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Helping a small biz a two-way street

Helping a small biz a two-way street

For Strathmore social media and marketing strategist Amanda Corica, helping a bushfire-impacted small business has been a two-way street. Her social media advice has given Bruthen General Store in East Gippsland a new lease on life. Hearing owner James (Nico)...

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Mutton & Co continues another generation

Mutton & Co continues another generation

When Chandi de Silva volunteered to help Fiona Mutton harness the power of online, little did he know he was saving a piece of ACT history. The Melbourne-based National Australia Bank web designer answered his employer’s rallying cry for volunteers from their...

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Sydneysider’s beeline to help a KI small biz

Sydneysider’s beeline to help a KI small biz

What does a Kangaroo Island beekeeper and a digital marketing expert from Sydney’s inner west have in common? Bushfire. The unlikely business pairing came about after ferocious bushfires devastated half the hives of the Island Beehive family business in January 2020....

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Bright’s Old-Fashioned Lolly Shop

Bright’s Old-Fashioned Lolly Shop

With a shop filled with season-themed chocolates, Bright’s Old-Fashioned Lolly Shop owner Leonie Collins was keen to test out her newfound social media skills – and recoup income in the 2019-20 bushfires. Thanks to small business buddy Rachel Medlock from Do You Even...

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Lockdown provides new opportunity for online volunteering

Lockdown provides new opportunity for online volunteering

Now that we’ve all stopped hyperventilating in equal measures of panic and excitement about the chance to work from home in mismatched clothes while juggling apartment living with home-schooling and your partner’s need to work in silence, a silver lining has emerged....

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Help a small business survive and thrive after the bushfires

Help a small business survive and thrive after the bushfires

Research from the US has found that 40 per cent of small businesses don’t trade after a major disaster and 80 per cent closed two years after. That itself is a disaster. But it doesn’t have to be that way. FACTS & FIGURES According to a special survey of 1308...

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