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We asked 5 fitness entrepreneurs what they’ve learnt from 2020. Here’s what they said.

- January 5, 2021 8 MIN READ

The fitness industry was amongst the hardest hit during 2020, with shutdowns and restrictions severely hampering business and opportunities for growth. Despite this, many business owners used their ingenuity to adapt and thrive. We asked five giants from the industry to weigh on on their learnings and successes from the year that was… Tim West,… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: masks mandatory for NSW

- January 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Coronavirus restrictions have changed again in NSW as the state records seven new infections, one of which is under investigation. Five of today’s coronavirus cases are from western and south-western Sydney and linked to the emerging Berala cluster, which now has seven linked cases. The sixth case is a household contact of a previously reported… Read more »

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3 Aussie entrepreneurs share their resolutions for the New Year

- January 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

To borrow from the Queen, 2020 was an annus horribilis. Little wonder business owners and entrepreneurs are looking forward to the new year. We caught up with three local entrepreneurs to see what their resolutions are for 2021. Alex West, CEO of Swoop, Australian telecommunications provider This year has been hard for the obvious reason… Read more »

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3 reasons why employee engagement matters more than ever

- December 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

COVID-19 has created immense challenges for enterprises and organisations across Australia but that doesn’t mean employee engagement should take a back seat, writes Matt Seadon, General Manager – APAC, Achievers. To say 2020 has been a difficult year for Australian businesses is an understatement. Since March, thousands of enterprises have had to rationalise their operations,… Read more »

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Sydney partygoers urged caution as new coronavirus cluster identified

- December 31, 2020 2 MIN READ

Sydneysiders are waking to tougher restrictions this morning as new measures to stem the flow of COVID infections came into force overnight. Following a surge in new cases, NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has instigated further measures to restrict movement in the Greater Sydney region. NSW Health authorities recorded 18 positive COVID-19 infections including six linked… Read more »

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Modest changes to restrictions allow northern beaches residents to celebrate Xmas

- December 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced modest changes to restrictions over the Christmas period to allow residents in lockdown to still have some semblance of Christmas celebrations. The premier said the crisis council had weighed up the risks to public health and people’s mental health when making the decision to tweak the lockdown conditions.… Read more »

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Crisis Cabinet to decide the fate of Christmas in NSW

- December 23, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The premier Gladys Berejiklian says a “crisis cabinet meeting” will decide this morning whether restrictions will be lifted or increased across Sydney today. Berejiklian says the decision will come down to the wire as the government and health authorities take into consideration the latest NSW Covid-19 data. The ruling will decide how people across the… Read more »