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Discover financial technology solutions to elevate your business

Want to reduce your business’s transaction fees and receive payments quicker? Financial technology solutions for business are at the core of the emerging and exciting fintech industry. This sector and its many uses to small-to-medium businesses will be on display at the FINTECH21 Showcase & Sessions hosted at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on November 4-5

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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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Digitisation is the key to small business success post JobKeeper

The year-long wage subsidy supported over one million Australian businesses and carried many that otherwise would have closed during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. As early as November last year, research by the Reserve Bank of Australia showed the temporary payment had already helped to reduce total job losses by at least 700,000. Will the end of

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5 tips to get your brick and mortar store thriving online

If the pandemic proved anything to us, it’s that a business that can be run online is always going to have its place in the world. As more consumers embrace convenience, opening an online store to enable loyal customers to complete their shopping from the comfort of home is becoming essential writes Yoko Inoue, founder of

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Funding for SMBs to adopt innovative tech, including AI, robotics and cybersecurity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small to medium-size businesses implement digital solutions that improve productivity, drive growth and create jobs through a new funding program. “This program will be a catalyst for more Victorian businesses to embark on their own innovative projects, whether they’re implementing technology or developing a new commercial product,” said Minister

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Online services to replace ATO Business Portal

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has launched its Online services for business platform which will replace the Business Portal and electronic superannuation audit tool (eSAT). In addition to the current Business Portal functions, the new platform will provide registered users with access to new features, including: a payment plan getting copies of income tax returns

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New digital tools to help small businesses export successfully

The Morrison Government today launches a range of digital tools to help Australian businesses to reach new international markets and customers. The export.business.gov.au website features interactive market insights, trends as well as information on grants, funding, local laws and regulations, distribution and shipping. The Morrison Government funded the site through its $21.4 million commitment for a Trade

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Small businesses can share again online after Facebook news ban to ends

Facebook’s hostage standoff with Australian government and media will end in the next few days after the company struck a deal with the Morrison government over its controversial News Media Bargaining Code. Intense negotiations with the government in the wake of Facebook blocking hundreds of media sites on its platform last Thursday, saw the warring sides reach

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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.