|This week's eBulletin|
|Brimbank Business Grants Program Now Open|
Council has committed $200,000 to help local start-ups and small businesses to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19 and strengthening their viability.
Stream One: Start-up Microgrants (up to $2,000 per applicant, with a total pool of $30,000 available)
Stream Two: Small Business Grants (up to $10,000 per applicant, with a total pool of $170,000 available)
Information Sessions (via Zoom) - Register here
|Victorian Government Business Support|
Business Costs Assistance Program will provide automatic payments of $2,800 to successful recipients of the previous Business Assistance Program round 2.
Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will provide grants of up to $8,000 to small businesses that are not eligible for support under existing programs and have experienced a 70 per cent reduction in turnover.
Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund will provide grants of up to $20,000 to support licensed venues as their operations continue to be impacted by current restrictions.
For further information on financial support available contact Business Victoria on 13 22 15.
COVID Disaster Payments are available to eligible workers who lose hours due to the lockdown, as will businesses that do not qualify for Victorian Government support programs because they are not registered for GST. The COVID-19 Disaster Payment payments will be administered through Services Australia.
Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme and Landlord Hardship Fund will provide support to landlords that provide rent relief for their tenants.
Tenants and landlords can contact the VSBC for further information on 13 87 22 or Victorian Small Business Commission.
|Think. Shop. Buy and Dine Local|
|Brimbank.Localised - List Your Business|
Brimbank.Localised - it’s
more than business to business – it’s a business community – it’s letting
people know where there is local expertise, local services and local
Find out more about Brimbank.Localised and upload your business profile here.
|Deployment of COVID Business Support Officers|
To help you stay COVID safe, and avoid fines Council is about to deploy a team of COVID Business Support Officers to engage with businesses and provide information and support within Brimbank’s shopping strips and commercial precincts.
The new officers are keen to show you how to operate your business in a COVID Safe way and avoid a potential State Government fine of $1,652.
While on-site, they can also explain some free business support available to help you through difficult trading conditions.
For assistance with your COVIDSafe plan or to connect to free expert business advice, email email@example.com.
|Mandatory Use of The Victorian Government QR Code Service|
The Victorian Government is increasing its COVID compliance within Brimbank. Victorian Government Authorised Officers can issue on-the-spot $1,652 fines to businesses found not using the Victorian Government approved QR Code check-in system.
Ensure the QR code in your business can be seen, accessed and all entering your premises use it to check in.
Use this step-by-step guide on how to use the free Victorian Government QR Code Check-in System here.
You can register your business for free right now here.
|How to Build a Professional Website - Webinar|
Your website is the most important tool you have to communicate to potential customers. With most shoppers researching online prior to purchasing, the standard of your website needs to reflect the quality of the products and services your business offers.
Learn new skills to build your business:
12th - Digital Marketing Essentials - Register here
19th - How to Build a Professional Website - Register here
26th - Where to Start with SEO - Register here
9th - Social Media Strategy - Register here
15th - eCommerce: How to set up an online store - Register here
Develop your business skills and strengthen your business - for further information click here
Small Business Victoria
A series of webinars to improve business success - for further information click
ATO: Support for Small Business Webinar
A series of free interactive online webinars presented by experienced tax specialists, where you can ask questions to help you apply the information to your situation - register here
|COVID Business Requirements and Links|
Make sure you’re adhering to the current COVID restrictions
|Powerful Business Resources|
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