Level Up Your Business

Sunshine Coast Council has redeveloped its Level Up Your Business website with resources from all levels of government, industry and education.  

The centralised and easily accessible platform now hosts an array of helpful information, tools and programs to support local businesses through any stage of your business. 

Whether you’re starting out new or you’re a long-time operator, Level Up Your Business is here to help with business planning, networking, support information, continuity planning, permits, licenses and regulations, grants, funding and more. 

EventsConnect is live!

Sunshine Coast based event suppliers are invited to register business details and build the directory via a FREE listing platform for local venues, facilities and event services.

It will be a great pathway to connect event suppliers to event organisers, offering easy access to experienced local suppliers on the Sunshine Coast to plan and deliver successful events and activities.  

This is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Events Industry Association to ensure our event industry network can have the best opportunities with business-to-business communication.  

Professional Services Fund Grant 

If you’re a small business located in rural and regional Southern Queensland, you may be eligible for a Professional Services Fund Grant of up to $5,000 when you engage with the Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland. 

Find out more 

Business Wellness Coaching

The Business Wellness Coaching Service offers free and confidential emotional coaching and wellbeing support to rural business owners in Southern Queensland

Sit down and have a chat with a locally-based Business Wellness Coach and work through your unique, personal business challenges, needs and opportunities. 

 Get in touch with your local Business Wellness Coach

CCIQ Pulse Report December quarter is now available 

CCIQ’s Pulse Survey of business conditions for the December quarter 2022 is out and shows retaining and recruiting workforces, wage costs and insurance costs have emerged as the most significant business growth impacts in a post-COVID environment in Queensland. 

Download the report

UniSC posts graduate employment boost 

University of the Sunshine Coast graduates are enjoying rising success in the job market – posting the country’s largest two-year growth in employment for any university.

In 2022, UniSC’s undergraduate employment measured at four months after completion of study was 89.6 percent, according to respondents to the Graduate Outcomes Survey led by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.

Read more

Team building opportunity in nature

This year, exercise your team’s green thumb and book a team building activity with BushCare Partners. 

BushCare Partners uses tree planning activities to help organisaions work on their team building and culture, inspire individual development and get outdoors and away from the desk. 

Read more

Are you ready to scale up? 

Designed to leverage local businesses in their growth and expansion efforts and provide resources and support to help drive performance.  

Delivered by Groei Education and supported by Sunshine Coast Council to drive business growth on the Sunshine Coast - a key outcome of the Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013 – 2033.  

Program starts March 10, 2023. Places are limited! Click here to find out more and submit an EOI before 24 February 2023. 

Interested in Exhibiting at MTM23? 

Calling all Food Agribusiness Network (FAN) members (and those that would like to be FAN members).

Reserve your spot at Aussie World on Tuesday May 2 in FAN's 5th year hosting Meet the Makers.  

Grab your Early Bird Exhibitor ticket here.

Trade Capability Workshops

Want to grow your business domestically or internationally?

Attend Council’s Trade Capability Workshop series and walk away with everything you need to be export-ready, including a step-by-step strategy and tailored business plan.

Program consists of three half-day, in-person workshops on March 8 & 29 and April 19 at Maroochy Surf Club.

Secure a ticket here.

Business Sustainability Workshops

Registrations are still open for the Business Sustainability Workshop series. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to attend the workshops to find out how to cut costs, improve efficiencies and reduce impacts on the environment.

Feb 23, 4:00-6:30pm, Venue 114, Bokarina
Mar 2, 4:00-6:30pm, Surfair, Marcoola

Find out more and register here

GreenX Talks - March 15

Learn from 12 business leaders, sustainability experts, innovators and educators about improving your operation's bottom line through reducing business costs, increasing sustainability and aligning sustainability improvements with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Be part of the solution to climate change and book your ticket today

A pathway through net zero

Join the MET’s first Design Series event of the year to hear from Joan Ko, Climate and Sustainability Leader for Australasia.

March 2, 5:30pm - 9:00pm, The Metropolitan (MET) -  Corner First Ave and South Sea Islander Way, Maroochydore.

Register here for this FREE PUBLIC event.  

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