The Queensland Government has announced that the COVID-19 Adaption Business Grant is opening up for a second round of applications on 1 July 2020. This grant allows for Small Businesses who meet the criteria to apply for up to $10,000 under a $100 million package.

The objective of this program is to support small businesses who have been impacted by the current COVID-19 shutdown and restrictions, by helping them adapt and sustain their operations.

In anticipation for the second round of applications, we have built service packages which would be eligible for the grant funding and may benefit your business.

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Our Service Packages:

START UP BUSINESS PACKAGE (Up to $500K Business Turnover)

  • Facilitation of Business Planning workshop and develop strategic actions in relation to the business’s response to COVID – 19.
  • 2021 Budget Sustainability Planning meeting to be conducted in July including detailed review of business drivers and identification of Key Performance indicators
  • Input into accounting software to allow monthly monitoring
  • Monthly meetings from August – December to review actual versus budgeted results

Package Cost: $5,000

SMALL BUSINESS PACKAGE ($500K-$1M Business Turnover)

  • Facilitation of Business Planning workshop and develop strategic actions in relation to the business’s response to COVID – 19.
  • 2021 Budget Sustainability Planning meeting to be conducted in July including detailed review of business drivers and identification of Key Performance indicators
  • Input into accounting software to allow monthly monitoring
  • Monthly meetings from August – December to review actual versus budgeted results

Package Cost: $7,500

SCALE UP BUSINESS PACKAGE ($1M-$3M Business Turnover)

  • Facilitation of Business Planning workshop and develop strategic actions in relation to the business’s response to COVID – 19.

  • 2021 Budget Sustainability Planning meeting to be conducted in July including detailed review of business drivers and identification of Key Performance indicators
  • Input into accounting software to allow monthly monitoring
  • Monthly meetings from August – December to review actual versus budgeted results

Package Cost: $10,000

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IT & SECURITY REVIEW BUSINESS PACKAGE

  • Onsite deep dive into all technology systems – analyse existing and provide recommendations
  • In depth report on findings, results & recommendations
  • Focus on top 1 or 2 priorities:
    • Better performance
    • Better support (fast remote & onsite)
    • Security & Backup (protection of sensitive data & minimize data loss)
    • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device or staff salary sacrifice their own equipment)
    • Reduce cost (minimise IT capital & operating expense)
    • Mobility (work from anywhere, remote staff, distributed team)
  • Cover these main areas:
    • Network
    • Devices
    • Storage, Backup, Recovery
    • Email / Communication Tools
    • Productivity Apps
    • Data Breach Compliance / Monitoring / Cybersecurity
    • Other – staff management, eCommerce, general IT issues

Package Cost: $2,000

DIGITAL MARKETING/ONLINE PRESENCE BUSINESS PACKAGE

  • Initial online marketing strategy session (2hrs) – remote via video chat or in the Viden Office
  • Create 1 x paid marketing campaign with 2 channels (Google Search & Facebook / Instagram)
  • Create content / inbound marketing campaign increase brand awareness
  • Advice and guidance on design of dedicated landing pages
  • Monthly reporting

 

 

Does not include advertising budget, to be provided separately

Package Cost: $2,000

WEB DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS PACKAGE

  • Starting from around $2k
  • Custom designed, mobile responsive, search engine optimisted website built on WordPress using existing logos, images and content (roughly 5 pages e.g. Home, About, Services / Products, Blog, Contact)
  • 1hr remote training – full site access and self – editing / updating
  • Business grade hosting for 12 months including daily backups, security updates & patches, 1hr of simple content updates per month.

 

 

Package Cost: From $2,000

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We can help you!

Planning for how your business navigates its exit from the COVID – 19 crisis is critical. Currently business owners need to focus on the key steps they need to undertake to ensure that they position their business effectively in what many are describing as a “new normal” for business operations.

It is expected that the available funding will be exhausted quickly. Please contact us immediately to assess the eligibility of your business. All applicants will need to act quickly. Please note that if you applied in the first round and have not yet heard back, you will need to apply again in the second round to be considered.

Please pass on this message.

We feel this is important funding for small business and want to make sure that all of our clients know about it and while your business may not be eligible due to its size, we are sending it to our full client base so that you can forward this message to any of your small business associates in the hope that by assisting them to make their business sustainable it assists your business as well.