Frequently Asked Questions

The Business Navigator Team is frequently asked questions, find out what these are below.

If these don’t match your questions, contact the team here.


What is Business Navigator Western Downs?

A fully-funded program for local businesses in the Western Downs. It is being delivered by a team in the region who (through one-on-one coaching and mentoring) aims to support local businesses with innovative ideas to develop and grow. The program is funded by QGC and managed by TSBE.

Who is it for?

Up to 45 local businesses may participate at any one time. The participants can be individuals, businesses, clubs, or interest groups. The common theme for participants is that they should have a bright idea or innovation.

Why is this program being run and why now?

Economic diversification and business support have been made top priorities for the continued growth and development of the Western Downs community.

A scoping workshop was held to develop key aspects that stakeholders would like to see included in the program before it was funded. Other programs that have had great success in creating jobs, diversifying the economy and supporting small businesses overseas were also investigated for their successful features.

This program not only provides direct support opportunities for individuals, community, sporting and business organisations looking to grow and develop but also will work in collaboration with local council, business chambers, and progress associations to provide another service that they can offer to their local businesses and members as well as a way for them to gain additional support.

Who will be running the program?

An independent, locally-based team to run the Navigators program in its entirety. The project management and reporting responsibility is that of TSBE.

The two staff consist of, Lead Business coach Neil Daly and Business Coach/Program Co-Ordinator Suzie Wood

Hours of work?

Staff will be available Monday to Friday during business hours and as required for events and after hours activities.

Where are they located?

The Business Navigator Western Downs program is a mobile service made available to the potential clients they service (individuals, businesses, groups, clubs). When not with clients the base is back at 8 Malduf Street, Chinchilla, being central to the Western Downs area.

How can I get involved?

A short expression of interest form is available online available online here.

Simply fill this in and a member of the Business Navigator team will be in touch within 10 business days.