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Stop sabotaging your business future: turn it around in 3 easy steps

Stop sabotaging your business future: turn it around in 3 easy steps

Does this sound familiar? You’ve gathered your team to fix a problem. You outline the situation and ask for answers. But there’s a fundamental issue - you’re coming at it from a negative place. You

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VIC offers support for businesses impacted by circuit breaker action

VIC offers support for businesses impacted by circuit breaker action

New support has been announced for small businesses, including sole traders, most impacted by the coronavirus circuit-breaker action – with hospitality, tourism, events and creative industries operators to benefit from grants. “Victorian businesses played their

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Reopening post-lockdown? A small business checklist to get you started

Reopening post-lockdown? A small business checklist to get you started

Prepare your business to reopen after restrictions with our handy checklist of tasks to consider. Services and technology Contact your bank to reactivate merchant terminals. Reactivate subscriptions and licences such as online booking systems and

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Ombudsman encouraging struggling small businesses to use new online financial tool

Ombudsman encouraging struggling small businesses to use new online financial tool

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Australian Banking Association’s (ABA) new Financial Assistance Hub and is encouraging struggling small businesses to use it. “This initiative by the ABA shows the

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RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.