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Covid-19 and rent: what you need to know about the Vic Govt rent relief extension


We are now over six months into the pandemic with restrictions eased in many states and parts of regional Victoria. However metropolitan Melbourne remains under stage 4 restrictions. The first

Doing it tough? Tax help is available for SMEs


Is your business struggling through the pandemic? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is reminding small businesses hit hard by Covid-19 there is help available, including claiming a deduction for losses.

Sneakerboy case: time is running out on rental regulations under Covid-19 Code


The Sneakerboy case reveals the impact of Covid-19, the regard a court will have to it and the National Code of Conduct Retail and Commercial Leases and any State or Territory

Why you need a business continuity plan right now


There has not been a single industry that has escaped the human and financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Australia, the swift government response to slow the spread of

5 tips to using PR to come out of Covid stronger than ever before


Although Covid-19 has tested our resilience, it has also forced us to innovate and adapt in ways we never thought possible. It has highlighted the importance of managing risk and communicating

ACCC calls out franchisor non-compliance in 3 cases


On the back of the franchise parliamentary report in 2019 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identified the franchising sector as one of its 2020 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities.  So

4 crucial compliance rules franchisors need to consider now


We’re still knee-deep in Covid-19 so what do franchisors need to consider for 2020 and beyond?  Check these legal pointers to ensure you are compliant with crucial regulations. 4 crucial

3 steps to successful remote working with your team


In a survey of 2,000 Australian office workers, 75 per cent of respondents agree that Covid-19 has changed the way they work for good. However, only a mere 20 per

4 tax boost opportunities for franchisors


There are new government schemes and initiatives that franchisors could benefit from this new financial year, writes Vaughan Fergusson, founder of Vend. The dawn of a new financial year provides an

5 steps to establishing international franchises


Luke Guanlao, Anytime Fitness multi-site owner, lawyer and all-round trailblazer, recently purchased multiple gyms across eight countries in collaboration with business partners and investors. Guanlao spoke to Inside Franchise Business