Welcome to the first edition of Maribyrnong Business News for 2021.
What a turbulent few days the lockdown circuit breaker was, but a good opportunity to pivot yet again and put what we learnt last year into action.
It's business as (COVID) usual for most Victorian's with the Victorian Government announcing lockdown restrictions will ease from 11.59pm, Wednesday 17 February. Read the Premier's media release below.
Are you a small business owner looking to grow in 2021?
Better Business Incubator is an 8 week program providing business owners with insights and valuable resources to leverage your business into a successful one. If you feel like you’ve reached a crossroads and you’re in need of an injection of knowledge to take you to the next phase, the Better Business Incubator is perfect for you:
Weekly Masterclass workshops
Access to industry leaders
Valuable business connections
Presented by The Founders Co., a collective of strategic and creative founders who are all members of the Maribyrnong community, you will have access to specialists in strategic planning, brand and marketing, performance growth and content creation, all deeply passionate about helping you better your business.
This great initiative is proudly supported by Maribyrnong City Council, offering participants a subsidised registration fee, saving you over 50% on the standard cost.
The JobMaker Hiring Scheme is an incentive for Australian businesses to employ additional young jobseekers aged 16-35 years.
Eligible employers can access the JobMaker Hiring Credit for each eligible additional employee they hire between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021. The credit is paid directly to employers to help cover the costs of employing new staff.
New Funding Supports LGBTIQ+ Sector in Covid-19 Recovery
From now until 15 March 2021, businesses and organisations in the LGBTIQ+ sector can apply for grants between $30,000 and $50,000.
Throughout the pandemic, businesses and organisations that support these communities have faced significant challenges, including increased demand for support services, business shutdowns and other financial pressures.
Funding can be used to sustain staffing levels, employ new workers and cover costs such as rent, insurance and service provision.
The Victorian Government QR Code Service is free for all Victorian businesses, organisations, clubs and events. These records help contact tracers in the event of a positive identified case. Ensure your business has a QR code.
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