Now, faced with the impacts of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is not unreasonable to think that business owners are struggling with the uncertainty of whether they will have a business to go to each day. In the case where a business is offering an essential service, business owners are constantly changing how they conduct their operations to keep up to date with the new announcements.
I’m sure I’m not telling you anything new.
Here, at The Business Centre, we have been working with businesses to review their operations and consider what actions can be taken to keep their business running and keep their staff employed.
Yes, times are hard in business and life, but there are also amazing stories of adaptations occurring in business. It's the perfect time to ask your customer "what do you need now?"
We have seen cafe's and restaurants focus on new ways of delivering food to customers, people in the care industry take on new staff from OOSH centres that needed to stand down employees, seen manufacturers completely changing up what they are making - have you heard of what Earp Brothers did, changing from Gin to Hand Sanitizer? It's great stuff!
Internally, our organisation has adapted our RTO by successfully converted our classroom Business Course to an online forum, where all students are learning via an online platform and webcast lessons.
Of course, we have also been working to keep on top of the information regarding the government’s stimulus package which is designed to assist with the financial impact of the measures which have been put in place to slow down the COVID-19 spread. More details regarding the stimulus package can be found here (insert link) https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus
Our team of Business Advisors are focused on helping you get through the turbulence that business is right now.
If you are feeling stuck, need help understanding what you can and can’t do, or need a (virtual) shoulder to cry on, give us a call. We are here to help.
Stories from local people who have partnered with us to improve their business