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SMEs can claim up to $8,500 off solar installation

The Andrews Labor Government is helping even more Victorians save hundreds of dollars each year on their energy bills. Eligibility for Victoria’s nation-leading $1.3 billion Solar Homes program will be expanded, enabling households to access rebates for both solar panels and solar hot water or

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Securing a business loan in 7 steps

A business loan can help you start or grow your company, but navigating the process and lending standards can be intimidating if you don’t know how to get a business loan. Breaking it down into manageable steps can help you secure the funding your business

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How you can apply for an SME loan

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, new businesses borrowed $346.9 million in 2018, with 22% of that being Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The most common reason for the loans is for working capital, paying salaries and bills. Expansion, paying off other debt, and buying stock

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Five ways to ease the squeeze on your SME

Many small businesses are under pressure from rising costs and other challenges. Here are some tips to lessen the impact of increasing cost pressures and ease the squeeze. 1. Use price-comparison services to find a better deal If you’re making regular payments to a service provider,

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Grants up to $5k to improve SME indoor air quality

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting small businesses to improve indoor air-quality, keeping Victorians safe and reducing the spread COVID-19. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford today encouraged applications for the $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program. “COVID-19 is still very much with us, so we

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The era of cheap loans is ending

Following COVID-19 lockdowns, floods, and the turmoil in Europe, consumer sentiment is already falling. Now with the rising cost of most goods adding to inflation, increases to interest rates are likely, leading the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to raise the cash rate in an

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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:
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.