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Day: May 5, 2021

These three economic facts point to a big spending Federal Budget

“It’s difficult to make predictions,” the saying goes, “especially about the future.” The many predictions federal budgets make about the economy over the coming four years must therefore be taken with a large grain of salt, writes Richard Holden, Professor of Economics UNSW. But in the lead-up to the 2021 budget (to be announced by …

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How to make the most of LinkedIn for your small business

LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful tool for small businesses and can be leveraged as a content marketing platform, a place for you to establish your thought leadership, build brand awareness, and attract great talent. There’s two main parts of the LinkedIn platform that you can use when you’re navigating LinkedIn for business. LinkedIn Profile & …

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COVID frauds continue to target small business

Scammers target small business owners as they recognise they are busy and usually have limited resources to keep their systems safe. Scam risks have increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 scams are designed to take advantage of the changes to our daily life including: loss of jobs and financial vulnerability …

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How recent casual worker reforms affect SMB employers

Fresh changes to awards by the Fair Work Commission have tightened how casual employees are defined and introduced ways for these workers to transition to permanent work. The Fair Work Commission recently made a few tweaks to the way casual employees are defined, which may have ramifications for employers and their staff alike. Here’s how …

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Small Business Connections Summit and TV Show

The SBC Summit included presentations and panel discussions on four comprehensive topics impacting small business in 2021. The SBC Summit provided visitors with a holistic education on critical topics presented by experts from a diverse range of industry backgrounds from government, private companies, renowned entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry influencers. During the one-day SBC Summit, …

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Fascinating insights that can drive new opportunities: how real-life customer insights can secure your future

Question: Which new customer segment is now worth $382 billion globally? A big number and a big question! Hint: it’s to do with our future challenge beyond Covid-19, and an opportunity for any size business, in just about any category. And a great example of how a deeper understanding of your customers’ WHY opens the gate to …

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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.