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New car subscription software Blinker sees demand skyrocket in lockdown

Car dealers looking to pivot their businesses during the COVID-19 lockdown have turned to car subscription software provider Blinker to future-proof their business models. The...

Australia’s three-step plan to reopen the economy, explained for SMEs

The National Cabinet has announced Australian’s three-step plan for reopening the economy and businesses.  All states and territories can implement these steps at their own...

Customer experience will be the reason businesses survive COVID-19 

As Australia continues to manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, survival remains top-of-mind for businesses in every market. Businesses that emerge from the lockdown...

How STP has made tackling the COVID-19 storm easier for Think Talent

Founded five years ago by Ainsley Johnstone and Natalie Firth, Think Talent is a modern executive recruitment agency that connects Australian and international organisations...

Goodbye Uber Eats: SMEs take deliveries into own hands

HERE WeGo Deliver enables small businesses to operate their own efficient delivery service. The tech simplifies complex algorithms to create an easy process and tool...

Five vital communication strategies retailers need right now 

Retailers are facing an unprecedented period of uncertainty in the face of the global health crisis. Businesses, brands, employers, and individuals heeding the health...

Cash flow struggles were crippling SMEs before coronavirus

Prior to the coronavirus crisis and subsequent shutdowns, Australian SMEs were already struggling with cash flow; this is according to new research which shows...

How to adapt your business during crisis

By now, all of us have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in one way or another. It has brought a global economic shutdown,...

If my business closes down do I need to pay out my commercial lease?

If you need to make the difficult decision to close your business, you may be wondering if you’re still obliged to pay rent until...

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...

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...

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...

How to grow an international business during a global pandemic

Expanding internationally always has risks but developing a business during a global pandemic is not usually a central part of a risk management strategy....

How hospitality businesses can adapt to the coronavirus impact

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a global impact on the foodservice industry, Australian hospitality owners are encouraged to take some important steps...

Sole traders and the COVID-19 pandemic: The support available

Last week we brought attention to the fact that sole traders had been missed out in the first stage of the stimulus package put...

Why does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) matter for businesses?

What is CSR and why is it so important for businesses? With the ever growing social and environmental concerns of a business’ operations in...

Hospitality industry calls for Uber Eats to cut commissions

There is no question that the hospitality industry has been left in disarray as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. One major factor...

The not-so-negative stories on COVID-19 that give us hope

Many businesses are feeling the effects of COVID-19, and in mainstream media the negative ones have been extensively covered. We know that the global pandemic...

Free resources and help for small businesses during COVID-19

Many businesses are offering either free services or products during this challenging time that small businesses can take advantage of. These range from software,...

How the Hembrow sisters built a multi-million-dollar business empire

The Hembrow sisters have established a highly marketable brand within a short timeframe of just three years, combining their skills to develop a multi-million-dollar...