The Small Business Advisory Services (SBAS) program offers grants of up to $100,000 (GST Ex) for eligible not-for-profit organisations to provide business advisory services to small businesses or small business owners to assist them in responding to natural disasters that have occurred in Australia since October 2010.
Proposals funded by the SBAS programmay assist in areas such as:
- business planning advice
- advice on loans and banking products
- development of simple marketing plans
- assistance accessing legal and accounting services
- leasing guidance
- advice on government regulation
- mentoring for business
Business Enterprise Centres (BECs) and other registered business organisations, chambers of commerce, community organisations and other organisations with a demonstrated track record of successfully delivering small business can apply. Advisory services can apply for funding to assist small businesses or small business owners to assist them in responding to the natural disasters in Australia since October 2010. Funding will supplement, and not replace, existing funding arrangements from other sources.