October 05, 2021 3 min read
Business owners are frustrated at the lack of continued government support (aka lack of JobKeeper). Growing obstacles from ever increasing lockdown restrictions mean we are continually looking for new ways to survive and navigate staying afloat.Disaster relief payments are available but hardly a long term solution to survival.
Uncertainty. Constant strategic planning to match little stability. Resilience and strength to continually persist and evolve. These are skills many people are learning for the first time during a pandemic. Previously un-lived threats are now a daily reality.
First and foremost, finding ways to offer leadership and support to scaffold employees in the wake of dwindling mental health from increased psychological distress is top of mind for many small business owners. It’s about fixing your own oxygen mask first and then, with any reserves, fixing the oxygen masks of others outside of your organisation where you can.
Polarising views run rampant about how the situation should best be managed and there has to be a smarter way. So what is in your control as a business owner? What can you change? What can you do? What will help you and your team?
Here are some ways to support your business, your team and yourself...
This storm will end, eventually.
Keep holding on, holding strong. We will get out of this by supporting one another. We can do this better if we do it together.
August 17, 2022 3 min read
Clothe Creative and Ela were such a key part to ensuring the fit and quality of our locally made sweaters was second to none.
We were privileged to sit down with Ela to discuss how her business has been affected in the past two years and to learn more about the staying competitive in the fashion industry…
August 17, 2022 5 min read
Phil and Vicky from CGT Manufacturing were instrumental in bringing our 100% Australian-made cotton sweatshirts to life, generously opening their contact list and hearts to Kate and the She Lion team.
We sat down with Phil to chat about the pandemic's impact on their business and how the Australian fashion industry has changed in his decades of experience…
March 04, 2022 7 min read
Support Local: Meet Kate Johansson – Founder of KOJA.
We’re busy enough without having to spend hours trying to make decisions about what we should eat when we're craving a snack!
Lucky for us, KOJA (and Kate J) has done the hard work for us and designed a range of nutritious, satisfying and oh so delicious healthy snack bars.
Learn more about Kate's business journey, experience through the pandemic to date, and how she support's local.