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Tasmania ICT Centre Extended

The Tasmanian ICT Centre will be extended for a further five years from 2011-12 through a $50 million package to help Tasmania build the skills and tools needed to benefit from the digital age. The Labor Government is investing $40 million in vital research into enabling technologies that will help Tasmania explore possible benefits of the National Broadband [...]

By | 2011-05-01T11:10:21+00:00 May 1st, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on Tasmania ICT Centre Extended

Regional Development Australia Fund

As part of the Government’s commitment to Regional Australia, the Government has allocated $1.4 billion in funding support to local communities.  Of this, $1 billion has been provided to the Regional Development Australia Fund (with $573 million of this being subject to the passage of the Minerals Rent Resource Tax). The Regional Development Australia Fund [...]

By | 2011-04-13T11:34:54+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Regional Development Australia Fund

Australian Growth Partnership

The Australian Growth Partnerships (AGP) program is a new, competitive, merit-based pilot program managed by CSIRO, which is designed to assist SMEs overcome technological barriers by providing them with funds to access CSIRO research and development.  The AGP program is designed to assist SMEs overcome existing technical issues, therefore providing them with an opportunity to significantly [...]

By | 2011-04-12T11:33:15+00:00 April 12th, 2011|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Australian Growth Partnership

Preparing For Exporting

If you are serious about business you should at least consider exporting. Here are some useful tips to prepare your business to successfully export: Build A Corporate International Image Talk To Others, learn from their experience Learn About Export/Import Regulations And Terms Of Trade Hire experienced people or train your staff Get an international focused [...]

By | 2011-04-11T11:32:29+00:00 April 11th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Preparing For Exporting

Strategic Tourism Investment Grant Open

Applications for the Strategic Tourism Investment Grants opened today to give tourism operators the opportunity to revolutionise their products with project funding of up to $1 million to be matched dollar for dollar with private sector investment.  The Strategic Tourism Investment Grants is part of a $40 million investment over 4 years in the tourism industry under the TQUAL Grants [...]

By | 2011-03-03T11:26:23+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Strategic Tourism Investment Grant Open

Fake Government Grants Cold Calls

The scam calls may include: mention of an ‘Australian Government Grants Department’ a claim of ownership of the Government’s www.grantslink.gov.au website requests for $4000.00 to ‘contribute to charities to pay off a government debt requests for a fee of $199.00 to release grant funding; and the names of prominent Australians. The Government DOES NOT cold call offering grants. [...]

By | 2011-02-23T11:53:57+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Fake Government Grants Cold Calls

Energy Efficiency For Small Business Program

If your business spends around $20,000 a year on electricity or employs around 10 people, you may be eligible for the Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program. The Program provides personalised energy assessments, tailored Energy Action Plans and a subsidy of up to $5,000 to pay for 50 per cent of the cost of installing [...]

By | 2011-02-23T11:52:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on Energy Efficiency For Small Business Program

Exporters Short Changed

The EMDG scheme is supposed to help export-focused small and medium-sized Australian businesses become sustainable exporters by providing partial reimbursement of certain export promotion expenses but the Government refuses to provide any useful financial support.  Businesses with approved grants of up to $27,500 will receive the full value of their EMDG claims. However, serious exporters [...]

By | 2011-02-21T11:49:46+00:00 February 21st, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Exporters Short Changed

Australian Regional Headquarters

The package of reforms hopes to improve the competitiveness of Australian companies with offshore operations by reducing the costs of complying with the CFC rules. They will also encourage foreign groups to establish regional headquarters in Australia and improve Australia's attractiveness as a continuing base for our multinational companies.  The exposure draft legislation takes into account [...]

By | 2011-02-17T11:48:34+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on Australian Regional Headquarters

Grant Writing Expertise

Obtaining grants is a highly specialised field, and there are many stages to writing a grant proposal, such as identifying the need, designing the project, determining the grant opportunities, writing the grant applications and administering funds received. To further complicate things, the processes for pursuing federal, state, and private funds are very different. Many businesses [...]

By | 2011-01-24T12:15:01+00:00 January 24th, 2011|Climate Grants, Education, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Grant Writing Expertise