|This week's eBulletin|
|Extended Business Support|
The Federal and State Governments have extended the following assistance in response to the State Government's decisions to extend the lockdown.
The Small Business COVID Hardship Fund will provide grants of up to $20,000 to small businesses that are not eligible for support under existing programs and have experienced a 70 per cent reduction in turnover.
Business Victoria has set up a concierge service to help businesses access support.
The 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 phone 13 87 22.
|Brimbank Business Grants Closing Soon|
Brimbank Businesses can apply for up to $10,000 for projects to adapt to COVID-related challenges and support business growth via the Brimbank Small Business Grant Program.
Eligible Businesses must be local, at least over 12 months old with a turnover of less than $10 million pa.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and applications must be made online via grant application system SmartyGrants before the due date. But be quick as applications close 4pm Wednesday 15 September 2021.
For program information and how to apply if you’re eligible, click here.
|Free Infection Control Training|
Customer-facing workers can access free, short, nationally-accredited infection control training through VU Polytechnic, to help identify and manage the risk of COVID infections.
The free training is for workers engaged in direct customer interactions across retail, hospitality and transport and logistics sectors.
For further information click here.
|Digital Jobs Program - Internships|
The Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs program gives you access to a new talent pool of people with digital skills.
|Cybersecurity Virtual Roundtable|
14 September, 8.30-10am
|Brimbank JobLink - Are You Hiring?|
|Something Out of Order? Get Online and Report It!|
There's an easy way to report an issue or request a service without phoning, emailing or visiting a Council Customer Service Centre.
|Starting a Small Business Webinar|
Learn how to:
|Digital Solutions Program (ASBAS)|
Join the Digital Solutions program to access free workshops on business topics such as:
Program members can also access one-on-one mentoring and upskill by undertaking online courses.
Learn new skills to build your business:
9th - Social Media Strategy - Register here
15th - eCommerce: How to set up an online store - Register here
17th - Considering your Small Business Viability - Register here
21st - Discover your Brand Voice - Register here
13th - Using MailChimp for Online Marketing - Register here
28th - Creating Great Content for Social Media - 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
|Three Free One-on-One Business Support Programs |
|Mandatory Use of The Victorian Government QR Code Service|
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.
|COVID Business Requirements and Links|
Make sure you’re adhering to the current COVID restrictions
|Brimbank Business Link Facebook|
|Powerful Business Resources|
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