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Media Release: Improved tools to help Australia business

Posted on 20 Mar 2013 in Media Releases, News

20 March 2013 The Government’s popular business planning apps are now available for Android™ tablet users, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Chris Bowen MP, and the Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Senator Kate Lundy, announced today. The MyBizPlan, MarketMyBiz and MyBizShield apps are proving to be a popular resource, especially for small business owners wanting to improve the way they operate. “The iPad apps have proven to be a great success, with more than 22,000 downloads since September last year, so I am pleased that we can now also offer these essential planning tools to Android™ users,” Mr Bowen said. “These apps are an example of how the Government is using new technologies to provide business owners with information and tools to help increase their productivity. “They make it easier for business owners to plan for the future, with templates and handy prompts to create, update, share and store their plans online.” Minister Lundy welcomed the news the apps will now be available on Android™. “A look around any office shows business owners are embracing new technologies like tablets and smart phones to improve the way they operate,” Senator Lundy said. “As a Government we recognise the importance of keeping pace with rapid technological change. Through these apps we are providing business owners with information and tools to help increase their productivity.” The apps were developed with the help of business experts and are based on popular planning tools which have been downloaded more than one million times at Two YouTube videos have also been developed to help raise awareness of the importance of business planning. To download the planning apps visit To watch the videos visit Media Contact: Bill Kyriakopoulos 0400 510 802 Laura Stevens 0432 833 769 (Bowen) Chris Owens 0409 945 476...

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Investing in Women Funding Program

Posted on 12 Mar 2013 in Grants and Funding, News

In 2013 Women NSW is offering a new funding opportunity for projects that lead to economic empowerment of women through training and employment in non-traditional trades. Non-traditional trades are those with 25% or less participation of women. The Investing in Women funding opportunity offers up to $25,000 for partnership projects through a submission process. In 2013 Investing in Women, Women NSW’s funding program, is about supporting key stakeholders to encourage women into the trades and to improve opportunities and outcomes for women in the priority area of economic participation. Investing in Women will ensure that all funding is fully aligned with the NSW Government’s priority to increase the proportion of women employed in non-traditional occupations in NSW (as outlined in NSW 2021: A Plan to Make NSW Number One, Goal 1: Improve the Performance of the NSW Economy). Key stakeholders who are eligible for Investing in Women funding include: Local councils and shires, including regional organisations of councils and consortia of councils Peak organisations representing women’s stakeholder groups Not-for-profit organisations, including community organisations Industry bodies and the private sector working in partnership with the government on initiatives directly supporting women and girls entering non-traditional trades. Click here to download the Funding Guidelines. Click here to apply at For inquiries please contact Women NSW via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Applications can be submitted any time. However, to be considered in the first round, please submit an application by 30 April 2013 or by 30 August 2013 for the second...

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