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Digital grants helping small businesses grow in Gladstone Three local small businesses in the electorate of Gladstone will share in more than $1.8 million in grant funding under Round 3 of the Small Business Digital Grants Program. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman today announced 356 small businesses state-wide will receive assistance to work smarter, engage with the global economy, make the most of online business opportunities and grow. Glenn Butcher member for Gladstone said this includes local small businesses: • Newman Fitness Systems • MJV Financial Pty Ltd • Boyne Tannum Air Conditioning Queensland’s more than 414,000 small businesses have the potential to drive huge economic growth for our state. If 15% of Queensland’s employing small businesses employed one more person, 23,000 new jobs would be created. Small businesses have now been allocated more than $3.9 million through the Small Business Digital Grants Program. Round 3 brings the total number of small businesses benefiting from the program to 759. Further rounds of the Small Business Digital Grants will open in 2018. To be eligible to apply, businesses must have a registered business name, have fewer than 20 employees and a turnover of $2 million or less in the last 12 calendar months. Further details are available at www.business.qld.gov.au/digital

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