Covid-19 updates

Keeping small business running now and in the future

Business continuity is tougher than ever. We’re here to help you understand what government support you can get, help you learn new skills, take your business online or manage working remotely. We’re also collecting inspirational stories from the world of small business. This is just the beginning, so keep checking back on what more we can do.

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Last updated: Monday, 15 June

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News & government support

We’ve pulled together the latest information and resources to help guide you through these times, including the latest government support that's available to you in your country.

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GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Singapore

The Singapore government announced a range of measures to support businesses and workers through the circuit breaker period. For a breakdown of all the support individuals and businesses can receive, check out this detailed article on Xero Central.

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Hong Kong

The Hong Kong government announced an Anti-epidemic fund to support industries, businesses and individuals affected by the virus. 

A HK$30 billion fund was announced on 14 February 2020, complemented by a second round of HK$137.5 billion relief measures recently announced on 8 April 2020.

Find out more here

More resources

  • Watch our webinar on how to access Hong Kong government business support for Covid-19
 

Malaysia

A follow-up to the Economic Stimulus Package valued at RM250 billion was recently announced, providing financial support to SMEs, micro-entrepreneurs and more.

Find out more here

More resource

  • Watch our webinar on how to access Malaysia government business support for Covid-19
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Tune in to free educational content

Check out our free webinars on accessing government assistance, useful business tools, techniques to support you and your team's wellbeing, and more.

Banking webinars

Applying for financing: What to consider when applying - joined by OCBC Bank

In this webinar, the Xero Team will help you get bank ready. The Xero Team will show you your financing options, the information that lenders might need, and how to apply.

In the second half of the webinar, we will be joined by OCBC Bank. They will be sharing how they’re helping small businesses and customers via financial and cash flow measures during this difficult period. At the end of the session, there will also be the opportunity for a live Q&A.

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Other educational webinars

Access government business support for COVID-19 (Singapore)

With these challenging times, it's important to fully understand the Government assistance available to support you. The Xero team will go through the assistance available and provide plain language examples to support you.

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Access government business support for COVID-19 (Hong Kong) (講座會以廣東話進行 Cantonese)

With these challenging times, it's important to fully understand the Government assistance available to support you. The Xero team will go through the assistance available and provide plain language examples to support you.

Watch video

Access government business support for COVID-19 (Malaysia)

With these challenging times, it's important to fully understand the Government assistance available to support you. The Xero team will go through the assistance available and provide plain language examples to support you.

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Take your business online

Take your bricks and mortar business online with these handy tips about how to capitalise on the opportunities available in the digital space.

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Inspiration from across the globe

In times like these, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why we’re starting a video series to highlight the strength and resilience of our partners and business owners.

The Fun Empire, Singapore

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Mahzan Sulaiman, Malaysia

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FastLane CPA Limited, Hong Kong

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Hawksford, Singapore

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Surviving Covid-19 and the MCO in Malaysia

As businesses around the world struggle to manage the business impacts of Covid-19, Lily Yong of InTune Outsourcing is on a mission to create positivity in adversity.

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Got a story to share?

If you’d like to participate in our “staying at home stories” we’d love to hear from you.

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Running your business

Visit Xero Central for tools to help your business get through unforeseen disruptions. Register for upcoming webinars, find business and mental health resources, and connect with the Xero community to share your experience. 

We'll continue to add useful resources and information so keep checking in.

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Free resources for your business

We've curated the key articles and videos that can help you, your team and your business navigate this difficult time. For more resources, visit our business continuity hub.

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

During this period of disruption, your accountant or bookkeeper will be a key source of advice on your specific circumstances and can help with contingency, cash flow and supply chain planning. If you don’t have an accountant or bookkeeper, you can find one nearby in the Xero advisor directory.

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