The Australian government business grants are funds you do not have to repay that are conditionally provided to a business. In principal, a start-up is able to qualify for government business grants. Depending on the grant, the funds can be applied to purchase equipment, advertising and marketing, to conduct a feasibility study, or for any purpose that meets the particular grant guidelines. A start-up may want to pay fees to research agents or for the preparation of a business plan. The funds could also be given ‘in kind’ for e-services. These may include free consulting, marketing or education programs. A start-up would want to demonstrate that you, as the founder, have the capacity to deliver on your commitments. This could be through a CV or by testimonials.
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.