Infuse Issue 11 May 2020 | Page 14
"How can you make the most
of your time working from
home, or off? "
go or put them on leave without pay until
your work picks up again. At the moment,
Government incentives may help cushion
this blow for many people.
Work when you can.
When it comes to business strategy, I admit
to being a bit of a nerd, and have spent
the last week devouring business journals,
trade magazines, books and audiobooks
that describe great organisations and
businesses that are born or thrive through
a crisis (for my work with DAA). Besides the
obvious winners who directly solve new
problems created by the crisis, the one
common thread with successful companies
is that they work when everyone else isn’t.
What do they do? That seems to vary and
can include product development, pivoting
business models, exploring new markets or
perfecting their offerings. When I was out
with swine flu after bringing it home from
FNCE 2009, I wrote my communication
for change book series. When I was stuck
in Dover waiting for the weather to clear
for my English Channel swim, I wrote my
psychology thesis. When I had my knee and
ankle surgeries, I developed content for
Sophus Nutrition. For all of these projects,
I was able to rest when I needed, and
work when I could, without any pressure…
Getting the projects done were a bonus but
not essential. How can you make the most
of your time working from home, or off?
Understand what Government
incentives you are eligible
for by taking a good look at your business
numbers, and speaking to your accountant
or business advisor. australia.gov.au details
all of the Australian and State Government
incentives. Speaking to your local
Entrepreneurship Facilitator can also help
ensure you're not missing out on something.
You may need to redo your financial
forecasts based on these incentives and
downturn in revenue.
Maximise available income.
Take a step back to see what income is
available to you at the moment - this may
be looking for those clients who you can do
work for from home, or if you are in private
practice that are willing to pay for telehealth.
If you have veterans who need to be seen,
apply for prior approval for telehealth
consultations. At the time of writing there
was word that telehealth for Medicare
rebates will be approved. Some private
health insurers also cover tele-dietetics and
information can be found on this google
sheet. If you are going to do telehealth in the
long-term, please look into some.
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Infuse | May 2020