The Albany Business Centre is hopeful Great Southern business owners eager to innovate will make the most of an opportunity to learn about the R&D Tax Incentive at a masterclass next week. Business centre executive officer Mark Shenton said the three-hour workshop could “unlock the door to research and development” for many businesses. “It’s ideal for tax specialists and businesses across various sectors such as engineering, manufacturing, agriculture, accountancy, ICT, software development, product development and the list goes on,” he said. The workshop will be facilitated by Evolv3 Innovation director Stephen Carroll from 9.30am to 12.30pm on October 12. Mr Carroll will lean on his 20 years of experience to help attendees navigate the complexities of R&D Tax incentives. Everett Consulting NT owner Rana Everett is already eager for the opportunities the workshop may help her business tap into. “As a forward-thinking business, we see R&D as a cornerstone for our future success,” she said. “We’re eager to attend the Innovate through Business R&D Funding workshop to learn how to navigate the program effectively. “It could be a game-changer for us.” Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Denmark Chamber of Commerce and Great Southern Development Commission are jointly supporting the workshop, which is being hosted at the business centre. “This represents a rare opportunity for participants to learn from other innovative business owners and their thoughts on leveraging the tax incentive,” Mr Shenton said. “Places are limited so don’t miss out on this chance to learn about how participating in research and development could revolutionise your business.” Business owners unsure of whether the masterclass is suitable for them can contact the Albany Business Centre on on 9841 8477 to access a free business consultation.