I am a small business owner of a Rural family venue, myself my mother and sister don’t take a wage, we put it all back into our business and staff.
We had been heavily effected by the recent fires and floods which impacted our business for 3.5 months and things have just started to boom again. as I’m due to have a baby any day my husband two weeks ago resigned from his full time position to come and work in our business as a full time employee taking a wage which would cover my little family.
Since the corona virus has hit we have lost all our reservations and hotel bookings in the next two months and I have had to cut back all my casual staff which is 7 people all of them having at least two 6-7hr shifts a week. Which leaves me at 38 weeks pregnant trying to run a cafe and restaurant, with my mum. My sister has been sick.
We are in able to receive meat orders, so trying to come up with other ideas.
We have not enough money to pay wages from last week, not enough to pay suppliers bills next week and have to come up with a way to pay our full time chef and my husband moving forward and how we are going operate without money to pay for stock.
And throw in not being able to pay for staff to come in and work for us when I go into labour.
It wouldn’t let me put in what we have lost this week but it’s about $8000