$200 million in funds available for small businesses

Over the next two years an estimated $200 million dollars has been budgeted by the Australian government for small businesses requiring training for owners and employees wishing to pursue growth strategies. In addition to this fund, there are another 5 sources of government grants that are available for Small Businesses to consider. The Human Performance Company have published a free report that provides an overview of these sources and it is available here - http://www.human-performance.com.au/government-funding-for-employing-and-training-staff/


New investment funds likely to be available for 4,500 Australian start-up businesses through ESIC status

The Australian federal government has passed into law the new ESIC – Early Stage Investment Company laws. The Australian government estimates 4,500 early-stage companies are missing out on equity finance and wants them to raise $1 billion of ESIC capital in the next three years.

ESIC Hub has developed free online tools for early-stage companies to accelerate their capital raisings and for investors to understand the tax savings created by an ESIC investment, an emerging new asset class.   Investors wanting to invest in start-ups and start-up entrepreneurs can learn more about these opportunities at www.esichub.com

Strategic review funding support available

The Victorian Government along with a number of other States and territories is continuing to help eligible businesses work with professional firms to assist businesses with their planning through helping with the costs of external advice. Programs include the Grow Your Business initiative as well as the Small Business Mentoring Service. Business Improvement Educator and Coach Bill Lang said “ it makes sense to check what you r business may be eligible for, each year millions of dollars from these sources are not used due to business owners not being able to quickly determine eligibility”. A brief video and free eligibility service can be found at http://www.bill-lang.com/service-and-funding-support/