Growing a Business

Logan City Council is committed to supporting you on your business journey, through the Logan Office of Economic Development (LOED). Whether you are a new or established business we are here to help.

LOED works closely with the private sector including financial institutions, accounting and legal firms, commercial real estate agents, commercial property developers, industry organisations, equity and venture capital firms, and relevant government departments at national, state and local levels.

The team has developed an extensive network in various industries and supply chains and prides itself on developing, maintaining and sharing, where applicable, this information for the benefit of its clients.

Expanding your export markets is a positive step in growing your business. Exporting can be a profitable way to expand your business, spread your risks and reduce your dependence on the local market.

Our business support services include but are not limited to:

  • Confidential one-on-one meetings with a business advisor
  • Access to resources and up-to-date market information
  • Relocation, expansion and redevelopment support
  • Business assistance and referrals
  • Business courses and workshops
  • Monthly E-newsletter
  • Assistance finding local staff through Logan Jobs
  • Export assistance

Grants and financial support

The federal, state and local governments offer funding programs, often in the form of grants, and business support services to help new and established businesses grow and succeed.

Government grants can help you develop your business through activities such as expansion, commercialisation, research and development, innovation, and exporting.

Logan City Council offers a range of grants for businesses and communities including the Investment Attraction Incentive Fund.

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The Qld State Government offers a range of anchor grant programs, including:

  • Business Basics Grants Program
  • Business Boost Grant Program
  • Business Growth Fund
  • Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants.

Plus, they offer additional grant programs as necessary.

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The Australian Government also offer a variety of key grant programs, including:

  • R&D Tax Incentive
  • Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)
  • Entrepreneurs’ Programme

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Business networking support

Chambers of Commerce

Small Business Friendly - Minister Di Farmer (centre), with (from left) Stewart Fleming (Logan Chamber of Commerce), SB Commissioner Maree Adshead, Mayor Darren Power, Chyerl Pridham (Logan Regional CoC) and Kerrie Saverin (Beenleigh Yatala CoC)

A Chamber of Commerce is an association of local businesspeople who promote and advance the interests of its members. They host networking events and provide professional development opportunities for members and the local business community.

Business Networking International (BNI)

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BNI Is a professional business networking organisation that helps you generate new business through referrals that are calculated and monitored. This is a highly organised and results-based business network that is committed to generating real outcomes and profits for members.

Logan City Women in Business

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Logan City Women in Business is a diverse, friendly and collaborative group of women representing many industries and services. They are like-minded ladies who meet at Devon Pixies Teahouse, located in the Kingston Butter Factory precinct for breakfast every month to share, support, collaborate, and help promote women in business in Logan. Each member is given the opportunity to be a guest speaker at the events to present on their business.

Bx - Business Networking Reimagined

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Bx – Business Networking Reimagined is a relaxed and friendly networking event, designed to help your business grow through referrals and business opportunities. As a member, you can attend any and as many Bx meetings as you like. 80% of the meeting is spent getting to know other business owners, there’s structure to maximise networking, but it’s not overly prescriptive.

Real Business Connections Networking Group - Brisbane Networking Group

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Join the group for breakfast at the beautiful Meadowbrook Golf Club every second Wednesday and meet a variety of local business owners, learn from guest presenters and share your expertise with the group. Every meeting is facilitated using a structured format to provide networking and referral opportunities for all.

Australian Local Business Network

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The Australian Local Business network provides Business owners with a supportive and friendly Business Networking Group to enable them to grow, expand and develop connections locally and virtually.

We are the Business Networking – Logan to Scenic Rim & Surrounds

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An opportunity for local businesses to connect, network and support local businesses.

We are the Business (WATB) Networking – Logan to Scenic Rim & Surrounds

Mayor’s local jobs and skills taskforce support

Logan Office of Economic Development (LOED) works with local communities, community services and businesses to develop a work-ready workforce. We provide one-on-one consultations to look at your employment needs, we link businesses to community service organisations with job-ready clients, and we connect businesses to local jobs programs and school pathways and help businesses with sourcing staff from Workforce Australia providers and Logan Jobs.

Logan Jobs

Logan Jobs is your one-stop-shop if you’re:

  • a City of Logan resident looking to work closer to home
  • a City of Logan employer wanting to fill vacant positions with qualified, motivated local talent.

Why hire locally?

  • Local staff want to work locally, leading to lower turnover costs.
  • Local staff live close to work, so are often more reliable and can respond quickly to your needs.
  • Local workers are locally connected – they can help you build your brand.
  • Hiring locally signals to your customers that you support your local community.
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Additional Services

LOED staff can connect you to resources and services provided by government agencies and community organisations. This can include

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Customised business support sessions

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Access to emotional wellbeing support

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Connect to initiatives and support from all levels of government

If you operate a business and would like to grow, please speak to one of our business advisers.