To our clients, past and present, our industry contacts, colleagues and friends.
In a time like this, our main focus as a team is to support those who support and have supported us, and we encourage the customers of our customers to do the same thing.
Here you will find some tips and tricks to staying healthy during the COVID-19 crisis for your teams and your colleagues.
Key information for Small Business Owners from Nitish Kumar - Loan Market
As a fellow self-employed business owner, I welcome the government’s tax breaks. The most relevant of these are massive instant asset write-offs.
So if you need new cars, vans, computers and tech equipment, fit-out, furniture, TVs, solar systems or tools, now could be the best time to act. I can organise your asset finance to make the most of these write-offs, which effectively allow you to write off assets up to $150,000*, with an immediate tax deduction (rather than depreciating over time).
Note: the assets need to be purchased and in use by June 30, 2020.
To my self-employed clients and contractors who have lost income due to COVID-19 shutdowns, the government is arranging payments from $550 a fortnight up to double that to help sustain you over the next six months.
Want to access asset write-offs?
Contact Nitish right away: https://bit.ly/3aehNwt
Click here to learn about your small business entitlements: https://buff.ly/2UxJQA5
Marketing Amidst COVID-19
Make sure your business stays active on social and digital media channels. In times like these, the public looks to brands and leaders for information so you need to make sure your channels are consistently updated with information on how you're handling COVID-19 internally. Customers need to know what to expect from you during this time because they are still your customers!
ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN
Have a contingency in place for not only your customer service but also your teams. Regularly refer Australian Government approved health advice to properly set-up contingencies during the period ongoing.
PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF
Prepare for re-launch: make plans for how is your business going to come out the other side of this with a bang. We know it will pass, we just don't know when so until we do, plan, plan, plan and plan some more.
I am personally making myself available for Google Hangouts, Zoom, Facetime and phone calls for anyone who wants to discuss strategic planning for the next few months and when we come out the other side (because inevitably we will!)
We're in this together and for those of you who I've had the pleasure of working with already, you know that I love to make plans. So if you're in a position to, and would genuinely just like some help or even just another small business owner to talk to, please feel free to contact me.These conversations are free of charge until 30/06/2020 as our way of helping the many industries we work with.
Support one another where you can
If you want to keep your staff well, make sure you visit the Capital Chemist Group page for all our live updates and tips and don't forget to contact your local Capital Chemist for all of your pharmaceutical needs.
If you do need to pop out to the shops, be sure that Yarralumla IGA will have you covered for all your essentials and their lovely owners and staff will keep you informed if they run out of any items. #supportlocal
We invite you to support women who are pregnant or early parenting in our community through Karinya House.
RAY WHITE CANBERRA
If you are looking to update your self-isolation space, contact the team at Ray White Canberra and enquire about virtual inspections and bidding over the phone.
If you're a law firm looking to manage your bookings digitally, get in touch with Prima Legal.
GIFTS BY KAREN (KATEY'S MUM)
If you want to gift someone something special during a challenging time, make sure you contact Karen to put together an uplifting pressie.
How to start your mornings on the right foot:
BE NICE TO YOURSELF
Working from home can be a big transition. It'll take some time for you to adjust to your new routine.
RISE AND SHINE
Make your bed and open the curtains as soon as you wake up to avoid the urge of returning to your slumber.
BE BUSINESS READY
Shower and brush your teeth, as if you're still going to see someone important, especially for any unexpected video conferencing!
KEEP CALM AND CAFFEINATE
Make yourself a warm brew in your favourite mug to enjoy as you digest your morning emails.
EXERCISE PROPER DESK ORGANISATION
Keep everything organised in a way that actually helps you be more productive.
PLUGIN WITH PODCASTS
Play a podcast in the background to help manufacture the feeling of having other people around OR help drown anyone out!
SHOW YOUR FURRY FRIENDS SOME LOVE
Your beloved pets might be your colleagues for a while, give them some treats and give their beds a wash. They'll be furrever appreciative!
Stay safe everyone - Katey and the entire Team of 180