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Written by Kirstie Edwards, Founder of A Path To Follow, who provide customised mental wellbeing support for young people and their families, and businesses. Maintaining your mental wellbeing during COVID-19 is crucial. If you’re anything like me, your head will be spinning from the flood of information on the COVID-19 chaos. Throw in the emotions of confusion, grief, fear and isolation....

These are unprecedented times. We are all spending more time at home than most of us have ever spent before. Many of us are running our businesses from home, have partners working from home, and are supervising schooling from home. And there’s not just the juggling. We might also be hibernating, innovating or pivoting our businesses. To help in this...

Webinars, video-conferencing and phone meetings are quickly becoming our new normal. For our Beyond Business Group members, video-conferencing will be essential for meetings in coming weeks and months. So we have put together a list of some free video-conferencing platform options, as well as guidelines for virtual meeting etiquette for you to use. Virtual meeting etiquette In a virtual setting, we don’t...

As the spectre of COVID-19 (coronavirus) grows, so do the impacts on our economy, and our small businesses. We have developed some tips to help you prepare for, and manage, the impacts of coronavirus. We also have links to helpful resources. While it’s important to be prepared, it’s also important not to panic as the coronavirus situation unfolds. If managed well...

Cash flow and getting paid on time is one of the biggest issues faced by small businesses. It doesn’t matter how fabulous your idea or how good or busy your business is, if you can’t manage your money your business will fail. The saying ‘it takes money to make money’ is so true – even if we need just a little...

The start of the year promises so much – a clean slate. You’ve got your focus word, a vision board and a new diary. You’ve set your plans, you’re practicing gratitude and have dusted off your business plan. But something is missing and you’re not sure what. It has been a difficult start to the year for most businesses in Australia....

Following your passion in business can make you feel good and help you be productive, and positively influence your mental health. But running a small business can also be stressful and challenging. Working long hours and struggling to achieve work–life balance, worrying about cash-flow and income, and feeling isolated and lonely (which can be helped by participation in Beyond Business...

Many of you know we are big fans of Simon Sinek at Beyond Business Groups. He is definitely one of our favourite marketing gurus and we reference him a lot. Recently, I was listening to a number of talks and interviews given by Simon on trust. It consolidated some of my thinking around Beyond Business Groups and the idea that as...

The start of a new year is an opportune time to reflect and plan. Further to setting goals for your small business, it can be helpful to have a focus word to guide you through the year. A focus word can be better than setting New Year’s resolutions, but it may not be any quicker! You will need to contemplate...

‘Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.’ (C.S. Lewis) We all get a little crazy in December. Burnt out, over it, looking forward to holidays ...