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.

 

 

Personalised business coaching opportunity

Council is offering free one-on-one business coaching for businesses in areas that are currently or have previously participated in Council’s Local Business Partnership Initiatives in one of the following local business areas:

  • Oxford Street, Bulimba
  • Mt Gravatt Central
  • Nundah Village
  • Moorooka Marketplace, Beaudesert Road, Moorooka
  • Sandgate town centre
  • Stones Corner
  • Wynnum town centre.

Apply now

Applications are now open for businesses located in LBPI areas. Submit your application before midnight on Sunday 13 February 2022.

Submit your business details to be sent the application form to apply:

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Prominence Consulting will provide 15 established businesses up to 10-hours of tailored one-on-one business coaching from March to June 2022. The aim of the coaching is to provide practical support to help you grow and develop your business.

Business coaching is a collaborative two-way relationship between a business and a professional coach, to help in progressing a key goal or goals that are important for the development and success of the business. The coach’s role is to provide the guidance, support and accountability you need to help you set and move through your goals, allowing you to take your business from where it is to where you want it to be.

Prominence Consulting has provided business coaching since 2003 and has extensive experience in tackling business problems for small businesses, not-for-profits, social enterprises and large organisations in an efficient and fit-for-purpose way. The coaching can focus on a range of areas including:

  • contingency planning
  • business operating model
  • marketing and communication
  • business improvement and cost reduction
  • supply chain and quality
  • human resources and industrial relations
  • ICT/digital transformation
  • tenancy negotiations
  • business strategy and risk management.

The program

  • Up to 10-hours of business coaching for each successful applicant from March to June 2022.
  • Targeted and tailored, one-on-one business coaching, focusing on the areas that will be most beneficial to you/your business within the coaching time available.
  • Depending on the goals you set, this program will require approximately 20 hours of your dedicated time for the duration of the program to participate in both the one-on-one coaching sessions and enable you to complete agreed activities/tasks between coaching sessions. 
  • Building on the work achieved during the coaching sessions, your coach will work with you so that you have an action plan to carry forward into the future. 

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for business coaching, your business must:

  • be physically located within one of the current or previous Local Business Partnership Initiative areas
  • be able to dedicate approximately 20 hours of your time for the coaching sessions and agreed activitities/tasks. 

Processes and timeframes

Council will assess applications and select the businesses that will receive business coaching in consultation with Prominence Consulting.

Council will notify applicants of the outcome of their application by 25 February 2022.

Business coaching will be conducted from March to June 2022. Actual timing for each session will be agreed between the business and the coach on an as need basis.

Digital marketing consultations

Council offered free one-on-one digital marketing consultations for selected 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 were delivered in person at the business in May and June 2021 by digital marketing experts, Springboard Digital.

Visual merchandising consultations

Council offered free one-on-one visual merchandising consultations for selected 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 were delivered in person at the business in May and June 2021 by visual merchandising experts, VM+.

In progress

Bulimba Local Business Partnership Initiative

The Bulimba business precinct has been identified as one of the next locations for the Local Business Partnership Initiative.

Council will seek to work 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.

You can register to be notified about future Bulimba LBPI related activities.

Mt Gravatt Central Local Business Partnership Initiative

The Mt Gravatt Central business precinct has been identified as one of the next locations for the Local Business Partnership Initiative. 

Council will seek to work with the business community to identify opportunities and key actions that businesses can take to enhance and activate the precinct and local economy.

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: 17 January 2022