$3M in Grants Available for QLD Businesses

If you are operating a small business that is financially sound demonstrating the potential for high growth and employment aspirations over the next 1 to 2 years, the Queensland Government has announced that you may be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant – but you have to be quick. Insider Tip: Over the past 18 years I have worked with 100’s of small to medium sized businesses. If you Contact Me by sending me an online enquiry or by phoning me... Continue Reading...

The New Lester Lewis Consulting Website

During late 2015 I decided I needed a much better quality website that had an actual digital strategy behind it. I also decided I needed to ramp up what I was doing on Facebook and other digital marketing. I spoke with Jay Daniells from Green Valley Digital who is fortunately based in Bundaberg and after an initial consultation I decided he and his team were definitely the right people for the job. The website was crafted with meaning. Every... Continue Reading...

Do you have a Charity Strategy?

I have set myself a goal for 2016 – to encourage business to contribute time, money and goods to charities in your region – and if you are already doing this, I hope you will plan for an increase in 2016 – and of course, I will be participating in different activities myself. Here’s some ideas that will help you set up the processes in your business: Set up a team leader in your business who is responsible for community programs. Put pressure... Continue Reading...

To train or not to train – that is the question

There is a misconception that training will fix all ills – training is the panacea for everything.  As a long term experienced teacher, trainer and facilitator, I have learnt that training is a very powerful tool when used wisely and appropriately, but it is not the only answer and depending on the circumstances that have arisen it might not be the best approach.  Sometimes a combination of training and other activities such as buddying,... Continue Reading...

$1M In Grants Available For QLD Home-Based Businesses

If you are a parent operating or wanting to start a home based business then the QLD Government has just announced that you will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in grant funding… but you have to be quick. Applications open on August 24th 2015 and with the large number of stay-at-home parents starting to operate home-based businesses, this funding will get snapped up very quickly once news gets out. Insider Tip: Over the last 14 years I have... Continue Reading...

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