BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm.
BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm. Tobi Loftus

Are you starting a small business?

BIEDO'S newest project is called The Platform, and its not just because the office is situated adjacent to the old railway line.

The Burnett based not-for-profit organisation has established itself as an economic development organisation delivering effective programs and much-needed services within our region.

​And now, they are inviting small businesses and other community groups to work along side them in their Murgon office.

The Platform is a casual, co-working space where a business can dip their toe in the water without signing up to any long, expensive leases.

BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm said The Platform was an independent space where small businesses and other groups could take advantage of for short term use.

"It's a big call for a business to fund and to have their own commitment,” she said.

"With The Platform, they can test their business model before making a big commitment.

"You'll be able to hire the space on a per hour rate,” she said.

Ms Frahm confirmed they were open to suggestions as to the inclusions in the office space, which includes a boardroom and a smaller office for one-on-one meetings.

"If enough people say they want one of those fancy coffee machines for example, then we'll look at getting one,” she said.

BIEDO will have an official open day for The Platform on Friday, June 28.

It will be held from 8am-5pm at BIEDO Headquarters, 80 Gore St, Murgon.

An official opening will follow from 5-6pm.