Covid-19 updates

Keeping small business running now and in the future

As small businesses navigate their way through this next stage, they’re being faced with uncertainty. To help reveal a way forward, we’ve collected the latest trends, resources and stories to discover ways in which small businesses are being called on to adapt.

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Stronger and smarter handbook

Stronger and smarter: a small business handbook

What comes next for small business? We've created a practical guide made up of actionable tips, expert insights, advice, case studies and an exploration of the ten key trends that will define what it means to be a small business owner in the next stage of COVID-19. 

Download the handbook

You'll receive the handbook in your inbox shortly.

Tools and resources to plan for business continuity

As many businesses have had to close their doors, we’ve pulled together resources to help them transition through this next stage.

Download the business continuity worksheet to create a plan and protect the most important aspects of your business during disruptive events and prepare for recovery.

Download worksheet

Download the report

You'll receive the report in your inbox shortly.

Rebuilding Australia: the role of small business

Rebuilding Australia: the role of small business

We've commissioned Bernard Salt and The Demographics Group to prepare a report on how businesses will operate in the 'brave new world beyond lockdown', developing a broad narrative around the need for small business in particular to adapt to the new drivers of demand. 

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The latest

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JobKeeper is changing - here's an update.

Understand the changes to the business eligibility criteria, subsidy payment amounts and key dates.
Read more.

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Managing cash flow in tough times.

Tips on getting paid faster, delaying your own bills, dealing with the ATO and even raising your prices.
Read more.

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COVIDSafe return to work regulations.

If your business is able to begin reopening the government has proposed a detailed set of regulations to adhere to. Read more.

COVID-19 loans. 
Learn more.

STP and JobKeeper FAQs.
Read blog.

ATO resources
COVID-19 hub
JobKeeper payments


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Boss moves from the community

Boss moves come in all shapes and sizes. We're heroing some of the small businesses in our community who have made a pivot with their business to survive through COVID-19.

Look at scheduling apps that you can use to book in video consultations with clients so you can continue delivering your service but in other ways.

Think about your business community and ways you can support and promote them. If you're in retail look to eccomerce and how you can take your business online.

If you've had to move your business to online classes, think beyond your core product to wellbeing for when your customers need a break from everything and to support their mental health.

If there's still demand for your service but you can't satisfy it face to face, research tools that can help you deliver it online.

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Mental health support

Coronavirus is changing the way we live and work, and this brings a range of emotions, including uncertainty - that's why we're a proud partner with Beyond Blue.

The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service delivered by Beyond Blue provides everyone in Australia with mental health information and support 24/7. Visit

More resources

Running a small business has always been a rollercoaster, but this latest challenge is the biggest dip yet.

Let us help you navigate what comes next.

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