Musiad Expo – Connecting Businesses Globally

In the fast-paced world of global business, staying connected is key. Join us in this exclusive Q&A session with Hank Evecek, the President of MUSIAD Sydney. This Q&A session takes you deep into the core of MUSIAD’s mission, its day-to-day operations, and a sneak peek into the upcoming trade event in Istanbul.

EMDG Update in December

We would like to update our valued clients and business owners on the latest developments in the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program, based on the recent newsletter from Austrade and our own insights as Australian grants specialists.

What’s Next for the EMDG

For over 20 years, Vebiz has been your go-to for help with the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG). This program started in 1974 but it’s been changed a lot recently. So, what does this mean for the Aussie export support scheme? Why are we forgetting how good this program is?

Change of Eligibility for Tax Exempt Status for all Not for Profit (NFP) organisations.

As someone involved with NFP associations both privately and professionally, I suggest that following article will affect many of you that are doing great work in the community through NFP organisations.

Submission for Austrade Strategic Review

Experience is a keyword in understanding what has gone before and what can come. I have dealt with over 300 exporters in my time as an EMDG consultant, across a wide range of industries, organisational structures, business sizes, and unique marketing ideas.’ After seeing the first attempt at “reforming” the EMDG, it would appear that Austrade has lost all its experience, forgetting the past (what works) and forgoing any idea of what can be successfully made for the future.

Will AI Transcend Human Decision Making – Grants and Other Thoughts

Artificial Intelligence (AI) unfolds across various industries. While AI’s capabilities are undeniable, I believe it’s crucial to recognise both its potential and its limitations. I like to share my thoughts on how AI may end up affecting the field of grants, the legal system, and the overall dynamics of communication and job displacement.

A Critical Evaluation of Australia’s R&D System

As an Australian Grants Specialist, it’s vital to acknowledge and discuss some pressing issues within our R&D incentive system. I recently had a virtual dialogue with industry colleagues, which exposed some alarming realities about the system that supports innovation and research in our country.

Balancing the Scales

Navigating the intricate realms of technology, innovation, and grants often involve crossing the blurred lines between global commerce and national interest. An ongoing debate surrounding programs like Australia’s Accelerated Commercialisation throws light on the current direction, impact, and potential repercussions of the program’s structure.

The Abrupt Cancellation of the Minimum Viable Product Grant by the NSW Government: A Case of Poor Governance

In the realm of government policies and programs, it is not uncommon for new administrations to cancel initiatives implemented by their predecessors. Such decisions may stem from ideological differences or budgetary constraints. However, the cancellation process should ideally be handled with due consideration and transparency, ensuring that applicants are given sufficient warning and their efforts are not in vain.

The 4-Week Journey: Understanding the Australian Grant Submission Process

As a grant specialist, I often get asked why it takes 4 weeks to prepare an Australian grant submission. The answer to that question lies in the intricate and detailed process that ensures a high-quality, competitive application.