Prime Minister of Tasmania – Benefits are already flowing from small business grants

September 4, 2022

Madeleine Ogilvie, Minister for Small Business

The Liberal Government of Tasmania has a clear plan to support the small business sector to strengthen the future of our state.

Local businesses can now apply to receive financial and business advice under the second round of the Small Business Advice and Financial Guidance programme.

The program offers grants ranging from $750 to $1,500 to qualifying small businesses.

Grant funds can be used to obtain services such as financial and business advice, support, advice and strategy development from a suitably qualified specialist or consultant.

Eligible support may include financial and business planning, cash flow management, marketing, or corporate website support.

So far, 68 Tasmanian small businesses have already been approved for funding under the second round, for a total of nearly $100,000.

Today I was delighted to join Simon Bowes of Coastal Carpet Cleaning, who has now successfully applied for and received funding in rounds one and two of the program.

Mr Bowes said the small business advice and financial guidance program has been invaluable in continuing to grow his business.

“For round two, I chose a social media company from Tasmania to help me better understand digital marketing and how best to apply it to my carpet cleaning business,” Bowes said.

“The application process is simple and straightforward, so I would definitely recommend other local businesses to join us.

“I feel very lucky to live in a state where the government is stepping back and supporting small businesses in such difficult times.”

The second round of the grant program will end on May 30, 2023, or when all funds have been allocated.

Information about the program can be found on the Business Tasmania website or by contacting the team directly on 1800 440 026.

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