New federal lockdown support for NSW businesses amid Sydney COVID-19 outbreak

Posted on July 18, 2021Categories News, Small business

Fresh from the most recent round of state support for COVID-19-hit NSW businesses, there’s now an important expansion on the federal employee ‘Disaster Payment’ as well as additional business relief packages. This further extension of funds for employees who have lost work due to the lockdown is coupled with business relief packages and the announcement of an extension to Greater Sydney’s lockdown. New business relief package On 13 July, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a … Continue reading “New federal lockdown support for NSW businesses amid Sydney COVID-19 outbreak”

Small businesses in NSW affected by lockdown are getting a lifeline. Here’s what to do next

Posted on July 18, 2021Categories Xero news

In some very welcome news for business owners, the New South Wales and Commonwealth governments have announced a new support package for businesses impacted by the current Greater Sydney lockdown. Faced with the uncertainty of shifting restrictions, this is an incredibly challenging time for small business owners. And these latest measures intend to ease some of the financial and emotional pressures that can snowball while lockdowns are in place. To help you work out what to do next, and when … Continue reading “Small businesses in NSW affected by lockdown are getting a lifeline. Here’s what to do next”

The importance of a CRM

Posted on July 11, 2021Categories Small business, Technology

A customer relationship management solution, or CRM, should be taking pride of place as the control panel of your business. A CRM is the brains of your business. It helps you service your current clients better, helps you make more sales, and gives you insights into correcting your service and/or product prices. But are you getting the most out of your CRM? Do you even have one you can rely on? If you do, is it: fully populated with rich … Continue reading “The importance of a CRM”

Pioneering duo sets the wheels in motion for South Africa’s gig workers

Posted on July 11, 2021Categories Small business

Food deliveries have experienced a significant uptick since the pandemic struck. This gave South Africa-based media owner and social enterprise MotionAds – who started leveraging the ubiquity of food delivery bikes for mobile advertising three years ago – an unexpected and welcome boost. Their shared-value business model supplements the income of delivery drivers, a booming segment of the country’s gig economy. We sat down with founding partners, Jonathan Berkowitz and Elan Band, to learn more about their pioneering journey. As … Continue reading “Pioneering duo sets the wheels in motion for South Africa’s gig workers”