There are a number of ways that the Australian Government may help small business owners, other than simply providing business funding. Of course, all such forms of Australia Government business resources are contingent upon a provided set of specific terms and conditions of eligibility, and the applicant’s ability to match those requirements. The Australian government offers tax benefits and rebates on a number of small business spending’s, for instance; research, importing, and exporting under specific circumstances, etc. There are also some Australia government programs that offer educational courses to qualifying small business owners, setting up entrepreneurs with mentors to help them better understand the process of entrepreneurship, and many other business assistance programs not centring on financial assistance. This could include access to a government facilities, or paying for a trip to an overseas tradeshow to explore the viability of the small business entering potentially profitable foreign markets.
You can also take advantage of the Small Business Startup Assessment Tool below and see the tools and resources you need to succeed at launching your business. It takes just a minute and will also tell you if there may be any funding programs available.