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Airwallex co-founder Lucy Liu explains how the fintech dealt with COVID-19 in China

- March 27, 2020 4 MIN READ

These are strange times we live in. The global COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a new reality for all of us, with businesses reeling most from the impact and introducing significant changes. Many workforces across the world have turned to remote working, as travel restrictions and work-from-home directives are now widespread and mandated. Airwallex’s China office… Read more »

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The 3 golden rules of remote working

- March 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

For those lucky enough or able to, many Australians are now working remotely to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For some, this involves a shift in the way we work. Slack itself is functioning as a temporary all-remote company, with more than 2,000 people from 18 offices across 10 countries working from home due… Read more »

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Hivery raised $8m in Series A: Here are 19 things the founders learnt from the process

- March 24, 2020 5 MIN READ

I recently supported Hivery in raising A$8mm Series A capital from Blackbird and AS1 Growth Partners Hivery’s suite of products aim to maximise return on retail space (RoRS) using AI and machine learning Below I have summarised our journey from a high level, with lessons from the Hivery Founders (Jason, Franki, Matt, Menkes) included where chronologically relevant.… Read more »

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Coronavirus shutdowns: what are your employer obligations?

- March 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

The shutdowns of non-essential services across parts of Australia may trigger conditions in the Fair Work Act that will allow employers to stand staff down without pay, according to Employsure, Australia’s leading workplace relations company. According to Ed Mallett, managing director of leading employer advice service Employsure, in a Government imposed closure of a workplace,… Read more »

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How to deal with coronavirus and your team if it hits your workplace

- March 12, 2020 4 MIN READ

Covid-19 is here, and it’s affecting our communities in different ways. Businesses throughout Asia have been experiencing significant challenges that are only now appearing in Australia, Europe and America. With events being canceled, staff shifting suddenly to remote work and normal operating procedures being disrupted, there are new challenges for companies to face. While the… Read more »

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Here’s what to do if your business has been hit by the bushfires

- January 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

Chartered Accountants ANZ (CA ANZ) has released a checklist to help small business facing financial difficulties in the wake of the devastating fires raging across Australia. “However other potential losses, like financial losses, can be managed and potentially prevented during bushfire season by remembering a few key steps. “Chartered Accountants are well placed to help… Read more »

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Dr Jordan Nguyen, who helps people drive cars with their eyes, is talking 'epic tech' at Reimagination

- November 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen is one of Australia’s most innovative entrepreneurs, and presenter of the ABC Science documentary Becoming Superhuman. Dr Nguyen (pictured) is a Top 100 Global Influencer on virtual reality and founded the social good startup Psykinetic, to create technologies to improve independence and quality of life for people in aged care… Read more »