Enterprise Connect – the Australian Government’s $50 million a year small business assistance program – is celebrating its third birthday.  Since 2008, Enterprise Connect has helped over 7,500 businesses with a range of services including advice, researcher placements, workshops, events and grants. The Tailored Advisory Service grants scheme has helped a wealth of these businesses improve the way they do business in the long-term.

The rising dollar, increasingly competitive global markets and the low-carbon economy provide challenges for Australian industry.  To help businesses rise to new challenges, new elements are progressively added to the Enterprise Connect program. This includes adapting to climate change (Clean 21 Technology Innovation Network) and increasing competitiveness (Buy Australian at Home and Abroad).

Twenty-two businesses who have partnered with Enterprise Connect are finalists in this year’s Endeavour Awards. A list of the companies and more information on the Awards and Manufacturing Week. For more information on the many opportunities available and to identify other grants for your business, call the grant experts, Pattens on 1800 PATTENS.

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