By Juliano Oliveira

In an effort to bring back the local economy hit by COVID-19, the Brisbane Business Hub has been restructured and now offers courses and workshops to businesses of all sizes.

Gadens, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Westpac, Shopify, Youngcare, the Australian Tax Office and Brisbane City Council business support officers are part of the industry experts, commercial partners and government agencies behind workshops and individual mentoring sessions.

The experts will discuss subjects like managing cash flow, branding, legal advice and customer growth, with the public. The Brisbane Business Hub has a calendar of workshops and webinars launching in late October.

“Small business is the backbone of our economy, and this space will give residents a unique opportunity to network with experienced business figures who are willing to help our business community getting back on their feet and in a strong position to survive and thrive in this economic climate,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

“The Brisbane Business Hub is an affordable, flexible and accessible space for people to do business or shift their business model.”

The Hub is equipped with meeting spaces, digital assets and in-person workshops or virtual webinars, one-on-one mentoring, online learning and a content and resource centre.

Finance, Small Business and Administration Chair Adam Allan informed the Hub has both a ‘virtual’ space with access to information and online advice and physical space in Queen Street Mall that businesses can book.

“The Taskforce has engaged with businesses, industry, community groups and residents to understand where support was needed most and develop targeted initiatives to assist small businesses,” Cr Allan said.

“Whether you’re a novice or a professional, the Hub will provide guidance and support from local experts, covering a number of current business challenges, ranging from managing money and cashflow, through to sourcing new customers, business strategy and legal advice.”

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