Gladstone start-ups are being encouraged to take advantage of expert business advice available from local organisation Club of Entrepreneurs.

The club provides two-day workshops each month that cover topics such as starting a business, finance, accounting and marketing.

Better still, participants leave the workshops with a complete business plan that they can put into practice.

An initiative of Start-up Gladstone Inc, the workshops have already received high praise from participants.

Startup President Luis Arroyo said that the workshops were low-cost but high-quality.

‘The prices of those sessions is $100, which is an absolute bargain for the content … we ran one Club of Entrepreneurs session in August, and the feedback we got was remarkable,’ Mr Arroyo said.

‘We are very sure that the delivery responds to the business needs in the Gladstone market.’

Mr Arroyo said that more established businesses were also welcome to attend the workshops to refresh their business knowledge and network with other participants

Club of Entrepreneurs receives funding support from the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland program.

While many previous participants have had an interest in emerging technologies, businesses from all sectors are welcome to participate.

The next workshops will run again in mid-October and mid-November, and businesses interested in attending should email Mr Arroyo at

Supporting start-ups is one of the actions identified in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.