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Use 90% savings on overseas payments to expand your SMB globally

Have you ever been charged an outrageous overseas bank transaction fee for paying an overseas client? On top of that, did the bank payment take days or weeks to arrive? Airwallex founders ran into this same issue when they started a cafe in Melbourne and tried buying goods from China. So they scrapped the cafe

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Should small businesses accept digital currency as payment?

In a single year, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated small business digitalisation and the evolution of the cashless economy. But as the world considers embracing digital currencies for a multitude of payment, trading and banking options, small business has been largely left out of the conversation. SBC Media sat down with Andrew Barker, Chief Marketing

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How to reduce your opex and your emissions

It goes without saying, no one likes paying bills. Running a small business can be tough enough before you have to manage your outgoings and OPEX. Bills don’t stop coming and basics like electricity can stack up very quickly. Switching utility providers is a good start but it is usually just a band-aid to an

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6 Over looked expenses you can claim this tax time

Tax time is creeping up again and with under a month until another tax year is over it isn’t too late to help reduce that tax bill. Here are 6 commonly overlooked expenses that are missed by small businesses at tax time and how you can get the most out of them. #1 Instant Asset

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Accessing faster funding for Australian SMEs in 2021

As SMEs enter the second half of 2021 and the start of a new financial year, many will be looking to capitalise on the economic rebound. Unlike large-business lending, which saw an increase of approved credit at the start of the pandemic, lending to SMEs has remained unchanged despite the Instant Asset Write-Off scheme: Despite

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How to be a successful COVID-preneur as the pandemic winds down

Thinking of starting a business as COVID restrictions ease up and the country becomes more comfortable with the new post-COVID norm? Here are some top tips for becoming a successful “COVID-preneur” from Cameron Ward, Founder of Biz Wealth Builder. If you’ve never heard of the term “COVID-preneur,” it is easy to quickly piece together its

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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: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.