Ken Burgin

Month: January 2020

What’s your Business Plan B for when the Caronavirus hits Australia?

I’m still trying to process and understand the implications for restaurants, cafes and foodservice – the news keep unfolding every day. I’ll keep updating this over time – so much to consider… Last year we had more than 1.4 million tourists from Chinese, many of them travelling in groups – new bookings have now been …

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Restaurant Roster System

How to Choose a Restaurant Roster & Staff Scheduling Systems

These systems have become indispensable if you want to control wage costs and manage labour allocation. Rostering is one part of their function, and they should also allow interpretation of Awards and pay conditions, integration with payroll systems, and collection of employee data. Plus easy connection with a bookkeeping system like MYOB or Xero, and …

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Event Booking & Management Systems for Restaurant and Function Venues…

The value of these systems has always been there, but they used to be very expensive, and would often need equipment upgrades to allow them to work across a network. Now that they’re cloud-based, everything has changed, although some still need a per-seat license. Systems I have seen (and this list is developing): Priava – …

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How to ask your Member of Parliament for financial help or to change a policy…

Tourism and hospitality are reeling from fires, drought and the COVID-19 crisis – the effects on small business are catastrophic. That means a lot less employment, no-one investing in new equipment, and a lot less money in the economy. A recession is already here. It’s time for much more government financial support for small business …

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Be careful with fundraising – protect your reputation…

The bushfire catastrophe in Australia has gripped the nation, and the world! It’s truly horrifying with the loss of life, buildings, businesses, forests and native animals. It’s natural that there’s an outpouring of generosity and fundraising – many cafes are raising money by collecting tips, donating money from every drink sold or even a day …

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Financial Assistance for people affected by the Bushfires in Australia

Know someone who’s lost their home, their job or their business because of the fires? There is a range of financial assistance services available, including… Financial Aid: check for Australian Government Financial Assistance. Disaster Recovery Payments for people affected by bushfires in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia Red Cross and Saint Vincent de Paul …

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