Fitzgerald Business Network

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy extended

Have you taken advantage of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) program? It was due to end in March but has been extended until June 30, 2022 It means you can continue to access a 50 per cent wage subsidy (up to $28,000 over 12 months) to take on a new apprentice or trainee. Not to […]

SBDC Small Business Hardship Grants

To be eligible for the Small Business Hardship Grants, businesses must: Have a valid and active Australian Business Number (ABN). Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million.- Have an annual turnover of more than $50,000, excluding GST. Be able to demonstrate a 50 per cent reduction in revenue for any two-week consecutive period […]

Small Business Professional Services Grant

Until 31 December 2022, funding of up to $5,000 is available to help Small Business clients gain access to specialist third-party advice. Rural West administer a Professional Services Fund available to Small Business clients that meet the eligibility requirements on their website  These funds are intended to assist small business clients to access specialist […]

Activating Alfresco Rebate Program

Attention local hospitality businesses! The Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package includes a $5 million investment to encourage and support small businesses in establishing, expanding and improving their operation to alfresco dining. Eligible hospitality businesses can seek a rebate of up to $5000 through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for purchases […]