Three Business Enterprise Centres in regional areas have each received $200,000 government grants to provide coaching and mentoring to small businesses, but it’s unknown whether other BECs will receive similar support.
When you decide to become a business owner, there are a few options you can choose to pursue that goal. You can start your own business from scratch, buy an existing independent business, or buy a franchise.
Starting a business may feel like a solo struggle, but it may be of some comfort that smaller enterprises now have a representative at the top table of government for the first time in a decade.
The Federal Government will spend $8.3 million over four years to establish an Australian Small Business Commissioner, while the Small Business Support Line will be extended.
Brisbane start-up Bilexys has won the Pre-Revenue Track award in the $US200,000 Imagine H20 prize for water start-ups, held in San Francisco, receiving cash and in-kind services.
Starting up or growing a business takes a lot of time, energy and effort and for business owners there are many pressures and distractions contending for your attention.
No matter which way you slice or dice it there is fundamentally only two ways you can grow your revenue – increase prices or increase volume by selling more.
Businesses have been urged to support the national network of chambers of commerce and industry, which has vowed to help flood-stricken small firms.
Starting a new business or launching a new product or service is a risky undertaking. Anyone that has given it some thought is well aware of the typically high failure rates of new business ventures.