Impact of COVID-19 on the Photography Industry

This pandemic has brought the photography industry to a near shutdown. With the economic crisis at a global scale, the photography services, market share, and trends are going to change drastically. Globally, the market share for photography and related services is expected to decrease from an amount of $36.9 billion during 2019 to $36.1 billion…

IS BEING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT THE NEW BLACK?

Owner/Director/Founder - Admin and Co

I am hoping so! With the current climate and people losing their jobs, many are looking at other ways to earn income using their experience and talents in support administration and other creative type skills. It may not be even a loss of employment, but a clear question they are asking themselves “do I really…

Do you have what it takes to work for yourself instead of for someone else?

Director OWC (and Co-Founder of Clann) - One World Consulting

Do you have what it takes to work for yourself instead of for someone else? There is currently a carer shortage, which is set to worsen with the impact of Covid leaving even more families dependent on informal care provided by friends, family, neighbors and others.  As a nation, we are in need of enthusiastic…

Victorian Government Business Resilience Package

The Victorian Government is providing a further $3 billion to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Business Support • The third round of the Business Support Fund provides grants of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 to eligible businesses depending on payroll size. To be eligible your business must operate in an industry sector contained on the list of eligible…

JobKeeper 2.0 Update

JobKeeper 2.0 has officially been passed and will operate from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. There are two separate periods and eligibility needs to be tested for each period. The extension periods are as follows: •    Extension 1 – 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021 •    Extension 2 – 4 January 2021 to…

Does your Business need an Insurance Health Check?

Dedicating time to review your business insurances doesn’t sound like anyone’s idea of fun but it definitely pays off. Rarely do businesses stay static. There is constant change in all environments and the needs of your business are no different. Expansion or contraction in operations, your customer’s needs constantly change which may create new situations…

WorkCover declarations – your guide

Each year, all employers are required to pay a WorkCover premium. This insurance provides cover for the costs of benefits if your workers are injured or ill because of their work. In order for WorkCover to adequately calculate what your premium should be, you are required to submit a WorkCover declaration form each year. It…

Geelong HR Index 2020

Are you an employer in the Geelong region? We are seeking your input into the Geelong HR Index Survey 2020. In 2019, Harvest surveyed the Geelong Region’s employers around: Employment trends Employment types Leadership HR trends Diversity and inclusion In 2020 the HR Index will have a COVID-19 theme and we want your input.  We…

How to apply for early access to your superannuation

Marketing and Communications Manager - West Carr & Harvey

As a result of the impact of COVID-19, eligible individuals are now able to access some of their superannuation in order to assist with economic hardship. To apply for an early release of superannuation, the original cut-off date was Thursday 24 September 2020. This has now been extended to Thursday 31 December 2020. The application…

Trust me . . When recording a change of trustee, get the right advice.

General Manager - Coulter Roache

If you are seeking to change the trustee of your trust, there are three important steps you must take: Read the trust deed; Involve your financial and legal advisors; and Record the change or variation contemporaneously by way of a deed. How can I change the trustee? The place to start is to read through…