Small Business Grants for Women 2021

Looking for business grants in 2021?  If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, cash flow and access to capital (including grants) are always a challenge. For women in business the road is even harder,  'swimming upstream' against gender bias and lack of support. A 2017 StartupAUS Crossroads report found that only 4% of startups have an all-female founding team and as few as 15% have at least one female founder. Yet organisations with gender-balanced leadership show better financial performance, access the widest talent and skill pool available to them, and are more responsive to clients and broader stakeholders.…

Grants for Australian Businesses and Startups

Australian businesses are doing it tough, with the repercussions of the lingering Covid-19 and a number of government subsidies soon coming to an end. For them cashflow is king and is in short supply. For startups and small business looking to commercialise their ideas or execute a growth strategy, business investment is also in short supply making government grants particularly attractive. Here are some of the top Australian business grants and programmes to look out for in 2021: Accelerating Commercialisation This grant is for Australian SMEs, entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and startups who wish to get their novel product, process or…

Mentoring for Growth Day: Free Program for Queensland Businesses

The Mentoring for Growth (M4G) program is a free initiative managed in partnership between the Queensland Government and the private sector to assist small businesses in rapid growth or with high growth potential achieve their commercial capability by surrounding them with experienced business mentors. Who are the mentors? How can they help my business? The program aims to match you with an experienced business mentor who can best help with the specific challenges or opportunities facing your business. For this reason, the M4G online application takes approx. 15-20 minutes to complete and mentors are then drawn from a Queensland-wide pool of…