Day: 11 October 2021

99% JobKeeper payments were to small-to-medium businesses

Commonwealth Treasury has today released a report, titled ‘Insights from the first six months of JobKeeper.’ It confirms the JobKeeper program was well-targeted and highly effective in maintaining employment and supporting the economy during the biggest economic shock since the Great Depression. At the time JobKeeper was designed and implemented, there was unprecedented uncertainty around …

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$10k Funding boost for travel agents with multiple shopfronts

Eligible Australian travel agents and tour arrangement service providers with multiple shopfronts or retail premises from today will be invited to apply for a one-off $10,000 funding boost for each of their outlets. This additional funding is on top of support provided to travel agents through the $258 million Consumer Travel Support Program, JobKeeper program …

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Austrade’s 4 reasons the economy will bounce back in 2022

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission has updated 7 charts in the Why Australia Benchmark Report. The report provides a rich set of data demonstrating Australia’s value as a trade, investment and collaboration partner. Here are latest updates from the Benchmark Report September 2021. The Australian economy expected to bounce back in 2022 In June …

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One-off creative grants; $5k for sole traders and freelancers, $10k for businesses and micro-businesses

The Victorian Government will back creative workers and organisations with a new funding package to support them through the challenges of the pandemic and help them plan for future reopening. Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson today announced a $15 million package to support some of the hardest hit parts of the state’s creative sector. …

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Cost of reopening commitment fail means Queensland SMEs less likely to survive

Every day of ongoing uncertainty and a lack of commitment to a nationally consistent plan to allow Queensland businesses to recover from economic impacts of COVID means businesses are less confident in the market, suffering greater losses and will take longer to recover. Key points Queensland businesses need to know what compliance measures they will …

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COVIDSafe posters, signs and stickers to get your business ready for reopening

COVID-Safe posters and signage for business: printable posters, signs and stickers to get your business ready for reopening. The Government has released a COVID-Safe business toolkit of signs, posters and stickers to help businesses and other organisations communicate the accepted behaviours and standards of etiquette that will help protect the community and limit the spread of COVID-19. …

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Ombudsman asks female SME owners and leaders to share their experiences

Boosting Australia’s economy through female entrepreneurs -insights from women business owners and leaders sought. In a bid to support and encourage female entrepreneurship in Australia, women who currently own and lead businesses are being asked to share their experiences. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has released a survey aimed at identifying any unique challenges …

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  • 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
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