Support for regional Victoria extended as lockdowns loom

Support for licensed bars, cafes, hotels and clubs across regional Victoria will continue through September, and other businesses in...

Support for licensed bars, cafes, hotels and clubs across regional Victoria will continue through September, and other businesses in regional areas will also be supported where ongoing restrictions severely affect operations. With the City of Ballarat entering a seven-day lockdown, all eligible businesses in that local government area will receive Business...

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Newsagents Assistance Fund to assist NSW Lotteries with fit-outs and brand uplift

The Newsagents Assistance Fund pays up to $10,000 to help newsagencies update their NSW Lotteries retail image and fit-out...

The Newsagents Assistance Fund pays up to $10,000 to help newsagencies update their NSW Lotteries retail image and fit-out to align to NSW Lotteries' standards. The fund aims to provide extra support to small businesses that are currently selling lotteries products in NSW. This fund is available to NSW Lotteries...

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Cash support for businesses in Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced a package of automatic cash grants that will provide regional Victorian businesses with the support they need following the...

The Victorian Government has announced a package of automatic cash grants that will provide regional Victorian businesses with the support they need following the extension of the current lockdown to the whole state. Lockdown directions commenced at 1:00pm on Saturday, 21 August in regional Victoria and will continue until 11:59pm on Friday, 2 September, aligning with restrictions...

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Data shows spending intentions fall during lockdowns

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) Household Spending Intentions (HSI) series data for July 2021 clearly shows the impact of lockdowns across...

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) Household Spending Intentions (HSI) series data for July 2021 clearly shows the impact of lockdowns across Australia, with declines in spending intentions across most categories including home buying, retail, travel, entertainment, education and motor vehicles compared to July 2020. This is the first time that year on...

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eftpos and Beyond Blue partner to support mental health

eftpos has announced a supporting partnership with Beyond Blue, as part of a $200,000 multi-year engagement supporting all Australians...

eftpos has announced a supporting partnership with Beyond Blue, as part of a $200,000 multi-year engagement supporting all Australians to achieve their best possible mental health. The partnership will focus on funding and providing access to the Beyond Blue Support Service and aims to raise awareness about the link between...

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Additional support for Victorians as lockdown extends

New support from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will bolster businesses most affected by the extension of the public...

New support from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will bolster businesses most affected by the extension of the public health lockdown in Melbourne. The need to combat the Delta strain of coronavirus means restrictions will remain in place in 31 metropolitan local government areas until 11:59pm on Thursday, 19 August...

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Responsible marketing – more important now than ever before

Social responsibility and ethics have earned their place on the marketing agenda. They’re fast becoming consumers' top consideration when...

Social responsibility and ethics have earned their place on the marketing agenda. They’re fast becoming consumers' top consideration when looking into a new brand to shop with. In fact, according to a national study conducted by Australian social research group McCrindle, consumers are more likely to purchase a product from a...

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Klarna and CBA unite to support Australia’s retailers

Commonwealth Bank merchant customers offered Klarna business and marketing support through a new joint initiative. To help support and boost...

Commonwealth Bank merchant customers offered Klarna business and marketing support through a new joint initiative. To help support and boost growth for Australian retailers, Klarna, a leading global payments and shopping service, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia have announced zero Klarna merchant fees for the first six months for...

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Support for South Australian small businesses impacted by COVID-19

A new jointly-funded package from the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments will give local small and medium businesses impacted...

A new jointly-funded package from the Commonwealth and South Australian Governments will give local small and medium businesses impacted by ongoing density and other trading restrictions further financial support as they continue to recover from the recent lockdown. The new South Australian COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant - will deliver...

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Have your say: Victorian support package application process

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments was announced just last week, with additional cash...

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments was announced just last week, with additional cash payments for struggling Victorian businesses through the lockdown. However, the National Retail Association recognises the information available and the application process are not as easy to navigate as it should...

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Additional funding allocated for Victorian businesses

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the...

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the most recent lockdown. New cash payments will underpin businesses most affected by the lockdown introduced to eradicate the deadly Delta strain...

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8 email marketing tips for driving sales this holiday season

From Click Frenzy to Singles’ Day, Halloween to Black Friday, Cyber Monday to Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve, these...

From Click Frenzy to Singles’ Day, Halloween to Black Friday, Cyber Monday to Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve, these landmark events provide a great opportunity for marketers to increase brand awareness and drive sales. Here are some of my quick tips for sales-driving seasonal email marketing:   1. Launch a competition...

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Have your say: Small Business Digital Champions Project

From April 2019 to April 2021, the National Retail Association worked to promote the benefits of ‘going digital’ and...

From April 2019 to April 2021, the National Retail Association worked to promote the benefits of ‘going digital’ and provided free sector-specific digital advisory services to our small business members as part of the Small Business Digital Champions Project. We were very proud to be one of 15 industry associations...

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2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants for Queenslanders available soon

Due to the extension of South East Queensland's hard lockdown this month, State Treasurer Cameron Dick has announced at...

Due to the extension of South East Queensland's hard lockdown this month, State Treasurer Cameron Dick has announced at today's press conference a $260 million package to support Queensland businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises.  Your business may be eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support...

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$5 million top up to Business Basics Grant for Far North QLD

The Palaszczuk Government’s Business Basics grants are getting a $5 million top up, with $5,000 grants available for small...

The Palaszczuk Government’s Business Basics grants are getting a $5 million top up, with $5,000 grants available for small businesses in Far North Queensland. Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said the grants are delivering on the commitment in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan to back small business. Member...

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New Victorian Business Support Packages

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the...

A new jointly funded package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding...

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