Boost your business for growth
Published: 29 January 2018
Victorian businesses can now apply for vouchers to access targeted services to enable them to grow, with the first round of applications for the Boost your Business initiative opening today.
The vouchers will provide funding for businesses to engage Registered Service Providers to undertake activities such as developing new products, improving business processes and systems, identifying new export markets, undertaking research and development and gaining certification.
The vouchers are available under four different streams, including:
- The Advancing Victorian Manufacturing stream, which will deliver key components of the Advancing Victorian Manufacturing: A Blueprint for the Future strategy, supporting manufacturers to develop new products, enhance their processes and capabilities and grow export opportunities.
- A dedicated Food Innovation stream, delivering on the Food and Fibre Sector Strategy (PDF), targeting businesses in the food value chain and supporting the development of the Food Innovation Network.
- A Social Enterprise Capability stream, an Australian first that will provide support for social enterprises to help build skills and capacity in order to increase their ability to employ and support disadvantaged jobseekers. This is part of the Victorian Government's Social Enterprise Strategy released in March 2017.
- The Asia Gateway stream, part of the Victorian Government's China Strategy – Partnerships for Prosperity. This stream will support Victorian businesses to develop the knowledge, networks and skills to increase their business and export activity in Asian markets or with Asian clientele.
The first round of funding closes on Friday, 2 March.
For more information and/or to apply, visit Business Victoria website or call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.