Friday, November 9th, 2012 - Business Connector

Grant Connector November 14th in Sydney brings together government, advisors and industry

On the heels of this week's debate initiated by opposition finance spokesman Andrew Robb about the useful outcomes grant funding brings about, one group of business people is taking direct action.

Next week in Sydney will see the inaugural Grants Connector take place with representation from AusIndustry, Office of State Revenue, State Training Services and others at Australian Technology Park, Redfern.

"As small business owners we felt it was time to demystify the whole grant space, and bring the people who make the grants, the people who need the grants and the people who can facilitate the grants into the same room on the same day," say Hugh Todd and Mike Boorn Plener of Business Connector.

"So, for the first time we're bringing all these people together for a half-day event to help the Sydney business community."

Among the speakers are...

  • The Office of State Revenue's Larissa Devlin will discuss the Jobs Action Plan which helps businesses to employ new workers and expand their enterprises. 
  • AusIndustry's Yianni Mendis will talk about what NOT to do to get a grant. 
  • Adrian Spencer of Grant Ready is developing the first infographic on all the 617 grants available.

What can be achieved when all the right elements come together

“Over the last 6 years we have accessed over 5 programs worth $2 million. Our grants have helped with market research, fine-tuning our product, contract development, strategic business planning and intellectual property research. Since receiving the grant, our staff numbers have grown from 7 to 17 and our revenue has increased by 35%.”

-- Craig Hunter, Objectify.

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Business Connector

At Business Connector we believe that Australian SME businesses have a massive untapped potential. And only by bringing people together and connecting business owners with each other and with people from large enterprises and government can we together grow what is the most important sector in Australia's future.
Mike Boorn Plener, CEO
P: 0413 313 314


Andrew Rodd, government grant, AusIndustry, OSR



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