FREE assistance for CQ Region, Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland

FREE assistance for CQ Region, Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland

The Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland provides free, impartial and confidential planning and support services to businesses located in the Southern Queensland area.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Our local small business specialists can come to your business and help you:

  • improve your understanding of your business’s financial position
  • analyse the benefits and drawbacks of different options to manage financial issues
  • develop budgets and cashflow forecasts
  • assist you with creditor negotiations
  • access dispute resolution services
  • understand your rights and accessing broader professional advice and support, and access government and community grants, programs and assistance schemes.

Professional Services Fund Grant application:  https://www.rfcssq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PSF-grant-application-form-082022.pdf

Eligible professional services are defined as advice, services and activities directly related to business recovery and the long-term viability of the small business, including:

• financial advice (including financial planning, credit advice, financial product advice) typically requiring the provider to hold an Australian Financial Services Licence or Australian Credit Licence

• specialist taxation, accounting, legal and business planning advice about: ­

-business structures and relationships, and business plans ­

-monitoring and reviewing business performance ­

-managing risk or succession planning ­ preparing for drought and natural disasters or diversifying the business enterprise ­

-adding value to products and services produced by the business enterprise

-strategic marketing and communication advice

-workforce planning and work health and safety advice

-specialist training and study directly related to the core functions of the business.

To be eligible for the Professional Services Fund Grant, you must:

• be a small business owner

• hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)

• employ 19 or fewer full time equivalent employees

Full information is available in the Professional Services Fund Grant – Guidelines: https://www.rfcssq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PSF-grant-guidelines-082022.pdf

At present this grant is only available until 31/12/2022

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