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Editor's Note

Thursday 9 August

By Oliver Milman
Thursday, 09 August 2012

Small business sentiment towards the Federal Government is, according to polls, currently verging on the outright hostile. But it isn’t all doom and gloom.

 

Two undeniable bright spots are the recent changes to the research and development process – with an improved tax incentive – and a beefing up of the Export Market Development Grant.

These measures speed up and increase, respectively, the amount of cash start-ups get.

So how can you take advantage? Today, business advisory guru Marc Peskett explains how smart start-ups can tap into the grants on offer.

Meanwhile, sales expert Marcia Griffin has some tips on how to best reward your salespeople and we run through the five business sectors that sole traders can start-up in without breaking the bank.

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