There is a wide range of support available to help businesses navigate the Coronavirus outbreak - from government stimulus at the Federal and State level, as well as from the private and the nonprofit sector. There are numerous companies and organisations who have stepped up to offer businesses various products and services to help relieve their burden during this crisis.
The Coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we all do business; the way we sell, what we sell, the way we manage our teams and how we communicate. These are chaotic, confusing and uncertain times for business owners.
SavvySME brings together thousands of businesses and organisations across Australia. Our goal is to support one another, particularly during crises like these, so that not a single business owner in Australia has to go it alone.
With member businesses in virtually every industry, and a panel of over 450 experts in Australia who specialise in a wide range of business products and services, there is ample opportunity to share and draw on insights, new ideas, experiences, challenges and practical advice every step of the way not only to withstand, but to bounce back as quickly as possible when the crisis is over.
Here are some of FAQ to better explain how you can make the most of the site.
Where can I go for real business advice?
Explore the latest COVID-19 business discussions in our Business Q&A section. Learn how others are managing their businesses through this crisis and share your own perspectives and insights.
Here are examples of the type of questions others have asked:
Is my business eligible for the JobKeeper wage subsidy?
How is my Employer Cash Boost amount calculated?
What is the impact of the global pandemic to your healthcare business?
How can I find expert help to support me during this crisis?
You are not alone. Connect with the best experts for your business needs, budget and size by visiting our Experts section.
Whether you’re applying for the wage subsidy or setting up your online retail store, or negotiating with your landlord, it’s easy to find the right expert support you need. For instance, it’s critical that you have an accountant to ensure that your business account information is up to date and accurate for the ATO to make the most of the Government subsidies.
While there is always budget pressure in business, there is more at stake now than ever to get it right. Most experts are also empathetic during this time and open to negotiate with you so that you get the best outcome for your business.
Where can I see all the COVID-19 business stimulus grants and offers available?
We’ve curated the latest offers and grants available for your business, from your Federal and State Government through to your bank, telco, Facebook and other essential providers in the Marketplace.
Our aim is to help you make the most informed decisions quickly by scouring the internet for the best and latest offers so that you have virtually all the relevant information you need to compare at your fingertips, and make the best decision for your business efficiently. This is our humble way of giving back to our business community during this difficult time.
We will continue to update the Marketplace regularly, so make sure you sign up, or check in often to stay in touch with the latest offers.
How can I learn more about minimising the impact of COVID-19 to my business?
Discover the latest Trending Articles from SavvySME’s community. Explore new ideas and learn how your business can best navigate through this period.
For many of us, the impact of this crisis is severe and holds a long lasting cloud of uncertainty over the viability of our business. It has a far reaching impact, and affects every aspect of our business aspirations and everyone involved, from our customers and our people, our investors and our community, to more importantly, our family and loved ones.
The saving grace is that we are not alone. Many in our community have shared and written about their inspirations, experiences, their struggles, and the steps they took to overcome those challenges, so that together we can protect our business and the livelihood for our family in this crisis.