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Mitre 10 upsets Woolworths

08/02/2016

Woolworths has threatened Mitre 10 with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission after the home improvement retailer allegedly invited up to 20 of Home Timber & Hardware’s best performing franchisees to the Metcash-owned hardware business’ annual expo.

More gloom and doom for 7-Eleven amid claims worker beaten

08/02/2016

Exploited 7-Eleven workers are allegedly still being forced to give pay back to their bosses and at least one is said to have been beaten for speaking out.

Future proofing a business

03/02/2016

As the saying goes, you don’t know what you don’t know. But in business, not knowing can cost you dearly. James Henderson, from accounting firm HLB Mann Judd, looks at the best ways to protect your business.

Fastway Couriers acquired by Aramex

02/02/2016

Fastway Couriers has been acquired by a global transport and logistics business, Aramex.

How to cut back your business spending

02/02/2016

Let’s talk about tax and spending. Are we being premature? Have you checked your calendar? June 30 isn’t that far away. Clive Barrett First Class Accounts Bookkeeping executive chairman says the traditionally quieter start of the calendar year is the perfect time to begin preparing for tax time and take a hard look at expenses and devise methods to reign in over-spending.

Business lobbyist becomes first small business ombudsman

01/02/2016

The minister for small business, Kelly O’Dywer, has appointed Kate Carnell, a business lobbyist, to the newly created role of small business ombudsman for a five year period. Carnell is known for being an advocate for cutting penalty rates.

30 seconds with Jamaica Blue’s executive chef

28/01/2016

Danika Heslop is executive chef at Jamaica Blue. Before heading up the food development for the café franchise she worked at the Michelin starred Norwegian restaurant Bagatelle and top Sydney restaurant, Quay.

Lovisa rings in profit growth

28/01/2016

Women’s jewellery retailer Lovisa has confirmed that increasing sales have counterbalanced the falling Australian dollar and raised profit.

Domino’s French acquisition official

27/01/2016

Domino’s Pizza has acquired the French chain Pizza Sprint, worth $54.15 m. The decision was finalised last night.

7 ways to help your franchisee navigate their way out of Struggle Street

27/01/2016

Encouraging franchisees out of a slump is in everyone’s best interest. Here are some proven ways you can help them ditch the funk and get motivated again.