Business Resources

In this section you will find information about business licence and information services, business mentoring programs, North Burnett Regional Council and State Government assistance and information, Industry groups, such as local chambers, development groups, and other helpful resources for businesses.

Australian Business License and Information Service

ABLIS helps you find the government licenses, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities.

Community Services
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Licensing & Compliance (NBRC) Information regarding:

  • Food Licencing
  • Personal Appearance Services
  • Flammable and Combustible Licence
Mentoring for Growth (M4G) Mentoring for Growth (M4G) is a Queensland Government program, delivered with the support of business mentors from the private sector. M4G is a subsidised program for Queensland businesses. The program is best designed for businesses experiencing high growth that employ more than five staff and have an annual turnover of more than $500,000. For more information visit the website.
Planning & Building (NBRC) Information regarding:

  • Planning
  • Development Applications
  • Building Development Applications
  • Amenity and Aesthetics
  • Plumbing Applications
Small Business Solutions Small Business Solutions is designed to enhance the business skills, profitability and growth of small businesses. Small Business Solutions provides small business owners the opportunity to get real business assistance from accredited industry professionals. In addition to one-on-one coaching from qualified mentors in their workplace, SBS also offers small business owners access to:

  • Vocational Education and Training Qualifications through Skills Recognition
  • Tailored Training Events for specific small business needs
  • SBS is the first government-subsidised initiative of its kind, making it affordable and accessible to small businesses across Queensland.
Commonwealth Government Business Resource Portal
North Burnett Event Listing
Queensland Government Business and Industry Portal
Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO) Supporting Rural Business and Community
Chambers of Commerce
Industry Capability Network In Queensland, ICN is a division of QMI Solutions Limited, a not-for-profit organisation supported by Queensland State Government. Their aim is to contribute to business and employment growth and foster innovation by identifying procurement opportunities for local industry. They have a team of specialist staff with a wide range of experience in Engineering, Technology and Procurement. This assists them to identify products, services and capabilities to assist their clients in the acquisition of goods and/or services to replace imports and retain opportunities for local industry.  Their core services are provided at no charge as our costs are subsidised by government, and they also offer a range of value-adding consulting services on a competitive commercial basis.
Innovation & Business Skills Australia
  • IBSA offers a suite of VET learning and assessment resources available for purchase online, plus many free downloads.
Innovation Ecosystems
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship are highlighted as potential solutions, but both require knowledge and support to be successful. Innovation Ecosystems, offers practical solutions and shares lessons learned through the ongoing development of a self-sustaining start-up and innovation ecosystem in the remote region of Cairns, Australia. Innovation Ecosystems is now working with regions throughout Australia, where trained champions are driving the development of start-up and innovation ecosystems adapted to regional needs. Key areas of focus include:
    • Regional Champion Team
    • Key Stakeholders
    • Events & Programs
    • Physical Space
Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR) Research at the Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR) (PDF 250KB) within the University of Southern Queensland helps regional communities build resilience and adapt successfully to change.
Local Business Directory North Burnett Local Directory Business Listing is a free online business listing for all North Burnett Businesses. This information is also duplicated to touchscreens across the region
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