• Coronavirus Manufacturing

    The Impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing


    Geoff Crittenden |  April 2, 2020


    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming ever more obvious that the complete lack of support from state and federal governments and industry at all levels has had a possibly terminal impact on Australian manufacturing, according to Geoff Crittenden CEO of Weld Australia.


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  • Coronavirus Marketing

    Marketing during Coronavirus: How to adapt your business for crisis or recession


    Darren Moffatt |  April 2, 2020


    The global pandemic that is COVID-19 has upended normal business practices and trends. Darren Moffatt of Webbuzz offers advice to business managers who want to get some control back.


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  • Thought Leadership

    Why we need to stop trying to turn culture into a “number” that you can measure


    Ross Judd |  April 1, 2020


    Have you thought about trying to measure your relationship with your significant other by giving it a score and then assigning improvement as a KPI? Do you think that would work?


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  • Tourism

    Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses


    First 5000 |  April 1, 2020


    The Morrison Government will inject an extra $49.8 million into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world.


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  • Remote work

    How to lead your team to survive the first two weeks of working remotely


    Nina Fountain |  March 31, 2020


    Workplace Strategist Nina Fountain from Transformed Teams acknowledges that the challenge of leadership at this time is twofold – both leading our teams through this time of disruption and simultaneously working remotely ourselves. Nina has provided three key areas to focus on for survival at this time.


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  • Coronavirus Thought Leadership

    Reassure clients by dealing with the now and preparing for the future


    Joe Perri |  March 31, 2020


    Although many professional advisory businesses are facing a tsunami of unprecedented challenges as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus, it’s imperative not to lose sight of the fundamentals that begin with reassuring clients.


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  • Coronavirus Social Media

    Why social media is vital for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic


    First 5000 |  March 30, 2020


    With rapidly changing market conditions due to COVID 19, communicating with customers via social media has never been more important.


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  • Remote work

    How companies can stay secure while employees work from home


    First 5000 |  March 30, 2020


    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak drives more workers to work from home, many companies are realising that their existing systems don’t support large numbers of employees working remotely.


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Latest News

  • Register to fill the medical supply chain

    First 5000     |      April 2, 2020

    The NSW Government is calling on manufacturers around the state to help fill gaps in the global supply of medical equipment and hygiene products, redeploying spare capacity to save lives and jobs.

  • A recession may be inevitable – here’s how to prepare

    Andrej Kovacevic     |      April 1, 2020

    Now, with the global coronavirus pandemic spreading and travel restrictions taking hold worldwide, a recession isn’t just likely – it’s already happening. To help mid-size business leaders chart a course to get through this current crisis, here is an overview of what steps to consider to prepare a business to ride out the storm.

  • JobKeeper package a survival kit for SMEs

    First 5000     |      March 31, 2020

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the $130 billion JobKeeper package announced by the federal government.

  • Changes to foreign investment framework

    Josh Frydenberg     |      March 30, 2020

    The Morrison Government has announced temporary changes to the foreign investment review framework that are designed to protect Australia’s national interest as we deal with the economic implications arising from the spread of the coronavirus.

  • My Business Health offers some relief from pandemic distress

    First 5000     |      March 27, 2020

    My Business Health, a web portal designed to provide holistic support to SME business owners, now features a dedicated section for those struggling with the COVID-19 crisis.