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
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.


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):


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.


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:

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 be sure to have a look and subscribe to our blog for some great info.


Be well.



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:

Franchise Manager - Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Bayswater

As your local Bendigo Bank branch, we offer a full suite of both personal and business products and services. 

Our staff are knowledgeable and ready to help you, in branch or at a location convenient to you.

We currently have great rates on our Complete Home Loan product and our Equipment Finance.

To find out how we can help you to meet your personal and business financial goals, come and see us at 4 – 6 Station Street, Bayswater or call our branch direct on 9729 0122.

Jenn, Lia, Andrew, Steven (Branch Manager) and Gary (Business Development Manager)

Mortgage and asset finance broker - Word of Mouth Finance

Hello from a new member!

Hi my name is Martin Bailey. I run two companies;

WOMMAU specialising in Word of Mouth Marketing for business

Word of Mouth Finance – specialising in finance for business and business people

Word of Mouth is probably the most powerful marketing tool and most cost effective. If you are looking to drive more work to your business, contact me for an informal discussion 0432 997017.

Are you looking for a better deal on your mortgage? Are you considering investing in property, buying some new equipment or vehicles for the business?

There is a raft of great deals available in the marketplace and I have access to hundreds of products from 30+ lenders. I will look for and find a deal tailored to your requirements. Call me for an informal chat 0432 997017