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“Business saved the nation”, says Business Council...
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How to succeed when 97% of businesses...
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Breaking the mould – what does it really mean to be an innovator?

Breaking the mould – what does it really mean to be an innovator?

A recent email from a client about innovation made me smile. Because innovation is a huge topic, and to many small businesses it represents the stress of reinventing the wheel. Disruption, uncertainty, chaos … as

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“Business saved the nation”, says Business Council CEO

“Business saved the nation”, says Business Council CEO

Over the past 18 months, in every challenge, business has stood alongside Australians through their darkest days. From the sheer devastation of the bushfires through to the uncertainty of COVID-19 lockdowns, border closures and now

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NSW’s $1,500 Small Business Rebate Scheme opens

NSW’s $1,500 Small Business Rebate Scheme opens

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up online for a new $1,500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges. The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is

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How to succeed when 97% of businesses are also SMBs, from a Small Business Commissioner

How to succeed when 97% of businesses are also SMBs, from a Small Business Commissioner

While big business is often in the headlines, small businesses account for most of the businesses in Western Australia — 97 per cent. They are major contributors to the economy, generating more than $50.1 billion

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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.

GOVT GRANT OF $5K to $250K

Austrade Approved Business Events AVAILABLE NOW
APPLY BEFORE 30th JUNE 2021 (Condition apply)
Sponsor, Partner, Exhibitor and Speaker Packages Available