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Day: February 23, 2021

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 have a problem, and that automatically means stress. Now I know that’s not your intention. But the more you look …

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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 part in the circuit breaker action and this package recognises that the impact for many was severe,” said Minister for …

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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 music licences Check your premises are ready to open. Inspect your physical space and make sure the power, heating, water, …

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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 banks are taking proactive steps to assist small businesses experiencing financial hardship,” Ms Carnell says. “While it’s good news that …

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Australia one of only nine nations to maintain AAA credit rating worldwide: economy on “stable path to recovery”

Australia’s AAA credit rating has today been reaffirmed by Fitch, with Australia one of only nine countries to hold a AAA credit rating from all three major credit rating agencies. In its report, Fitch notes that our economy “has weathered the pandemic well compared with peers”, pointing to Australia’s “successful virus containment” and an “effective …

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Changes to Single Touch Payroll reporting from 1 July for SMBs

There are changes to Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting for small employers with closely held payees and quarterly reporting for micro employers from 1 July 2021. Employers should be reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP) unless they only have closely held payees, or they are covered by a deferral or exemption. There are changes to …

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Morrison Government requests independent review into supply chain vulnerabilities

The Morrison Government has requested the Productivity Commission undertake an independent review into supply chain vulnerabilities and risks as part of it’s commitment to ensuring the Australian economy is prepared for possible supply chain disruptions. Australia’s supply chains proved resilient in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the experience with COVID-19 has highlighted Australia’s potential …

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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.