Six musts for grant success in 2020

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Australian Federal and State Governments offer more than 1,000 grants and funding programs each year targeting different sectors and different types of activities from ‘cleaner tech’ to ‘accelerating commercialisation’.   While grants can be a game-changer for your business the application process is often difficult and time-consuming (to say the least). In this article, we’ll discuss… Continue reading Six musts for grant success in 2020

Accelerated commercialisation grants available to small businesses

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The NSW Government is joining forces with Innovation District Partners, including the Australian Catholic University (ACU), to identify innovative businesses for grants under the Boosting Business Innovation Program. This year’s Boosting Business Innovation Program supports businesses which are accelerating the commercialisation of research products to address the many disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovation… Continue reading Accelerated commercialisation grants available to small businesses

Brisbane law firm announces $50,000 startup grant

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A Brisbane law firm dedicated to startups is looking for the next potential unicorn with the announcement of a new $50,000 Grant this week. Bolter has launched its Little Giant Startup Grant to recognise and promote the incredible entrepreneurial spirit of Australians and give one lucky business a super-boost. The competitive Grant, which includes $25,000… Continue reading Brisbane law firm announces $50,000 startup grant

Mentally healthy workplace initiatives: $50,000 grants available

Projects and initiatives that help support mental health recovery in the workplace could be eligible for a NSW Government grant worth up to $50,000. Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the Recovery Boost program, administered by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), would fund projects that promote seeking assistance early, supporting an individual’s recovery… Continue reading Mentally healthy workplace initiatives: $50,000 grants available

Amazon’s $80,000 grants to help SMBs innovate mid-crisis

Yesterday, Amazon opened the entry for Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, which are worth more than $80,000 each. In September, the giant e-commerce business is going to choose five recipients of the grants. The Amazon Launchpad program launched almost a year ago and aims to help Aussie startups and entrepreneurs bring innovative products to shoppers. The… Continue reading Amazon’s $80,000 grants to help SMBs innovate mid-crisis

Stimulus package 2.0: What does the $66 billion package mean?

Members of the Federal Parliament pray as they attend a sitting under rules of social distancing in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 23, 2020. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Yesterday the prime minister Scott Morrison announced a second stimulus package of $66 billion to help the economy survive the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The federal parliament could sit for just one day today to pass the government’s stimulus measures as quickly as possible, before members of parliaments reduce meetings for social distancing purposes.… Continue reading Stimulus package 2.0: What does the $66 billion package mean?

What the government tax exemption means for SMEs

In the wake of the recent bushfires, a number of measures have been announced by government to help fire-affected small businesses, their owners and their employees to recover and rebuild – including tax exemptions and grants.  Crucially, whilst many of the grants and payments on offer would normally be regarded as taxable income (meaning that… Continue reading What the government tax exemption means for SMEs

$400,000 NSW Investing in Women grants up for grabs

Organisations with projects that empower NSW women and improve their wellbeing can now apply for a share of $400,000 from the NSW Government. Minister for Women, Bronwyn Taylor invited organisations across the State to apply for the funding under the latest round of Investing in Women grants. “As the new Minister for Women in NSW,… Continue reading $400,000 NSW Investing in Women grants up for grabs