Episode 8 - Published 7 August 2020

See Group Executive of Business Banking Mike Vacy-Lyle talk to RedBalloon Founder Naomi Simson and Master Chocolatier Arno Backes from Ganache Chocolate about the future of doing business, including: 

  • Lessons learned from lockdown (0:58 sec)
  • What happens when JobKeeper ends (2:43 sec)
  • Business transformation (4:55 sec)
  • The future for small business (7:43sec)

Learn more about RedBalloon founder Naomi Simson.


Episode 7: Opportunities for small businesses on the road to recovery with CEO, Matt Comyn, including:

  • Relief and assistance for small businesses (0:35sec)
  • Technology and the future of Australian business (1:50sec)
  • Small business and the road to recovery (3:13sec)
  • Final thoughts on small business outlook (5:06sec)

Published 2 July 2020

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Episode 6: How businesses are managing their supply chains with Sophie Gilder from X15 Ventures

  • Supply chain opportunities for small businesses (1:02sec)
  • Supply chain digital tools (2:42sec)
  • Cost vs. reliability in your supply chain (4:15sec)
  • Digitising makes a supply chain more reliable (6:25sec)
  • Innovations for small businesses post coronavirus (8:02sec)

Published 18 June 2020

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Episode 5: How businesses are approaching the easing of restrictions with Richard Spencer from Business Australia and Fanio Cuttonaro from Tins and Wood restaurant

  • Getting ready to reopen (00:45sec)
  • Managing staff into reopening (04:14sec)
  • Business changes to keep running with (07:42sec)

Published 4 June 2020 

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Episode 4: Taking a business online with Kate Morris from Adore Beauty and Melinda Petrunoff from Facebook 

  • Reaching customers online (1:22sec)
  • What type of businesses can operate online (4:23sec)
  • Will trend of businesses moving towards digitisation since coronavirus continue? (8:18sec)
  • Standing out online in a crowded market (5:19sec)

Published 14 May 2020

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Episode 3: Regional and agribusiness impacts with Grant Cairns and Tim Harvey

  • Challenges and opportunities for exports (3:52)
  • Adapting to the environment (5:19)
  • Demand for fresh produce (7:38)

Published 30 April 2020

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Episode 2: Adapting your business with Ross Cameron

  • Moving your business online (2:37)
  • Customer retention (6:14)
  • Keeping employees resilient (8:42)

Published 17 April 2020 

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Episode 1: Latest support with Peter Switzer

  • Freeing up cash flow (2:24)
  • Loan deferrals (6:28)
  • Government guarantee scheme (8:00)

Published 9 April 2020

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CommBank support podcast

Published 25 March 2020

Mike Vacy-Lyle, Group Executive of Business and Private Banking takes you through 5 key support measures to keep your business moving during the coronavirus.

This animated podcast covers:

  • Deferring business loans
  • Access to cash flow
  • Deferring home loans
  • Reduced rates and fees
  • Online banking

Published 25 March 2020

Coronavirus support

Coronavirus support page

For the latest coronavirus CommBank and government support, visit the dedicated coronavirus support hub.

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Benefits finder

Find benefits, rebates and concessions that could help your business.

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Small business hub

We have a range of resources to help at every stage of your business. 

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Business help and support

Latest information on our assistance programs; online banking and who to call for specific enquiries.

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About the series

Small Business Online Panel

Designed to provide help and guidance to the small business community impacted by the coronavirus, the Small Business Online Panel is an interview series hosted by Group Executive of Business and Private Banking Mike Vacy-Lyle. The panel features discussions with experts on a range of topics to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities of the current environment.

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Important information

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Credit provided by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. These products are only available to approved business customers and for business purposes only. Applications for finance are subject to the Bank’s eligibility and suitability criteria and normal credit approval processes. Any rates mentioned on this page and in these recordings are subject to change. Fees, charges and Terms & Conditions apply.

View our current Terms and Conditions for Business Finance and consider them before making any decision about these products. For current interest rates, visit the Business banking rates and fees page.

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