Boosting Victorian Businesses And Creating New Jobs

  • Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting businesses across the state to create jobs and new opportunities, with applications for the third round of Boost Your Business vouchers now open.

Vouchers of up to $50,000 are available to eligible businesses across categories including Food Innovation, Advanced Manufacturing, Defence, Aerospace and Security, Social Enterprise Capability, Asia Gateway and Victoria-Israel Innovation.

An additional stream, Entrepreneurs with Disability, has also been included as part of the program in round three to help business owners with a disability grow their businesses.

The program allows successful businesses to partner with top universities and industry experts, to help them identify new export markets, explore research and development opportunities and make new products.

The first two rounds of vouchers provided more than $6 million, supporting over 200 Victorian businesses.

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As noted by Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula

“Through this fantastic initiative, more than 200 businesses have been supported, providing new employment opportunities for our growing workforce.”

“The vouchers give businesses the chance to build relationships, expand their market access and grow networks with decision makers and buyers in our highly sought after Asian markets.”

As stated by Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan

“We never want to see people with disability deprived of the business opportunities that they deserve. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs living with a disability to prosper and grow their business.”

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