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Bill is a business educator, coach and advisor with a passion for helping businesses improve performance through individual skill development, strategy execution and capitalising on the opportunities presented by the digital and international business revolutions. His 30 years’ experience in building better businesses across a range of industries and countries began at top tier consulting firms, and then in his own businesses which serve clients operating in over 50 countries. His entrepreneurial journey began with ‘Dr Dog’, a hotdog selling start-up co-founded while studying at Melbourne University in 1985. After graduating as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School, he co-founded internet technology and marketing businesses in Australia and Silicon Valley that culminated in a $120 million global alliance with AT&T and British Telecom. Bill is the creator of the business improvement and book Scores on the Board and the Host of the Web TV series The Business Improver. For the last 20 years, Bill has leveraged his small and international business experience through his group of companies to help business owners and leaders achieve their goals, to achieve more success with less stress.

How to reduce business expenses through government funding

How to reduce business expenses through government funding Grant Types #5: Reducing expenses of the business The following is an excerpt from the Top 5 Government Grant Types in relation to reducing business expenses for energy, IT, digital solutions, staffing, rent, financial and insurance. The Entrepreneurs program is again helpful for the larger small businesses that are eligible. In this case, as part of the Business Evaluation service, [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:50:04+10:00April 13th, 2020|Grants|0 Comments

Government funding for upskilling employees

Government fund for upskilling employees Grant Types #4: Upskilling small business employees Nationally one of the largest sources of financial support for small businesses in financial assistance to train employees. These are known as Traineeships (non trade jobs) and Apprenticeships (trades jobs). Traineeships and Apprenticeships are formal agreements between the employer and the employee that enables the employees to be trained and qualified in the skills required to [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:41:43+10:00April 6th, 2020|Grants|0 Comments

Government fund for upskilling business owners

Government fund for upskilling business owners Grant Types #3: Upskilling business owners Most small business owners find traditional training for learning new knowledge and skills time consuming and depending on the trainer sometimes too theoretical for the practical needs of a small business. This is where targeted coaching can be a great value. For eligible small businesses, the Entrepreneurs program’s stream called the Business Growth Services is an [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:40:53+10:00March 30th, 2020|Grants|0 Comments

Government funds for tapping into the overseas market

Government funds for tapping into the overseas market Grant Types #2: Getting new customers Local, national and international - Digital business (especially marketing and sales) and exporting. With any Australian business with internet access now having access to customers in other countries, a significant grant area is getting direct financial assistance with developing an export market. Called the Export Market Development Grant, or EMDG. It offers a 50 [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:39:01+10:00March 23rd, 2020|Grants|0 Comments

Coronavirus information and support for small businesses

Coronavirus information and support for small businesses The following information has been collated from various Australian government sources. Direct links to the original source are provided for additional information. (Information updated on 23rd March 2020) Information included on this page: Statements from the Prime Minister Guidance from the Federal Government Guidance from the Federal Health Department Banks Relief Package Cash Flow Apprentices and Trainees Instant Asset Write-Off (IAWO) [...]

By |2020-04-29T16:29:22+10:00March 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Boost your business with a government innovation fund

Boost your business with a government innovation fund Grant Types #1: Innovation - new ideas, new products, services or approaches Australian inventions are helping to power businesses and improve the lives of everyday Australians. Some of our most successful inventions are the result of a collaboration between Australian businesses and researchers from publicly-funded research organisations such as universities or the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Businesses [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:38:33+10:00March 16th, 2020|Grants|0 Comments

Top 5 Government Grant Types for Australian Small Businesses

Top 5 Government Grant Types For Australian Small Businesses Each year the levels of government in Australia (Federal (Commonwealth), State and Local) in total provide over $40 Billion of grants and forms of financial support to the Australian Business Sector. The three charts below offer a high-level estimate of the 2019 Business Grants from all three levels of government: (At time of posting, the report [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:36:53+10:00February 5th, 2020|Grants|0 Comments

Bushfire Help and Support Information

Bushfire Relief Information For Small Businesses Government help and support The impact of the bushfire crisis has had a devastating effect on local communities, small businesses and their employees. To help businesses get the help and support they need we have summarised the following Government information to help share with family and friends who have been affected. (updated 3rd February 2020) For more detailed [...]

By |2020-07-15T17:26:42+10:00February 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments
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