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Day: 24 March 2021

JobKeeper is ending: how to ease the impact on your small business

This Sunday, the 28th of March, will mark the end of Jobkeeper, which has been crucial in helping countless business owners weather the pandemic storm. Is your business prepared for the changes to come, asks Ben Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Employment Hero. This year, I’ve seen hopeful glimpses of economic recovery from our customers’ …

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Assistance for small businesses affected by floods in NSW

If your business is in an area that has been affected by the recent floods, assistance is now available to help you. When an emergency happens, your first priority should be the safety of you, your employees and customers. Once you are safe, you can look into protecting your business, assets and business recovery. Disaster …

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Business advisers set to play key role in small business mental health

Business advisers will soon be able to better support small-medium business owners with a free workplace mental health program developed by Deakin University and partner organisations. The Counting on U project received a $2.4M grant from the Australian Government to provide business advisers with mental health first aid training and builds on an earlier $1.1M National Health and …

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All-in-one online portal streamlines Territory small business permits and licenses

More than 170 new and existing businesses have lodged applications through the Territory Labor Government’s Can-do Territory online portal, just one month after it launched. Through the portal, people can apply in one spot online to start a café, restaurant or retail business. Businesses that are already operating can also renew their food licence, apply …

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Higher costs and difficulties finding and retaining staff on the horizon, SMB survey finds 

The small business 2021 expectations survey conducted in Western Australia highlights the challenges small businesses will likely face with employment insecurity this year. Expect higher costs of employing staff This year sees just under two thirds of respondents (64 per cent) expecting the cost of employing staff to increase in 2021, up from 57 per …

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Small business survey highlights expected challenges and changes for 2021

Each year we ask small business owners what they expect for the forthcoming year via our annual Business Expectations survey. Here are the 2021 business expectation survey results covering the impact on the economy to expected changes to business in the year ahead. Impact of the economy Respondents were asked whether they believed the economy …

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Western Victorian small businesses receiving support and faster approvals

Small businesses across western Victoria will receive greater support thanks to new partnerships signed between the Victorian Small Business Commission and local councils. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today welcomed Horsham Rural City, Yarriambiack Shire and Hindmarsh Shire councils to the Small Business Friendly Council initiative. The scheme now totals 50 partnerships across the …

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Opportunities for Australian businesses in New Zealand’s Scarcity Economy

The appropriately named Crowded House outdoor concert recently sparked headlines, social chatter, and envy around the world. A welcome sign of ‘normal’ as Europe heads into a third wave of lockdowns, despite the vaccine release. NZ is benefitting as a Covid-Free brand, and a safe place to move around within the (mostly) closed borders. But …

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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.