Professional Advice Support Program
  • Last updated:
  • 22 Sep 2020

About

The professional advice support program is funded by Council and provides businesses with up to one hour of free advice in the following categories:

  • Accounting and insolvency
  • Human resources
  • Legal services. 

How to access

  • Fill out the Expression of interest form 
  • The application will be assessed and you will be contacted within 48-hours
  • The consultation will take place via phone or video conference.

Access to the program is subject to applicant eligibility and the availability of Council resources.

To be eligible for the program, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Located within the Sunshine Coast Council Local Government Area
  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Employ between 0-19 staff
  • Annual Turnover of less than $5 million
  • Have no access to professional advice
  • In need of immediate critical support

Become a supplier for the Professional Advice Support Program

If you are interested in offering professional advice support as part of the program complete the expression of interest form

To be eligible as a provider:

  • Must have at least one office located in the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Must be up to date with information on all Federal and State stimulus and relief packages available to businesses
  • Must be accredited and have all valid and current licenses required to conduct business with in your profession
  • Must be able to show a focus on servicing small business
  • Must be able to provide a weekly dot point update to council on number of consultations and any high level trends/issues. (We of course won’t ask you to discuss any specific confidential client information with us)
  • Must be able to invoice in 6 or 15 minute increments
  • Must perform the service at a fixed hourly rate as nominated by Council in advance
  • Have appropriate experience

Contact

For more information email businessdevelopment@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au