About SBC

Small Business Connections (SBC) is a media platform that delivers targeted content, news, industry reports, trends and tips to business owners, entrepreneurs, startups and stakeholders in the SME sector.

Contact us
Subscribe to our newsletter
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Day: March 29, 2021

Post-JobKeeper: financial counselling for small tourism businesses

The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $2 million to support Queensland tourism businesses facing hardship with Sunday’s axing of JobKeeper by the Federal Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Tourism Business Financial Counselling Service would provide expert advice to tourism operators who need guidance on a range of matters including scaling down or pausing some parts of their business. “It’s vital that we support as many tourism businesses …

Post-JobKeeper: financial counselling for small tourism businesses Read More »

Victorian SMBs can apply for wage subsidy of up to $20k per eligible employee

The Andrews Labor Government today opened applications for the Jobs Victoria Fund, a wage subsidy program that supports businesses to hire people whose employment has been most affected by the pandemic. As part of the landmark Jobs Victoria initiative, Victorian small and medium-sized businesses, sole traders, local councils, social enterprises, universities and not-for-profits are invited to apply …

Victorian SMBs can apply for wage subsidy of up to $20k per eligible employee Read More »

Improved internet access is making the future digital for regional small businesses

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says small businesses in regional and remote areas of Australia now have more reasons to digitise, with NBN Co announcing expanded coverage and lower wholesale prices. NBN Co says its Business Satellite Service has been improved to cover Australia’s mainland and large surrounding islands, with …

Improved internet access is making the future digital for regional small businesses Read More »

JobKeeper has officially ended

Last Sunday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the temporary emergency support program JobKeeper came to an end. Saying it has achieved its objectives of supporting businesses and saving jobs, preserving employment relationships and delivering much needed income support across the economy. JobKeeper was an economic lifeline which helped keep around a million businesses in business and 3.8 million …

JobKeeper has officially ended Read More »

ATO Small business free and independent review service now permanent

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the ATO’s decision to turn its small business independent review service into a permanent offering, following a highly successful pilot program. Mr Billson says the ATO’s now permanent independent review service provides small businesses with a timely, free and fair dispute resolution pathway. …

ATO Small business free and independent review service now permanent Read More »

Two-thirds of small businesses plan to restructure in 2021

Green shoots for SME sector, but many not out of woods yet. As JobKeeper ends, many small businesses are still looking to close or sell unless market conditions improve. A national survey of 1253 small businesses has found signs of improved SME confidence, although many businesses remain uncertain about their road to recovery. The March …

Two-thirds of small businesses plan to restructure in 2021 Read More »

SUBSCRIBE FREE
SME NEWS BRIEFS

Get breaking news delivered
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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.

GOVT GRANT OF $5K to $250K

Austrade Approved Business Events AVAILABLE NOW
APPLY BEFORE 30th JUNE 2021 (Condition apply)
Sponsor, Partner, Exhibitor and Speaker Packages Available