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3 major lessons learnt: How Airwallex China worked through the COVID-19 crisis

Airwallex’s China office was the first to be affected by COVID-19. Having witnessed the impact first hand, my co-founders and I strongly believe that social distancing is the best way to curb the spread of the virus. In China, implementing work-from-home policies was a crucial step in adhering to social distancing recommendations.

Wineries pivot to online direct-to-consumer sales as Australia goes into isolation

Working in Australia’s wine industry for more than 20 years, I’ve witnessed the resilience and passion of our producers in the face of adversity, responding to natural disasters and now a global pandemic by innovating and pivoting.

Why businesses need to evolve in the face of challenges: 4 key lessons from...

Yet however bright the future looked for CancerAid, one challenge remained - the concept of self-management via our app was new to many patients. This meant we had to make some changes or risk an unsteady future. CancerAid’s evolution from App to Coach taught us some key insights along the way.

These are the 3 most surprising responses to the COVID-19 outbreak that I have...

With the travel industry hit hardest by the Coronavirus global pandemic, we’ve seen a massive shift in the reasons for people booking with our luxury home hotel service, with further changes expected over the coming months.

Here are 4 ways we can all support the elderly through this COVID-19 pandemic

For elderly persons considering the transition into an aged care home at this time, I would strongly recommended looking at in-home care options until the pandemic passes.

Don’t let the fear stop you! Busting three common myths about small businesses

“It’s too financially unstable…”, “I don’t have any experience in running a business…” and “It’s too lonely..”, are just some of the reasons some may give for not making the leap.

Here are four key steps to empowering your business during the retail shut-down

With many millions of retailers worldwide currently in a temporary, induced shut-down as governments and authorities seek to stem the spread of coronavirus, it’s a concerning time.

Has your strategy just gone out the window? 7 ways to double down on...

Businesses that have already executed with speed and pivoted are either seeing the rewards, or have taken measures to reduce the impact on their business.

A corporate psychologist weighs in on working from home and COVID-19

It is important to recognise that everyone is going through a collective unusual circumstance, with worry about their personal situation and what the future will hold.

Logistics expert forecasts global supply chain disruptions on retailers & consumers

Jessica Ip, Chief Transformation Officer at leading parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP), explains the ripple effect significant disruptions in the global supply chain have on retailers and consumers – and what we can expect in the coming months.

Why start-ups should act like big brands and big brands should act like start-ups

Start-ups and big brands are like the Davids and Goliaths of the business world.

We’re facing a technological crisis! Can Aussie industries keep up with innovation?

We invest so much money in our property and our mining and exports, but the real future of every single one of those industries is in the tech and innovation that can reduce inefficiencies, make them more scalable and increase their impact and profitability.

What these CEOs had to say about the $15 billion government announcement to support...

The government yesterday announced an investment of up to $15 billion to enable smaller lenders to continue supporting Australian consumers and small businesses.

How the Commonwealth government economic stimulus package will help your business

Last week, the Morrison Government announced a multi-billion-dollar economic plan to mitigate challenges faced by the impact of COVID-19, in a move that was seen to be timely, sensible, and proportionate.

Productivity in the midst of COVID-19: Here are 5 tips on how to effectively...

With governments and companies doing all they can to halt the spread of COVID-19, more and more people are beginning to work remotely either by choice or company policy.
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Are you doing crisis communication right? Here are 9 guiding principles for the COVID-19...

The principles below have been created to guide organisations in a crisis, enabling them to act swiftly and ensure stakeholders are kept informed with engaging, timely and actionable communications.

The top 5 video marketing statistics every business should know in the new decade

If your business is of the mindset that video marketing is just a fad that won’t replace the more traditional methods of marketing, think again!

Why Australia is going to see a significant increase in out-of-home deliveries

The growth of eCommerce is fast changing Australia’s traditional retail landscape – for instance, online retail sales in Australia have grown by 14 per cent annually over the past three years.

Why businesses need to be ready to pivot… and not just once at that

If we hadn’t made the decision to change our product focus at each point that we identified a pivot need and opportunity, it would have been the death of the company.
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Here are the 6 biggest reasons why startups fail and how you can avoid...

In fact, despite lofty ideals and best intentions, 90% of startups fail. That number shouldn’t scare you—it should alert you to the fact that there are many pitfalls and obstacles on the road to business success.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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