The Federal Government introduced a third COVID-19 support package of $130 billion on 30 March 2020. The package includes additional support for businesses, including a new JobKeeper payment to help businesses retain employees. Businesses who have been affected by COVID-19 may be able to receive a Government subsidy to help them continue to pay their […]

The Australian Government has increased support for businesses to manage cash flow challenges under the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances. The Boosting Cash Flow for Employers measure announced on 12 March 2020 will be increased to provide up to $100,000 for eligible small and medium-sized businesses. To be eligible employers must have been established prior to 12 […]

Business loans and business credit cards are the most popular financing options, but there are key differences between the two that you should consider to help you make the right choice for your business. Business loan:A business loan is a lump sum of money that you borrow. They can be a good option for your […]

Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, and concerns for Australia’s weakening economy, the Morrison government most recently released a “coronavirus stimulus package” largely targeted at stimulating the Australian economy through cash payments and tax relief for small to medium-sized businesses. Worth more than $17 billion, the stimulus package is planned […]

With a quarterly business activity statement (BAS) due next month, it is important that you have updated your lodgement options according to the new system. From 27 March 2020, AUSkey, including Manage ABN Connections, will be replaced by myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) and you will no longer be able to access government online […]

A career mentorship program involves partnerships between employees to develop professional skills and gain industry knowledge. Career mentoring programs are often seen as powerful development tools for cultivating both leaders and employees within a business. Whether you are a small business owner or a multinational corporate leader, the implementation of a mentorship program will always […]

If you are a small business employer wishing to dismiss employees, you must do so according to the Small Businesses Fair Dismissal Code, as breach of the code could result in legal action taken against you. If your business has less than 15 employees, it counts as a small business. Employees can apply for unfair […]

Rebranding your business can seem like a daunting task, as it can involve a range of arduous tasks such as changing designs, updating clients, retraining staff and changing your marketing strategies. However, rebranding can be an option for many businesses if: Your business is too similar to competitors. Your designs and values are updated. You […]

Managing a virtual team can offer challenges that you won’t experience in-person teamwork. It can be harder to schedule meetings, show demonstrations and build connections. However, having a virtual team offers convenience, opportunity and freedom for the team members, so here are some tips to help you make it work… Define goals and rolesAt the […]

With many small businesses often being the livelihood for their entire families, owners should consider taking out business interruption insurance in order to safeguard against financial loss experienced as a result of incidents such as fire, floods, damage and burglaries. With statistics showing one in four small businesses would not survive if they had to […]