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:
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.
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:
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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COVID-19 Special Offer ends 31 May 2020.
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.
You've probably received 100 updates from every company you've ever dealt with over the last couple of weeks about how they're dealing with Covid-19, so apologies in advance for another one.
Basically, it's business as usual for WebSolutionZ. We've worked remotely with a variety of clients and sub-contractors for many years now and we're not limited by location, so we're quite used to it and we're fully set up for it.
The main thing that's changed in the last couple of weeks is an increase in enquiries, from both existing clients and new, as everybody tries to work out ways to adapt to our new remote circumstances.