The Informer
  • May 21 2020 6 business trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Lawpath has collected data from the 130,000 businesses that their legal platform to determine 6 strong business trends that have taken off in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since March this year, the business landscape as we know it has shifted dramatically to something unrecognisable – CBDs are empty and shopping centres deserted. Government shutdowns, Read More…

  • May 20 2020 Businesses are struggling to get ‘COVIDSafe’

    Small and medium businesses are struggling to get ready for a return to work as they attempt to decipher the complex and costly requirements which allow them to reopen, says Employsure, Australia’s largest workplace advisory firm for SMEs.  The call comes as states begin to ease lockdown restrictions and permit a reopening of hospitality and Read More…

  • May 13 2020 Ticking privacy time-bombs for businesses working from home

    A Melbourne lawyer is warning businesses to prepare for potential privacy issues that may already be arising from current remote working conditions. Rigby Cooke Lawyers Senior Associate Emma Simpson said while business owners were currently focussed on doing what they could to remain afloat, a significant privacy breach could seriously impede their recovery. “Many businesses Read More…

  • May 13 2020 Dynamic Business COVID-19 stimulus offer

    We know so many of our business readers are hurting, our mission is to help you and your business get through this period, survive and grow.  If COVID-19 has massively impacted your business we are offering the chance to feature your business in our newsletter free of charge. We send out over 50,000 emails each Read More…

  • May 5 2020 Why JobKeeper creates cash flow issues for businesses

    The announcement of the government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment scheme was greeted with a sigh of relief for many businesses who are struggling with paying staff wages as part of the financial challenges caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). The scheme supports businesses significantly affected by the coronavirus to help keep more Australians in jobs and is Read More…

  • April 23 2020 Is now the right time to sell or buy business, considering coronavirus?

    Is now the time to buy or sell a business? With so many businesses closing their doors during the coronavirus outbreak, you might think the answer is ‘no’.  There’s no denying the current economic situation is dire; however, a recent survey has revealed that buyers and sellers are still in the market and the future Read More…

  • April 17 2020 “It won’t suit all businesses”: Cautious optimism on JobKeeper

    Business owners should remain cautious but optimistic, following the passing of the Federal Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper stimulus package through parliament, according to Employsure, Australia’s leading workplace relations company. The short term “Just because the legislation has passed, it doesn’t mean a business owner is automatically eligible,” said Employsure Managing Director Ed Mallett. “While it Read More…

  • April 16 2020 Neobank 86 400 closes Series A capital raise, taking total to $90m

    Australian neobank, 86 400, has closed its Series A capital raise. $34m of new equity was raised in March, bringing its total capital to $90m. The funds will help further accelerate product and feature development and support mortgage book growth. The raise, led by international investment bank Morgan Stanley, is one of the largest Australian fintech Read More…

  • April 9 2020 Sydney wholesale startup FoodByUs pivots to B2C due to coronavirus

    FoodByUs, the former B2B-only marketplace for wholesale food suppliers, has opened up its platform to help consumers during the coronavirus crisis. The Sydney based startup, which usually supplies huge volumes of food and cleaning products to cafes, pubs and restaurants, is making the switch from B2B to B2C. With wholesalers losing around 80% of their business Read More…

  • March 30 2020 Employers, redundancy should be last resort during COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses across Australia and New Zealand to close their doors, putting employers in the difficult position of what to do with staff. Hundreds of thousands of workers in a number of industries, including the travel, hospitality and retail sectors are facing months of uncertainty, with COVID-19 expected to further spread Read More…

  • March 23 2020 Coronavirus pandemic: Small business advice

    Small business is placed under tremendous pressure with the coronavirus pandemic, so ActionCOACH ANZ have summarised the key pieces of advice to help weather the storm.  With the knock-on effects of coronavirus impacting consumer behaviour, small businesses must be innovative and find ways to stay competitive and ensure their survival. “Certainly, these are extremely trying Read More…

  • March 23 2020 ‘Employers can stand down staff without pay’

    The pending shut downs of non-essential services across parts of Australia may trigger conditions in the Fair Work Act that will allow employers to stand staff down without pay, according to Employsure, Australia’s leading workplace relations company. In a Government imposed closure of a workplace, employers may be in a position to stand staff down Read More…

  • March 18 2020 COVID-19 support should extend to sole traders too

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, requesting support for Australia’s small business sector, including the nation’s 1.4 million sole traders. Read up on: COVID-19 economic plans and the government’s stimulus package. “The COVID-19 driven downturn is already taking an unprecedented toll on the Australian small business Read More…

  • March 12 2020 How to manage cash flow, late payments and risk: Patrick Coghlan

    Have you ever struggled with cash flow as a result of late payments to your small business? We know this is an ongoing issue for small business owners, and so in today’s podcast that’s really what we are focussed on. We are going through the top tips to achieve a healthy cash flow and healthy Read More…

  • March 5 2020 How to actually boost your SEO and Google ranking: Andreas Dzumla

    Today on the Dynamic Business Podcast we are excited to bring you an in depth talk on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and what you can do to help yourself in those Google rankings.  As a small business, it is often hard to compete with the larger players and bigger brands, as it’s impossible to match Read More…

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