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Day: May 25, 2021

How an Australia–UK trade deal could help spur post-pandemic recovery

When Australia and the UK began discussing a free trade agreement in 2020, they issued a joint statement with remarkably similar objectives. It now seems that a meeting of minds is imminent. The countries’ shared language, history and similar legal systems mean a deal should be relatively easy to finalise. It will also be highly significant, seen by …

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New online register to help build supply chain resilience

Helping Australian manufacturers to quickly and easily connect with suppliers is the aim of a new industry capability register launched by the Morrison Government. A six-month pilot of the free online register, known as Capability Connection, is now available for all businesses located in Greater Melbourne, South East Queensland and Townsville. Minister for Industry, Science …

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How to avoid small business tax time errors

Small businesses rely on your professional assistance. Your advice to clients throughout tax time is vital to avoid common errors. When talking to your clients, highlight the benefits of regular contact with you and remind them to let you know when their circumstances change to avoid mistakes. The most common errors small businesses make when …

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Melbourne tech startup Compass Education expands overseas with the help of state initiative

Victorian startups are continuing to reap the rewards from Andrews Labor Government initiatives, with one of the state’s biggest innovation success stories further expanding its operations today. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford was on hand to unveil the new Hawthorn office for Melbourne-based technology company Compass Education, which designs …

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$60k in seed capital funding up for grabs for young female entrepreneurs

If you haven’t already heard, COSBOA’s project, The Academy for Enterprising Girls, now has a “big sister” program for young women ages 18 to 24 called The Accelerator for Enterprising Women (AEW). We were incredibly pleased to have Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially launch the AEW’s Kickstarter Challenge at an event at Brisbane’s River City …

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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.