By Wendi Dawson – President of the Melbourne Business Network
Alternatively, has your business been impacted by the recent bushfires? There are grants available to assist with both growth and recovery.
In March, the City of Melbourne launches the Small Business Grants for 2020. The program provides financial assistance to support market-ready products and services that enhance the City of Melbourne’s reputation for innovation and creativity, and contribute to a thriving, sustainable business culture. (More information: https://bit.ly/31U0EEE)
Did you know that the State of Victoria is now offering grants to small businesses impacted by the bushfires? Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants are grants of up to $50,000 and are available to eligible Victorian small businesses and not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) affected by the Victorian bushfires commencing from November 21, 2019. These grants are intended to help pay for costs of clean-up and reinstatement of eligible small businesses that have suffered direct damage as a result of bushfires. (More information: https://bit.ly/31Q5ZwM)
Awards are another way to achieve recognition and success for your business as they can provide further credibility or validation of what makes you unique in the market. Since 2004, the B3000+ Awards have been Melbourne’s premier business awards program.
Managed by the Melbourne Business Network (MBN) and sponsored by the City of Melbourne, the B3000+ Awards recognise and celebrate the endeavours and successes of businesses operating in the City of Melbourne, across all precincts.
With categories for innovation, sustainability, social enterprise, female entrepreneur, customer experience, business of the year and many more, there is bound to be a category in which you or your business can shine.
For more details about this event, the B3000+ Awards categories or how to enter, visit b3000awards.org.au
For more details about becoming a member of the MBN or our many upcoming city-based events and workshops, visit melbournebusinessnetwork.org.au.