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Day: June 7, 2021

Should small businesses accept digital currency as payment?

In a single year, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated small business digitalisation and the evolution of the cashless economy. But as the world considers embracing digital currencies for a multitude of payment, trading and banking options, small business has been largely left out of the conversation. SBC Media sat down with Andrew Barker, Chief Marketing …

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Why this Melbourne roaster wants his customers to sip-easy on ethically sourced coffee

Do you know if your morning flat white is made from ethically sourced coffee beans? It’s a simple question that Mohamed Mumin, founder of Melbourne-based boutique coffee roaster Astur Coffee, wanted all his customers to sip-easy-on.  SBC Media sat down with coffee roaster and coffee cart owner, Mumin, to discover how growing up in the Horn …

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Tax concessions based on your business’s aggregated turnover

Tax Concessions at a glance: if you are a business, use this table to find out what concessions you can access based on your aggregated turnover. When we say ‘turnover’, we mean ‘aggregated turnover’. The concessions have various start dates beginning from 1 July 2016. Business concessions Deductions Concession Turnover less than $2 million Turnover $2 million to …

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Support for regional tourism businesses

The Victorian Government today announced a new round of travel vouchers as part of a package of support to boost tourism recovery right across regional Victoria. “The Business Costs Assistance Program top-up payments mean eligible tourism businesses will receive a $7,000 payment, regardless of where they are based. This is substantial and deserved support,” said …

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Solar rebates now open for small businesses to reduce bills

Rebates of up to $3,500 are now available for Victorian small businesses to install a rooftop solar system under the Victorian Government’s new Solar for Business Program. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications are now open to any Victorian small business with between one and 20 employees, whether they own or …

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Australia’s recovery has been “quicker and stronger than we previously expected”, S&P says as it affirms AAA rating

In a expression of confidence in the Morrison Government’s economic management S&P have affirmed Australia’s AAA credit rating and revised up its credit outlook to stable from negative, praising the “government’s swift and decisive fiscal and health response” and “strong economic recovery”. Australia remains one of just nine countries to hold a AAA credit rating from the three …

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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.