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Business Grant Opportunities Now Open (Talking Business Article December 2023)

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The Buy Local Business Grants that were available last April-June invited businesses within the City of Greater Dandenong to find services and suppliers within our municipality to help with supporting and growing their business. In the September Talking Business we spoke to some of the recipients of the grant from the business community, highlighting how the program benefited their business. Peter Sung Design was a supplier for local businesses during our last Buy Local Grants Program. They share insights about their experience and the contributions they were able to make.

Peter Sung Design is a familyowned Australian business located in Keysborough and has been in business for about 20 years. Peter started as a web designer and eventually moved more into a graphic design role. He has experience designing products for some of the world’s largest brands and licensed products, designing toys, bags, clothing, beanbags and manchester just to name a few. With the encouragement of his family, he started his own design company. In the early days the work was mostly display products. Over the years the business expanded their offerings to include signage, graphic design, and website  development. With a recent inclusion of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) support and advice to businesses.

In the last Buy Local Business Grant Program, applicants of the grants, were able to commission Peter to assist them with setting up a website. Their passion is working with and supporting the local business community to ensure their longevity. Linda Sung believes setting a business up online will secure their viability. She found that a great deal of businesses did not understand the opportunities available to them if their business went online during the pandemic. Assisting other businesses to understand the advantages a website and online trading brings is an achievement. Peter Sung Design look forward to the next round of grants and hope that more customers can utilise the opportunity.

The next round of Buy Local Business Grants is available to all businesses within the Greater Dandenong area. It aims to support businesses through these challenging economic times and assist in strengthening local business networks.

The grants will be provided to businesses that can demonstrate how the grant will be beneficial and will contribute to their business growth and professional development. The program will award recipients up to $1000, to support professional services provided by a local supplier located within City of Greater Dandenong.

For further information or to start your application visit Buy Local Business Grants webpage.