Our plan will help small business – the backbone of our economy – thrive in a changing environment
Small businesses are the backbone of the Queensland economy and have been among the hardest hit by COVID-19. They are in every community in every region. They represent over 97 per cent of businesses state wide and employ 42 per cent of all private sector workers.
Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme events and disruptions. While many small businesses have shown their adaptability, the immediate challenges of COVID-19 have been felt in every industry sector, from construction, agriculture, fishing and tourism, to retail, education and health care, and in every local community.
We want small business to come back better than before and will be providing further support for business to increase its capacity to innovate, grow and create more jobs for Queenslanders.