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No more covid excuses: 10-day payment period to VIC SMB suppliers enforced 

No more covid excuses: 10-day payment period to VIC SMB suppliers enforced 

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the Victorian Government’s commitment to pay its small business supplier invoices within 10 business days. Ms Carnell says the new payment terms, which

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Grants up to $50k open for WA small business education providers

Grants up to $50k open for WA small business education providers

The McGowan Government has launched the International Education COVID-19 Industry Support Fund to help Western Australian small and medium international education providers sustain their businesses with support of up to $50,000. The fund is an

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Treasury Wine Estates’ multilayered plan to reduce impact of China’s wine tariffs

Treasury Wine Estates’ multilayered plan to reduce impact of China’s wine tariffs

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has set out a series of plans it will implement to reduce the impact of the tariffs on Australian wine announced by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce last week. TWE is

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Transparency improved: new law requires large business to publicly report dealings with SMBs suppliers

Transparency improved: new law requires large business to publicly report dealings with SMBs suppliers

Australia’s large businesses will have to report on their use of questionable practices to small business suppliers with the release of the Payment Times Reporting Scheme Rules and Guidance Material. Under the Morrison Government’s Payment

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RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

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.