Future Business

New project to deliver Agri-tech solutions

A new levy-funded project will look at using agricultural robots to measure tree canopy and flower density and deliver a more precise, variable spraying solution for apple flower thinning. Led by Queensland-based SwarmFarm Robotics, the Developing Agri-Tech solutions for the Australian apple industry project is tasked with developing a new system to measure tree canopy [...]

Environmental Upgrade Finance, a new initiative

As a property and business owner, you have the opportunity to apply for a new form of finance called an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA). It can help you access capital, free up cash flow, and help you complete projects that give your business long term security and cost savings. Currently available to Victorians in participating [...]

Planning for negotiation

Effective negotiation skills are essential in both our personal and professional lives, it’s critical to know how to prepare and plan for negotiations of any type when growing a successful business, dealing with supply chain partners, multi-tasking and influencing decisions. Where would you sit on a scale of from one to 10 if you were [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Future Business|

Succession planning leads to multi-generational success

Apples have been the fruit of choice for five generations of the Baldwin family – in Tasmania and Victoria. But the way they farm and market their product has changed in response to environmental needs, price points and customer demand. Through good succession planning, the next generation of the Baldwin family have transitioned to [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Future Business|

Funding extended for rural business support service

The Federal Government has committed $20 million in additional funding to extend access to the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) until June 2020 for farmers suffering financial hardship. The Federal Government has committed $20m to extend access to the Rural Financial Counselling Service until June 2020.  Image: iStock/3D-generator Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Future Business, News|

Victorian grants to improve energy efficiency available

Victorian businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy are invited to apply for a range of Sustainability Victoria (SV) grants and support  to improve energy and materials efficiency. The Boosting Business Productivity energy assessment grants are open to businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy. Applications close Friday 28 September 2018. Basic energy assessment grant: Businesses [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Future Business, Opportunities|