Day: 4 November 2021

Is your small business eligible for a business loan?

Getting your own business up and running is both exciting and nerve-wracking, yet deeply rewarding as it enables you to be your own boss and build upon something you’re truly passionate about. Until mid-2020, there were 2,422,404 actively trading businesses in the Australian economy with 2% increase in the number of new businesses in the period of …

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Native foods businesses getting a boost

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Aboriginal Victorian-owned businesses to nurture an authentic and vibrant native foods industry, restoring the rights of Traditional Owners. Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Belar Nursery and Bioculture Resources Centre to announce the Labor Government’s $2 million Djakitjuk Djanga Program in partnership with the Federation of Victorian …

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11 Tips for starting a small business in 2022

Starting a small business is a big decision. It’s an exciting prospect, and one that can reap serious rewards for those who do it well. But committing to entrepreneurship also brings a steep learning curve and more than a little risk, particularly for those who haven’t done it before. Half-hearted approaches are rarely rewarded. According …

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#1 Marketing email customers click on the most

Given that the average person receives 121 emails a day, it may seem like an ineffective way for marketers to reach customers. But that’s not the case. According to a study by McKinsey, email still remains an extremely powerful way to acquire new customers —nearly 40 times more powerful than Facebook and Twitter combined. And customers spend …

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Top 4 wishlist for small businesses before re-opening borders for December

Queensland’s economy can start getting back to business when state borders re-open to vaccinated travellers in six weeks but businesses still need clear details on vaccination status rules and their new obligations under COVID trading if they are able to accelerate their long-term recovery.   Key points:  Businesses need commitment to essential details before December 17 border opening   Details are needed on four things: Guidelines relating to any restrictions on business in relation …

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Grants for councils, chambers, NGOs and industry groups to host an SME event

Rebuild, Recharge, Renew during NSW Small Business Month: Councils, business chambers and others can apply for a grant to host an event. The NSW Government is offering grants of up to $2,500 for local councils and up to $3,500 for business chambers, industry associations and not-for-profits to deliver events during NSW Small Business Month that …

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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.