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.
We thought we’d collate these all in one place, so that you can see the best sources of information to take advantage of.
- Vokke, an innovative small business offering customised software systems for process workflows, is offering a free Digital Transformations Diagnostics Report, designed to help businesses understand where and how their business can be digitised. Check out this page for more information.
- EEK & SENSE (the Founders of GLWS) has released part five of their ongoing wellbeing through COVID-19 series. Following on from the first four posts – which you can find further down this list – part five is guest-written by Dr. Órla NicDomhnaill, CEO of Thrive Advisory. It focuses on finding flow after upheaval and disruption.
- Workplace Wizards, workplace relations and HR specialists, is delivering a free webinar on 27th May focused on productivity in the workplace during COVID-19. “Our workplace experts have developed some great strategies to help you lift staff performance, innovation and productivity in this time,” says director Mark Ritchie. Click here to register for this event and learn more.
- Treeti Business Consulting, a Northern Territory-based consultancy firm, is running a free virtual workshop aimed at entrepreneurs and business people. Part of their Get Connected series, this workshop, taking place on the 27th May, will look at navigating the various grants and support options for businesses. Click here to register for this event and learn more.
- The Business Centre is hosting the latest of its COVID-19 business disruptions webcasts, this one focusing on the effects of the various traumas Australia has suffered through this year, and how business owners can navigate their way through the bushfires, COVID-19 and more. 28th May. Click here to register for this event and learn more.
- The Alternative Board has launched a series of new virtual workshops, called RISE, designed to offer business owners actionable steps and learnings in reassessing, inspecting, strategising and executing on business relaunches in light of the challenging times. These are free. Click here to register for this event and learn more.
- The Van Diemen Project wants to teach you, for free, how to better manage the financial side of your business. On 1st June it is hosting a virtual ‘lunch and learn’ workshop. Click here to register for this event and learn more.
- Western Sydney Uni’s School of Business is hosting a free, live digital marketing webinar on 27th May. The event also coincides with the release of Camden Council’s Digital Adaptation and Innovation Grants of up to $15,000 for small business to adapt business models to digital or online delivery. Click here to register for this event and learn more.
- Y2 Education are running an online workshop this weekend aimed at providing crystal-clear, step by step instruction on how to manage and find career opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. This free interactive online conference will help direct your energy towards new employment opportunities. Click here for more information.
- Australia Malaysia Business Council is running a free Webinar dissecting COVID-19 Stimulus Packages. Run by Chartered accountant Will Merdy, this opportunity includes information on Government’s Stimulus Packages and aims to ameliorate confusion over the many initiatives. This seminar offers pertinent information for business owners and will be particularly useful to small business owners. Click here to register for this event and learn more.
- Workplace Wizards offer a free ‘how to guide’ for managing Restructures and Redundancies. In this guide, they deconstruct the different methods for navigating this extremely challenging prospect and walk you through how best to manage it. Get your guide here.
- EEK & SENSE (the Founders of GLWS) has updated and expanded on their four – part COVID-19 series. With their Part 3 section, they breakdown how to balance yourself and your emotions and create boundaries. In Part 4, the team focuses on providing tips and tricks for increasing your vitality and energy during this time. Use the links provided to know more: Part 3 & Part 4.
- Mumbrella is offering small businesses with under 50 employees the chance to win a $50,000 trade campaign across its platform. Entries close on April 17 at 5pm.
- sizle.io business presentation software is giving away lifetime Pro subscriptions for $0. Pro subscriptions are usually $10/mo or $84/year. Use the code EDUPRO100.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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