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We've been in the digital business for over 15 years, and often get asked to critique existing websites as part of planning for an overhaul.

Frankly, the ways a digital presence can actually make life more difficult for a business, rather than improve it, are many and varied!

Here are 5 things we see most commonly:

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Well, 2020 has been quite a year. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in different ways.

WebSolutionZ were fortunate that we've been set up as a remote workspace for a decade, so no major adaptations were required for us to continue to operate effectively.

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I've been doing some research the last few weeks on options for a new project, and I've set up an Amazon Affiliate account to do some testing. As we're about to head off for a short post-COVID-lockdown family getaway on the coast, I thought I'd have a look for some "light" reading to take with me!

To be blunt - there's a LOT of crap! But these options seem to be quite comprehensive and have good reviews so they're my choices for this summer. Enjoy!

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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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