Business Growth Fund

There’s $100 million in capital funding for the new Business Growth Fund for SME businesses needing money to grow.  The Government will buy minority stakes in small businesses that want to expand, investing alongside banks. Banks will refer businesses “where equity finance would be more appropriate than debt finance”, Minister for Small Business, Stuart Nash, said. Nash, pointing out that private equity funds don’t typically invest in SME businesses but…  Read more

JobKeeper changes coming this September

The government has announced changes to the JobKeeper scheme. The Treasury’s review found that the subsidy was still “needed” but required a “test to ensure that JobKeeper is well targeted”. Be prepared This means there will be changes to your current situation and your entitlements will be affected. The details of the changes are being announced now and we will ensure our clients are fully informed as to how this…  Read more

Hotmilk a hit on the global stage

When long-time friends Lisa Ebbing and Ange Sloan teamed up to launch fashion-forward maternity lingerie, they had a global brand in mind.  Now, just 7% of their business is local with international sales streaming in via their thriving website and the 300 stores across the globe selling their provocative but practical products. Here’s what Lisa and Ange have to say about their exporting journey, plus a few gold nuggets of advice for businesses looking…  Read more

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