Day: 15 December 2021

Love DIY? Top 20 low cost DIY small business ideas for 2022

There’s never been a better time to start a DIY business. Whether you’ve turned to crafting over lockdowns, or you’re simply looking to try something new, there are plenty of options available to turn your hobbies into products that sell. Below we look at the benefits of starting your own DIY business, as well as …

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Why SMEs shouldn’t be afraid not to offer Buy Now Pay Later

With the rise in popularity of digital transactions, payment services have become an essential service to businesses, much like electricity. Without choice, small businesses are paying more in merchant fees than larger businesses, who are often able to negotiate a better deal. Small businesses can save up to 40% on merchant fees with least cost …

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Consumer holiday shopping sentiment reaching a 11-year high

With 11 days remaining until Christmas, there is no rest for retail. The National Retail Association has predicted a massive $20.5 billion spend to occur nationwide in these final days. Consumer sentiment has reached an 11-year high, and we expect to see an 8% increase on spending for the holidays. Further good news abounds as …

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SME Recovery Loan Scheme extended

The Morrison Government is continuing to back Australia’s small business-led recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by extending the SME Recover Loan Scheme by a further six months to 30 June 2022. Around 80,000 loans worth approximately $7.3 billion have been written to date since the scheme commenced in March 2020. The extension of the scheme continues our unprecedented support for …

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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:
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