Fiona Hamann is Founder and Principal of Hamann Communication – a full service PR and communications agency. She works with businesses of all sizes and across the globe, specialising in start-ups, Fintech, Construction and Real Estate including investor relations, IPOs, ASX listing and ICOs. She teaches PR at a Sydney college one day per week, and is passionate in sharing her knowledge with other small businesses and sole traders so they can avoid the pitfalls and mistakes she has already made.
“Storms make oaks take deeper root.” George Herbert
There's no way to sugarcoat the global pandemic of COVID 19 which, at the time of writing has killed 10,033 people and infected 244,950 people across 179 countries and territories, and numbers continue to rise. It has decimated numerous industry sectors, wreaked havoc on global markets and the UN Trade and Development Agency (UNCTAD) estimated on 9 March it will cost the global economy up to $2 trillion in 2020.
Increasingly, in this online, remote professional world, a worrying trend in business etiquette gaining traction. 'Ghosting' suppliers or prospective suppliers seems to be on the increase.
When it comes to managing income as a freelancer, it can be a roller coaster. One month is champagne and caviar, and the next is 30 inventive mince recipes while maxing out the credit card, writes Fiona Hamann.