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Day: January 14, 2021

Updated for 2021: Australian Government small business stimulus and relief packages

The Australian Government has announced several stimulus and relief packages, designed to sustain small businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep employees in work. The government has stated that the measures are temporary, targeted and scalable. The main areas of support relevant to small businesses to date are: JobKeeper Payment Businesses impacted by the …

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QLD job vacancies increased by 22% this quarter, the highest on the East Coast

Job vacancies in Queensland rose to their highest level on record in the three months to the end of November 2020 according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick said the data demonstrated once again that Queensland’s strong health response and the delivery of our …

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4 Steps for turning your business idea into a career

If you’re working full-time but are considering starting a business, here are our top four tips to help you make the transition. Step one: Do your research It’s surprising how often we meet clients who are planning to start businesses in industries in which they have no previous experience. But before you take the leap, …

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QLD extends takeaway liquor exemptions to support SMB recovery until April 2021

Queensland’s liquor licensees will continue to benefit from takeaway liquor sales with the Palaszczuk Government extending its support for small businesses during COVID-19. Attorney General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said under the Queensland Government’s Emergency Response to COVID-19, the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming had authorised an extension for certain licensees to sell …

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Access to capital for SMBs: key to survival in perfect storm, says Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is urging the Federal Government to establish a revenue-contingent loan scheme for small businesses, to provide them with the cash flow they need to survive the next 12 months. With government support measures being withdrawn, banks continuing to subject small business borrowers to onerous credit …

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  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
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  • 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.