Day: 18 October 2021

What is cohort marketing, and how does it impact small businesses?

A fantastic product, along with an effective marketing and communications strategy, can pave the way for solid customer relationships. However, your customers can have different interests and requirements.  They could be industry experts who already know a lot about what your product does. Your marketing communications need to be detailed and highlight your product or …

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Light at the end of the tunnel; but SME mental health at a breaking point

The economic, social and individual importance of mental health has never been more prominent than now. Today, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a report, Small Business, Mental Health; navigating the complex landscape, highlighting the unique challenges small businesses face in managing their own mental health, their employee’s mental health and the myriad of intersecting …

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Economy re-opening certainty lacking one essential detail

Queensland businesses locked out from labour markets, supply chains and consumers in other states have been afforded a deadline for border re-opening but there is still work to do to ensure the state’s economy can get back to business.  Key points  Queensland businesses afforded border re-opening date commitment they have been desperately asking for months   There is still detail missing from Queensland Government …

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Restrictions ease further on outdoor events and hospitality venues

NSW has further eased restrictions for the fully vaccinated from Monday 18 October, with the State reaching its 80 per cent vaccination target over the weekend. The Government has also announced recreational regional travel will be permitted from 1 November for the fully vaccinated. Under the eased restrictions in place from 18 October: up to …

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$2k Match-spending grants for outdoor entertainment and hospitality

The Victorian Government will help businesses and the community breathe new life into local neighbourhoods as vaccination progressively delivers greater freedoms across the state from Friday. With summer drawing near and Victorians warming to the promise of a return to bars, cafes and restaurants, new support unveiled today will build on the success of last …

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Grants supporting independent creative sector now open

The Victorian Government’s Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is now open for applications, providing critical support to Victoria’s independent creative sector when they need it most. Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson today invited Victorian-based independent creatives, collectives and micro-businesses to apply for the grant program, which is designed to help them work through the pandemic and beyond. …

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After the world’s longest lockdown, Melbourne SMEs will reopen this Friday

After becoming the most locked down city in the world the people of Melbourne, and wider Victoria, will finally begin the process of putting lockdowns in the past and enjoy the easing of restrictions. The state is expected to reach its in 70 per cent double dose vaccination target later this week and Victoria’s Chief …

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