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Small business families continue to pay the greatest price of lockdown

August 30th, 2021|All News, Business survival, COVID, Government, Lockdown, Vaccine|

[Radio] Australia Today with Steve Price “The savings that the family have had have been drained down, the superannuation is gone. There are unpaid loans. We're not seeing any numbers reported on that sort of stuff.”Bill Lang joined Steve Price on Australia Today to discuss the latest in [...]

The Jab: Public sector financially supported while private sector pay their own way

August 25th, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support, Vaccine|

RADIO 3AW with Dee Dee Dunleavy "For the small businesses, it's a situation of 'oh well, it's out of your own pocket', you carry the burden, you've been closed for over 200 days, you've been heavily restricted to, you know, for basically 18 [...]

NSW businesses still waiting for financial assistance

August 9th, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support, Government, Lockdown|

RADIO Australia Today with Steve Price Bill Lang joined Steve Price from Australia Today to discuss the delay in financial assistance, Victoria's statewide lockdown, politician bickering, regional struggles and hope for a light at the end of the tunnel.Listen to the audio segment or read the full transcript [...]

New business support funding receives a 7 out of 10 scorecard

July 30th, 2021|All News, Border Closure, Business survival, COVID, Financial support, Government, JobKeeper, Lockdown|

RADIO Australia Today with Steve Price Bill Lang joined Steve Price from Australia Today to discuss the new business support funding, Melbourne lockdown 5.5, JobKeeper 3.0, border closures and politician pay rises. Listen to the audio segment or read the full transcript below. [...]

Blame game continues as businesses still wait for support funds

July 22nd, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support, Government|

“We're now passing 180 days of lockdowns. We've got hardly one in five will receive anything. If they received something. It's a few $1,000, there were still 10,000s of 100,000s of small businesses that were told they were eligible for lockdown number four, still waiting to receive [...]

More than just financial help required for small businesses going forward

July 16th, 2021|All News, Compensation, COVID, Financial support, Government|

“We'd like to see more adequate compensation. But I think the other real thing is for small business families is many of them are very small businesses. They don't have a great level of financial resources, but they've got suppliers that are sometimes very powerful - finance [...]

Small Business Saver Fund would be more beneficial than another JobKeeper

July 16th, 2021|All News, COVID, Financial support|

“We need a direct small business saver because it's not just the wages that a small business has to pay for their employees, even if they can open. There's rent, there's insurances, there's all those sorts of things.” - Bill Lang, executive director at Small Business Australia [...]

Encouraging all Australians to help SOS Biz

July 16th, 2021|All News, Business survival, COVID|

Please show your support for these businesses by signing our petition and calling your local MP’s, State and Federal to let them hear your voices.  It’s time for them to save our small businesses. “So head over to this website - and lend your support, show [...]

Too little, too late, too complicated

July 14th, 2021|All News, COVID|

RADIO Australia Today with Steve Price “The gap is enormous in terms of their knowledge, their understanding and their empathy. No one's paid a bigger price financially, emotionally and a mental health perspective, then small business families.” Bill Lang joined Steve Price from Australia Today [...]

Business support package will see eligible employers receive up to $10,000 per week

July 14th, 2021|All News, COVID|

RADIO Jim Wilson on 2GB “If this policy has been agreed between the federal government, the state government, make sure it's nationally available and make sure that money is distributed as quickly as possible, and that this is an ongoing stance throughout the pandemic.” Bill [...]

Freedom Day in the UK announces life back to normal

July 14th, 2021|All News, COVID|

[VIDEO] Ticker News “Freedom Day happens in a couple of weeks from now to third week in July. And the UK that's been in some pretty serious sort of lockdown now for a number of weeks is going to open up quite dramatically.” Bill Lang joined [...]

Europe leading the way with a Digital COVID Certificate

July 9th, 2021|All News, Border Closure, COVID|

[VIDEO] Ticker News “You can go to certain places by showing that certificate, so you're going to be able to travel freely between the countries, go to tourist attractions, do those sorts of things. So we're seeing a very informed and use of technology with respect [...]

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