100 Faces of Small Business
As one of the proud sponsors of Queensland Small Business Week, the Samford Community Bank branch has interviewed some of our local small businesses to find out their secrets to success or startup.
100 Faces of Small Business will be launched during Queensland Small Business Week 2018 which will run from 28 May to 1 June 2018. So we have met our own small businesses and want you to meet them too.
Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) celebrates the vital contribution small business makes to Queensland’s vibrant economy.
Each year, Queensland Small Business Week continues to grow, with more events in more locations, delivering a range of opportunities for small business owners to network, connect, and learn new skills and tools that will help them succeed now and in the future.
Our Better Business initiative showcases the human stories behind our local and diverse small businesses and highlights their unique business experiences and inspiring stories.
By showcasing the faces of our small business owners and their inspiring stories, we aim to highlight the hard work and heart that goes into running a small business while motivating other small businesses to start, grow and create more jobs.
Small businesses in Queensland
Queensland is home to more than 426,000 small businesses (those employing less than 20 people) that are at the core of every industry sector. They are in every community in every region, represent over 97% of businesses statewide, and employ approximately 44% of all private sector workers.
Small businesses complement the economic activity of large organisations by providing them with goods and services, and make up the backbone of the supply chains of larger projects. They power regional development and are the gateway through which many people enter the economy.
Importantly, small businesses are the lifeblood of our community – and we congratulate you.