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We are a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting small businesses in Southern Queensland.

We are a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting small businesses in Southern Queensland.

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About the SBFCS Southern Queensland

The Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the sustainability of small businesses and their communities throughout Southern Queensland.

With funding from the Australian Government and Queensland Government, we deliver:

Small businesses in Southern Queensland have seen their fair share of hardship and significant stress as a result of COVID-19, flooding, interest rate rises and increasing input costs. We’re here to support small businesses so that they can respond effectively to these challenges. We provide business owners with the tools and knowledge that encourages improvements in their financial situation as well as their personal health and wellbeing. Above all, helping small businesses plan and achieve a better future.

We support businesses in 34 Local Government Areas throughout Southern Queensland. This includes small businesses in regional communities together with metro areas such as Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Our Small Business Financial Counsellors and Business Wellness Coaches are embedded within the communities that they support. This enables them to have a first-hand understanding of the challenges being faced by their small business clients.

Key features of our service

Free service

Our service is totally free, with no additional payments for small businesses.

Completely confidential

We provide a confidential service for small businesses and store all information securely.

Independent service

Whilst we’re funded by government, our organisation is completely separate and run independently.

Skilled professionals

Our qualified Financial Counsellors and Wellness Coaches have specialised skills to help businesses.

Trusted provider

We have a strong track record as a trusted provider of valued services to small businesses.

Local staff

By employing local staff, we know the issues affecting local businesses and also give back to communities.

Holistic service

We deliver a holistic financial management and wellness service to support small business owners.

Different ways to chat

We can help businesses on the phone, via a video chat or we can visit them at a suitable location.

SBFCS Southern Queensland operates alongside RFCS Southern Queensland and Rural Solutions Queensland

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SBFCS Southern Queensland

Funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government

Registered charity

We support diversity and the equal inclusion of all persons, regardless of any identity markers. We acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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