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Startups, Beware of Websites Offering Access to Government Grants

posted 30 Jan 2015, 01:30 by Gordon Kay   [ updated 4 Mar 2015, 00:08 ]
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning small business operators and entrepreneurs to beware of unauthorised websites offering easy access to government grants.

Despite appearances, some websites are not lending a helping hand to small businesses. In fact some sites will charge a fee to access government grants which can be normally accessed for free. In other cases the small business may pay the fee only to find they are not eligible for a particular grant.

The ACCC is also concerned that some overseas-based websites falsely give the impression that they are endorsed by the Australian Government.

You can collect your copy of the ACCC's "The Little Black Book Of Scams" from the Adelaide Hills Business Centre.