Business News Update – 13 October 2021

Welcome back to another week of news. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all progress ahead. Sydney Reopens For Fully Vaccinated From Monday 11th October Sydney cafes, gyms, retail stores and restaurants were opened with reduced capacity for fully vaccinated customers after months in lockdown. Also under the relaxed rules  a larger number of vaccinated people were allowed to gather in homes and attend…  Read more

Business News Update – 6 October 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around the country and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. National target almost there for 80% vaccination rate The Delta outbreak may have reached a turning point, with more than half the country in extended lockdowns and vaccination rates starting to approach national targets. Health Minister…  Read more

Business News Update – 29 September 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around the country and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance that may be available to you. Australia Post Collections Paused in Melbourne for 5 days Australia Post announced because of COVID-19 backlogs in Melbourne parcel pickups, collections, and business lodgements would be…  Read more

Business News Update – 22 September 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around the country and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance which may be available to you. End of Lockdown in Sight for Melbourne Vaccine targets will be the driver for Melbourne to exit lockdowns.  Some restrictions will be lifted when 70% of those…  Read more

Business News Update – 15 September 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around the country and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance which may be available to you. Vaccine Passports for International Travel The government has taken a major step towards establishing a vaccine passport for international travel. In a few weeks a system…  Read more

Business News Update – 9 September 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around Australia and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance which may be available to you. COVID-19 Government Support By State and Industry Financial assistance is available for small businesses currently suffering from lockdowns to help them get through the pandemic. Click on…  Read more

Business News Update – 1 September 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around Australia and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance which may be available to you. Lockdowns extended for Victoria & ACT The lockdown in Melbourne was due to end this Thursday, but as the number of COVID-19 infections continue to rise the…  Read more

Business News Update – 26 August 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update for this week. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around the country and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance that may be available to you. Australia NZ Travel Bubble Completely Closed Australia has paused “green zone” flights from New Zealand which allow Kiwis to travel to the country…  Read more

Business News Update – 18 August 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Business News Update, providing you the latest updates and positive ideas to help you move forward. So much of Australia is now affected by lockdown and of course the ripple effect touches every state.  We are thinking of everyone who are affected by lockdowns and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Please read on to…  Read more

Business News Update – 11 August 2021

Welcome to the latest news regarding the extending of State lockdowns and the financial packages to assist. We’re thinking of everyone affected by lockdowns around the country and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions about your business during this time. Read on for assistance that may be available to you. NSW Geographically Expands COVID-19 Lockdown   Sydney’s lockdown currently is set to end on 28 August…  Read more

Support Packages for Victorian Businesses during this latest lockdown

Some good news from The Victorian Government announcing they will be providing new top-ups, grants and support for Victorian businesses.  There will be a range of new supports to help aid communities and businesses most affected by the current restrictions. ·         Eligible Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 recipients will receive $4,200, taking total payment to $7,200. ·         Eligible Business Costs Assistance Package Round Two recipients will receive $2,800, taking total payment…  Read more

Business News Update – 28 July 2021

Welcome to the latest news regarding the opening up and extending of State lockdowns and the financial packages to assist. The good news … Melbourne exits Lockdown from July 28th From Wednesday 28th July, the five-kilometre travel limit and the five reasons to leave home rule will be scrapped in Victoria, as the state exits lockdown. Schools will open to all year levels from this morning, while pubs, restaurants, bars…  Read more

Extra support for Victorian small & medium businesses

Extra support for Victorian small & medium businesses To help small and medium sized businesses recover from the recent lockdown the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments are delivering a new jointly funded package to provide extra support and confidence. The package provide an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses. Included in the $400 million is a $156 million Business Continuity Fund, a new $85 million Small Business COVID…  Read more

Latest happenings around Australia re Lockdowns, Support Packages & Grants!

Keeping you up to date with the happenings around Australia re Lockdowns, Support Packages & Grants!               The Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced a 4 stage plan which will  which determine when COVID-19 restrictions will be eased. To get to the final easing of opening international borders  80% of Australian adults will have to be vaccinated, to date only about 15.7% of adults…  Read more

Business Update – 21 July 2021

Welcome back to another week of news. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Victoria Extends Lockdown and South Australia Announces Shutdown. Victoria extended its lockdown by a week after recording 13 new cases. From midnight, Victoria will no longer permit travel for those arriving from NSW, except for essential workers or on compassionate grounds. We’re thinking of everyone affected by these…  Read more

MYOB: Power Up Your Invoices With Online Payments!

                                                          We know you’re time poor so we’ll make this quick Now’s the time to make getting paid by customers easier and far less time consuming by enabling Online Invoice Payments.   Imagine the time you could save if customers paid online via…  Read more

EOFY 2021 Is Fast Approaching – Are You Prepared?

It’s almost that time again – EOFY! With 30th of June fast approaching, are you prepared yet again for end of financial year? This year particularly is going to be quite different with the COVID-19 stimulus packages the Australian government has released. There is more to take into consideration when preparing your financials. Stimulus Payments Don’t forget the COVID-19 government stimulus packages for business like JobKeeper will form part of…  Read more

5 Ways to Make the Most of Business Down Time

Every business experiences slow periods or downtime.  When the demand for their goods or services reduces and sales start to drop that is the time to reassess your options.  Business owners might be tempted to view down times as unproductive or wasted, but there are ways you can make the most of this slow turn. Five ways to ensure time is not wasted are: 1. Look into your business It’s…  Read more

Business News Update – 27 May 2021

Welcome back to another week of news. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all progress ahead. VIC: Melbourne Back into Lockdown A fresh cluster of COVID-19 cases in Victoria has grown to 15 in three days, and the next 24 hours are particularly critical as some of the infected had visited crowded venues such as pubs, cafes, and supermarkets. One of the infected was…  Read more

Business News Update – 19 May 2021

Welcome back to another week of news.  Here are some of our latest updates and ideas that may help you and your business. JobMaker Hiring Credit’s Second Claim Period Now Open The second claim period of the JobMaker Hiring Credit is now open. So if you’ve taken on additional young employees between 7 January and 6 April 2021, you may claim the following payments: up to $10,400 over a year…  Read more