Job Keeper has been a lifeline for businesses able to receive it. This is a short-term reprieve, a pause if you like as it gives businesses the opportunity to take stock of their business model and current operations to see whether adapting or pivoting is possible. There is no guarantee that Job Keeper payments can or will be extended beyond the end of September 2020.
Cautious optimism is warranted moving forward, as border and business restrictions and closures could take place again if new cases of COVID-19 in the state are found. What then, does moving forward in business look like right now? While some businesses have had minimal disruption, all businesses can mindfully use this time to implement certain plans and checks.
These are listed below (not in any particular order):
Please contact Business Advisory South West & Peel if you would like assistance with any of the above. We are more than happy to help.
Contact us on 1300 275 477 or www.ipsbusinessadvisory.com.au
Our Business Advisors provide free business advice and support to small business in the South West and Peel regions. Please give us a call on 1300 275 477 or fill out the form here to book an appointment.
The Small Business Development Corporation also have great advice for businesses – check out their tips for keeping your business running during the pandemic.
Jet Star’s inaugural flight into Busselton Margaret River airport is scheduled for March 25th, 2020.
The City of Busselton has worked very hard over some years to secure an alliance with an airline and finally it is here! The signing on of this route demonstrates Jet Star’s strong belief in the region, as it is the first time in 20 years that a new route has been added by the airline. As a result, there is an expected forecast of 60,000 visitors into the region over the next three years.
This is very exciting for the South West, and a fantastic opportunity for retailers and small businesses in the tourism industry to showcase products and services, and really act as ambassadors for the region. While it is obvious that the Busselton–Margaret River corridor will directly benefit from the three scheduled flights per week, towns within a few hours drive will also benefit.
If you are a small business in Busselton-Margaret River or surrounding areas, there are a few things you can do right now to get tourist ready and handle the expected volume of visitors:
For business operators who would like to work with Business Advisory SW & Peel for FREE on how to grow your business and work on a 2020 business development plan, please book in with the Business Advisor who is located in your region:
Sana Turnock (Capel, Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Margaret River, Augusta)
Jasmine Porter (Capel – SW Highway end, Bunbury, Boyanup, Collie, Donnybrook, Balingup, Bridgetown, Manjimup, Nannup)
Business Profile | Krissini
Krissini is a style of bread which was invented when the son of a king couldn’t digest soft bread. The crusty bread was invented, and became very popular. It can be used with dips, matched with drinks and wines, and is presented as long sticks and in different colours. Krissini are great for weddings and gourmet events.
Head down to the Margaret River Farmers Markets on Saturday mornings, and you will find Elisa offering samples for people to try.
You can find Krissini at their website and on Facebook.