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Feeling overwhelmed?

This is a very tough time and it’s understandable if you are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and the impact it has had on your business.

It’s really important to look after yourself right now. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and getting enough sleep is a good start, but sometimes you need more support.

The good news is there is help available if you need it.

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It’s OK to not be OK

We know that small businesses are under enormous pressure in this rapidly changing environment.

If you aren’t sleeping, struggling to concentrate or are seeing other signs of anxiety or depression, Beyond Blue has a dedicated COVID-19 Mental Health Support Service including online resources.

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Struggling to cope?

Feelings of anxiety are a natural response to a period of uncertainty, like what we are experiencing now in this global pandemic.

It’s really important to be conscious of how you are feeling and to take care of yourself because your business depends on it.

This can be as simple as soaking up some sunshine in your backyard. Beyond Blue has developed good advice for coping amid COVID-19 with a dedicated Mental Health Support Service including online resources.

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Take this 5-min check-up

If you feel like you’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders, this 5 minute check-up developed by Ahead for Business can give you the tools you need to manage your stress levels.

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This is really tough, right?

At times, you may need help from professionals to work through concerns you have, whether they relate to anxiety you may be experiencing due to COVID-19 or the impact this health crisis is having on your business.

Beyond Blue has a dedicated COVID-19 Mental Health Support Service including online resources.

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Trouble sleeping?

We are living through extraordinary times and sole traders are facing huge challenges.

If you’re struggling to sleep, that can be an indicator that some of the worries you have are getting on top of you. Your business needs you, so seek some help if you need it.

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Hiring a new employee

If your business is growing, you may need to hire more staff.

Tips on how to navigate the recruitment process

Hiring your first employee is a huge step for any business owner, and can be a confusing process. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides resources and support for dealing with the employment process at all stages.

How the Fair Work Ombudsman can help 

Ensuring that you understand the legal requirements as an employer before hiring a new employee is key to a successful working relationship.

Understanding your obligations as an employer

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Managing and developing staff

Good managers get the best out of their employees. This can be through providing them with a safe working environment, ensuring they are properly trained and allowing for a healthy work-life balance.

Tips for managing and developing staff

As a small business owner, you may have close relationships with your staff. This can help to recognise when a staff member is not themselves. 

How you can support staff if something is wrong

Get tips on building a mentally healthy workplace from small business owner Beau Murray and workplace psychologist David Burroughs. 

Listen to Beau and David here

Brought to you by Everymind and available on Soundcloud.

Meeting your superannuation obligations

Superannuation can be a confusing topic for even the most financially literate. If your business employs people, learn about your superannuation obligations and get tips on how to pay super to yourself.

What you need to do when it comes to superannuation

The ATO also provides information about your superannuation obligations, including a video to help you check you are paying for the right people.

Understanding your superannuation obligations

Managing the exit process

Employees moving on, whether through resignation, dismissal or redundancy, is a natural part of business. Your employer obligations will depend on how your employee leaves and the industry you are in. 

Navigating the exit process

Avoiding unfair dismissal

Free training available now

These free training courses will help you maintain positive relationships with your employees.

Find online training with the Fair Work Ombudsman