Owning a small business can be challenging at the best of times. Throw in a pandemic, and all hope of certainty goes out the window, making things even tougher for many small business owners.
The good news is that if your business has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, there is support available from both state and federal governments. Some are loan schemes, while others are grants for marketing and access to business advisors.
To help you access some of the available grants, we’ve compiled this list of resources so you can get your business back on its feet.
Business Grants For Websites & Marketing
If you are looking to become more competitive and take advantage of growth opportunities, The Entrepreneurs’ Programme can help transform your business with access to expert advice and financial support through grants. This free service only costs you your time. You will receive:
- assistance with your business strategy and operations
- a roadmap
- advice and guidance from a growth facilitator for up to one year.
- have an Australian business number (ABN)
- be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
- have filed business activity statements showing ongoing trading in Australia, for at least 3 consecutive years
- have the intent and opportunity to engage in or increase trade in Australian or overseas markets.
Other eligibility information can be found on the Business Australia website.
General Resources & Grant Information
If you’re a business in Australia, it’s worth using the grants and program finder search tool to discover grants and programs you are eligible for.
Small businesses in NSW should check out the NSW grants for small businesses page on the Business Australia website.
Regional startups can access a $2000 start up travel stipend to help them with travel for an innovation-related purpose.
The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grant supports pre-revenue startup businesses to progress from proof of concept through to their first sale by engaging with potential business customers and/or channels to market.Read the full MVP grant guidelines for more information.
If you are eligible for a small business grant for marketing, Webics can help you get started. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses all over Australia increase their digital presence and grow their business. Reach out to the Webics team today!