Relief for commercial tenants

Last week the Prime Minister announced further information on the mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancy agreements agreed by the National Cabinet. Further details on the Code include: Applicable to any tenancies where the landlord or tenant applies for the JobKeeper program and where they have a turnover of $50 million or less. Proportionality […]

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Managing workplace relations and employment conditions

If you are considering changing any employment conditions, it’s vital you inform yourself of how and when you can make changes and have suitable documentation in place. A failure to do so may result in claims for back-pay, underpayments and more. The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has prepared resources to alleviate the administrative […]

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Business Mentoring Sessions

Could you use some assistance to grow your business in the new COVID-19 environment? Mentoring can be a valuable tool to assist in setting a clear direction for your business, to discuss your key issues and ideas, and to help in achieving your goals. In these free, two hour, confidential, one on one mentoring sessions […]

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Commercial Leases

Leasing Advice from the Victorian Small Business Commission To ease financial hardship faced by some tenants and landlords as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Victorian Government has introduced the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. The regulations for the Scheme have been made under the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020. Under the Scheme, the Victorian […]

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Unlicensed financial advice by real estate agents to tenants

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has intervened to stop real estate agents advising tenants struggling to pay rent to withdraw money from their superannuation, warning that those who do so could face disciplinary action for unlicensed financial advice against people’s best interests. Read ASIC’s letter.  

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ASBAS Digital Solutions free online workshops

The Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) Digital Solutions is running three online workshops each week until the end of May. These workshops are open to all eligible small businesses, free of charge. Classes cover a range of topics including digital marketing, e-commerce, social media and much more. Eligible businesses must have an active Victorian […]

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Adapting your business in the face of COVID-19

Out of necessity, many local businesses are putting into practice innovative ways to continue to service their customers. Some of those tips are below: Gift vouchers – If your customers aren’t comfortable visiting you in person, gift vouchers are an incredible show of support for the future. Reducing or removing your shipping costs – Offering […]

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What are some of the things my business can do right now to stop the spread?

Organisations, workplaces and employers who are responsible for a workplace or venue should start to take actions now to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus. These actions should include: Cancel all international travel plans. Do not hold non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 or more people such as conferences, ceremonies, assemblies or celebrations. This is […]

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Support for tourism businesses – Yarra Ranges webinar

Join Yarra Ranges Tourism as they deliver a three-part webinar course to support businesses in coping with the ‘post COVID-19 tourism landscape, including international and domestic travel restrictions whilst operating a business with only a core team. In these webinars you will learn: How to communicate, reevaluate and restructure your business for uncertain times. Learn […]

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Join the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for free

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry are offering a free 12 month membership ($700 value) to all Victorian businesses. Existing members will also receive an additional $500 credit so that they can stay up-to-date with developments and access our services. The Victorian Chamber are also commencing a series of regular webinars that will provide […]

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