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  • April 21 2020 What can you do to legally recover your debts?

    As a small business owner, you could be wondering if during the chaotic times of COVID-19, is it still possible to sue a customer for an unpaid account/debt?  In the first instance, you should try as hard as you can to recover funds you’re owed through processes such as payment plans if a customer simply Read More…

  • April 20 2020 8 tips for supporting employees’ health and wellness during COVID-19

    The new COVID-19 environment of home-based working and social distancing has not only posed unprecedented challenges in productivity for many workplaces, but it could also be affecting employees’ mental health. A leading workplace safety expert is urging organisations to prioritise the health and wellness of their employees during this challenging time, revealing the important benefits Read More…

  • April 17 2020 Advice for starting a business? “Trust your instincts, then work your ass off”

    Djordje (DJ) Dikic, with co-founder Rocky Liang, launched Australian B2C paint brand Tint only five months ago in December 2019. Since the coronavirus outbreak, their sales have increased dramatically, confirming their suspicions that their business idea was what was needed in the paint industry and direct-to-consumer market.  DJ’s advice for succeeding in business is to Read More…

  • April 15 2020 How soft skills impact and translate in the world of working from home

    Many of us are adjusting to working from home with the increasing risk of Coronavirus. Some of us might not have the ergonomic set up that helps us to work without physical pain; we may be sharing a desk with our partners or family members who are also working from home; we might live alone Read More…

  • April 15 2020 Let’s talk: Staff motivation – how to keep teams driven

    Staff motivation can be tricky to master at the best of times. Throw a pandemic in to the mix, and it becomes extra hard to know the steps to take for keeping your teams driven and focussed on the business’s goals.  Motivation is not black and white, and it is impossible to feel motivated at Read More…

  • April 14 2020 Risky business: Ignoring JobKeeper scheme could leave some with regrets

    Business owners are being urged to register for the JobKeeper allowance despite trepidation and confusion from many around the scheme, according to a leading tax expert. Pilot Partners head of taxation Murray Howlett said business owners who took a ‘wait and see’ approach to the scheme could be missing out on a huge financial incentive. Read More…

  • April 14 2020 Which businesses are eligible for the commercial rent reduction? 

    State governments announced the commercial tenancy code of conduct last week, which aims to support businesses with commercial rent reductions.  The code outlines a set of principles which tenants and landlords are expected to follow, along with Australian banks. It will be prepared for legislation this week.  Is my business eligible for rent relief? If Read More…

  • April 8 2020 Let’s Talk: Pivoting and adapting your business due to coronavirus

    In the midst of the coronavirus lockdown in Australia, we wanted to ask small businesses first-hand how they are pivoting and adapting in the circumstances.  With so many businesses forced to close in a matter of days, it’s been a challenging time to survive. On the other hand, some businesses are having to survive through Read More…

  • April 7 2020 How does the JobKeeper payment work?

    The JobKeeper payment or wage is a subsidy program announced by federal government to help with upholding the Australian economy during the coronavirus outbreak.  It is designed to save six million jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, giving employees the chance to keep their jobs (hence the name) by handing out cash payments every fortnight in Read More…

  • April 7 2020 Small businesses owners share their tips for working from home

    With most office-based small business making the switch to working from home, we wanted to share some tips from the community on how you can make the most of the remote working situation. From trivia and quizzes to “wine downs” and group exercise, we hope these insights bring you some practical and fun ideas for you and your Read More…

  • April 6 2020 Who is legally liable if workers catch coronavirus whilst working?

    As workplaces move to a work from home arrangement, it’s raised the issue of whether workers who catch Coronavirus while working from home are able to pursue workers compensation claims. Employment law expert Bruce Simmonds says the answer is a yes but with conditions and people working from home during the COVID- 19 crisis who Read More…

  • April 3 2020 Entrepreneur Lis Armstrong’s story and her essential COVID-19 pivots

    Lis Armstrong founded her vegan chocolate business Treat Dreams in 2015, after craving dairy-free treats herself and seeing the demand from others in the same situation. Starting simply with a Facebook page, a photo album of the products customers could buy and an email address, Treat Dreams has now grown into a large team, with Read More…

  • April 3 2020 Don’t panic: now’s the time to double down on your marketing efforts

    Sabri Suby of King Kong agency discusses how businesses can rebound from recessions and, perhaps controversially, how important marketing is during times of economic difficulty. As businesses around the world wake up to the challenges of the ongoing global health emergency, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the situation. But don’t let fear get the Read More…

  • April 2 2020 Employer tax obligations and relief options during COVID-19

    Unsure of your employer tax obligations and tax relief options during this uncertain time? The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is encouraging business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to get in touch with them to discuss relief options. However, with so many businesses looking for answers right now, we thought we’d summarise some of the biggest Read More…

  • April 2 2020 When COVID-19 is over, reconsider foreign outsourcing…

    With international manufacturing markets being thrown into uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, General Manager of Adina Watches, Grant Menzies, believes there has never been a better time to shine a spotlight on the capabilities of Australian businesses than right now. As one of the nation’s oldest watchmakers, Adina has always been advocates for home-soil Read More…

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