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business basics grant program

ROUND 2 OPENs 9am, Wednesday 8th SEPTEMBER 2021

Business Basics Grant Program

The Business Basics grants program provides $5,000 (ex GST) to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice.

The program is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

We’ve created two packages to make it easy for your business to apply for this grant.

Package 1

Website Re-fresh

Re-fresh your website with a new design + graphics!

What’s included:
  • Initial creative consultation to discuss and plan the project
  • 25 Website Design Hours allocated to refreshing your website – for websites on Shopify, Squarepace or WordPress Platforms.
  • 15 Graphic Design hours allocated to creating new website content – Make your website look amazing with some fresh new content – such as new graphics, canva templates, instruction illustrations, icons, copywriting, ebooks, downloadable offers – the options are endless of what we can create for you!




Package 2

Online Shop Website Design

Grow your business and sell your services or products online!

What’s included:
  • Design of E-Commerce Website – Sell your services or products online to open your market and diversify your offering. Created on Shopify platform with your existing domain.
  • 2 hour training video on how to use and update your website, add in new products to your website + more!
  • 2 hours of website support  valid for 12 months, we’re here to help with any of the techy things after launch!




Want to apply?


First, check you are eligible here.

Then, complete this form and we will reply with the quote you need for your grant application. 

While you’re waiting for our quote, don’t forget to gather all the other information you need for your application as per the detailed application process here

We encourage you to apply as soon as the grant round opens at 9am Wednesday 8th September as grant application allocations can exhaust quickly!


What's the creative process?

You can view our creative process here


The time frame for these packages is approx 12 weeks. This varies based on the client’s responsiveness throughout the process. Once your grant is approved, please let us know and we’ll send you an initial questionnaire. We may request any other materials from you, prior to the start date of your project!

What is Shopify, WordPress or Squarespace?

In simple terms, these are online software programs we design your website in. In geeky terms they’re CMS (Content Management Systems) that allow you to update parts of your website on your own.

What if I don't have a domain name?

That’s totally ok! We can help you register one, just let us know your preffered domain name when you complete our initial questionnaire. Domain names cost from $49+gst

What extra costs might I have with a website?

If you choose Package 2 – you will need to subscribe to Shopify’s service. You can view Shopify’s pricing is here. A website also needs consistent care and love! So there may be times when you may need to do software updates to your plugins or CMS platform. We do offer on-going technical support at our hourly rate of $115+gst. If you choose Pagae 1 and need plugin updates this may also be an additional cost to the third party provider. Please ask us about this if you have any concerns.

“You’re amazing to work with, the way you spent time getting to understand ‘me’ and my own personal style, so that you could reflect that through the entire branding – it was genius!”

JohannaJohanna Anning Nutrition

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Verve’s commitment for a successful outcome through a detailed and comprehensive brand discovery, delivered in a heart centered way, created a branding suite far beyond what I was every imagining. Every element of my brand’s vision and essence was captured in the first design reveal… one of the best brand identities I have seen in my 20 years in multinational company marketing and business development.

Kathy Petersen, Geo Junkie

Verve Design were incredible to work with. They took the time to really understand my business and what I was wanting from a new website. They held my hand through every step of their process which was seamless. The website is the perfect reflection of my business. It’s easy to navigate but is also stylish and beautiful to look at.

Megan Marano, Insight Creative

I am so clear now on what I stand for. The package helped me bring to life everything that is important to me and my business and clear action steps to get there. It has given me direction and confidence to make it all happen. I would recommend anyone who is passionate about what they do and likes to have control of the process to do this package. Teegan’s experience in branding, her creativity to help you come up with new ideas and her beautifully gentle style is like no other.

Allison Dealing, Live and Breathe Yoga

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