Third Release – Digital Grants Open – October 2017

The Small Business Digital Grants Program provides small businesses with matched funding of up to $10K for eligible businesses.  Click here for more info.  The current release is the same as the March 2017 release.

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Currently Recruiting

I am currently recruiting a Casual Admin Position for a client who has been doing awesome work and has been steadily growing.  Please click here for more details.

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Charity Golf Day – Redlands – October 13th

As a not-for-profit organisation, Crime Stoppers do need to raise funds for operations.   This is an organisation that keeps our local communities safe through education and providing an anonymous number to call to report a crime.  The Charity Golf Day on October 13th will be heaps of fun and great networking, whether you are a pro or somewhat of an amateur (like myself) with an Ambrose game.   We need teams ($380 inc GST per team) or hole sponsorship ($330 inc GST) or donations of prizes for the raffles and lucky door prizes.   Come on board to help this organisation raise funds to keep our community safe.  Click on the docs below to show interest or email brisbanebayside@csql.com.au or myself at donna@donna-stone.com.au.

Hole Sponsor

Player Registration

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Latest Grant – Released September 2017

$10,000 is available for eligible small businesses focussed on high-growth and employment.  This is Round 2; I had a couple of clients access Round 1 successfully.   Eligibility includes that you must:

  • have a trading history of a minimum of three years at the date of application
  • have a $500 000+ in the previous 12 months and be in growth mode
  • have less than 20 employees
  • have Queensland headquarters or significant Queensland operations
  • have competitive opportunities in domestic or international markets

For more information, including guidelines and terms and conditions and to apply for funding, visit Business Queensland.    If you need a quote from me for business coaching under this grant, please contact me directly on 0411 622 666 or email donna@donna-stone.com.au

Government Grants Open July & August 2017

Accelerate Small Business Grant

This one is for small business (turnover must be at least $500K) for up to $10K of grant funds (matching dollar for dollar) to engage business mentors, coaches or an advisory board for 6-12 months.   You need to be an established Queensland based business with the potential for high growth in 1 to 2 years.   To learn more, read all the criteria or apply visit:  https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/accelerate-small-business-grants-qld

If you require a quote from me for this service, I’m experienced in this and happy to do so, after of course we have had a chat.  But first, check out all the criteria as there are a few conditions.

Innovation Connection Grant

This is more for medium businesses with a turnover of $1.5M to $100M (or $750K to $100K if you are remote).  This one relates to technology, where you can access up to $50K (matching dollar for dollar).  There are quite a few criteria for this one, so be sure to investigate further, directly via this link:  https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/innovation-connections

Incubator Grant

The government has allocated $23M to this grant, geared towards regional development, where there are projects worth $20K or more.  This one works on ‘merit points’ criteria method and is essential to expand mentor networks, facilitate innovative start-ups, and facilitate innovation networks.   Again, learn more by following this link: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/incubator-support

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Currently Recruiting

I am currently recruiting for a Junior Office Administrator.  Please click here for more details.

Employee Reference

I was employed by Donna Stone as her Junior Office Administrator while I was in my final years of High School. It was an attractive position as it was far better than just ‘flipping burgers’, but what I didn’t expect was the quality of training and wealth of knowledge I gained in my time with Donna.  >>Read More

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Currently Recruiting

A wonderful client of mine has a problem.  They are super busy (great) and want to continue to provide exceptional service (even better), so definitely need another team member.   They are seeking a Full-time Handyman who will be based in the REDLANDS and who will take as much pride in their work, as do the rest of the team.  To learn more or apply, visit:  http://www.reliablepropertyrepairs.com.au/careers/    ‘CLOSED/FILLED’

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Currently Recruiting

I am currently recruiting for a Part Time Personal Assistant based in Sunshine Coast for an International Wellness Coach.  Please click here for details on how to apply.    ‘CLOSED/FILLED’

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3 Government Grants Available March 2017

Currently there are three Government grants up for grabs – Acceleration grant (for business which will grow and employ more staff), the Digital grant and the Entrepreneurs grant.  Up to $10K available.   See here for conditions, eligibility and details.   If you need a quote from me for coaching, please contact me directly on 0411 622 666.

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Qld Growth Grant Available February 2017

Round 1 is open; offering up to $5K with 50/50 contribution (you pay half and they pay half).  This can be used for a number of services including coaching and mentoring.   In brief, you must be a Qld business, have an ABN, be GST registered, your business name be registered 4 years, have less than 20 staff and never been bankrupt.   If this interests you and you want to know more, please read the attachment.   If you require a quote to submit for coaching or mentoring, I’d be more than happy to do this (and get the wording right); just email me at donna@donna-stone.com.au, or better, ring me on 0411 622 666 as I really need to speak to you first.   Act fast as round 1 closes 3rd March 2017.   Rounds 2 and 3 won’t be till July and then December.

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Sales Workshop for you and all your Team

Some of us just struggle with closing the deal and for many small businesses there is simply no clear sales process; so it becomes somewhat hit or miss.   In this workshop I’m going to cover some essential fundamentals as well as best practice.   These systems work – they are tried and true and once followed, you will start to get great results.  This course will pay for itself many times over.  Numbers will be capped to a small group – so book your spot.  Let me know your interest and I’ll schedule a date based on demand.   For details visit  Sales Workshop Info.

P.S.    If you know someone who is in business, who would like more sales and more profit, please pass this article onto them … they’ll really appreciate it.

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More Government Grant Money Available

Want to know more? Check this out.  For enquiries on how I can help you – just email me at donna@donna-stone.com.au and I’ll send you some info about the grant and how it operates and how you can get started with a helping hand from the Government.   Please include a contact phone number in your email.

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Currently Recruiting

I am currently recruiting for an international music academy, Vocal Manoeuvres Academy, a Part Time Co-ordinator, who will be based Brisbane Southside (Cleveland & Coorparoo). For details, please click here.

Please do not direct any queries or applications to me directly; all applications should be actioned as per attached Job Description which includes detailed process to apply. Good luck with your applications.    ‘CLOSED/FILLED’

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Currently Recruiting

I am currently recruiting for this company an experienced Part Time or Full Time Bookkeeper for Cleveland – click here for details and how to apply.    ‘CLOSED/FILLED’

 

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