LSC Small Business Support Subsidy - Covid 19

3 months ago

Livingstone Shire Council understands many businesses are deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To support local businesses during this time, Council has assembled a range of services available to assist.

Council is offering a subsidy of up to $750 to eligible businesses, to help you fast track your online sales, or assist in other specialist areas, for example strategy setting.

How will Council do this?

Council is offering local businesses an opportunity to engage a specialist to enable them to continue to trade and survive these difficult times.

Can your business pivot towards more online sales?

On offer is a panel of experts who can assist you with:

  • Content marketing creation – creating content for free organic traffic

  • Copywriters – for online campaigns

  • Ecommerce specialists – for example Shopify site creation and campaign building

  • Website designers

  • Video and content creation - a focus on using a smart phone

  • Professional commercial photography

  • Building capacity in online networking programs such as Zoom and Skype

How robust is your business model?

  • Business strategy setting specialists – with a focus on providing strategic advice on how to pivot existing business models to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

For professional services such as financial and legal guidance, Council highly recommends that businesses work with their existing providers who are familiar with their business.

Council will be offering limited subsided services only through the panel of service providers. We are not recommending one service provider over another. The panel was established via a “call-out” through Facebook business groups such as the, Capricornia Chamber of Commerce, Capricorn Enterprise - Support Local, Buy Local and The T@ble Capricorn Coast Business Community and the Livingstone Shire Council 2020 Novel Coronavirus COVID -19 Information for business website page.

If you are a professional services provider who would like to join this Council Panel please fill in the application form and your services will be added.

To make the process equitable there are a few eligibility requirements.

  • Your business must be operating within the Livingstone Shire Local Government Area and have a shopfront.

  • You will be required to tell us how your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Council will prioritise businesses with less than 10 people employed.

If you are interested, please fill in the application form on Council’s information page “2020 Novel Coronavirus COVID -19 Information for business”.

Final date for all applications is 5:00 pm Friday 1 May 2020.

The Economy and Places team encourages businesses to ‘think-outside the box’ when looking at the services on offer.

If you would like to talk to someone to assist you with your application and selection of services to maximise the opportunity, please do not hesitate to email us Economy and Place Team.

Disclaimer:- There are very limited subsidised packages available. Eligibility and priority will be determined from the information contained on your application, on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of Council.

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