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2021 Federal Budget: What it means for small and medium business

The 2021 Federal Budget delivered extensions to tax schemes and apprenticeship/training schemes, while tourism and aviation were big winners. Group Economics overview of the budget The Treasurer wasn’t kidding when he said budget repair has been put on hold until unemployment was below 5%, with a raft of new spending measures offsetting the cyclical improvements

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Funding for female entrepreneurs to scale and take on global markets

The Morrison Government is supporting female entrepreneurs to build their businesses, take on global markets and create local jobs, with the opening of a new $11.6 million funding round under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it was fitting that applications for round two of the in-demand

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Startups pitch their services to solve public sector challenges

The Marshall Government is using the creative thinking of local startup companies to deliver better services for taxpayers whilst enhancing the economic viability of startup sector in South Australia. Eight local startups have successfully pitched their product or service to the State Government through the Go2Gov program—which calls on local innovators to work in partnership

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Andrews announces $500k in funding for regional VIC startups

The Andrews Labor Government has announced almost $500,000 in funding to support the creation and growth of startups in regional Victoria. “This investment will enable the next generation of regional entrepreneurs to have a go at getting their big idea off the ground,” says Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford.

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Indigenous small business sector among fastest growing nationally

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is encouraging Australians to support indigenous businesses, as the nation celebrates NAIDOC Week 2020. “The indigenous business sector is one of the fastest growing in Australia,” Ms Carnell says. “Supply Nation data shows the number of indigenous businesses is growing by 12.5% each year. “There are currently

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Victorian startups win $500k worth of government contracts developing innovation tech

Victorian startups have secured contracts to the combined value of $500,000 with the Victorian Government to develop technology solutions in the areas of workplace safety, transport and education. “Connecting our local startups to government procurement opportunities is one of the most logical and impactful ways government can ensure the Victorian startup ecosystem is supported and

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Despite lockdown, VIC’s startup sector is growing and maturing

Victoria’s startup sector has the foundations to support high-value jobs growth in the thousands every year, which will be crucial in the state’s recovery from the effects of coronavirus. The annual Victorian Startup Ecosystem Mapping report released today identified a growing network of almost 1,900 local startups employing almost 37,000 people in early 2020. The report found

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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.