Businesses will soon be able to access professional support to navigate the changing economic landscape amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Glenelg Shire Council have introduced the Return to Business scheme which allows eligible businesses to apply for a support voucher worth $250 to subside the cost of seeking professional advice from an accountant or business adviser.
The scheme aims to support and strengthen businesses and ensure business owners are well-informed through the effects of the pandemic.
Glenelg Shire Mayor Anita Rank encouraged businesses to utilise the scheme, citing it as a "win-win" opportunity.
"Council recognises businesses have been adversely affected by COVID19, and it will significantly change the business landscape going forward," she said.
To be eligible for the Return to Business scheme applications must:
- Have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
- Employ fewer than 50 full time equivalent employees at the time of application
- Have a residential and/or business address within the Glenelg Shire
- Use the voucher at an accountants or professional service provider located in the Glenelg Shire.
The scheme was endorsed at the recent Ordinary Council Meeting.
Applications open July 6 and close October 30. The vouchers must be used by March 31, 2021.
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