The long road to business recovery

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The new financial year is here and after months of turmoil, only now are we starting to get a true picture of the impact this has had on Australian small businesses and the significant pain points that lie ahead, writes Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. Prolonged drought conditions, a horror bushfire… Read more »


Business outlook: Fast crisis, slow recovery

- July 6, 2020 9 MIN READ

Assuming Australia succeeds in keeping virus numbers mostly suppressed, allowing restrictions to continue to be lifted, and that a vaccine or good anti-virals are available from mid-2021, what comes next for Australia and the world economies asks Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson, principal author of Deloitte’s quarterly Business Outlook Report. 1.6 billion people in… Read more »


The COVID-19 tax relief measures small businesses need to know

- June 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

With tax just time around the corner, small businesses need to get aware of relief measures available to help them survive the COVID-19 economic crisis. “There’s no doubt businesses are concerned about upcoming tax deadlines in this economic crisis,” Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s (CA ANZ) Australian Tax Leader, Michael Croker said. “The Australian… Read more »


My Business Health helping small business to recover

- June 29, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate  Carnell, says small businesses looking for assistance on the road to recovery post-COVID-19 should head to the My Business Health portal. As businesses emerge from hibernation Carnell says business owners will find valuable information on how to re-open or ramp up their business to make the… Read more »


JobKeeper propping up business says MYOB report

- June 25, 2020 2 MIN READ

68 per cent of small business owners say revenue is down due to the impact of COVID-19 1 in 5 small businesses were very unprepared for the pandemic to hit 26 per cent of small businesses say the impact of the epidemic will last at least a year or two 1 in 4 respondents think… Read more »


Eight in ten employees want remote work to stay

- June 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

28 per cent of respondents want to work from home full-time and permanently. 39 per cent want to work from home one-to-two days a week 20 per cent want to work from home three-to-four days a week. Thanks to the coronavirus crisis the world has undergone the biggest flexible work experiment we are likely to… Read more »


COVID-19 second-wave concerns worrying Aussies

- June 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

Aussies are more worried about a second-wave of coronavirus than the economic impact of the pandemic according to findings by Toluna and Harris. With winter upon us, nearly half (49 per cent)  of Australians surveyed said they’re more concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 than an economic downturn.  While four in ten (42 per… Read more »


5 tips to help small business survive the coronavirus

- June 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

With the onset of the coronavirus, many businesses have been negatively affected by the pandemic. Small businesses, in particular, have been the hardest hit by government shutdowns with plenty of owners reeling during these uncertain times, writes Nick Brogden. Research conducted indicates that 63 per cent of small businesses have been impacted by the virus… Read more »


10 tips to prepare for the post-stimulus environment

- June 19, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

It’s just 100 days til the government winds up its stimulus packages that have been propping up small business owners during the coronavirus crisis. If you want to survive and thrive post-stimulus these 10 tips from Jirsch Sutherland will kickstart you on the road to recovery. Plan Plan for the current conditions, the immediate post-stimulus… Read more »