Community Owned Enterprises (COE) is a member of BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CENTRES AUSTRALIA (BECA), a nationwide network of Business Enterprise Centres (BEC) that are recognised as the first and best point of contact for small business operators seeking quality business information, advice and guidance (for more information on BECA please go to ).


Our BEC services a wide and diverse region, being the Local Government areas of:


  • Cairns Regional Council
  • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
  • Tablelands Regional Council
  • Mareeba Shire Council
  • Douglas Shire Council


BEC Cairns and Region provides valuable support, training and advice for small business operators, business intenders, and emerging entrepreneurs.  Our services are tailored to suit the needs of your business, to ensure that the best advice is provided for it to grow and prosper, and covers a wide range of business issues including:


  • Membership of our BEC and our Small Business Network
  • Business Start-up
  • Mentoring Support
  • Growth Strategies and Business Analysis
  • Training Programs and Upskilling
  • Business Plans
  • Marketing and Sales Strategies
  • Business Referrals and Networking
  • Business Modelling and Structures
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources


We are located at 130 – 132 McLeod Street, Cairns and our services are provided in a positive, confidential, non-judgmental environment – please contact us so we can help you to grow and develop your business.