Key members of the small business community have come together to urge the federal government to include a Small Business Viability Review program in next week’s federal budget.
Under the proposal, the government would fully fund a subsidy that would allow small business operators to access professional advice about the viability of their business.
The call is being made by the Australian small business and family enterprise ombudsman Kate Carnell, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA).
Echoing an earlier call from Carnell’s office for professional advice vouchers to be made available to small businesses, the groups are calling for a subsidy up to the value of $5,000.
Business operators would be able to use the subsidy to access tailored