As the world around us rapidly evolves thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, a number of businesses and organisations are offering free or low-cost learning material or advice.
Being in the marketing game, we thought it might be good to collate these all in one place, so that you can see the best sources of information to take advantage of during this time of uncertainty.
- Google has released some helpful resources to help your business get through Bushfires & COVID-19 including a checklist and some free digital skills training.
- Facebook has a hub full of resources designed to help you with managing through and building resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak with resources, training and grant information – plus links to local Facebook help groups.
- Safe Work Australia’s business resource kit includes a range of resources for business to download and display in their workplaces, including checklists, infographics, fact sheets for industry and posters on handwashing, hygiene and physical distancing.
- TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.
- 1Password Business has changed its 30-day trial period to six months – so companies can start keeping their teams secure without getting finance involved. Try 1Password Business and get your first 6 months free.
- eBay is giving new business sellers 3 months fee-free when they open an eBay Store from 1st – 30th April 2020.
- Workplace Wizards has a range of articles offering factual and actionable advice for business owners including How to Lead and Communicate in a Health Crisis and a Responding to Covid-19 video.
- EEK & SENSE (the founders of GLWS) is producing weekly guides titled ‘Leading for Wellbeing through Covid-19.’ They’re packed full of actionable advice for leaders and part two was released on Friday.
- SmartCompany are hosting a webinar (3 April) called ‘Confused about Morrison’s Covid-19 stimulus package? Our free webinar will clear the air.’ Register here.
- EventBrite has a whole host of online events (a lot of them free) that businesses of all sizes can use to inform themselves of their options and educate themselves on new topics.
- LinkedIn Learning has promoted remote working and online collaboration modules. They represent an opportunity to upskill or brush up on methods for maximising remote working situations.
- Telstra is offering consumer and small business home broadband customers with unlimited data at no extra cost until the 30th of April 2020 to help with those in isolation or working from home.
- EEK & SENSE (the founders of GLWS) is producing weekly guides titled ‘Leading for Wellbeing through Covid-19.’ They’re packed full of actionable advice for leaders and part one is available here.
- The Victorian Chamber of Commerce has produced factsheets and resources detailing support options for small to medium enterprises, including wage assistance programs.
- getabstract, an online library service, is offering businesses free access to their full library until 18th of May.
- Skillshare, an online learning community, has extended their free trial periods for people wanting to upskill through their services.
- Fullstack, an Australian accounting firm, is offering free one-on-one cashflow and tax planning workshops. Quote the coupon COVIDHELP. The workshops will show small businesses owners how to maximise the stimulus packages and show how to use cashflow forecasting software.
- Facebook is offering financial support through cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small business in 30 countries.
- beyondblue has put together a list of tips on looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.</span
- Business Australia has produced some great resources for business owners.
- Roads and Infrastructure Australia magazine has offered its three month subscription for free.
- Cafes and small businesses everywhere are now switching their offering to support delivery – follow your locals on social media keep the coffee flowing, and support your community.
Finally, we at The Marketing Project have been working remotely since 2014. For more tips and tricks on how best to manage this and even boost your productivity, check out TMP University, as well as scrolling back through our founder Holly’s LinkedIn posts.
We’re also working on a new offering to help small to medium B2B companies (at absolutely no cost) during these tough times. Stay tuned for more information and if you want to be notified when we launch, just add your details in the form below.