SBC Magazine Vol2 - Issue1

In this issue:

The May issue of the SBC magazine is full of targeted small business insights on how new technology can streamline operations and help scale small businesses across the country.

This month, we review Australia’s first live business event post-Covid. The B2B Expo 2021 and SBC Summit kicked-off in Melbourne last month and celebrated a return of business-to-business events in the new post-covid-norm.

After a year separated by screens and masks, visitors to the B2B Expo 2021 and inaugural SBC Summit had the chance to engage with businesses and business leaders face-to-face. Find out in this issue what observations and predictions industry experts at the event made on the small business economic outlook for 2021.

This issue also highlights the new cybercrime that’s targeting small businesses at unprecedented rates: ransomware. Hear from a leading cybersecurity expert and discover how your SMB may be vulnerable to this new threat.

Don’t miss out on this issue’s in-depth look at the emerging small business lending market. Hear from small businesses bankers regarding new financing options available to SMBs seeking quick and safe capital.

A leading publication for todays business community to learn, engage and grow.

An informed resource to keep the Australian small business community up to date on critical issues, trends, solutions and in depth features with articles and topics related to the SMEs market. SBC Magazine also incorporate lifestyle with business travel, restaurants, wine, technology, motor vehicles, luxury items, health, education and entertainment.
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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.