Big boost for small businesses in Tassie

Big boost for small businesses in Tassie

  • Published on Monday, February 1, 2016

Small businesses in Tasmania that created and filled part-time or full-time jobs in the 2014-15 financial year may be eligible for a financial incentive, under the Tasmanian Government’s Small Business Jobs Bonus.

The initiative was designed to support Tasmanian small businesses to create jobs for new employees. Eligible companies can receive a grant of $1,000 for each new full-time job and $500 for each new part-time job filled from 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015.

The Bonus is paid in two equal instalments, the first once the role has been filled for six months, and the second after it has been filled for 12 months.

Applications can be submitted any time after the position has been filled for six months, and eligible businesses can apply multiple times. Funding is capped, and the bonus will be paid on a “first in” basis.

Applications for the Small Business Jobs Bonus close 12 February 2016.

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply here.

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Small businesses in Tasmania will also soon benefit from the first Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman appointed in the state, with Anne Katherine (Kate) Carnell commencing in the role from March 2016.

In this role, Ms Carnell will provide advocacy for small business and family enterprises, as well as a link to dispute resolution services to assist organisations to resolve disputes without resorting in costly court cases.

This appointment provides Tasmanian small business owners with access to advice and support, giving them a voice to ensure the Government creates the right conditions for small businesses to continue to grow.

Find out more here.