Are you like me who are looking for ways to boost your business by looking for Australian Business Grant? Are you reading this article because you are searching for a way to get in touch with the people who you can talk to to solve your issues? Let me tell you something. DON’T PAY FOR IT!
I am in this same vote as you. I too am looking for a way to boost my business because I am out funds and the banks will not lend me any money because my business is just starting. Banks that I spoke to will tell you, that you need to be in business for two years before they can look into financing your needs.
All Business Grants Information are FREE! Don’t get sucked into websites that asks you for money so they can give you a grant business guideline.
I started looking for grants to fund my new business to boost my financial needs to operate the business. I run a bistro in Campbelltown, NSW. To give you a little bit of idea of how I got into this, allow me to tell you by giving you a summary or if you like, read the How I Got Into Business article.
At the end of December in 2010 a business opportunity was presented, all about running a bistro inside an existing pub. In the interest of having the best of success rate and after few meetings it was decided that the best thing to do was to go into partners with two other persons—myself and two others who saw this as an opportunity of a lifetime. There were no overheads, the kitchen was already set up—all the equipments that we needed to cook our meals were there, the cool room in working condition, exhaust fans all working conditions. At the front of the house, the cashier was already set up—well almost. But the cashier is working. It really did sound too good to be true and why can’t it be?
All the things that we need are there. We just simply have to come in and operate. So we got us organised, made business plans and operated. We have only been operating less than one month and already the company was in big trouble. Ultimately, we exited from the bistro, all because one partner was not doing what he was supposed to do and that is put his hours into the business as decided before we started operating. We were meant to employ a casual who could work for us for only twenty hours each week. This did not happened so our budget and all our resources were depleted because of this person. We had to exit the business or do something else to get us back on our feet. We chose to exit and became disgruntled persons against one shifty operator who happens to hate that word.
As I still am very eager to get this business up and running, I wasn’t happy the efforts we put in there and I want keep trying. What I wanted was that if the business failed, it was because we couldn’t make it happen—not because some shifty person didn’t follow what we were supposed to be doing and makes all these excuses. But we had no more funding and the bank will not lend us any money. Who do we turn? My cousin was always saying something about a government grant. Anything I was doing, she would mention of a possibility of government grants—and that’s exactly what I’ve done. Look for government grants to help us build the business.
What I did was google search for Australian Business Grants and the first thing that came up are private entities that sell you a business guide booklet for a fee. They will claim that none of the governments will assist an individual as they just don’t have the time and as such that’s why these private entities exists to assist business owners. I tried going through the official government sites first and used their search functions to find business grants—I could not find one, mostly because government websites have so much information that it is almost like looking for a needle in a hay stack for people who are time constraint like me and also in a rush.
The option of paying a fee for a business guide to apply for an Australian Grant was more appealing to me given the slight desperation I am in. I paid my fees and got my guide few days later. The guideline of this book contains websites that you can go to and seek your business grant. I did just that and found that most of the things are not relevant to me. Remember during the conversation I have had to one of these private operators, there were a handful of questions asked before they told me to go and grab the business guide as it is worth it for a small fee.
There are some websites thought that could apply to my situation and that is mainly about financial loans of which I started looking into and attempted to contact the relevant people. Through the exchanges of emails one of the emails that was sent through to me said that I should be wary of some websites that asks for money for the guide. He then further stressed out that all the information that I need are freely available online.