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Small Business Australia forecasts bankruptcies, sparking call for help to get COVID-19 waiver

The following article was published in the Herald Sun on May 19, 2020. Small Business Australia forecasts bankruptcies, sparking call for help to get COVID-19 waiver Hundreds of thousands of Australian small businesses are facing extinction as they battle the impact of COVID-19, but an insider has suggested a fix that could avoid bankruptcy altogether. Anthony Keane, News Corp Australia Network May 19, 2020 6:48pm SMALL [...]

By |2020-05-20T11:03:57+10:00May 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

ABC Radio Interview – How We Save Australian Small Business

How We Save Australian Small Business ABC Radio Interview On April 16th , Bill Lang, Executive Director of Small Business Australia spoke with ABC Radio about the major gaps in timing, amount and ineligibility for government financial assistance to help small business owners stay in business. He called for a Small Business Saver package and importantly outlined 5 Steps every Small Business Owner can take to survive. [...]

By |2020-04-29T16:29:22+10:00April 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

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 |2020-04-29T16:29:22+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 |2020-04-29T16:29:22+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 |2020-04-29T16:29:22+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 |2020-04-29T16:29:22+10:00March 23rd, 2020|Grants|0 Comments