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Negotiating With Your Landlord During COVID-19 Webinar Wrap

Thanks to all who attended last evening’s webinar, presented by our highly professional, dedicated President, Angela Haynes. We hope that it encourages all who attended to engage in dialogue with their Commercial landlords around rent relief if they haven’t done so already, and assists with gaining a better understanding of the mandatory National Cabinet Code … Continue reading “Negotiating With Your Landlord During COVID-19 Webinar Wrap”

Looking After Your Mental Health Webinar Wrap

Thanks to all who attended our Zoom webinar last Wednesday 10th June, wonderfully presented by Kerrie Dale of Workplace Rehabilitation Management (WRM).   We trust that you were all able to understand the connection between resilient leadership and self-care, particularly in times of unique and difficult challenges such as COVID-19.  You’re all encouraged to review the presentation content … Continue reading “Looking After Your Mental Health Webinar Wrap”

Cash Flow Forecasting Webinar Wrap

By Angela Haynes & Scott Baker, 5thJune 2020  Thanks to all who attended our Zoom webinar last Wednesday 27th May, the feedback via the chat thread and afterwards was very positive.   We trust that you’re now able to understand why cash flow forecasting and understanding your working capital ratios is key for businesses to raise … Continue reading “Cash Flow Forecasting Webinar Wrap”

April Unemployment Figures – Can We Trust Them?

Looking at the unemployment rate since April 2015 as graphed, one may think the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is an economic ‘reset’, and we’ve recovered from unemployment problems in recent years. Note the sharp surge back to April 2015 levels. However, a like for like comparison is not possible so lets take a closer look at the key data and then the assumptions behind the calculations.

Manufacturing Insights from REMPLAN’s COVID-19 Survey

ghts from the REMPLAN Australian Business and Economic Impacts survey, that commenced on 4th April 2020, are now available and the survey is starting to deliver some very useful insights about the manufacturing sector in terms of the changes in employment and economic output caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

ASBFEO releases final report on supply chain financing review

We congratulate the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman led by Kate Carnell on releasing their Final Report following their Supply Chain Financing Review. Key Findings: Kate Carnell has called for federal legislation requiring small businesses to be paid in 30 days. Rationale being that if small businesses are paid on time, the whole … Continue reading “ASBFEO releases final report on supply chain financing review”

JobKeeper Payments Explained

by Angela Haynes On 30 March 2020 the Federal Government announced the JobKeeper program that is expected to be available to six million Australian workers. It is a further step in supporting the economy and the workforce through the crisis which remains a moving target. What is the JobKeeper Payment? This is a wage subsidy … Continue reading “JobKeeper Payments Explained”