VEND Marketplace hosts launch of Queensland Small Business Week 2019

Queensland Small Business Week was celebrated last week with Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman hosting the official launch at VEND Marketplace in Virginia.

Minister Fentiman spoke to the over 100 small business representatives in attendance, thanking them for their significant contribution to Queensland’s thriving economy.

Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard welcomed local business owners to the launch, including Ben Tibben from Mozmo Creative, Kylie Scott from Flour & Chocolate, Bernie Bredhauer from Northgate Veterinary Surgery, Megan Bredhauer from St Vincents Vet, Usha Chandra from Globenet Reality and Kim and Steve Liddell from Street Science.

“Small Business Week acknowledges the vital contribution small businesses make to the state’s economy, and to every community across the state,” Ms Linard said.

“Each small business has a story filled with passion and hard work, and their businesses are vital employers in our local communities.

“To kick off this year’s Queensland Small Business Week, I am pleased to announce applications are open for the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grants.

“Over 1,100 small businesses have already received almost $6 million in digital grants.

“And this latest round will offer grants of up to $10,000 to help business owners to work smarter and make the most of the online business market.”

Queensland Small Business Week 2019 is hosted by the Queensland Government in partnership with Bendigo Bank and Construction Skills Queensland and is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland.

For more information on the Small Business Digital Grants visit

Leanne Linard MP and local small business owners
Leanne Linard MP and local small business owners

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