Category: Minister for Small Business

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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Growing small business, investment and trade

Victorian small businesses will get the help they need to grow their businesses, create jobs and take advantage of the digital economy. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $13.5 million for small business mentoring and support. A key part of this mentoring will be helping business owners understand how they can benefit from the digital […]

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Creating jobs and growing businesses in regional Victoria

Thousands of new jobs will be created in regional Victoria, with the Andrews Labor Government slashing payroll tax for regional businesses, making it the lowest in Australia. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 builds on last year’s tax cuts and further reduces tax for regional businesses, cutting the regional payroll tax rate to 2.425 per cent – […]

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Supporting Aboriginal Businesses And Entrepreneurs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced new grants to benefit Aboriginal businesses, entrepreneurs and startups and a $750,000 funding package for Kinaway, Victoria’s Aboriginal chamber of commerce. Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic has opened a round of grants designed to improve access and participation in the state’s startup community for Aboriginal Victorians. The grants of up […]

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Latrobe Valley Businesses Tap E-Commerce Markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley businesses affected by the closure of the Hazelwood power station and Carter Holt Harvey saw mill tap into the massive e-commerce market to find new customers. Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today visited Morwell workwear business Ausworkwear & Safety – one of more than 50 local […]

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Growing Small Businesses In Warragul

Warragul’s Courthouse Restaurant will today be transformed into a hub of small business information, support and networking opportunities as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s ‘Small Business Day’ in Warragul. Local businesses will be able to sit down with local, state and federal providers and get answers to questions on everything from staffing and business […]

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Small Business Numbers Booming Across Victoria

Victoria’s small business sector has experienced a fourth year of uninterrupted growth with newly released figures showing more than 20,000 small businesses were created in the last year. The figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics bring the total number of Victorian small businesses to more than 576,000 as of June 2017, meaning small businesses […]

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