Business Continuity and Adaptation

It’s important to be prepared in case you cannot be there to run your business. Having a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) ahead of time is a good way to ensure that your business can remain operating or viable should a disaster strike. Start your Business Continuity Plan with this BCP template.

Here are some other practical ways to prepare for a shut down or isolation period:

  1. Use cloud-based storage for all your business records to enable you to access your key data and documents from any location with an internet connection.
  2. Have a list of your key contacts and a handover notes prepared and easily accessible in case someone needs to run your business on your behalf
  3. Have a staffing plan to ensure your employees are trained so they have the skills and knowledge to undertake necessary activities.
  4. Make sure that you have arrangements for relief or casual/temporary staff you can call on at short notice if your regular staff are unable to work.

 

Business Disruption Webinar: https://mailchi.mp/businesscentre/businessdisruptionlivewebcasts-1345793?e=49dfec1467

 

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has launched a portal for Australian manufacturing, component suppliers and skilled design, engineering and manufacturing experts to register their interest and core competencies in support of the national response to COVID-19.

The response of Australian businesses and individuals to the current COVID-19 pandemic to-date has been outstanding, with manufacturers shifting focus to how they can support our health and critical manufacturing sectors during this unprecedented event.

Australian manufacturers across multiple disciplines have already pivoted or expressed a desire to support in any way possible to address the current COVID-19 threat.

For those Australian manufacturers wishing to assist, but unsure of where to start, this portal will allow others to gain a clear understanding of the skills, supplies and capabilities that exist right now, and potentially connect with the right government department or manufacturer.

Beyond this new registration portal, AMGC has increased its support of Australian manufacturers and will be boosting its online Manufacturing Academy learning portal, providing online webinars, while current State and Federal Government tenders and Expressions of Interest will be broadcast via the organisation’s website and social media platforms.

 

Business Connect   Phone: 1300 134 359

A free mobile advisory service is available to small businesses through Business Connect. An advisor can meet you at a convenient place and discuss your business needs. Advice is offered about managing cash flow, planning the next steps, accessing financial support schemes and connecting to additional support. A trusted local business advisor can meet you at your business premises or another convenient location.

 

NSW Small Business Commissioner Phone: 1300 795 534

Access a confidential and free dispute resolution service which has been set up to help small businesses needing assistance to work through problems with other businesses or government. The NSW Small Business Commissioner helps parties talk about their problems and work towards a solution through negotiation and communication. We can also assist small businesses with issues in relation to insurance and regulatory concerns.