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    Hi everyone
    We have an idea for a new online project and a portion of the development is out-sourced to another company. We were wondering if anyone knows of any organisations (and if you were successful), in applying for a small business grant for up to $50,000. We have a Detailed Business Requirement (DBR) and Business Plan ready to go. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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    Mick

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    Business grants just do a search on the forum and Im sure you will find what you are looking for.

    Welcome to the form

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    Thanks Patrick, sorry I’m a little new to this ‘forum thing’. I’ll give it a go.

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    Thanks heaps Jayne.
    Regards
    Mick

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    Tried Angel Investors? Another option.

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    Hi Mick,
    Unfortunately there are very few Government grants for pure start ups that will give money for seed funding.
    The best one I know of is the City of Melbourne Start up grants. http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=77&pa=4482&pg=4488
    My advice would be the 3Fs for investment (Friends, Family & Fools) otherwise trying any number of business plan competitions. I secured $30,000 in funding for my last start-up. I have listed three of them on my website
    http://www.government-grant.com.au/faqs/

    Hope that helps
    Government Grant Guru
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    Thanks for the tips, I’ll check it out.
    Mick

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    getfiles, post: 24545 wrote:
    Thanks for the tips, I’ll check it out.
    Mick

    The Government has just launched Commercialisation Australia – plenty of money for start ups looking to commercialise something. Happy to answer any questions.

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    Hello

    Have your tried your local Business Enterprise Center? They are a good first step for small business with limited funding.

    All the best

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    akagrp, post: 24552 wrote:
    Hello

    Have your tried your local Business Enterprise Center? They are a good first step for small business with limited funding.

    All the best

    Yer, they’ve been extremely helpful. The innovative government grants that I’ve reviewed are great but they’re fairly strict with the conditions; i.e. no funding for website development, marketing etc.

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    There is a grant to assist in getting small businesses web enabled http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/SmallBusiness/SmallBusinessOnline/Pages/SmallBusinessOnline.aspx which may be of assistance.

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    There is a new grant out for NSW based businesses called the Strategic Business Clusters Program.

    “Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW) is seeking proposals from lead organizations such as industry associations, local councils, and lead firms of business networks and clusters of small business operating in NSW, interested in applying for financial support to achieve competitive advantage in local or international markets.”

    Business Network Support
    Support of up to $5,000 in matched funding1 is available to business networks to create business opportunities for their members.
    Support is available for initiatives such as:

    • Researching information on markets and opportunities and other services that help members gain and maintain competitive advantage.
    • Promoting new business practices and technology through seminars and workshops
    • Promoting member capability through the use of website and promotional material.

    To be eligible for business network support, networks must:

    • demonstrate network activities aimed at improving the competitive advantage of member companies
    • have 15 or more small businesses as members
    • be New South Wales based
    • be incorporated and have an ABN
    • be in existence for over 12 months; and
    • not have received an equivalent service from this program or other government programs in the last 12 months.

    http://www.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au/initiatives/clusters/Pages/default.aspx

    Government Grant Guru
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    Government Grant Guru, post: 24550 wrote:
    The Government has just launched Commercialisation Australia – plenty of money for start ups looking to commercialise something. Happy to answer any questions.

    The first round of Government grants have been announced for Commercialisation Australia. See the list here http://www.government-grant.com.au/2010/04/commercialisation-australia-round-1-recipients/

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    If you get fed up trying to jump through hoops and can scratch together a spare $2595 you can get a $25,000 line of credit from Bartercard, which is interest free forever. The only difference is, it can only be spent at the 30,000 businesses in Australia and New Zealand that are members of the trade exchange, but the bonus is you only pay off your debt when they send you customers…

    I have personally done this 3 times in the past, and used the Bartercard dollars to pay for websites, printing, advertising and marketing…

    I liked the system so much, in 2007 I bought the rights to Bartercard in Perth, but thats another story.

    Regards

    Chad

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