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Hub Australia

23rd March 2020

Hub Australia has a community of Australia’s best businesses and teams, and in the current situation of COVID-19, many are banding together to offer tools, advice, and resources to our broader business communities around Australia.

Bookmark this page – we’ll be updating it regularly with quality content from our amazing member and alum community!

In times like this, it’s more important than ever to band together and look locally to the great experts, suppliers, and talent that are around us.

Blog Posts

CSG Talent | How To Stay Productive When Working From Home

“The prospect of working from home can be unsettling for some, particularly if it lies outside of their normal routine. As it has been suggested that social distancing could limit the spread of the virus, it’s important to know how to get the most out of working from home to ensure the focus remains on productivity.”

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NPS MedicineWise | Using your regular medicines in the times of COVID-19

In a medical-based event such as this, it’s hard to find accurate information from experts. NPS MedicineWise has built a resource for considerations for those who regularly take medicine.

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Vision Critical | What Businesses Should be Doing Right Now

Vision Critical’s CEO Ross Wainwright writes for techcouver.com on the essential actions and priorities for businesses as the extent of COVID-19 develops.

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Standard Ledger | Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support and assistance tips in Australia

This coronavirus business support resource provides an up-to-date view on the financial support available during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are also tips and tools to help you navigate through this crisis, including a free PAYG Stimulus Calculator.

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Fox & Hare | What investors should do in a volatile market

“A lot of people are quite scared by market volatility, but if you’ve got a really long time horizon … volatility or downturns can present great opportunities for investors,” Fox & Hare financial adviser Jessica Brady told Yahoo Finance.

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Murmur | Having Events Cancelled For Your Brand? Do These 3 Things…

The founder of Murmur, Dave Levett, shares his top tips for those suffering from event cancellations. If you’re looking for ways to productively pivot, read this blog.

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Verve PR | The Wallet

The Wallet is a regular blog exploring the economic, political and social influences on consumer confidence in Australia. Are we spending or saving, and why? And what does this mean for businesses relying on Australians splashing the cash, and governments looking for businesses to have confidence to invest?

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Honeybook | Coronavirus small business guide

Honeybook have created this real-time resource library that will help you manage your business as impacts of the coronavirus continue.

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Stephen Scott Johnson | How to lead with love in chaos

“The real battle is with uncertainty – a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ situation where attempts to stay calm and not overreact are undermined by a self-doubting voice in our heads that criticizes us for underreacting.”

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Principle Co | Communicating Corona / COVID-19: 8 tips for Australian Leaders

“A piece of new qualitative research by Principle found that concern is largely broken into two thematic categories. Firstly, are people concerned about the immediate health risks to themselves and people they love (38%), but secondly, a larger slice was much more concerned about the longer term system impact (62%).”

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Meld Studios | Creating Togetherness While Working Remotely

The team at Meld Studios have collated a document full of tips and resources on helping teams of all size stay connected and motivated while working away from their office.

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Honan | Tips for Remote Working Cyber Security and Avoiding Email Scams

“A growing number of employers are implementing social distancing and/or remote working policies. Moving at short notice from a trusted office environment to working remotely can create security risks.”

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Ooze Studios | Remote Working Should Be Accelerating Your Growth, Not Hindering It

“Remote working is not a new concept but it’s now being implemented at a greater rate than ever before in history. You’ll experience new confrontations that you wouldn’t expect, but everything is manageable”

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Bourne Digital | Remote Design Thinking workshops…yes you can!

“You’re working from home, but still want to ensure you’re following best practices and apply a human centred design methodology to your process. How can you best utilise online tools and software to get a great outcome?”

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Meld Studios | Six principles for working together when we’re not physically together

“We need to think about ways of leveraging what we’ve learned from this past decade to help people new to remote work quickly become productive. Using what you already have, start to demonstrate to others how you might take the activities you do in person and replicate the most critical aspects of that using the tools you have.”  

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Videos, Podcasts, and Webinars

Principle Co | Australia at Home

Principle Co has created this program for daily lunchtime briefings, spending an hour each day in an interactive conversation with a leader of civil society.

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OneTrust | Oktane20

OneTrust is supporting Oktane20, with the popular conference adapted to an accessible virtual format to help minimise risk. With amazing speakers such as Amy Poehler and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, there’s sure to be takeaways for every business.

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HerWit | Top 3 Tips Small Businesses Need to Focus on to Weather the Covid-19 Storm

HerWit specialise in helping female-owned small businesses and women entrepreneurs thrive and grow. In this video, founder Shamila Gopalan shares some of her top tips for small businesses to focus their energy on at this time.

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The Customer Agency

Sarah from The Customer Agency has shared a video discussing the connection of teams and customers as many adjust to working remotely, with some great tips for helping your team stay motivated and focussed.

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Ruby Assembly

Founder Iolanthe Gabriel has shared some insights into actions businesses can take to stay relevant and connected to their customers at this time.

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The Squiz

The Squiz provides daily news updates and snippets in written and podcast form, helping you figure out what you need to know in the world today – it’s a great way to limit your news intake if you’re trying to avoid being overwhelmed by the 24-hour news cycle.

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The Richards Report with Ellen Jackson

Ted Richards’ popular podcast has adapted to the current climate, speaking with Ellen Jackson, from Potential Psychology about how our lives are being impacted and some tips and advice we can implement to mitigate stress.

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Downloadable Tools

Tank | Difficult Conversations for mindful, creative, entrepreneurial leaders.

This is a companion download to the Difficult Conversations podcast as part of the Fearless Conversations podcast series, hosted by Jim Antonopolous, founder of Tank, and MentorHub founder Damian Karula.

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RedSeed | Managing Stress & Anxiety in Times of Crisis

“We’re all currently living through a time of unprecedented uncertainty, and we want to do our part to ensure that everyone is taking all practicable steps to protect their physical and mental health.
This free course has been designed to give you the tools and resources to help manage your mental wellbeing.”

Sign up to online course

Other Resources


Vollie is reaching out to community members who may have spare time and skills to offer the wider community at this time, especially if they are able to contribute digitally. Contact them today to find out more about how you can contribute.

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Anika Legal

Anika Legal has collated some suggestions for renters who may be affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, including international students and those awaiting VCAT hearings. You can view it in their Instagram highlights.

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Be Connected Network

The Good Things Foundation has coordinated the Be Connected Network to help educate and connect Australians of all walks of life through accurate information and resources.

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HealthMatch have launched a COVID-19 Clinical Trial Tracker, and are providing their recruitment services free of charge to all organisations working in COVID-19 research.

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Clearpoint Legal

To help keep Australian businesses going through this Covid-19 crisis, mode.law will be FREE until 30 September. Clearpoint Legal are providing legal guidance to subscribers on the mode.law chat service free of charge.

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Meld Studios

Meld Studios have collated the Three Horizons of Change Playbook, an exploration of how an organisation can work together to find a meaningful way forward. It’s an interactive document, so make sure to add your own suggestions too!

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