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New round of government supports announced for small business

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Some have said that ‘living with COVID’ has been worse for business than lockdowns. Thankfully, those worst affected over the summer period are now able to access the NSW government’s 2022 Small Business Support Program as well as extended financial relief programs. Here’s the what and how… The 2022 Small Business Support Program is for…

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Business steps to keep people safe and doors open


When restrictions eased in October 2021, hopes were as high as the vaccination rates. We were ready to ‘learn to live with COVID’. Then Omicron ripped through families, communities and businesses, challenging safety, staff and supply. How can a small business owner compete with Omicron in order to protect staff and consumers, and continue to…

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Business owners talk: “we’re stressed by cashflow”

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A survey conducted by Business NSW of more than 2000 businesses has shown that business confidence is low, and almost half are in major cashflow stress. The businesses were from a variety of industries, and across both metropolitan and regional NSW. Caused by the rollercoaster of mandated and shadow lockdowns, a fluctuation of restrictions and…

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Winding down: JobSaver and COVID Disaster payment


As the vaccination rate continues to climb, and businesses are able to open, employ, serve and trade, the State and Federal governments have communicated their plan to withdraw the financial support provided over this June-October lockdown period. JobSaver has been tapered from 40% to 30% of weekly payroll, and now that the State has reached…

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COVID-19: Small and medium business support package

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Support for businesses impacted by COVID has changed shape in the last week or so. Here is what you need to know about the latest small and medium business support package… Joint State & Commonwealth support How much 40 per cent of a business’s NSW payroll payments, at a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum…

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Should you book a flight?

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The government has announced a $1.2 billion injection into the tourism industry that will involve slashing consumer flight prices to certain locations around Australia. Take a holiday, spend your money – says the Federal Government. So…should you? It is very tempting. Between April and July, a 50 per cent discount on tickets will be offered…

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