Rare Birds program will help 90 women jump-start their businesses

In a fully-funded program announced in June by the Federal Government, Inspiring Rare Birds has awarded scholarships to 90 female business owners from marginalised or disadvantaged backgrounds, who will receive a formal, structured mentoring program that will equip them to grow their businesses and be successful. The initiative is funded by the Department of Prime… Continue reading Rare Birds program will help 90 women jump-start their businesses

Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

Business Australia, a free national membership organisation has been inundated with calls from business owners asking for support in the wake of new restrictions to help them navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – with an 65% increase this week to their Stimulus Advice Line.   The organisation has had such an increase in requests for advice… Continue reading Business Australia advice line seeing huge demand

Employers can’t afford to axe mature workers

In this current era of economic adversity, it does not make sense for employers to overlook mature aged workers – because their resilience and experience provides valuable inputs for businesses, according to Flinders University Human Resources and Management expert Dr Valerie Caines. Dr Caines and colleagues have warned employers not to make hasty decisions in… Continue reading Employers can’t afford to axe mature workers

Positioning your business for recovery – Oracle Netsuite webinar

Save the date: Thursday, 25th June 2020 | 12:30 p.m. AEST As the economy starts to reopen, every business needs to assess their situation and start planning for what’s next. Having a strategy to operate during periods of great uncertainty is important to help businesses adapt and make the right decisions. Join Oracle NetSuite, Hunter… Continue reading Positioning your business for recovery – Oracle Netsuite webinar

Reimagining workplace learning with Monica Watt, CHRO at ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll

The newest podcast episode on Dynamic Business interviews Monica Watt, Chief Human Resource Officer at ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll, where she shares her knowledge and expertise in navigating the new workplace learning, which has been heavily influenced by the COVID-19 impacts. Huge transformation is happening in the way we work. Due to COVID impacts, leaders and managers… Continue reading Reimagining workplace learning with Monica Watt, CHRO at ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll

Small business procurement panel essential to economic recovery

Kate Carnell, Ombudsman for Small Business

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says small businesses will play a critical role in the post COVID economic recovery, calling on the federal government to establish a small business procurement panel. The panel, proposed in ASBFEO’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan, would require Government contracts with a value of up to $10… Continue reading Small business procurement panel essential to economic recovery

NSW free ‘brain power webinars’ for SME and startup business growth

A new Brain Power webinar series will help NSW startups and small businesses deal with workplace issues and boost their resilience during COVID-19. Launched by the Sydney Startup Hub in partnership with coaching company Vitae, The Brain Power Series provides 12 weeks of online neuroscience workshops to support people with their business growth and wellbeing.… Continue reading NSW free ‘brain power webinars’ for SME and startup business growth

6 business trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Lawpath has collected data from the 130,000 businesses that their legal platform to determine 6 strong business trends that have taken off in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since March this year, the business landscape as we know it has shifted dramatically to something unrecognisable – CBDs are empty and shopping centres deserted. Government shutdowns,… Continue reading 6 business trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses are struggling to get ‘COVIDSafe’

Small and medium businesses are struggling to get ready for a return to work as they attempt to decipher the complex and costly requirements which allow them to reopen, says Employsure, Australia’s largest workplace advisory firm for SMEs.  The call comes as states begin to ease lockdown restrictions and permit a reopening of hospitality and… Continue reading Businesses are struggling to get ‘COVIDSafe’

Ticking privacy time-bombs for businesses working from home

A Melbourne lawyer is warning businesses to prepare for potential privacy issues that may already be arising from current remote working conditions. Rigby Cooke Lawyers Senior Associate Emma Simpson said while business owners were currently focussed on doing what they could to remain afloat, a significant privacy breach could seriously impede their recovery. “Many businesses… Continue reading Ticking privacy time-bombs for businesses working from home