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

Let’s Talk: Opinion on the government’s stimulus packages

During the crisis, the government has unveiled many stimulus packages to support businesses and sustain the economy, including the JobKeeper payment, the early release of superannuation and the halting of property evictions.  In dealing with this highly unprecedented event of a pandemic, the Australian government has had to quickly guide all states and territories through potential economy failure and… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Opinion on the government’s stimulus packages

The value of mentors in times of crisis

Leigh Rust, co-founder and director of Australian manufacturing business Safetyline Jalousie Louvre Windows

Leigh Rust talks us through why mentors are of such value in times of crisis like the current coronavirus pandemic that we’re facing.  The word unprecedented is used far too liberally these days but, right now, the economy is facing unprecedented times. There is no guidebook to navigate the current global crisis that is shapeshifting… Continue reading The value of mentors in times of crisis

Where will your business end up in 12 months? Here are your 3 scenarios

The world as we know it has changed. Over the last few months, the uncertainty surrounding us has forced decisions upon our business community that were unexpected and for most, unwelcome. There are a lot of different scenarios which can play out and important decisions to be made.  Although each industry is different, what we… Continue reading Where will your business end up in 12 months? Here are your 3 scenarios

Advice for starting a business? “Trust your instincts, then work your ass off”

Tint co-founders Rocky Liang & Djordje (DJ) Dikic

Djordje (DJ) Dikic, with co-founder Rocky Liang, launched Australian B2C paint brand Tint only five months ago in December 2019. Since the coronavirus outbreak, their sales have increased dramatically, confirming their suspicions that their business idea was what was needed in the paint industry and direct-to-consumer market.  DJ’s advice for succeeding in business is to… Continue reading Advice for starting a business? “Trust your instincts, then work your ass off”

What my 9-year-old taught me about start-ups and the meaning of life

Kent Kwan, co-founder of Elevate Super

In this Kickstart Monday article, Kent Kwan talks us through his one piece of business advice and his lessons regarding startups and the meaning of life – all of which has been inspired by his 9-year-old daughter. On a quiet evening just before bedtime, my nine-year-old daughter asked me out of the blue…why do we… Continue reading What my 9-year-old taught me about start-ups and the meaning of life