Key Dates Every Small Business Should Pay Attention to in Q2 

27 March, 2024

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As the second quarter of 2024 approaches, Australian small businesses are advised to mark several key dates on their calendars. From essential tax deadlines to upcoming public holidays, staying informed and prepared is crucial for success. To help you be proactive, we’ve compiled a list of key dates and events to take note of in Q2.

Important Dates for Small Business in Q2 2024

Easter Monday: Monday, 1 April 2024 

As Easter Monday is a national public holiday, business owners should plan accordingly for closures. To ensure your customers are well-informed, consider updating your trading hours on both your Google Business Profile and Localsearch Business Profile.  

Anzac Day: Thursday, 25 April 2024 

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance. Recognised as a national public holiday, the tradition touches the lives of every Australian. Participating in Anzac Day events or acknowledging the day in a respectful manner is a way for businesses to engage with their local community. 

Queensland Small Business Month: May 2024 

Each year, a variety of events and activities are held in May throughout Queensland, sharing information and tools to assist our small business owners. These events offer small business owners opportunities to connect with local resources and networks.

Learn more about Queensland Small Business Month

Mother’s Day: Sunday, 12 May 2024 

From heartfelt gifts to special family meals, Mother’s Day holds significant importance for businesses in the retail and hospitality industries. It’s essential for businesses to plan their marketing strategies in advance to effectively reach your target audience and capitalise on this occasion to maximise profits. 

World Environment Day: Wednesday, 5 June 2024 

World Environment Day encourages awareness and action for the protection of our environment. For small business owners, this day presents a valuable opportunity to align their business practices with sustainability efforts and contribute to environmental protection.  

End of Financial Year: Sunday, 30 June 2024 

This marks the end of the fiscal year in Australia. Business owners should wrap up their books and begin finalising their tax-time paperwork and accounting. Remember to consult with your accountant or financial advisor for personalised advice.

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