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Where is the government business support for Victoria’s small businesses? What happened?

- September 22, 2021 5 MIN READ

For anyone sitting back and taking note of reported metrics such as business confidence, unemployment rates, GDP growth, record real estate sales and new home builds, or looking at the share market reaching new highs, it’s hard to believe we are approaching 2 years of pandemic induced lockdowns, writes Tim Roberts, managing director of TR… Read more »

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Opinion

“The time off ain’t so bad, if you can ignore the fact you’re going broke”

- August 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

This is what I’m hearing from small business owners who have pivoted, been agile, re-imagined, and in many cases have re-mortgaged over the past 18 months, writes Amanda Newton. It’s heartbreaking to witness hope eroding as Melbourne’s lockdown 5.0 rolled quickly into lockdown 6.0, and for many small businesses, it’s seemingly harder to determine the difference between the calm… Read more »

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Advocates welcome mental health funding for Victoria’s small business community

- August 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Victorian Government’s $26 million wellbeing initiative for small business owners and workers will save lives. “The enormity of this second wave lockdown and the psychological distress it is causing for small business owners cannot be underestimated,” Carnell said. “Given small business loans are… Read more »

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It’s time for Australia to put Small Business First!

- June 4, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

2020 has been a tough slog for small business owners. First, there was the drought, then the bushfires, the coronavirus shutdowns and now a looming recession. So here at Kochie’s Business Builders, we’ve decided it’s time business owners caught a break. That’s why we’ve launched Small Business First. With that in mind, we’re throwing our… Read more »