Social Enterprise in Brisbane
Brisbane City Council is committed to the advancement of social enterprises. These programs are in addition to existing business initiatives, which are all part of building Australia’s most business-friendly city.
Stronger Social Enterprises: Business Coaching
Council is committed to supporting existing Brisbane social enterprises to respond to the lasting economic impacts of coronavirus.
During 2021, Council funded one-on-one business coaching so established social enterprises could grow and develop their business models to emerge as stronger businesses post-pandemic.
Prominence Consulting provided business coaching to 13 established Brisbane social enterprises. Each selected social enterprise received up to 12 hours of tailored one-on-one coaching from March to May 2021.
Prominence Consulting has provided business coaching since 2003 and has extensive experience in tackling business problems for small businesses, not-for-profits and large organisations in an efficient and fit-for-purpose way. Prominence Consulting provided social enterprises with tailored and targeted business coaching based on an assessment of individual business needs.
The social enterprises that received business coaching are:
- Civil Geotechnical Consultants
- eWaste Connection
- Gardening a Difference
- Give Industries
- Mumma got Skills
- SEED Parks and Property Maintenance
- Share Shed
- Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
- The Boss Boxing
- Tracy Poblano
- Yumm Confectionery
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Brisbane Social Enterprise Hub
The Brisbane Social Enterprise Hub, the city’s first dedicated CBD office space for the sector that channels opportunities to enhance social or environmental wellbeing, is now open at the Brisbane Business Hub.
The Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) is currently occupying the space along with numerous social enterprises benefiting from working alongside like-minded entrepreneurs. QSEC is recognised for its leadership in the development of the social enterprise sector in Brisbane and Queensland and is also driving the need for a national strategy.
Council funded a social enterprise accelerator program from 2016-2020, helping 51 social enterprises develop and advance their businesses.
Join Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner at the free business forum for social enterprises on Wednesday 27 October, featuring guest speakers, facilitated networking and a panel discussion.
To find out more information about Council’s support for social enterprise in Brisbane you can:
- email the Economic Development team
- phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).