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SME Revenues Looking Stronger

Updates to this research will be published fortnightly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. View Previous Wave.

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47% of SMEs expect salary increases to be frozen for at least 12 months

Updates to this research will be published fortnightly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. View Previous Wave.

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42% of SMEs in Victoria anticipate declining revenue over the next 4 weeks

Updates to this research will be published fortnightly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. View Previous Wave.

Topics: Market Research Healthcare Research Thought Leadership Research COVID-19 SME Tracker

Retail Sales the Bright Light as Business and Consumer Confidence Fall

The latest updates to our Recovery Playbook are in line with the worsening results we see in our COVID-19 SME Sentiment Tracker, clearly demonstrating the impact the second wave of outbreaks is having on consumer and business confidence. 

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SME confidence devastated by  second wave

Updates to this research will be published fortnightly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. Week 14 results are now available.

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Planning For Recovery - The COVID-19 Recovery Playbook

The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the Australian economy is clearly evident (as called out in our COVID-19 SME Sentiment Tracker), particularly as a resurgence of the virus in Victoria sees the state reinstating strict lockdown measures. Looking to the future though, we are hopeful the latest outbreak will be controlled, allowing Australian businesses to shift their focus away from survival, and towards recovery.

Given the unprecedented nature of this pandemic, it is hard to fathom the current state of the economy. We have therefore compiled a list of metrics that can be used to evaluate and monitor the health of the economy. We are making this recovery playbook available as a public resource, and will be updating it on a regular basis (as new data becomes available). 

At a high level, some of the early signs of recovery we saw have now retreated, with consumer and business confidence heading back down. Some specific themes are explored below. 

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48% of SMEs likely to reduce employee numbers if JobKeeper payments are not extended

Updates to this research will be published fortnightly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. Week 14 results are now available.

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75% of SMEs want current stimulus measures extended until 2021

Updates to this research will be published fortnightly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. Week 14 results are now available.

Topics: Market Research Healthcare Research Thought Leadership Research COVID-19 SME Tracker

SME confidence rising despite concerns about closed borders

Updates to this research will be published weekly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. Week 14 results are now available.

Topics: Market Research Healthcare Research Thought Leadership Research COVID-19 SME Tracker

Declining SME confidence as Government mudslinging creates uncertainty

Updates to this research will be published weekly to track the impact and response to COVID-19. Week 14 results are now available.

Topics: Market Research Healthcare Research Thought Leadership Research COVID-19 SME Tracker