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South Australia and Queensland celebrate small business

May marked the return of South Australia Small Business Week and Queensland Small Business Month, acknowledging more than 600,000 small businesses calling these states home.

Small businesses represent 97% of all businesses in Queensland and 98% in South Australia, contributing over $150 billion collectively to their respective state economies. The Queensland and South Australia events both offered fantastic programs to highlight and support small businesses to reach their full potential. However, with so many activities focused on business management and planning, it can be easy to overlook one of the key areas of managing a successful small business – mental health and wellbeing.

If you would like to learn more about improving your mental health and wellbeing and the positive impact this can have on your business, be sure to keep an eye out for relevant sessions at the next small business event you attend.

You can also take advantage of the resources, check-ups and training available through Ahead for Business including:

  • The Mental Health Check-up to see how you are tracking with your mental health and wellbeing, and what areas you might need to take action on
  • The Business Stress Test to help you recognise and understand things you find stressful while running your business, and find resources to help you manage
  • The Wellbeing Plan to help you identify your strengths and manage both large and small challenges that come your way
  • The Rural Agribusiness Wellbeing Plan for those working in the agriculture, forestry or fishing industries, can help you manage the unique challenges that come with being a small business owner in these areas
  • The Business Wellbeing Online Training provides tailored information and tools for small business owners and their employees to help improve wellbeing at work
  • Key resources relating to your important focus areas which provide information, tips and practical strategies to help you make a positive change in your small business.
  • Articles, podcasts, videos and case studies focusing on industry and local communities.

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