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Real Estate & Business

22 June, 2021

Small business mentoring program arrives in Pioneer Valley

THE SMALL Business Mentoring Program was created to address the business development and mentoring needs of Eungella and Finch Hatton based businesses.


This mentoring opportunity will enable participants to take advantage of the economic opportunities arising from the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails Project.

Mackay Regional Council is funding this pilot program to allow mentoring to be offered free of charge to successful applicants.

The Program is being offered to existing businesses located in the Pioneer Valley. Localities with a primary focus are Eungella and Finch Hatton.

Mountain biking has been identified as a significant opportunity for the region because of several key indicators, including the stunning natural environment, excellent elevation, substantial trail land availability, ability to provide for all mountain biking disciplines and levels, potential diversity of complementary activities, and proximity to a major regional city and airport.

Sites have been proposed for the development of mountain bike trails with approximately 100 km of trail network to showcase the best terrain in Finch Hatton and Eungella.

It is expected that the mountain biking trail product will attract up to 30,000 new visitors to the region annually and bring in an additional $18million into the local economy.

The Small Business Mentoring Program will be facilitated by independent mentors, business and tourism experts, Sparrowly Group. Sparrowly Group has deep experience in building and growing destinations and businesses across Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia.

On behalf of Mackay Regional Council, Sparrowly Group is hosting a 30-minute practical webinar to give you an overview of the program and the EOI process.

This will include time for questions.

Interested participants can register to receive a recording of the sessions, where council can assist in the EOI process.


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