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Think like Google or Think with Google’s new interactive tool

Did you know that patio heaters are the top trending retail Google search for this month in NSW and nationwide? Would you love to understand the fast-rising retail categories and how you can use this to your business’ advantage? While we all know COVID-19 is presenting new challenges to businesses, having access to insightful data…

New initiative to help combat men’s mental health

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has launched their new initiative, You’ve got this mate, to help combat men’s mental health. You’ve got this mate is a dedicated website for rural men, young, old and everyone in between which provides action-focussed tips and information to help men reach their best possible mental health. Designed in…

Small and medium-sized enterprises welcome 30-day Payment Bill

The Federal Government has introduced legislation requiring big businesses to be transparent about their payment times to the small business suppliers. The Australian Small Business and Family Ombudsman (ASBFEO) announced a review into the impact of supply chain financing on the small business and family sector in October 2019. The review looked at specific industry…

$10,000 Grants available for eligible businesses

Coming off the back of the Nation’s most devastating bushfire season and now the COVID-19 shutdown, thousands of small businesses across NSW are struggling to cope in these unprecedented times. Did you know that your small business may be eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000? The NSW Government will put $750 million…

New initiative encourages locals to support locals

Cessnock City Council have partnered with local business chambers and associations to launch a new campaign aimed at encouraging community support for businesses across the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). The ‘Support Local’ campaign has been designed to raise awareness of the importance of shopping and buying local during these difficult times. A key component…

Reinventing in Troubled Times

Small businesses have been forced into discovering digital marketing in order to transform their business to ensure development and growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many small business owners have struggled to cope with the fall out of COVID-19, the importance of implementing these types of strategies during the current unprecedented times is critical to…

Opportunities soar for Cessnock Airport with Council securing a $6.6 million grant

Cessnock City Council welcomed today’s announcement by the NSW Government that will see $6.6 million invested into the Cessnock Airport. Council secured the funding by lodging a grant application under the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies Fund. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this is excellent news and called the project critical for local…

You’ve got mail, temporary changes to Australia Post deliveries

The Federal Government have announced temporary changes to delivery services provided by Australia Post during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Currently there are delivery delays dues to air freight restrictions and capacity, increased volume of parcels and health and safety measures across the country. Relaxed restrictions by the Federal Government have allowed Australia post to retrain and…

Supplies of PPE for Essential Businesses

We know some essential businesses are experiencing difficulty in sourcing supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). With the current COVID-19 situation, Cessnock City Council is working with the Department of Regional NSW,  hoping to connect essential businesses, who might be having issues in sourcing PPE, with known NSW suppliers. PPE might comprise products you would…

Juggling the circus also known as working from home!

The current pandemic, infamously known as COVID-19 has provided the opportunity for innovation and new concepts focusing on working remotely for organisations across the world. Many people have been met with the challenge of trying to juggle full-time childcare, home-schooling and working from home while attempting to preserve as much productivity as possible. Maintaining a…

Support Australian Made, Grown and Owned

Now more than ever it is important to rally behind Aussie made products and support our Australian makers. The Australian Made Campaign is urging shoppers to support local manufacturers and growers in these unprecedented times. As the current COVID-19 crisis continues to develop with restrictions changing rapidly, businesses have been forced to think outside the…

Government delivers support in response to COVID-19

The Australian Government has announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus. The targeted stimulus package is focused on keeping Australians in jobs and helping small…