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Day: 7 April 2021

5 tips to get your brick and mortar store thriving online

If the pandemic proved anything to us, it’s that a business that can be run online is always going to have its place in the world. As more consumers embrace convenience, opening an online store to enable loyal customers to complete their shopping from the comfort of home is becoming essential writes Yoko Inoue, founder of …

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Support for wineries to break into the U.S. market

South Australia wineries are set to grow their businesses by entering and expanding into the US market through Wine Australia’s US Market Entry Program – with the State Government delivering support by subsidising 50 per cent of the cost for 15 wineries. The program will run from July 2021 to June 2022, be delivered in …

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How to manage your wellbeing as a small business owner

Running a small business is no easy feat. Research indicates that issues of mental health are more likely to occur among small business owners than other members of the workforce. When you’re juggling long working hours, trying to maintain personal relationships, managing your cash flow and dealing with isolation if you’re working on your own …

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Funding for SMBs to adopt innovative tech, including AI, robotics and cybersecurity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small to medium-size businesses implement digital solutions that improve productivity, drive growth and create jobs through a new funding program. “This program will be a catalyst for more Victorian businesses to embark on their own innovative projects, whether they’re implementing technology or developing a new commercial product,” said Minister …

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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.