This article first featured in: Rebuilding Australia: the role of small business. This report uncovers the impact of COVID-19 on different industries across the country. For more insights and help for small businesses, check out our Behind Small Business page.

With lockdowns threatening the viability of Game Enough’s shop and catering arm, the Indigenous Australian business responded quickly. They built an online store and developed new product lines to suit the evolving conditions. 

Bush to bowl

COVID-19 delivered a crushing blow to the hospitality sector, with restaurants closed and events cancelled. Brisbane-based native food supplier, Game Enough, was gearing up for a busy event season when the pandemic struck. 

“From March to July, there’s Harmony Day, Reconciliation Week, Queensland Small Business Month and NAIDOC Week. This year, we had nothing to cater for. The catering sector stopped overnight,” explains Carol Vale, co-owner of Game Enough.

Growing up on

We’re now halfway through the Xero On Air schedule, but don’t worry, we still have plenty of great episodes to come. Day Two was big on product announcements and enhancements. Anna Curzon, Chief Product Officer, and several of her team shared all the news and updates. You can check out the highlights below for Tuesday 15 September, then register or log in here to catch the episodes in full.

Next gen practice (part one): Your future experience

Day two started with Xero’s long-term vision for our practice tools. Anna Curzon and Executive General Manager of Practice, Gareth Cronin, outlined the latest product innovations for your accounting or bookkeeping practice.

Next gen practice (part two): Your workflow enhancements

In part two, Anna and Gareth demonstrated Xero’s latest practice tools in action. These enhancements make for seamless workflows for your billable work and new client engagement. 

Cash flow Part One: Get paid