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MYOB launches COVID-19 business preparedness guide

- April 2, 2020 2 MIN READ

Business owners looking for advice on cash flow, business continuity and business planning to survive the coronavirus pandemic have a new resource thanks to MYOB. The cloud business solution has developed a Business Preparedness Guide to assist Australian small businesses looking for answers during the current COVID-19 pandemic. With the rules of the game rapidly… Read more »

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How Order Up and Bolt Bikes are helping restaurants to survive the pandemic

- March 31, 2020 2 MIN READ

Online ordering platform, Order Up! and e-bike startup, Bolt Bikes are offering an immediate, cost-effective solution for Australia’s hospitality industry to stay operational during the COVID-19 crisis. With pubs and clubs, restaurants and cafes all forced to close their doors and offer delivery and takeaway options only, these two startups have developed an al-in-one order… Read more »

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Google Small Business Hub offers free resources during Covid-19

- March 31, 2020 2 MIN READ

Google Australia has launched the Google for Small Business Covid-19  online hub to provide helpful advice and resources to small and medium businesses as they navigate challenges caused by the spread of coronavirus. The resources are designed to help businesses communicate effectively with their customers and employees, and maintain business operations and continuity planning in… Read more »

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Banks are upping their support for business to prevent commercial property evictions during the COVID-19 downturn

- March 30, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australian banks are expanding their program of six-month loan deferrals to larger companies, offering relief on up to $250 billion in business borrowing. The major banks are backing the Australian Banking Association’s (ABA) extended Business Support Package to 98% of all businesses with a loan from an Australian bank, increasing the existing $3 million small… Read more »

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Double down on sympathy when dealing with customers during the COVID-19 crisis

- March 30, 2020 3 MIN READ

As a funeral director, sensitivity is a skill I’ve honed over the years. The funeral industry always calls for compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence. Our clients, first and foremost, need support, often direction and clear communication in their time of need. Now, because of COVID-19, heightened sensitivity is necessary across every industry, writes Matthew Kwoka,… Read more »

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Victoria moves to stage 3 shutdowns as virus diagnoses rise

- March 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

Victoria is moving to “stage three” shutdown restrictions as the state’s coronavirus infection rate climbs past 800 cases. Premier Daniel Andrews is moving to give the state the legal framework to implement the national measures announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday night, including a limit of no more than two people gathered together out… Read more »

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Lessons from an Aussie fintech from China’s Covid-19 frontline

- March 30, 2020 4 MIN READ

These are strange times we live in. The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new reality for all of us, with businesses reeling most from the impact and introducing significant changes. Many workforces across the world have turned to remote working, as travel restrictions and work-from-home directives are now widespread and mandated. Airwallex’s China office… Read more »

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Moratorium on evictions, elderly to self isolate & groups of two the new order

- March 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

The PM has further increased the restrictions surrounding mass gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections. Following the national cabinet meeting today, prime minister Scott Morrison has announced the government is slashing the number of people now allowed to gather in public from 10 to two (excluding family/household members). Playgrounds, outdoor… Read more »

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Myer, Kathmandu and Rip Curl shut up shop

- March 28, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Several of Australia’s most popular retail chains have made the decision to close their doors while the nation rides out the coronavirus crisis. Myer has announced its department stores will be closed until April 27. Although they may shut for longer depending on the status of the pandemic. While Kathmandu ceased trading on Friday, also… Read more »