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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Start-ups and big brands are like the Davids and Goliaths of the business world.
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.
The government yesterday announced an investment of up to $15 billion to enable smaller lenders to continue supporting Australian consumers and small businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.