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Day: June 10, 2021

Marketing on a budget: how small businesses can make every dollar count

When it comes to the early days at a startup, marketing isn’t always the number one priority. With so much effort involved in getting a business off the ground – and tight budgets – marketing can be seen as an unnecessary expense. But marketing doesn’t always have to be expensive. In fact, some of the …

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Business restriction details for Melbourne’s lockdown easing

Victoria’s Acting Premier James Merlino has confirmed Melbourne will come out of its fourth lockdown at 11.59pm on Thursday 10 June, and also outlined the restrictions that will be in place. Merlino said metropolitan Melbourne will move to almost the same settings currently in place across regional Victoria, and regional Victoria will move towards further …

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Extra $2,000 for Melbourne businesses still inoperational with eased restrictions

The Victorian Government will provide additional support for businesses in greater Melbourne who continue to be affected by necessary health restrictions. After two weeks of Victorians doing the right thing, we are now in a place where we can continue to ease restrictions and reopen more businesses safely – but those businesses that will still …

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New policy paves way for collective bargaining by SMBs

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson says small businesses, franchisees and fuel retailers can join together to enhance their bargaining power, under new rules in place under the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Mr Billson says the new arrangement, small businesses can collectively negotiate with the larger companies that buy …

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Explaining temporary full expensing for small business

Have you heard about temporary full expensing but are unsure if suitable for your business? This temporary measure introduced by the Australian Government allows businesses to claim an immediate deduction for the full cost of eligible assets. It’s one of several measures and tax incentives designed to help businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19. …

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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.