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BK’s Gymnastics signs Queensland deal to fast-track expansion


BK’s Gymnastics signs Queensland deal that is set to fast-track growth across the sunshine state. A Toowoomba gymnastics club, Allstars, has signed up as BK’s joint venture partner. Allstars will now be 50

Melbourne franchising expo postponed, dates moved to November


The next Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo due to take place late August has been postponed in response to the ongoing Covid restrictions throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South

Dymocks Tutoring MD joins Dymocks Group board


Dymocks Tutoring managing director Mark Buckland has joined the Dymocks board as a director. Buckland has led the tutoring business since it launched in 2018, and has been general counsel and

FCA postpones NFC 2021 due to Covid restrictions disruption


The Franchise Council of Australia’s annual event, the National Franchise Convention, has been postponed from its late August scheduled date to October 2021. The call to move the date has

Sport Star Academy launches five new business segments


Sport Star Academy launches five new business segments, taking the kids’ sports franchise into brand new arenas. The new sectors are wellness, arts, gaming, education and STEM which provide alternative

Lollipop’s Playland: lockdown bites, franchisor keeps steady eye on growth strategy


An indoor play centre is one business that can’t pivot online, so lockdowns mean just that for Lollipop’s franchisees. Just five out of 25 Lollipop’s Playlands are open right now across

Lockdowns extended in Victoria, announced for South Australia


Three Australian states will be in lockdown from tonight as South Australia announces a snap shutdown and Victoria extends its existing restrictions. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the Victorian lockdown

Victoria’s lockdown to continue; NSW clamps down on retail, construction


Premier Daniel Andrews has said the Victorian lockdown will continue beyond tomorrow’s midnight deadline. Victoria has reported 13 new Covid cases overnight. The state went into a five-day snap lockdown

Government lockdown support packages welcomed but lack clarity


While official support of the lockdown financial initiatives floods in, some in the franchise sector have been shaking their heads at the lack of clarity provided. While Government support packages in

7-Eleven helps Salvos put a cup of coffee in the hands of those in need


7-Eleven is doing its bit to get a cup of coffee in the hands of people experiencing hardship. A coffee is the first step to starting a valuable conversation, says the Salvo’s