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It’s ok not to be ok: a conversation could change a life

September 14th, 2021

As a person in business, you are constantly planning…planning for your next order, the next sales cycle, the next phase of your business. However, business owners are finding it difficult to plan, particularly during this extended period of uncertainty as a result of the pandemic.

Last Thursday was RUOK Day, a call to action to check in with your family, friends and colleagues. You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener. Think about local businesses in your community and check in on them.

Beyond Blue are delivering a free and confidential mental health coaching program for small businesses, including sole traders, called NewAccess for Small Business. It’s delivered by coaches who have come from a small business background themselves and therefore understand the challenges of running a small business.

If someone you know in your network just doesn’t seem themselves, reach out to them and let them know you’re there for a chat, or let them know about this program.