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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your business mentors and programs located?

Our growing team of experienced business mentors, like our hands-on workshops, are available state-wide in number of convenient locations. To find more about the closest business courses and coaches to you feel free to visit our Locations page.

How often are the business workshops run?

Our business workshops are run at least once a month in a number of convenient locations. To find out more about when your preferred workshop is being held, visit our Workshops page.

Is mentoring done in workshops or one-on-one?

Small Business Solutions provides one-on-one mentoring to every small business owner who signs up to our service. This is our way of ensuring that you receive the attention and support you need.

Is your business advice a one-size-fits-all solution?

Small Business Solutions is dedicated to providing business advice and training solutions that are tailored to your needs. Our mentors do their best to understand you and your business to ensure that every suggestion, skill and strategy provided is right for you.Visit our Business Health Check page to find out more about how we adapt to your needs.

Do the business workshops connect with recognised qualifications?

Participants who complete the full workshops and our mentoring program could be eligible to receive a nationally accredited qualification dependent on the workshop and relevant eligibility criteria. Visit our Workshops page or call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 40 60 80 to find out more.

How much do your small business programs cost?

All of our workshops are priced to be affordable for business owners, regardless of industry, progress or size. For information on specific costs visit our Workshops page or call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 40 60 80

Are there small business grants applicable to the training?

For more information regarding which grants are applicable to your business, feel free to discuss this direct with your mentor or talk us now on 1300 40 60 80 to find out more.

How do you select your business mentors?

Every business mentor in our team of small business mentors has in the past, or is currently successfully running their own small business. They have been carefully vetted and put in their position in light of their passion for the Queensland business community.

Are the business advice or courses tax deductible?

For information on tax deductions and incentives please call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 40 60 80

How do you approach confidentiality?

Small Business Solutions respects your privacy at all times. The only people who will have access to your information are those who will be using it to aid you in furthering your business goals. Contact us today to discuss our confidentiality policy.

Are there any other small business resources available?

In conjunction with our mentor program and workshops, we also provide resources such as a Toolbox filled with easy-to-digest resources.

What is the difference between a mentor and a coach?

A mentor shares their experience and knowledge to guide you to implement practical steps to achieve your objectives. A coach guides your thought process to reach a conclusion that aligns with your goals. You will receive both during the programs.

Have more questions?

We're here to answer every question you may have about our training solutions. Contact us today and a member of our expert team will be in touch shortly with the answers you need.