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Day: February 10, 2021

10 Small business stress buster you need to know

Resilient and agile as they are, the past year has taken a huge toll on the 2.3 million small businesses in Australia, with two thirds (66 per cent) admitting the pandemic has impacted mental wellbeing. With the everyday pressures of running a business exacerbated by the pandemic, it is vital to manage stress. The challenge is …

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Wine tourism numbers highlight COVID-19 challenges and the road forward

COVID-19 has brought much uncertainty when it comes to travel in 2020. Just as borders between some Australian states were opening to welcome interstate travelers, others were closed to combat new clusters. With some interstate travel halted, tourism turned intrastate with locals taking the opportunity to explore their own backyards – where restrictions allowed – …

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Could an Aussie Google boycott be a ‘death sentence’ for small business?

Google’s recent threat to withdraw from the Australian market if the controversial News Media Bargaining Code is turned into law has left many questioning what life without the search giant might look like. It was revealed last week that the government had been in talks with Microsoft about potentially scaling its search offering Bing to …

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Retail SMB out-of-home leads outdoor media resurgence post-COVID

With the out-of-home advertising category one of the hardest hit by COVID, the latest Standard Media Index* data reveals that retail out-of-home grew its share in the last quarter of 2020, leading the resurgence of the outdoor media category. Tech leader Snapchat secured the top spot as the fastest growing media group year-on-year followed by …

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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.