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Shannon Hawkes Artisan Florals

Shannon Hawkes Artisan Florals, like many other businesses, had to close for five weeks during COVID-19. However, owner Shannon Hawkes stayed positive and demonstrated that with careful study, resources and planning you can grow your business in these unprecedented times.

“It was really quite stressful – we had about six months of weddings postpone, and we were worried we would have no income for some time. We used resources from the Business Queensland website to apply for the payroll tax relief refund, the $500 electricity rebate, and attended financial resilience webinars to re-develop our business plan,” said Shannon.

By diversifying their offerings, streamlining and automating processes, boosting their social media advertising and supporting other small businesses in their region, their sales have actually increased. To reward her team’s hard work, as soon as they are all able to fit in a restaurant – they’re celebrating and going out for dinner!

There are a range of free online courses and webinars available for #QLDsmallbiz during COVID-19  #SupportSmall #BuyQueensland.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2020