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AUSINDUSTRY - North Queensland Update 29th May 2020

National Reconciliation Week

27 May to 3 June is National Reconciliation Week, and the theme for 2020 is “In this together”.  National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Further information, visit The National Reconciliation Week website. We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this country, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.  If you are looking to engage with Indigenous-owned suppliers, take a look at Supply Nation and their directory of over 2,100 Indigenous-owned businesses.


Business Continuity Guide

Business.gov.au have released an interactive step-by-step guide helps you understand what to do to keep your business operating. The guide will help you plan your recovery, know where you can get support and assistance, keep your operations running, reach out to your customers, access your finances and protect your business.  Access the guide here.

Introducing the Trade Mark COVID-19 Helpline

Challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting many of IP Australia’s customers, and Australian businesses are quickly learning to adapt to their changing circumstances. IP Australia applauds this flexible approach and have introduced their new Trade Mark COVID-19 Helpline to help support and assist these businesses. If you have an opportunity to explore different goods and services to those currently covered under your registered trade marks, then IP Australia are here to help you. Learn more about the Trade Mark COVID-19 Helpline.

Tourism Supply Chain Risk and Business Resilience Workshop

The Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) is delivering a two-hour virtual workshop to help outback tourism businesses and their supply chain to manage the risks and build business resilience.  The workshop aims to provide analysis and mitigation of the current COVID-19 economic challenges, and to provide insights on how digital is being used in Tourism to generate revenue during COVID-19.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM

More information available here.

Housing Industry Australia and Construction Skills Qld Small Business Program

The 11 topic program is fully funded and open to HIA Members and Non-Members and is targeted at those who work within or support the construction industry who meet the CSQ Eligibility Criteria which is “eligible Building and Construction Small Business means a business with 20 or less employees that conducts building and construction work in the Queensland Building and Construction Industry and is based in Queensland” 

Topics covered will include:

  • An Introduction to Marketing Strategies

  • Building Better Business Relationships

  • Communication Skills to Build Trust and win Clients

  • Converting Quotes to Sales

  • Digital Tools for Builders and Trades

  • Manage Your Small Business Finance

  • Planning for Business Success

  • Single Touch Payroll

  • Streamline Your Processes and Reclaim Your Time

  • Surviving MFR Audits

  • Understanding the National Construction Code

Complete an Expression of Interest online to participate.

Austrade's Online Resources for Business

Austrade have developed online resources for export businesses adapting their business models.  Shopify resources

  • View Shopify's and Austrade's online page. This page can help you to establish a website on a 90 day free trial with Shopify.

  • YouTube videos on how to set up with Shopify

  • Shopify's Global Ecommerce Playbook – a detailed 'deep dive' into selling across countries via Shopify Plus

Facebook resources

Austrade resources

Kind regards

Kay Strong                                  Renee Chilton Regional Manager North Queensland                         Assistant Regional Manager North Queensland AusIndustry                                 AusIndustry

Phone +61 7 4750 2781                           Phone: +61 4750 2780 Mobile: 0428 188 308                            Mobile: 0429 000 398

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 155 Hugh St, Currajong QLD 4812

GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2610 Internet: www.business.gov.au

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