The South Burnett Enterprise Centre exists to help new businesses grow in
the South Burnett.
World-wide experience has shown that new businesses started in the environment
of a business enterprise centre or business incubator enjoy a success rate
as high as 85% after three years. This contrasts with the very high failure
rate of small businesses generally (which can be as high as 90% within the
first three years).
The South Burnett Enterprise Centre strives to meet the needs of new businesses
by providing a supportive environment for them. Our services, amenities and
flexible terms provide a fertile environment for a very wide range of new
The Enterprise Centre has two primary functions:
Firstly, we're a Small Business Information Centre which is open to
any person wanting to know more about going into a business, or needing help
and support with their existing business.
Secondly, we're also a Small Business Incubator. The Centre has 16
business units - each one fully carpeted and air conditioned with blinds.
These units are leased to new start-up small businesses, home-based businesses
ready to expand and not-for-profit associations.
You can view details about any business units we currently have vacant
by clicking here.
The South Burnett Enterprise Centre is a not-for-profit association and we
promote the economic growth, sustainable development and creation of new
employment opportunities in the South Burnett.
We do this by assisting the development of new businesses and nurturing these
and existing businesses to success. We also work collaboratively with other
organisations that contribute to the same goals.
The South Burnett Enterprise Centre (SBEC) was established in 1999 with grants
from the Federal Government's AusIndustry Incubator Program and the former
Kingaroy Shire Council. These grants allowed the Enterprise Centre to be
built, providing the South Burnett with a much-needed facility that didn't
exist in the region up to that point in time.
Since its inception the SBEC has assisted many new businesses to become
established and viable. This in turn has helped foster employment in the
region and led to the creation of many new amenities and services which have
helped increase the quality of life for the broader regional community.
The SBEC has strong community support and is run by a volunteer Management
Committee. Any profits from the centre's operations are ploughed back into
the ongoing maintenance and development of the facility, which now also houses
permanent storage areas for local service clubs and the the South Burnett
Musical Comedy Society.
You can read more about the facilities and services we currently offer
by clicking here.