Local Business Partnership Initiative

The Local Business Partnership Initiative (LBPI) enables business owners and operators to collaborate with Brisbane City Council to identify opportunities to bring interest and activity to local business areas. Council engages with local businesses and offers a range of initiatives and support.

 

 

Digital marketing consultations

Council is offering free one-on-one digital marketing consultations for businesses in areas that are currently or have previously participated in Council’s Local Business Partnership Initiatives. 

The aim is to help businesses improve their online presence to maximise the success of the business as a bricks-and-mortar store, bringing interest and activity to the surrounding shopping precinct.  

The consultations will be delivered in person at the business in late April to June 2022 by digital marketing experts, Springboard Digital.

The consultations will involve three stages:

  1. Initial consultation – requirements and goal setting
  2. Research and business specific strategy development
  3. Presentation of strategy and implementation

Register your interest

Visual merchandising consultations

Council is offering free one-on-one visual merchandising consultations for businesses in areas that are currently or have previously participated in Council’s Local Business Partnership Initiatives. 

The aim is to provide practical support to build the capacity of businesses, improving shop appeal to maximise the success of the business and bring interest and activity to the surrounding shopping precinct.

The consultations will be delivered in person at the business in late April to June 2022 by visual merchandising experts, VM+.

The consultations will involve three stages:

  1. Initial on-site consultation
  2. Onsite visual merchandising one-on-one
  3. Digital format workbook, which includes future design suggestions and before and after photos.

Register your interest

Personalised business coaching

Council offered free one-on-one business coaching for businesses in areas that are currently or have previously participated in Council’s Local Business Partnership Initiatives.

The aim of the coaching is to provide personalised and targeted practical support, including guidance to create an actionable business plan, to help grow and develop businesses.

In progress

Bulimba Local Business Partnership Initiative

Council engaged with the business community in Oxford Street, Bulimba to encourage and identify opportunities to enhance and activate the precinct as a vibrant dining and retail destination. This has resulted in Council funding a suite of feature articles, e-newsletter promotions and social media to promote the Oxford Street, Bulimba precinct as a destination and increase awareness in the broader Brisbane community about what the precinct has to offer. These promotions will run until May 2022.

Mt Gravatt Central Local Business Partnership Initiative

Council is working with the Mt Gravatt Central business community to identify opportunities and key actions that businesses can take to enhance and activate the precinct and local economy.  Council is currently funding Springboard Digital to work with the local businesses to develop a Digital Presence Strategy which will focus on developing and implementing a social media brand for the precinct, aimed at attracting new visitors.

You can register to be notified about future Mt Gravatt Central LBPI related activities.

Completed

From 2017–2019, Council worked with local business areas in Moorooka, Nundah, Wynnum, Sandgate and Stones Corner to prepare Destination Plans:

More information

If you would like to provide feedback or have any questions about this initiative, you can:

Last updated: 6 April 2022

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