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Mental Health Support for Business Owners

Running a business can be an isolating experience. And, with COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions to trade, the pressure can be intense.NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health program developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners the support they need. Whether you’re just feeling stressed, […]

By |26 September, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Mental Health Support for Business Owners

What now? Unwinding the Pandemic

Australia’s two largest states and the ACT are in lockdown as the Delta strain of COVID-19 takes its toll while others are standing firm on a policy of eradication. The result is a country at a policy impasse and divided by border restrictions.And, it is not just businesses in lockdown […]

By |9 September, 2021|Business|Comments Off on What now? Unwinding the Pandemic

Are COVID-19 grants and funding tax free?

Most people would think that money provided by the Government to support people and business during a crisis would be tax free? Otherwise, it’s like giving money with one hand and then taking it away with the other, isn’t it?But, the tax laws don’t work like that. To make a […]

By |10 August, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Are COVID-19 grants and funding tax free?

Growing your business value

Over the next decade, as the baby boomer bubble of small and medium sized business owners roll through the system, Australia will experience one the largest transfers of business wealth in its history. Succession planning is more important than ever. Not just because of the transfer of wealth, but because […]

By |10 August, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Growing your business value

Lockdown support: Update August 2021

The support available to individuals and business has been constantly evolving and changing. Here’s a summary of where support stands around the country.

For individuals

From 2 August 2021, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment has increased to a maximum of $750 per week for those who have lost 20 hours of work or […]

By |10 August, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Lockdown support: Update August 2021

Afterpay’s $39bn pay day

Business advisers will tell you that you need to begin a business with the end in mind; a phrase popularised by Michael Gerber in E-Myth.  The announcement of the intended sale of Australian born fintech company Afterpay,pioneer of the ‘buy now, pay later’ platform, is a case in point.

Afterpay was founded in […]

By |10 August, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Afterpay’s $39bn pay day

What lockdown support is available

If you can’t work because you or someone in your household is impacted by COVID-19, support is available.

By |20 July, 2021|Business|Comments Off on What lockdown support is available

New laws target sharing economy platforms

In an attempt to reign in undeclared income, proposed new laws will require platform providers in the sharing economy to report all transactions through their platforms.Traditional employment models have shifted in favour of more flexible options including contracting, self-employment and use of labour hire. Consumers are increasingly paying to ‘use’ […]

By |15 July, 2021|Business|Comments Off on New laws target sharing economy platforms

Business in a post pandemic environment

Countries that have experienced the worst of the pandemic give Australian businesses an insight into what to expect in a post-lockdown environment.

Australia, like New Zealand, has managed COVID-19 on an elimination basis. That is, lockdowns and border closures to keep the virus out. And, it has worked comparatively well with […]

By |15 July, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Business in a post pandemic environment

Lockdowns: What help is available?

The highly infectious Delta COVID variant is triggering lock-downs across the country. We look at what help is available and how you can get it.  

For You

COVID-19 disaster payment

The COVID-19 disaster payment is available to eligible workers who can’t attend work or who have lost income because of a lockdown and […]

By |15 July, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Lockdowns: What help is available?
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