Category: Minister for Small Business

Red Tape Reforms To Cut Construction Business Costs

Small construction businesses will save up to $42.6 million a year through reforms supported by the Andrews Labor Government that will make it easier for owners to understand and meet their regulatory obligations. The reforms announced today at the Master Builders Victoria’s Building Leadership Simulation Centre are expected to save small businesses at least $21.3 […]

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Better Approvals Coming To More Councils Near You

Faster permits are on track to be the norm for Victorian businesses with more than half of all councils engaged in the Andrews Labor Government’s Better Approvals Project cutting business permit processing times. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek has today written to the 37 councils who are not part of the red tape slashing […]

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Small Business Gets Big Results With Dispute Resolution

More Victorian small businesses are receiving the help they need to resolve disputes, with the Victorian Small Business Commission assisting a record 2,074 owners and operators in 2018-2019. The Commission is also handling 10 per cent more new disputes compared with a year earlier ─ attributable to increased awareness around owners and tenants’ rights and […]

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Funding To Boost Business Productivity In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging innovative practices among Geelong businesses with more than $40,000 invested in local business groups to run development activities on best practice for day-to-day business. The month-long Geelong Small Business Festival in August and this week’s Deakin University Geelong Business Excellence Awards are two examples of major local events that […]

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Small Business Benefits As More Councils Cut Red Tape

More than 17,000 businesses in Wyndham City Council will encounter less bureaucratic red tape as the number of signatories to the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Friendly Council initiative grows to 12. Welcoming the commitment, Minister for Small Businesses Adem Somyurek invited other councils to join Wyndham and pledge to helping their local small businesses […]

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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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