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Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd

What Is A Fair Lifetime For An Actuator?

This is a Limitorque model SMA built at the Limitorque UK facility and installed at a major Queensland dam in the late 1960s.

The unit was returned to us for evaluation, apart from some minimal wear on the worm gear the actuator received new bearings, seals gaskets, etc., a fresh coat of paint and it was proudly returned back to service.

Judging by the condition at 50 plus years of service, I would confidently say it would easily provide another 50 years of reliable service.

Having reliability issues? Come talk to Acrodyne, the Australian Actuator Company.

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Business Costs Assistance Program Now Open

The new $92 million Business Costs Assistance Program is part of the Victorian Government’s $143 million Circuit Breaker Action Business Support Package and will assist small businesses, including sole traders, in highly impacted sectors, such as hospitality, food wholesaling, tourism, events, and selected retail.

The program offers grants of $2000 to small businesses, including sole traders, regardless of whether they employ people or not.

The grants will support businesses in eligible sectors who have incurred direct costs because of the circuit breaker action, such as the loss of perishable goods and flowers, booking cancellations, and foregone trading.

Details on full eligibility criteria, program guidelines, how to apply – click the link attached to this post.

Applicants should be encouraged to read all the information on this page, including the program guidelines and the frequently asked questions (FAQs) before applying.

The program will be open for applications until the date the program funds are exhausted or 11:59 pm on 16 March 2021, whichever is earlier.

Businesses requiring advice can be directed to the Business Victoria Hotline on 13 22 15.

Small-scale and Craft Program stream one round two now open

Calling all local small-scale and craft producers! A new round of funding through the Small-Scale and Craft Program is now open.
 
If you’re looking to modernise your equipment or adopt new technologies, diversify your product range, or expand your outreach then this opportunity could be for you. Eligible agribusinesses can receive up to $15,000 in funding through the program.
 
To find out more visit https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/support-and-resources/funds-grants-programs/small-scale-and-craft-program
Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business

The Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business funding round aims to increase the number of Indigenous-owned tourism products available in the market. This grant round will support Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and Indigenous-owned community organisations to plan for or grow their new/existing tourism businesses within the tourism sector.

Up to $50,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned businesses and up to $100,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned community organisations.

Eligibility:

Grant recipients must be a 50 per cent or more Indigenous-owned entity. Up to $50,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and up to $100,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned community organisations.

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria outlined in the Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business Opportunity Guidelines.

Up to $50,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned businesses and up to $100,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned community organisations.

Total Amount Available (AUD):

$3,000,000.00

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $1,000.00 to $100,000.00

 

 

 

Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Integration Stream

The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains. It should propel their goods and services into new markets and foster Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader.

It will encourage and facilitate linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

The objectives of the Manufacturing Integration Stream include:

  • support Australian manufacturing businesses and entrepreneurs to participate in local and global value chains
  • encourage manufacturers to adopt new technologies to support entry into new markets with innovative solutions to build scale and capability
  • support Australian manufacturers to overcome barriers that are preventing them from identifying and accessing new value chains (as outlined in the relevant priority road map)
  • create new jobs in the manufacturing sector, by integrating into new local and global value chains
Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Grants to demonstrate the value of 5G to businesses in Australia

The Australian 5G Innovation Initiative provides businesses with opportunities to trial and test 5G applications that demonstrate 5G’s capability and benefits across a range of industry sectors and locations.

Close date: 31 Mar 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Grants up to $2 million to demonstrate the value of 5G technology to businesses in Australia.

Who is this for?

Incorporated companies, trustees, not for profit organisations and Local Government or State/Territory Government agencies where an application involves a partnership with at least one other eligible entity.

The grant opportunity:

  • supports 5G trials that undertake rigorous, commercial, and replicable testing of 5G technology
  • offers businesses the opportunity to identify 5G applications that demonstrate 5G’s capability
  • supports various projects that demonstrate 5G’s capability and benefits across a range of industry sectors and locations.
Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Funding for businesses to translate research and ideas into commercial outcomes

The Manufacturing Translation Stream will support projects that aid the translation of high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and become more competitive and resilient. It will support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

The Space National Manufacturing Priority road map sets out a vision to support a globally recognised Australian space sector with the capability, capacity and expertise to locally design, develop, manufacture and deploy specialised products, equipment, systems and services for exporting to international markets and to support national and international space missions.

Eligibility:

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be non-tax-exempt
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Estimated Grant Value (AUD):From $1,000,000.00 to $20,000,000.00

To apply, go to: www.business.gov.au/mmit

Advisor, Coach, Speaker - Smart Happy Money

Smart Happy Business

After many years building a successful financial planning practice that supports the life I want to live I am launching Smart Happy Business. A coaching and mentoring service squarely aimed at others who want to do the same. What is a lifestyle practice?  Well, I wrote a blog about it.  Click the link below to have a read.  Suffice to say it is a business that you run, not one that runs you.

We officially launch on April 1st 2021 but will be drip feeding content in the lead up to that date.

You can find out more at our website www.smarthappybusiness.com.au be sure to have a look and subscribe to our blog for some great info.

 

Be well.

 

Ben

Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Looking for a job, or know others who are?

A job search can be a daunting task and you may not know where to start. It’s competitive and you want to stand out to potential employers and clearly demonstrate your skills, experience and can-do attitude.

Check out these free one-hour job search webinars for essential information on how to most effectively search for a job. The webinars are hosted by your Yarra Ranges Council and we are joined by experts and support services who will share their information and advice. This builds on the information on the employment resources for job seekers on the business page of the council website.

Keep an eye on the Yarra Ranges Business Facebook page and their e-newsletter.

To register and for more details about topics and speakers follow these links.

3 March, 1:30pm-2:30pm              Job search strategies and skills

11 March, 1:30pm-2:30pm           Resume, Cover letter writing and more

17 March, 1:30pm-2:30pm           Using LinkedIn and managing your digital profile

22 March, 1:30pm-2:30pm           How to prepare for a job interview

Project Manager - Knox Council

Five Day Lockdown – update

COVID Business Update

Following the Victorian Government’s announcement on Friday of a five day lockdown, the below are links to resources and information that will be updated to help you understand what this means: