This two-hour workshop is specifically designed for sole traders and small business owners in metro and regional Victoria who are finding it difficult to make ends meet during the COVID-19 restrictions. The workshop will cover the burning issues affecting people working in home-based, retail, hospitality and other affected small businesses.
The workshop includes:
The definition of hardship; applying for benefits and support; trader’s rights under financial hardship; eligibility
Managing your business loans, tenancy rights, types of providers who can help
Employee support and assistance – including wellbeing support, ways to manage them through this time, fair work; apprentice and trainee information
Superannuation and early release hardship options
Government programs and services (local, state and federal)
Opportunities to pursue during COVID – pivoting your business; mentoring, upskilling, free online learning opportunities and other helpful resources.