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Ay-corona! 

Covid-19 has certainly caused a stir for everyone. 

Here are some of the best resources we’ve gathered from various official sources and key people, to help you navigate your business, clients and self at this unprecedented time.

Everything from templates to calculation spreadsheets, marketing support to tech discounts, free training and general country-specific resources.  The best bit, they are all FREE or heavily discounted. 

 

CRISIS TRAINING & MENTAL HEALTH

Infection Control Training Course – FREE

Australian Government

This training busts myths and gives some educating facts about the virus. You will definitely feel more confident and educated about the virus and how to respond to it. It’s free and worth doing. Plus you get a certificate. 

 

Mental Health Help – FREE

Mental Awareness Foundation

A great list of support centres, phone lines and community forums to manage your mental health, cope with grief and prevent suicide. We are in this together, please reach out and use these lifelines!

 

Fast Track Pandemic Crisis Management – Special

Lorien Partners

Here’s a Business Continuity Planning Methodology package – simplified so that Small-Medium sized businesses and organisations can execute the required planning and Pandemic Crisis Team preparation by themselves, quickly, without needing specialised consultants. Best suited to companies of 10+ team & larger enterprises.

 

Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress – FREE

Headspace

Info sheet to help you manage any changes to daily life as a result of containment measures for COVID-19.

 

Master Your Mind Meditation Course – Special

Dandapani

Simple, practical life-changing courses on Focus & Meditation delivered via the Dandapani App. Well worth it, irrespective of your environment, learning these tools are invaluable.

 

 

TOOLS, TEMPLATES & CALCULATORS

ATO Cashflow Assistance Calculator – FREE

Jason Andrew

Given the importance of cash flow in times like this, companies should immediately develop a treasury plan for cash management as part of their overall business risk and continuity plans.

 

Business & Government Concessions: COVID-19 Response – FREE

Jason Andrew

The Australian Government and banking institutions have united to assist small businesses weather economic uncertainty. This live document will monitor track of all the grants, tax breaks and assistance packages available to Australian Small Business.

 

Government Funding Stimulus Packages & Client Data Capture – FREE

Troy Schoenfisch

With no end in sight, it’s sure to be a welcome relief for those who’ve been calling for a lifeline. But what do the new measures actually mean? And who is set to benefit?

 

Workplace Policies & Templates – FREE

CCIQ

Be practically prepared for the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on your workplace with the following workplace policies & templates. Normally valued at $420, you’ll receive this entire pack for free.

 

Business Continuity Planning Kit – FREE

ChangeGPS

When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Through these hard times, you need a business continuity plan so your customers do not defect to the competition. This kit contains a stack of useful guides & editable templates. 

 

5 Ways Profit Matrix  – FREE

Rob Nixon

Follow this formula and turn your business into a profit-producing cash cow by improving five important areas of your operations. Use this tool with your clients or your own business. 

 

Certified Cyber Secure Remote Work Policy Docs – FREE

Practice Protect

Cybersecurity is very relevant always, but particularly appreciated right now! We recommend downloading this for a firmwide remote work guideline and keep your team secure working from home.

 

Small business resistance toolkit – FREE

Facebook

Find best practices, tools and a self-assessment to help protect your business from interruptions, emergency response and develop plans to minimise downtime.

 

 

REPORTS & WEB EVENTS

ATO – COVID-19 Resources & Incentives Visual Graphic (Updated as at 31 March 2020) – FREE

Michael Armstrong

A visual representation on all the government incentives to help support our small businesses and economy.

Download updated PDF with hyperlinks here.

 

Conquer the Crisis: Emergency Event for SMEs (Complete Web Event Resources Kit) – FREE

Dale Beaumont, Keith Abraham & many more
Originally held on Friday 27th March. 
Get ALL the FREE event recordings, visual speaker summaries, books, assessments, and more great giveaways. 

“Conquer the Crisis: Emergency Event for SMEs to Survive & Thrive in the Time of COVID-19” was designed to give all small business owners the knowledge, skills, tools and resources to fight this battle head-on. 

 

ACCA Digital Accountant Report – FREE

ACCA

Whatever role you carry out in the accountancy and finance profession you can make a difference in this current crisis. This report considers the implications of the digital quotient, based upon interviews and round tables conducted with ACCA members and other interested parties, as well as the results of a survey of 4,264 accountancy and finance professionals globally, including members, affiliates and students.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Stack Transition Support – Special

Clarity Street

Clarity Street is helping accounting firms in this time of crisis to transition from their desktop/server-based software into cloud-based applications. They’re offering a trimmed-down version of their discovery for $1000+GST, usually valued at $4500+GST! Get in touch to get this offer.

 

For Businesses: Extended FREE Trial, Cashflow Forecasting with Float – Special

Float

Extended free trial access to Float to help you forecast your cash flow and plan those crucial ‘what if’ scenarios.

 

For Accountants & Bookkeepers: Extended FREE Trial, Cashflow Forecasting with Float – Special

Float

Extended free trial access to Float to help you forecast your cash flow and plan those crucial ‘what if’ scenarios.

You can connect to your cloud accounting package, pull in all your reconciled chart of accounts, then quickly review and include/exclude expected income/outgoings. You then have a live day-by-day visual cash flow forecast and can quickly create and compare scenarios. And it’s live as Float is constantly fed. Go here to see their Covid19 support.

 

3 Months FREE SMSF Preparation & Audit Software (for Accountants) – Special

Cloudoffis

For Accountants and Auditors who want to automate their SMSF process using a risk-free, remote and safe online solution, that can be managed by partners or team members alike. The software already saves 50% time on SMSF Preparation and/or Auditing processes – on top of that they are now offering 3 months free subscription in support of requirements around upcoming deadlines, efficiency blocks, team transparency and remote working.

 

Facebook – $100M Grants for Small Business  – FREE

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. Watch this space as the offer becomes available.

 

 

Office365 Teams FREE for 6 months – Special

Microsoft

 

G-Suite Free Enterprise until 1 July 2020 – Special

Google

 

Zoom Training, Resources & Basic Plan  – FREE

Zoom

 

Lower Limits & Prices with Loom – Special

Loom

 

Adobe
Many creatives have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Adobe is giving every subscriber two months of free subscriptions during this economic downturn. How to redeem:
  • Log onto your creative cloud account
  • Cancel your plan
  • Go through the cancellation steps (an offer will appear during your account cancellation)
  • Accept the offer and you’ll receive 2 months free!

 

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Corona Care Package for Customised Branding & Marketing – Special

Hunt & Hawk

Maintain your business presence with an essentials package of completely customised materials, tailored to your brand, voice & messaging at half the price. 

 

Marketing Automation Solutions – Special

HubSpot

See how HubSpot Solutions is responding to coronavirus and the Economic Downturn. 

 

23 Effective Lead Generation Strategies  – FREE

Hunt & Hawk

A compilation of the most effective lead generation methods that you can implement, even more valid tough times, now is NOT the time to stop. 

 

 

OFFSHORE SOLUTIONS

Remote Staffing for Engineering & Construction Sectors

Cybalink Solutions

An array of resources and tips for managing outsourced engineering, mining and construction teams and boosting productivity; as well as first-class facilities in the Philippines to recruit, house and manage your own team of Planners, Estimators, Surveyors, Drafters, Admin Support and more.

 

Remote Staffing for Accounting & Business Administration

The Outsourced Accountant

Free checklists, outsourcing strategy guides and plans on setting up offshore Accounting & Business Administration operations. A leader in the industry for managing your outsourced Accounting team members. 

 

 

UK SPECIFIC

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Government Response For Businesses and Employees

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on Business Support Grant Funding

This guidance sets out details of eligibility and delivery of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF).

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan

Policy paper on what the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and what it plans to do next.

 

 

USA SPECIFIC

Relief Resources for SMBs – FREE

A list of all the the Federal & State/Local resources available and links to apply.

 

Government Response to Corona

Find out what the US Federal Government is doing in response to Covid 19.

 

National Institute of Mental Health

Coping With Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety

 

GENERAL COVID-19 INFO

World Health Organisation – Protect Yourself from Coronavirus 

Global Epidemic Stats

COVID-19 Live Stats – Australia vs Global

An Honest Government Ad (for people with humour, comes with a warning)

 

So… let’s embrace our new normal, we have to. So much will be lost, changed and learnt over the coming months. But through the rollercoaster of stress & emotions, already we’re seeing a lot of creativity and new business ideas come to fruition. Pause, take a deep breath and make some time to map your own plan.

 

This message was proudly brought to you from home isolation. Stay safe, stay sane!

 

PS: We’ll update this list as we go, feel free to email through other beneficial resources & we’ll add them!