As we all know, running a small business is not easy. It requires an exceptional ability to multitask and an endless supply of patience, perseverance and motivation.
To lend their support in real, tangible ways, American Express and Shop Small Principal Partners (EnergyAustralia, MYOB, NAB and Virgin Australia) and Associate Partners (Facebook, GIO, Netregistry and Officeworks) are offering a range of discounts and offers for small businesses during Shop Small month.
In November, small businesses are encouraged to take advantage of eight special deals. Available until the end of November, the offers can help grow and strengthen your business within the community.
1. Tailor your energy plan with EnergyAustralia
Don’t waste time with energy companies that offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Every business is unique, so you deserve an energy plan that works for you. EnergyAustralia offers customised plans and ongoing discounts to help you achieve your goals.
Call 1800 185 551 to find out more.
2. Apply for a business grant
Business grants aren’t always easy to come by, but imagine if all you had to do to obtain one was to take a ‘selfie’ of your business? It may sound too good to be true, but by taking a photo of your business during November you could be in the running to win one of five $10,000 Love Your Work Business Grants offered by MYOB. It’s not the only offer up for grabs, so start snapping.
Find out more about MYOB’s business grant.
3. Never miss a transaction again with NAB EFTPOS mobile
We all know the importance of the “last mile” – the final leg of a customer’s journey. Make it as simple and convenient as possible for your customers to do business with you no matter where you are. This month, National Australia Bank lets you take your business direct to your customers with a mobile EFTPOS facility for only $14.90, with no establishment, annual or minimum monthly service fees. Minimum period applies.
Find out more about NAB EFTPOS mobile.
4. Be rewarded for being a small business with Velocity and Virgin Australia
As a hardworking small business, you deserve a well-earned break now and again. This month, Velocity Frequent Flyer, the loyalty program of Virgin Australia, is giving small businesses the opportunity to win one of ten travel vouchers valued at $10,000 each. To be in the running, register online before 30 November.
Find out more about Virgin Australia’s travel vouchers.
5. Expand your reach with Facebook advertising credits
If you want to find more customers online, look no further than the one of the most influential marketing platform in the world. Facebook advertising is a cost-effective way of growing your business, and with Facebook offering ad credits throughout November when you sign up to their Start to Success program, it’s a great way to get help marketing your business on Facebook.
Find out more about Facebook advertising credits.
6. Choose a small-business-friendly insurer
Things can get a little crazy from time to time – from loss or damage to goods to natural disasters – and these incidents can set you back considerably. This doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for trouble ahead, and any smart business owner knows the value of a good insurance policy. Get better protected with GIO Business Insurance and receive $100 cashback for new sign-ups during November.
To find out more about GIO’s cash-back offering and to obtain a copy of GIO’s Business Insurance Product Disclosure Statement, issued by GIO click here.
7. Build your online presence
Developing an online presence can be challenging for some business owners, particularly those who aren’t net savvy. Jump on board and make the most of Netregistry’s business consultation. You can access special offers including discounts on domain registration and web design services.
Find out more about Netregistry’s online business solutions.
8. Stock up and save on office supplies with Officeworks
Office supplies are essential to running your day-to-day operations, but unfortunately the costs can build up. Thankfully, customers who sign up for an Officeworks 30 Day Business Account during November can receive 10 per cent off purchases until the end of the year. *T&C’s apply
Learn more about saving on office supplies.
The time is now!
Do your business a favour and start saving with these Shop Small deals during November. Act quickly though because these offers are only valid until the end of the month.
To find out how you can get involved in the Shop Small campaign in your community, visit: www.shopsmallaustralia.com.
American Express does not take responsibility for the above offers provided by Principal and Associate Partners. If the offer is changed or not delivered, please contact the individual business directly.
This article represents the views of the author only and not those of American Express.
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