Business Grants



Commercialisation Australia grants on hold: where the $200 million+ has gone

4:00AM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Rose Powell

The federal government’s venture capital organisation is on hold, with the Department of Industry announcing applications will not be accepted or processed until after the May 2014 budget.

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Breezedocs receives $250,000 in Commercialisation Australia funding

3:09PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Automated document processing start-up Breezedocs has locked in a $250,000 grant from Commercialisation Australia, the federal government’s venture capital organisation.

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Brisbane City Council renews grant program for young entrepreneurs

2:12PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Brisbane City Council will be opening up applications for the second intake of its Budding Entrepreneurs Program after a successful pilot program.

 | Sole trader  | Business Grants

International accelerator program based in Brazil launches for 2014

1:22PM | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Applications are now open for Brazil’s SEED accelerator program, which is seeking 40 start-ups from all over the world for a six month acceleration program in Belo Horizonte.

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Parramatta CBD ready for an entrepreneur-led awakening: New grants program

11:07PM | Thursday, 14 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Parramatta City Council has launched a grant program to entice entrepreneurs to set up shops and offices in one of Sydney’s most densely populated regions.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Victorian government announces $500,000 grant for small businesses targeting China

10:00AM | Monday, 28 October 2013 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Victorian government has announced a new $500,000 grant for small businesses targeting China’s $190 billion e-commerce market. Plus IBM to shed 1000 local jobs and Electrolux is set to cut 544.

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Perth co-working space seeking big ideas to back with scholarships

10:07PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Co-working space Spacecubed is offering five start-up founders the opportunity to access its resources through Intensify Scholarships in a bid to foster a culture of entrepreneurialism and risk-taking in Perth.

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Where to find a government grant

9:59PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

Starting your own business may feel like a daunting, lonely experience, but it doesn’t have to be that way with government support available if you know where to look.

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Curtin University’s Ignition program signs up sponsors

9:12PM | Monday, 2 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

Curtin University’s Ignition entrepreneur and innovation program has received sponsorship backing from the West Australian Department of Commerce.

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Coalition unveils small business policy

8:40PM | Monday, 19 August 2013 | Myriam Robin

The Coalition has reaffirmed its commitment to delaying superannuation increases by two years if elected to office.

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Promising medical start-ups get $4.5 million boost from NSW Medical Devices Fund

7:01PM | Thursday, 25 July 2013 | Rose Powell

Two Sydney-based medical start-ups have secured $4.5 million in funding from the NSW government in the first round of funding announced by the state’s Medical Devices Fund.

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$1000 grants available for small businesses keen to improve their online presence

7:51PM | Monday, 15 July 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-ups and small businesses looking to invest in their online presence and mobile technology have the chance to win a $1000 grant through accounting software provider Intuit.

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Sydney calls on start-up savvy to give laneway culture a boost

6:19PM | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Starting up in a restaurant or shop in Sydney’s notoriously competitive and expensive central business district has become a bit easier, thanks to a targeted funding initiative and an evolving laneway culture.

 | Retail  | Business Grants

Two-week old Aussie start-up wins 50,000 euros in seed funding

6:11PM | Friday, 14 June 2013 | Rose Powell

A two-week-old start-up has won €50,000 ($69,500) in seed funding from Nokia and Microsoft’s joint investment program, AppCampus.

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Young entrepreneurs lobby Canberra for seed funding for job creators

6:22PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 | Rose Powell

A group representing young entrepreneurs in Australia has called on the federal government to create a $20 million loan fund to encourage the creation of new businesses and jobs.

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Treasury justifies self-education cap by focusing on high income earners

6:40PM | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Cara Waters

Treasury has released figures showing high income earners claim the biggest tax breaks for self-education expenses, but capping deductions at $2000 could hit small business as well.

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Energy investor says Australia needs green tech support from government

5:56PM | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Rose Powell

A clean energy investor says the Australian government needs to play a leading role in supporting green tech entrepreneurs.

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Brisbane announces new funding for emerging tech entrepreneurs

5:57PM | Monday, 27 May 2013 | Rose Powell

New and aspiring digital entrepreneurs in Brisbane are set for a boost with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announcing a $50,000 initiative for start-ups.

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You haven’t driven a Ford… lately

5:57PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Taskmaster

The only thing less efficient than a V8 Ford Falcon is a big government subsidy. Old Taskmaster explores the implications of the Ford Factory closure in Geelong for your business.

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Ford stops manufacturing in Australia, scraps 1200 jobs – SMEs out in the cold

5:49PM | Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Ford announced this morning it will cease all manufacturing in Australia by 2016 and cut 1200 jobs in the process in one of the largest shake-ups to the local automotive sector in several years.

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