On January 7 this year, I opened by diary for the first time in 2020. It was a remarkable moment, one that was so full of promise. Like any entrepreneur on the rise (or at least I thought that was to be the case), I had written down the goals I had set out for the year ahead in my diary in December.
With threats (and I mean threats) of more to come, small businesses throughout Melbourne and the rest of Victoria have been forced to close for a minimum of 6 weeks. That means no work, no clients, no ability to pay the bills and rent.
The World Incubator is a not-for-profit business incubator based in Wherry House, Charters Towers. Modelled on incubators in the USA, the philosophy of The World Incubator is to develop business ideas and take them to the world, employing local people. The World Incubator aims to help local communities in the Charters Towers region grow their and start-up businesses from the idea stage to commercialisation. Each incubator participant has access to mentoring, education, training, development and marketing to help them develop their business ideas and take them to ‘The World’ stage.
Marketing Eye worked with The World Incubator to create a marketing strategy that focuses on a clean look and feel that directly reflects what their brand stands for. Outsourced marketing through Marketing Eye also allowed the not-for-profit to create a modern and easy-to-navigate website that provides an optimal user experience for potential users making it that much easier to contribute to the cause.
So, when COVID hit, I thought it would pass. A few weeks of hysteria and then we would be back to normal. A small bump in the road.
Nudge Accounting provides offers online accounting packages as an affordable end-to-end solution for small businesses and start-ups. Based in Pyrmont NSW, Nudge Accounting’s team of Chartered Accountants ensure your finances are managed efficiently with efficient online systems, cloud storage and a dedicated client success manager. Nudge also offers business improvement process reviews, taxation services and KPI management to make sure that their clients’ businesses stay on track.
Marketing Eye has been working as an outsourced marketing agency for Nudge Accounting. Marketing Eye helped to develop a marketing strategy for the potential small business and the start-up market that Nudge Accounting could be exposed to, whilst also improving their website and generating more attention towards their social media channels.