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Day: April 15, 2021

Breaking the mould – what does it really mean to be an innovator?

A recent email from a client about innovation made me smile. Because innovation is a huge topic, and to many small businesses it represents the stress of reinventing the wheel. Disruption, uncertainty, chaos … as if we haven’t had enough of that already! But it doesn’t have to be that way. What I love is …

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“Business saved the nation”, says Business Council CEO

Over the past 18 months, in every challenge, business has stood alongside Australians through their darkest days. From the sheer devastation of the bushfires through to the uncertainty of COVID-19 lockdowns, border closures and now the recovery, we’ve been there. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have demonstrated that they’re the glue that keeps communities …

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NSW’s $1,500 Small Business Rebate Scheme opens

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up online for a new $1,500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges. The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is open to small businesses which have a total wages bill below the new 2020-21 $1.2 million payroll tax threshold and …

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How to succeed when 97% of businesses are also SMBs, from a Small Business Commissioner

While big business is often in the headlines, small businesses account for most of the businesses in Western Australia — 97 per cent. They are major contributors to the economy, generating more than $50.1 billion in private sector activity each year. You may be surprised to learn that the 227,000 small businesses in our state …

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Lower interest rate loans for small businesses affected by Cyclone Seroja

Disaster assistance has been made available for communities with widespread damage caused by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja. The Local Government Areas of Chapman Valley, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Morawa, Northampton and Shark Bay are now eligible to receive financial assistance through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Assistance available under the DRFA may include: …

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$10k Grants for Adelaide small businesses to enhance outdoor dining

City businesses along six of Adelaide’s most iconic eating and retail strips are being urged to take advantage of new grants of up to $10,000 to enhance and activate their outdoor areas, helping to drive patronage and support jobs. As we enter the traditionally quieter winter months, the Marshall Liberal Government has committed $200,000 to …

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Months after nation’s hardest lockdown Victorian consumer sentiment hits ten year high

Victorian consumer sentiment is the strongest among the states and the highest it has been in a decade. According to the latest data from Westpac-Melbourne Institute, Victorian consumer sentiment rose by 11.8 per cent in April to 121.1 index points, the highest of all the states. In comparison, the national average increased by 6.2 per …

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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.