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Is your business ready for disaster?

- January 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

A new report commissioned by Business Australia has found despite the impacts of COVID and natural disasters, small business owners still fail to insure their businesses against unforeseen events. The report found 62 per cent of Australia’s small business owners still have not taken out adequate cover. This leaves many businesses vulnerable to cost blowouts should… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: Parts of Sydney downgraded to orange zone.

- January 18, 2021 3 MIN READ

Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton announced today a number of Greater Sydney red zone Local Government Areas (LGAs) will transition to orange – allowing some stranded Victorians to return home. As of 6:00pm (Victorian AEDT) Monday 18 January, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and all Greater Sydney LGAs except for Blacktown City, Burwood,… Read more »

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Four ways employers can improve health and wellbeing in the workplace

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

After a challenging 2020, it has never been more important for workplaces to proactively prioritise the health and wellbeing of their employees’, especially as we progress to more flexible working environments and levels of burnout increase, writes Simon Kearney, co-founder of Readiness, a complete digital wellbeing platform for workplaces. It’s time for a holistic approach… Read more »

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It’s back to work for Victoria’s office workers

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Victorians will end their months of remote work on Monday January 18 as Premier Daniel Andrews announced Public Service employees will be able to return to on-site work at 25 per cent capacity while all other office workplaces will be able to allow half their staff to return to work. The relaxing of work from… Read more »

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Access to capital life and death for small businesses to survive

- January 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)  Kate Carnell is urging the Federal Government to establish a revenue-contingent loan scheme for small businesses, to provide them with the cash flow they need to survive the next 12 months. With government support measures being withdrawn, banks continuing to subject small business borrowers to onerous… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: Brisbane goes into lockdown as borders slam shut to combat UK mutant strain

- January 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has instigated a 3-day lockdown across Greater Brisbane in an effort to combat the spread of the highly contagious UK strain of COVID-19. Hotel quarantine cleaner source of latest outbreak The news comes following the announcement yesterday that a cleaner from a quarantine hotel had contracted the virus. The woman worked… Read more »

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Mental health in the disinformation age

- January 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

The recent Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, looks at some of the devastating impacts that technology and artificial intelligence (AI) are having on many of us., writes Dave Chetcuti, Cognitive Scientist and Co-founder at Svelte Ventures. Through an AI lens, it examines the causes of the recent polarisation of society; why, how, and who controls… Read more »

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Psychology hacks to boost your website traffic and customer engagement

- January 6, 2021 2 MIN READ

In today’s crowded digital landscape, a customer’s path to purchase is increasingly determined by the experience and satisfaction they receive when interacting with a brand’s website. For businesses, exploring the psychology behind customer shopping behaviours and habits is essential to creating positive and memorable online experiences, writes Mark Randall, Country Manager ANZ, WP Engine. Try… Read more »

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When can office politics be good for business?

- January 6, 2021 3 MIN READ

Let’s play a word association game for a quick moment using the following word – POLITICS. Where did you immediately focus your attention? Was it to the positive or the negative?What were the words that triggered something in you immediately? asks Mark Le Busque. Here are a few that are shared in the conversations I’ve… Read more »

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5 (economics) books to read this summer

- January 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Looking for a deep dive into the state of economics? Then expand your view with a little light reading this summer. The Deficit Myth: How to Build a Better Economy Stephanie Kelton, Hachette Australia No book prepared ahead of time better targeted the year in economics. Just as governments including Australia’s were embracing debt (A$800… Read more »