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Small Business Assistance Small Business Assistance

Australian Government Small Business Support Line

The Australian Government's Small Business Support Line and Information Service is dedicated to helping small businesses.  Advisors can provide information, assistance and referral on small business issues.

In addition to this service, the Support Line is responsible for the Small Business Credit Complaints Clearing House which provides an avenue for small businesses on access to and the cost of bank finance etc. 

Phone the small business support team toll free on 1800 777 275 between 8am and 6pm weekdays. Email enquiries are also welcome at sbsl@innovation.gov.au

Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office has a comprehensive guide for small businesses which can be accessed at: www.ato.gov.au

Small Business Solutions

Small business owners can get business assistance from accredited industry professionals.  Information can be accessed at: www.smallbusinesssolutions.qld.gov.au

Small Business Sensis

Sensis directories provide information and support for small business: www.about.sensis.com.au/small-business

TNQ Tourism Small Business Development Program

Tourism Tropical North Queensland provides business support through workshops, one-on-one mentoring and industry networking opportunities. The program is for businesses or business intenders with less than 20 staff who derive a significant portion of revenue from tourists or operate in a tourism-related industry. Funded by Australian Small Business Advisory Services – Northern Australia Tourism Initiative, an Australian Government initiative. Access information at: http://www.ttnq.org.au/tnq-tourism-small-business-development-program/