City of Maribyrnong - Business Bulletin - April 2022
To our Maribyrnong Business Community,
In this month's edition, we share information about the next Women in Business Networking Event in May. We also share information about grant opportunities for manufacturers in our Community.
A new initiative from the Victorian Government which will give more employees access to sick leave and carer's leave. Read below to see if casual staff in your industry are eligible.
This month's featured Education Module on Maribyrnong Localised is 'Describing Your Business'. It's a basic task which we need to do all the time, but this lesson will help you give a business description that will leave an impression.
With Easter just around the corner we share information about restrictions of trade on Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
There's lots to get through in this month's edition, but if you have any comments, queries or suggestions email email@example.com
Best Wishes and Happy Easter
Economic Development Team, Maribyrnong City Council
|Women in Business Networking Lunch|
The next Women in Business Networking Lunch is almost here!
|Localised Business Education On-Demand|
Connect with on-line, on-demand learning on the 'Educate' section of the Maribyrnong Localised platform
You must be a registered user on Maribyrnong Localised in order to access these FREE training webinars. It is free to register, and by adding your business to the directory you'll help increase your exposure and improve your digital presence.
|Festival City Policy - Have Your Say|
We are exploring a move to a more dynamic, contemporary model of festival and event support.
Our Festival City Program is guided by the Festival City Policy, which sets out the framework to attract, host, and support festivals for the benefit of residents, businesses, and cultural tourists.
While the current Policy has served our City well supporting a strong and vibrant festivals program, the landscape around festivals and events has changed significantly, particularly over the past two years during the pandemic.
|25 Percent Rebate for Dining and Entertainment|
The $60 million Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program is still open, offering customers the opportunity to claim 25 per cent on purchases at dining and entertainment venues across Victoria, between Monday and Thursday each week.
All your business needs to do to take part is provide customers with an itemised receipt that includes your ABN.
The customer then uploads their receipt and contact information and the 25 per cent rebate is credited to their nominated bank account within five business days.
|Medtech Manufacturing Capability Grants Program Open Now|
The Medtech Manufacturing Capability Program will assist Victorian manufacturers and medical technology businesses to build capability and capacity by supporting new manufacturing projects and scale-up activities. The program aims to increase the size and value of Victoria’s medtech manufacturing sector and strengthen long term global competitiveness.
|Restricted Trade over the Easter Break|
Under Victorian law there are 2.5 restricted trading days each year:
· Good Friday
· Christmas Day
· Anzac Day between 12:01am and 1:00pm
On these days, only exempt businesses and shops are permitted to open.
|Sick Pay Guarantee for More Workers|
The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee provides casual and contract workers with a guarantee they will receive sick pay when they need to take time off when they are sick or need to care for loved ones. Because no worker should have to choose between a day’s pay and their health – and the health of a loved one.
Victoria is the first state to provide 5 days a year of sick and carer's pay at the national minimum wage for casual and contract workers in certain occupations.
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