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Day: January 12, 2021

WA initiative making it easier to start, operate and grow small businesses in the state

WA Small Business Minister Paul Papalia has announced the first three local government authorities chosen to undertake a new program to streamline approvals processes for small businesses. New program to smooth local government approvals processes for small businesses Cities of Melville, Rockingham and Wanneroo the first to take part Program designed to make it easier …

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23 SMBs sharing a $2m federal grant to test and develop innovative business ideas

Twenty-three small and medium businesses will share in more than $2 million from the Morrison Government to test their great ideas on how to improve the natural environment. The latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is supporting the early-stage development of solutions to tackle five specific government policy and service delivery …

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Andrews announces $500k in funding for regional VIC startups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced almost $500,000 in funding to support the creation and growth of startups in regional Victoria. “This investment will enable the next generation of regional entrepreneurs to have a go at getting their big idea off the ground,” says Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford. …

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How the Night Time Industries Association met 2020 challenges head-on

Looking back on the year, Mike told Bars and Clubs: “The NTIA has just turned two years old and we finished our first AGM on February 20. And looking back on that we had the bushfires and we were saying this coronavirus, this could be a thing. “We had all this optimism about getting scale and …

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Ombudsman calls for SMB-specific R&D Tax Incentive, saying current system hamper investment

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for an industry-specific R&D Tax Incentive, saying the current system is hampering investment and growth in the sector. In a submission to the Federal Government’s Financial Technology Inquiry, the Ombudsman described the R&D Tax Incentive as unsuitable for software development in its current …

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What’s in Wine Australia’s $50m export and regional support package?

The Australian Government has invested $50 million to grow Australia’s wine exports and showcase the nation’s wine tourism offering in key markets. The program, known as the Export and Regional Wine Support Package, originally was to run for four years and conclude on 30 June 2020. However, significant in-market activities were postponed as a result of …

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