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ASBFEO calls for COVID-19 recovery plan for small business owners

- May 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

With restrictions finally starting to lift and many small businesses re-opening or ramping up, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell has called for a COVID-19 Recovery Plan, to help small businesses navigate the next phase of the pandemic. Carnell acknowledges small business owners will be looking for guidance as they… Read more »

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Ombudsman calls for free child care beyond June 30 cut-off

- May 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for the government to continue with free child care beyond the June 30 cutoff, describing it as an essential service. Carnell believes snapping back the service to its pre-COVID offering would severely impact working women and female-led businesses. “Women make up more than… Read more »

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Beware of COVID-19 tax fraud scams

- May 22, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has warned Australian businesses and individuals to be aware of a number of scams circulating as fraudsters posing as tax experts attempt to swindle Aussies out of COVID stimulus measures and more. The TPB says businesses should take extra care when seeking outside assistance in accessing the government’s COVID-19 stimulus… Read more »

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9 safety trends to consider post COVID-19

- May 20, 2020 4 MIN READ

As schools and workplaces begin to reopen, Lisa MacQueen co-founder and director of Cleancorp reveals the health and safety trends you need to be aware of to stay COVID-19 safe. As the owner of one of Australia’s leading specialist anti girl cleaning company MacQueen and her team have been commissioned by the Australian Government departments, … Read more »

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Julia Gillard talks mental health in the time of COVID-19

- May 19, 2020 4 MIN READ

The coronavirus crisis has delivered opportunities for both hope and optimism alongside despair according to former PM, and Beyond Blue Chair, Julia Gillard. Loneliness, anxiety and fear can manifest during the pandemic – while opportunities for connection can also flourish. So, what are the priorities and opportunities moving forward to ensure we have the right… Read more »

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Eased restrictions not so easy for small business says Employsure

- May 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Eased restrictions will provide little relief to small and medium businesses still struggling with overly complex and often unclear COVID-19 workplace rules, which have also been inconsistently applied across the States, according to Employsure Managing Dirctor Ed Mallett. Employsure, which advises more than 27,000 SMEs in Australia including cafes, hair salons, retailers and tradies, says… Read more »

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Reducing small business owner stress top of mind for MYOB

- May 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

Alongside the negative impact to trade,  recent research by MYOB has revealed two-thirds of small business owners feel their mental health and wellbeing has also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In response to the findings, MYOB has joined forces with mental health provider Smiling Minds to help small business owners tack control of their… Read more »