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15 Apr COVID-19 Forum #1 Recording

Did you miss our first Small Business COVID-19 Forum? The good news is that you can view the recording here: YVB COVID Forum #1

Our next forum is scheduled for April 28, registrations will be open soon. To be notified when the event is posted subscribe to our Events Calendar.

Is there someone you’d like to hear from as your business navigates the tricky COVID-19 marketplace? Let us know by voting in our poll and we’ll do our best to organise the most relevant content for our local businesses. Vote here: COVID-19 Poll

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02 Apr Resources Available (COVID-19)

Following on from our first Small Business COVID-19 Forum, Dale Feim from Dalcorp Accounting Services has provided some excellent resources for Yarra Valley Business members, accessible using the links below:

Small Business Resources

Extensive information on the packages available for small businesses including the Job Keeper Payment and other federal economic support measures can be found here: Small Business Resources

Individuals & Households

Details of assistance available to individuals and families including stimulus payments, superannuation, childcare and income support: Individuals & Families

Follow our Events Calendar to be notified of our next COVID-19 Business Forum.

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02 Apr COVID-19 and your HR Obligations

Following on from our Small Business COVID-19 Forum, presenters Teagan Rose and Lee-Anne Hunt from the HR Dept Ringwood have made the following package available to YVB Members.

COVID-19 HR Assistance

Businesses are feeling the impact and looking at different ways of working. What exactly does that mean for your people and how can you stay compliant?

Lee-Anne & Tegan from the HR Dept Ringwood have your back and are offering the following package to people from the network for $400 +GST.

Up to 2 hours of phone advice customised to your industry and your business.

Template/Letters to support different scenarios you and your team maybe faced with:
– Working from home
–  Reduced hours
–  Stand down
–  Shut down

We can help you and your managers be better prepared to manage remote workers from a health and wellbeing and performance perspective.

Join in on one of our interactive webinars. Visit our website to register!

These courses are usually $50 to attend but are free to all those in the network who take up this package!

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28 Mar COVID-19 Business Checklist

At Yarra Valley Business, we’re here to try and help you navigate through this most difficult time.

Please feel free to make use of the following information and click through the provided links – as supplied by one of our YVB Members, Joanne Tate of Joanne Tate Consulting.

Be Proactive – COVID-19 Checklist

As coronavirus continues to spread, businesses can be proactive in assessing and taking practical steps to manage and minimise risks that may arise.

This might include:

  • Updating hygiene strategies (this may include not handling cash) and promote your care on website and social media
  • With any loss of business due to cancellations or supply shortage –record details
  • Your business may be eligible for the Government stimulus package click here
  • Business Victoria support available click here
  • Assess you cash flow budget – outgoings and when are they due – revenue expected
  • Talk to suppliers – they may help you through and explain when you can pay
  • Ring the ATO and arrange to put off PAYG and BAS payments, set up a payment plan.  Remember there are support packages
  • Talk to your bank – restructure payments
  • Talk to your landlord – they will be getting Government assistance too
  • Communicate Daily with your team
  • Staffing – discuss options with your employees
  • Clean Up and Catch Up – time for spring cleaning to keep people proactive and occupied
  • Focus on your business plan – what can you change to get you through the next 1 to 4 months
  • Is there a different way you can run your business? E.g café – deliver coffees/meals to businesses, etc.
  • Businesses with contracts unable to be filled – Click here for help
  • Most of all support each other in business.

Subscribe to our Events Calendar to be notified of our next Small Business COVID-19 Forum.

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