5. Small Business Relief Initiative
Intuit QuickBooks has teamed up with GoFundMe to support small businesses via the Small Business Relief Initiative – promising to donate up to $1 million through a fund and employee-directed contributions. You can organise your own GoFundMe to keep your business afloat or support an existing fundraiser.
6. Open For Business
This COVID-19-era business directory was started to help ‘give a voice’ to Aussie businesses that are still operating or have adapted their offering to suit current conditions. It’s free to list your business, easy to browse by suburb or product, and heavily reliant on word of mouth, so spread the word.
7. Love Your Bookshop
Booksellers should also list their store on Love Your Bookshop, an online initiative launched by the Australian Booksellers Association to champion booksellers across the country. Sellers can add their store to the listings and customers can search for their local bookshop to check whether they’re offering online deliveries, book drops and drive-through pickups. Use the service, and the hashtag #loveyourbookshop, to spread the word even further.
8. Buy Aussie Now
Australian brands are given a leg up on Buy Aussie Now, an Instagram account made purely to promote the best Aussie brands and Aussie-made products. Business owners need to fill out a quick Survey Monkey form to list their business, but the promotion is free.
HungryHungry are here to help! The team behind OrderMate launched HungryHungry for hospitality businesses still interested in offering pick-up, drive-up and contactless delivery services for hungry customers. For a small fee, you can feature your business and advertise your current delivery status, e.g. delivery, drive-up or pick-up.
10. Buy From The Bush
Buy From The Bush first launched in October 2019 to connect regional businesses with city customers and support drought-affected communities, and quickly amassed nearly 230,000 followers. The goal hasn’t changed during COVID-19 – rural businesses still capable of trading are invited to join the platform and continue using the hashtag #buyfromthebush.