Here for Gladstone

Here for Business: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2020!

If you have an idea for a business, product or service and are ready to turn your idea into an operating business then the Here for Business Programme is for you.

If you already operate a business but are wanting to expand into a new service, product or market then Here for Business can help you focus on your goals and equip you to take your business to a new level.

Our programme has helped many small business owners in an array of industries and markets to learn the fundamental principles of business success and apply these new found skills to growing and expanding their business.

We have proudly collaborated with many local Gladstone businesses to help them grow and expand their business, increase employment and identify business opportunities within the Gladstone community.

In order to be eligible for the Here for Business Programme your business idea must be able to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Your business must operate in the Gladstone region.
  • Your business will likely generate employment outcomes within 24 months of operation.
  • Your business idea must be able to demonstrate sound business concepts.
  • Your idea must be “business ready” and ready to launch within 12 months.

Our Here for Business Programme is available for local Gladstone residents who satisfy the following criteria:

  • You must be an individual(s) residing within the Gladstone region.
  • You can demonstrate your capacity to invest at least 50% of initial capital costs in relation to setup or expansion of your business.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Here for Business programme by depositing $2,000 in trust to secure your position within the programme.
  • You are not a declared bankrupt nor have criminal convictions.

Our Here for Business Programme offers mentoring and workshops in core foundational business principles:

  • Marketing strategies
  • Risk assessments
  • Legal and regulatory advice
  • Self awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Financial management
  • Human Resources

Our programme is set up to provide specific and tailored advice in these core areas using this framework:

  • Initial assessment and interview
  • Assessment and clarification around your business idea
  • Building an action plan
  • Boot camp (core business principles)
  • Business plan review and assessment
  • Monthly mentoring over 12 months

If you wish to discuss this programme in more detail please contact Kathleen on (07) 4972 1300 or

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