Day: 30 June 2020

Support coming for creative small business sector

The Government has announced a $250 million COVID-19 Creative Economy Support Package to support artists and organisations to get back in business following the disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). What is the COVID-19 Creative Economy Support Package? The COVID-19 Creative Economy Support Package is a range of new grant and loan programs to support …

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Post-Covid comms hacks: how to connect to customers’ outrage

How can brands prepare for crisis communications in the post COVID 19 environment? By connecting to ‘outrage’ and proactively responding to social issues and social change… As we’re slowly coming out of the pandemic, the impact of good communication is clearer than ever, but the challenges faced by brands and the corporate industry are far …

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Don’t play the COVID victim: adapt your brand now

During CV-19 brands will either be victims, opportunists or, like most, somewhere in the middle. And it’s these middle brands that need to adapt and now… For the past two months, our world has been unlike anything we’ve seen before, and for Australian businesses, there have been a number of clear winners and losers. At …

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Free digital marketing consultations for small business delivered via ‘Van Jams’

Creative agency The Works and content marketing agency Daresay are taking their marketing smarts direct to the doors of small businesses hit by COVID-19 and bush fires with the launch of Van Jams. For the next three months, experts from The Works and Daresay will travel to locations around New South Wales in The Works’ …

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Rebuilding confidence: small business is the cornerstone of economic activity

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small businesses should be acknowledged for the critical role they will play in the post-COVID economic recovery. Speaking in an International Council for Small Business video marking the UN-declared day, Ms Carnell says the Australian small business sector needs to be supported as it emerges from this …

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Reopening guides and guest tracking apps for small business

Small businesses emerging from hibernation and ready to make the most of easing COVID restrictions can find the information they need on ASBFEO’s My Business Health web portal. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the My Business Health web portal now features important information for small business owners ready to re-open or …

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