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COVID-19 Business Continuity – 31st July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on 31st July I’m talking about: 1. Monitoring and managing your stress levels (and my own recent experience) 2. Victoria update: a watching brief 1. Monitoring and managing your stress levels It’s fair to say that July has been a rollercoaster month, particularly for business owners […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 30th July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Thursday 30th July. In today’s briefing: 1. State by state stimulus overview 2. Update on Victoria: face coverings 1. State by state stimulus overview Today I want to look at the government stimulus we’re seeing in other parts of Australia that have opened up, […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 29th July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on 29th July. In today’s briefing: 1. Isolation/quarantine requirements: when and how long 2. Victoria: Payroll tax is exempt on top-up payments for JobKeeper 3. Victoria: Payroll tax – option to pay annually in arrears 1. Isolation/quarantine requirements: when and how long I know that there […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 28th July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Tuesday 28th July. JobKeeper is being extended in a limited capacity from the end of September. Only businesses that have seen consistently lower turnover will be able to receive payments under the JobKeeper extension. I’ve been getting a few questions about this so I […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 27th July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Monday 27th July. In today’s briefing: 1. Calculating the possibility of COVID-19 2. How to prepare for full remote operations 1. Calculating the possibility of COVID-19 in Victoria In Victoria, we are watching the numbers of new coronavirus cases on a daily basis. I […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 23rd July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Thursday 23rd July. In today’s briefing: 1. Government guaranteed loans extended 2. Hints and tips for face coverings 1. Government guaranteed loans extended On Monday the PM announced the government guaranteed loans for businesses have been extended. The details of the extensions are: • The […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 21st July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Tuesday 21st July. In today’s update: 1. JobKeeper extended for some businesses 2. Victoria’s progress to flattening the curve – staying at Stage 3 restrictions 3. Facemasks are mandatory from Thursday 23rd July 1. JobKeeper extended for some businesses Today the PM announced updates […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 17th July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Friday 17th July. In today’s briefing: 1. Right-sizing your business to protect your business’ future 2. Employee Termination Payments and JobKeeper 3. Complexities with commercial rent relief 1. Right-sizing your business to protect your business’ future Many small businesses operate within or support industries that […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 16th July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Thursday 16th July. There has been a lot of rumours over the past couple of days about stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and what that might look like. Rumours of an Impending Lockdown in Melbourne We saw similar wild rumours back in March, much […]

COVID-19 Business Continuity – 15th July

I’m here with the COVID-19 continuity update for Australian businesses on Wednesday 15th July. I’ve been talking to you about the need to plan ahead for what might happen with JobKeeper after the end of September. As I discussed in yesterday’s brief, I believe we’re being positioned by the treasurer not to expect a replica […]