State Government funding worth $50,000 now available to Victorian SMEs to adopt and develop technology

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The state government has announced SMEs will be able to apply for up to $50,000 in funding for innovation tech projects from this month.

$143 million business support package announced by Victorian Government following 5-day lockdown

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Victorian business affected by the most recent lockdown may be eligible for support thanks to a Circuit Breaker Support Package introduced by the State Government.

Contact tracing in Victoria upgraded with US tech giants

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The Victorian Government has contracted with tech giants Salesforce and IBM to digitise their contact tracing efforts after being slammed by the Federal Government. On Tuesday, the Prime Minister criticised Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown as the “worst case scenario.” “The most important thing is ensuring that we build an integrated tracing capability right across… Continue reading Contact tracing in Victoria upgraded with US tech giants

Energy consumers in Victoria to receive support until March 2021

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The Victorian Essential Services Commission announced this week that it will introduce new mandatory requirements for energy retailers to provide “reasonable” assistance to small businesses in “financial distress” and support for residential customers. On 24 August, the commission released temporary coronavirus pandemic requirements to assist small businesses and residential customers in Victoria on top of… Continue reading Energy consumers in Victoria to receive support until March 2021

Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

Business Australia, a free national membership organisation has been inundated with calls from business owners asking for support in the wake of new restrictions to help them navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – with an 65% increase this week to their Stimulus Advice Line.   The organisation has had such an increase in requests for advice… Continue reading Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

Legal startup Immediation works with VCAT to move disputes online

Founder and Managing Director of Immediation, Laura Keily

Australian online dispute resolution platform, Immediation, has recently announced a new arrangement with the nation’s busiest tribunal, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). The news comes less than two months after winning an arrangement with Australia’s top courts: The Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court. The… Continue reading Legal startup Immediation works with VCAT to move disputes online

Family business The Jolly Group starts funding for ambitious expansion

Simon and Rimon, The Jolly Group

The Jolly Group is becoming the first café group to raise funds on online investment platform ​Birchal​. The Victoria-based, family-owned business comprises of The Jolly Miller Café & Patisserie, with 12 company-owned non-franchised outlets in Victoria (and a further 6 opening in 2020) and its wholesale kitchen Fig Food Co, which services hundreds of cafés… Continue reading Family business The Jolly Group starts funding for ambitious expansion