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Improved tools to help Australian business 

20 Mar 2013

Joint media release with Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Senator the Hon Kate Lundy 

The Government's popular business planning apps are now available for Android™ tablet users, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Chris Bowen MP, and the Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Senator Kate Lundy, announced today.

The MyBizPlan, MarketMyBiz and MyBizShield apps are proving to be a popular resource, especially for small business owners wanting to improve the way they operate.

"The iPad apps have proven to be a great success, with more than 22,000 downloads since September last year, so I am pleased that we can now also offer these essential planning tools to Android™ users," Mr Bowen said.

"These apps are an example of how the Government is using new technologies to provide business owners with information and tools to help increase their productivity.

"They make it easier for business owners to plan for the future, with templates and handy prompts to create, update, share and store their plans online."

Minister Lundy welcomed the news the apps will now be available on Android™.

"A look around any office shows business owners are embracing new technologies like tablets and smart phones to improve the way they operate," Senator Lundy said.

"As a Government we recognise the importance of keeping pace with rapid technological change. Through these apps we are providing business owners with information and tools to help increase their productivity."

The apps were developed with the help of business experts and are based on popular planning tools which have been downloaded more than one million times at

Two YouTube videos have also been developed to help raise awareness of the importance of business planning.

To download the planning apps visit

To watch the videos visit <

Media contacts: Mr Bowen's office 02 6277 7580 

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