Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Support Services
The Cononavirus pandemic is a difficult period for small businesses as we face increasing pressure and a constantly changing environment.
It is more important now than ever, to act swiftly and make the right choices. There are certain key decisions that we make today, will shape the next 6 to 12 months and dictate whether our businesses die, survive or thrive.
You have a support network here on SavvySME to ensure you are supported by the right experts for your business needs, budget and size.
Whatever you are dealing with in your business, you can be certain you’re best positioned with the right people working alongside you.
The platform makes it easy to compare multiple proposals and pricing from a single request. All you need to do is tell us what you need, and we will introduce you to the right experts who meet your criteria.
Who can assist your business during the COVID-19 crisis?
These are many experts you can call upon to help your business get through the COVID-19 crisis:
1. Accountants and tax accountants
- Manage cash flow and overheads to conserve cash.
- Reduce operating expenditure in your business.
- Restructure and consolidate your debts.
- Apply for business loans.
- Access government funding such as the JobKeeper wage subsidy.
- Refinance your assets.
- Raise extra funding.
- Devise tax strategies to minimise taxes.
- Claim eligible tax benefits under the government’s stimulus packages.
2. Business advisors
- Look for business opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Improve your products and services, processes and teams to revamp your business in line with changing consumer behaviours and new rules and regulations.
- Analyse risks and come up with a risk mitigation plan.
- Create business continuity plans.
- Get your business ready to spring into action when business conditions improve.
3. Business loan brokers
- Find the best business loan deals among the various banks.
- Access to SME Government Guarantee Loans.
- Help deal with the banks to get loan holidays and financial assistance.
- Work on restructuring your debts and coming up with a practical payment plan.
4. Digital marketers
- Transition your offline marketing efforts to online channels.
- Review your online sales strategy to the changing sales environment.
- Set up and improve your online store to attract more customers.
5. Web developers and designers
- Create a new website and create an online presence for your business.
- Upgrade your website to make buying and navigating easier and more user friendly.
- Improve your website to attract more customers.
6. Employment Lawyers
- Ensure you are not breaching Fair Work’s rules and regulations when dealing with redundancies, stand-downs and reducing your employees’ hours.
- Ensure your recruitment drives adhere to the right laws and regulations.
7. Insolvency lawyers
- Advise on temporary relief in insolvency law during COVID-19.
- Support in all stages of the insolvency process.
8. HR experts
- Set plans and policies in place to boost employee morale through COVID-19.
- Advise on leave and redundancy issues.
- Recruit the right people if your business is experiencing increased business demand.
- Set the right policies for working from home arrangements.
- Develop comprehensive OH&S policies for at home work.
- Advise on how to make the most of the Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy
9. IT support technicians
- Update systems with video conferencing, cloud storage and collaboration tools to support remote working.
- Upgrade or provide technical support of hardware and software to ensure employees can continue to work and business processes can be done online.