Smart Precinct supports all businesses. One front door provides a clear pathway to support appropriate for your needs.
One Front Door – A clear pathway to Support
Strong resilient and adaptable business communities are the cornerstone of strong resilient and adaptable communities, regions, and economies.
At Smart Precinct, through the Smart Business Program we are supporting businesses of all types to develop plans and skills for growth, resilience and adaptability. Depending on your needs the Smart Precinct NQ team can support you with mentoring, programs, events and education and connect you into an ecosystem of support and collaboration.
For new businesses thinking about making Townsville and North Queensland your home we can support you to hit the ground running with information about the region and economy through to those things that will be important to you and your staff to connect into the community and make Townsville a Home.
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Business owners, founders and innovators based in Townsville can access three mentoring sessions at no cost. This support is thanks to the generous support of Townsville City Council.
If you haven’t worked with a mentor and don’t know what to expect don’t worry. Our Advisors and mentors are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and will firstly step you through a discovery sessions to explore how Smart Precinct NQ can support you in connecting with the right programs, services and people to turn your big idea into a great business
We understand that every business is different. Through our mentoring sessions we undertake first needs assessment and goals to strengths, opportunities and where we can support you. From this we can provide direction to programs, supports, connections to help you on your journey.
I found that through my meeting with my Growth Advisor I was able to properly identify the current issues in our business and develop a strategic plan to move forward with, this was extremely helpful and provided us with a great roadmap for the future.
Smart Business Accelerator
The Smart Business Accelerator is suitable for founders with early-stage business ideas in professional services, trades, retail, hospitality and social enterprise.
Owning and running a small business is hard but rewarding.
Did you know that Small Businesses account for 98% of the businesses in Australia, are the nation’s largest employer and contributes 34% to the country’s GDP? Yet 50% of Small Businesses fail in the first 5 years. When a small business fails it has compounding impacts to the founder’s family, finances, and mental health. In this accelerator program you will learn skills and strategies to give your new business idea to survive.
6 weeks – 2-hour workshops (face to face or zoom)
Businesses can expect to spend 1 hour between sessions on pre reading and implementing activities in the business and will attend 3 one on one mentoring sessions.
Cash is King
Systems for Success
|Investment||$550 inc GST subsidised from $3850 retail value.|
Free for the first cohort as a Smart Business Launch
24th February 20233rd July 2023
|Pre-requisites||It is recommended that you consider completing the Smart Precinct NQ Pre-Accelerator Program before undertaking this program but if you are unsure, please contact us and we can put you in touch with a mentor to discuss.|