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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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B&B property in Walhalla

B&B property in Walhalla

When bushfires broke out in East Gippsland, bookings to one heritage B&B property in Walhalla were doused – more than 150km away. The colonial gold mining town is located more than two hours’ drive east of the fire-front and two hours’ drive from Melbourne in the...

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Helping fire-affected small biz survive and thrive

Helping fire-affected small biz survive and thrive

A free initiative is helping bushfire-affected small businesses survive and thrive by connecting them to business buddies with skills and resources to share. Help a Small Biz is an online platform established to help the many small and micro businesses that have been...

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Lovel St Hostel, Katoomba

Lovel St Hostel, Katoomba

Annette & Gavin Flicking through the worn pages of the bookings register they inherited from the previous owner, Annette and Gavin Blake could see they were buying a thriving hostel business. Through the decades, thousands of travellers had bunked down in the...

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