.

Membership is open to all central Queensland small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

To find out more information visit www.cqsbn.com.au.



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