Do you have a business idea that could potentially change the industry? Make a difference with CSIRO Kick-start, a program that supports innovation and encourages creative thinking. About the program This financial incentive is aimed at Australian startups and small businesses in need of funding and research expertise in order to develop and test [...]
Ready to be your own boss? Setting up a business in Australia is a challenging but rewarding venture that keeps the continent’s startup ecosystem robust. But first, here are a few things to consider: Feasibility – Is there demand for your intended products or services? How will you bring them to market? Doing a [...]
Is your mind buzzing with new product, process or service ideas? Innovation is the key to economic growth and a better quality of life for all Australians. However, it comes at a cost. Industry leaks also make it impossible for innovators to benefit from their own inventions. Innovate without fear when you claim the [...]
The idea of self-employment might seem glamorous to some, conjuring images of young CEOs pounding on their keyboards in fancy coffee shops or answering emails beachside, but the reality couldn’t be more different. The first three years in business are critical – the Australian Bureau of Statistics states that over 60% of small businesses [...]
A Closer Look at the Accelerating Commercialisation Grant Australia hit new milestones for capital venture investments last year, with businesses raising $1.23 billion in funding, according to KPMG. That’s more than seven times the amount raised in 2012 and 2013. So if you have a novel idea that can disrupt the market, there’s no [...]
Startups succeed or fail based on the cash they can access. So where can you get cash to give the business the best chance of success? There are 4 options: Use your owns funds Secure a loan from a bank. Find investors - Family and Friends. Access government grants Every year there are over [...]
Relying on Australia’s reputation as the source of the best, fresh and healthiest produce in the world, our client has commenced marketing our products to China, supported by the recent payment of a $40,000 Export Marketing Development Grant.
Thanks to support from a $1.3M R&D Tax Incentive refund, our client is able to improve a higher standard of living and well-being to a greater range of people inflicted with a diverse range of diseases. We have a 100% success rate on R&D claims lodged.
Just as Pattens are able to assist clients with access to the range of grants, our client provides software solutions to the business community. They were recently refunded $250,000 for their R&D Tax Incentive claim.
What happened to the Researchers in Business Program? The 2014 Federal budget advised this scheme would be retained. Our investigations have revealed it is likely to return in September 2014 and the scheme will be very similar to the previous program. If you are interested in claiming this grant please let us know so we [...]