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I don't know about you but I can be a bit old-school at times, and sometimes I find it easier to learn using a good old-fashioned book with post-it notes!

Of course, there is a wealth of information online, but if you're the type who likes a book, this post will provide links to some of our favourites.

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Further to last week's post about Local Government COVID-19 Small Business Grants in Banyule, today the City of Melbourne has announced $10 million in support for CBD businesses to help them work through to the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.

The grants are available for businesses that meet the program criteria including:

  • Have a valid ABN
  • Are a bricks and mortar business based in the CBD, Southbank or Docklands
  • Employ up to 50 FTE and are a participant in the Commonwealth Government's JobKeeper Payment program

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Some interesting insight via the Australian Web Industry Association this week - according to Australia Post's 2020 eCommerce Industry Report, online shopping has increased by 80% in the 8 weeks since the WHO declared the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Melbourne's Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions have severely affected many businesses and industries, and in Banyule (where we are located) the council are offering COVID-19 Business Grants to local business.

Business grants of up to $5,000 are available to assist businesses moving online to:

  • Sell products online and receive payments;
  • Open businesses to new markets;
  • Increase brand awareness through digital marketing;
  • Website design and development

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For those who regularly use the "Pages Feed" link on their Facebook Page - you may be aware that in the last week it has disappeared for some!

This has been particularly annoying for a community page we run, where several admins rely on this feature to find and share content from other Pages within the community.

This feature suddenly disappearing has happened before, but you could always still get to it by adding /PageName/pages_feed. Alas, this time this did not work either!

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Tailored Social Media analysis and recommendations to help your business better communicate with your customers.

COVID-19 Special Offer ends 31 May 2020.

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Did you know you can use Google My Business to communicate timely information, like whether your business is still open or what arrangements you've made during this Covid19 crisis, directly to your customers?

You can update your open/close hours, or create a Post to publish your offers, events, products, and services directly to Google Search and maps.

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