Day: 8 September 2021

What SMBs can do now to support long-term economic recovery

The national business opportunity has the ability to secure a more confident and certain future for the state’s economy if local consumers look to their own communities for goods and services and support small businesses.   While Queensland is locked out from markets in other states, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is calling on the …

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Regional small business grants open this week

The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to support Queensland’s regional small businesses with the second round of $5,000 Business Basics Grants opening at 9am on Wednesday September 8. Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said the grants are a part of the government’s Big Plans for Small Business Strategy and the $14.2 billion COVID-19 …

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Tourism and travel agent support fund

The Western Australian Government has announced $16.8 million of assistance funding to support tourism operators and travel agents affected by COVID-19 restrictions in the Eastern States. The fund will be managed by Tourism WA. Eligibility criteria The fund, which is co-funded by the Commonwealth and State governments, offers one-off payments between $2,000 and $10,000 to businesses …

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34% NSW small businesses call mental health a ‘major challenge’

Support available for business owners and operators; COVID-19 has profoundly impacted every facet of running a small business, including the toll taken on mental health.  The Commission’s August Small Business Survey found mental health concerns were the third biggest challenge currently affecting small businesses, after the impact of the coronavirus in general and the impact …

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Businesses in regional Victoria released from lockdown

Lockdown restrictions will be lifted in regional Victoria from tomorrow night, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer. Victorians continue to do an incredible job keeping each other safe and while metropolitan Melbourne and Shepparton are still managing serious outbreaks, case numbers in the rest of regional Victoria have remained low and contained which gives …

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$2.2m up for grabs for AgTech entrepreneurs

The Victorian Government is backing innovators across the state to support the development and adoption of new technology that can help improve farm productivity and grow our agriculture industries. Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas today launched the $2.2 million Victorian AgTech Entrepreneurs Initiative, a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the state’s startup agency LaunchVic. “Accelerating the …

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Top 6 mistakes to avoid when preparing for an ISO Certification Audit

Many businesses understand the benefits of being certified to the Safety, Quality and Environmental International Standards. These management standards help you to stay compliant, think competitively, increase productivity and safety, win more tenders, and improve efficiencies. So why isn’t everyone rushing to follow the ISO standards? Well, they’re not always easy to understand, resource sufficiently or …

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