Who for? Victorian small businesses wanting to position themselves for growth.
What for? Subsidises the cost of hiring a consultant or trainer to prepare a business development plan, strategic review or run workshops on business development topics such as business planning, finance, marketing or export.
How much? Subsidies ranging from 50% to 75% of costs for the project up to a maximum of between $7,500 and $15,000. Services can be provided to individual businesses or groups, with groups eligible for a greater share of funding.
When does it close? Ongoing.
We say: A good place to start for small businesses looking for a quick funding shot to help lift them to the next level. Substantial subsidies are available compared to similar programs in other states and applications can be lodged for support for a wide range of services.