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Day: June 3, 2021

5 Quick ways to refresh your small business’s website

Your website is your online first impression for customers, it’s the first thing they see when they interact with your business online so keeping it fresh is so important. For 57 per cent of users a poorly designed or dated website is the reason they wouldn’t recommend the business to a friend and 75 per …

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COSBOA calls for nationalised COVID response before lockdown #5

A lockdown isn’t just a matter of locking the doors — it comes at a great loss for all those involved in small business. There is wastage, lost income, lost wages for workers, unending fixed expenses such as rent and insurance, and the heaviest toll of all: that of mental health for the people in …

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What’s new for small business tax? Navigate tax concessions like a pro

Tax concessions for small businesses have changed and been expanded this year. Learn about what new tax concessions, write-offs and other deductibles are available for small business in 2021. Temporary full expensing Eligible businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion can deduct the business portion of the cost of eligible new depreciating assets. These assets …

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Melbourne SMBs get double stimulus as lockdown is extended by one week

The Victorian Government will double existing support payments for businesses affected by the extension of the circuit-breaker restrictions. “We are standing with Victorian businesses and workers – providing them with the support they need to get through this challenging time,” said Treasurer Tim Pallas. Victorians are joining together and keeping their doors closed to safeguard …

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Reforms help level the playing field for franchises

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says the significant reforms to the Franchising Code of Conduct announced by the Australian Government today will help level the playing field across the franchising sector. Mr Billson says the reforms to the Code, which come into effect from 1 July 2021, will go a …

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Analysing Australia’s $4 trillion record foreign investment in 2020

Australia’s investment performance in 2020 was impressive. Despite drought, bushfires and COVID-19 lockdowns, foreign investment still grew by 2.5%. This result caps an equally amazing two-decade track record. Over the past 20 years, investment has grown by about 8.0% per year. The takeaway is that overseas investment is playing an ever-larger role in Australia’s economic …

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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.