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Register your event for Small Business Week 2018 Registrations are now open for small businesses looking to host an event for Queensland Small Business Week 2018 (QSBW). Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher said Queensland Small Businesses have the opportunity to promote their events in conjunction with Small Business Week held from 28 May to 1 June. “Events held during Queensland Small Business Week 2018 will give small business owners the opportunity to learn and network with other small business owners to help them grow,” Mr Butcher said “I encourage any Queensland small business owners wanting to take their business to the next level to take part in our celebration by registering an event during Queensland Small Business Week 2018.” Mr Butcher said these events highlight the importance and diversity of Queensland’s growing small business industry. “Last year more than 6,000 people participated in the week long, state wide event that showcased more than 414,000 small businesses in Queensland,” Mr Butcher said “Over 97% of Queensland business are small businesses so it is vital that we continue to recognise the valuable contribution they make to our communities across the state. Minister for Employment and Small Business, Shannon Fentiman encouraged any small business in Queensland to get involved and register an event during Queensland Small Business Week. “Queensland’s more than 414,000 small businesses have the potential to drive huge economic growth for our state and our successful Back to Work program has given almost 70% of grants to small businesses that are creating jobs for Queenslanders,” Ms Fentiman said “If 15% of Queensland’s small businesses employed one more person, 23,000 new jobs would be created.” “The Palaszczuk Government recognises small businesses are the engine room of our Queensland economy and investing in their growth leads to more local jobs. QSBW 2018 will feature new and innovative events and activities including a Small Business Summit and Celebration of Small Business Dinner held on Friday 1 June 2018. The Summit will give small businesses an opportunity to hear from a variety of experts and provide opportunities to collaborate and learn, whilst the Celebration of Small Business Dinner will showcase the new digital gallery featuring Queensland’s 100 Faces of Small Business, which is currently open for nominations. As a QSBW 2018 event host, you will be supporting small businesses and local operators in your region. Event hosts are able to promote their events on the Business Queensland website and receive promotional support, while building your organisational profile. Each event host will receive a pack with a range of print and electronic resources including posters, cards and templates. To register your QSBW 2018 event, visit www.business.qld.gov.au/smallbusinessweek.

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