Category: Minister for Small Business

Budget Boost For Growing Suburbs And Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is giving small businesses and communities across Victoria the support they need to grow and succeed. The Labor Government has made job creation a priority, slashing regional payroll tax for about 3,500 businesses to create new regional jobs. In last year’s Budget we cut payroll tax for regional business to 2.425 […]

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Cutting Red Tape For Victorian Small Business

Small businesses will get quicker approvals for council permits thanks to an Andrews Labor Government drive to cut red tape and help businesses thrive and provide more jobs. The Better Approvals Project is helping local councils reduce the time they take to process business permits. So far 19 councils have taken up the program, producing […]

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Boost For Wimmera Business Community

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the growth of new businesses in the Wimmera through $15,000 funding for the Wimmera Business Centre. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek announced the assistance in Horsham today as he met with local government and community representatives. The funding will help Wimmera Business Centre deliver events for local businesses […]

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Backing Vehicle Repair Information Sharing

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a national scheme for the sharing of vehicle repair and service information, to give Victorian vehicle owners and automotive service businesses a fairer deal. In its submission to the Federal Government’s public consultation process, the Labor Government backed an effective and strong national scheme that will give independent automotive […]

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Backing The Bendigo Business Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Bendigo business by committing $30,000 to Be.Bendigo’s local business events program. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek confirmed the funding at a meeting today with Be.Bendigo chief executive Dennis Bice and the Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards. The money will support events for the local business community, starting […]

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More Funding To Support Ballarat Local Business

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local small businesses to grow, providing $30,000 in funding to Commerce Ballarat’s B31 Ballarat Business Festival. The funding is double the amount provided in 2018 and will support the running of the month-long festival, which will take place in August this year. Commerce Ballarat provides networking and advocacy services […]

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Bus Finishes Busy Year Boosting Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus has supported thousands of Victorians and visited hundreds of communities, helping small businesses grow, create jobs and boost the economy. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek welcomed the bus in Ferntree Gully today for its last stop for the year, which has made more than 280 visits to […]

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Reforms Saving Millions For Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s measures to cut red tape and help businesses grow are set to save small tourism and retail businesses up to $138 million a year. The reforms are part of the Labor Government’s Small Business Regulation Review, which is designed to ease regulatory burden and streamline approvals processes for small businesses. By […]

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Breaking Down Borders For Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new project to simplify cross-border regulations and make it easier for small businesses in hospitality, taxi services, heavy vehicles and trades to do business in NSW. At a multi-government event in Wodonga today, Victorian Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis announced that he will work with Federal Minister […]

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Cutting Red Tape For Small Construction Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a Small Business Regulation Review into the state’s construction and building sector, to cut red tape and improve the experience small businesses have with regulators. The review calls for submissions and input from small construction businesses – with a focus on relationships with regulators – to understand what Government […]

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