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Government stimulus vital in keeping SMEs afloat: new research


New research has revealed that 72 per cent of business owners admit that Government stimulus measures have been essential in their enterprises’ survival in the face of the economic difficulties

Harvey Norman profits rocket 160% to $341m


Harvey Norman has seen its unaudited profit explode 160 per cent between July and October to $341.11 million, compared to $131.17 million for the same period of last year. Additionally,

Silk Laser Clinics releases ASX plans


Silk Laser Clinics plans to go public and is looking to raise about $83.5m in an initial public offering (IPO). Now backed by private equity firm Advent Partners, Silk Laser Australia has

Snap Fitness fundraises $66,000 for mental health charity


Snap Fitness Australia has raised $66,708 for mental health charity LIVIN through its Mental Health Month initiatives in October and November. The amount raised exceeded the franchise chain’s target $50,000. In

Mövenpick Hotel announced for Australia


Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, is opening its first hotel in Australia. The franchised chain has signed a hotel management agreement with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels.

New research predicts insolvency looming for many businesses


New research suggests that many businesses and individuals are at serious risk of bankruptcy, with 2021 looking particularly precarious when government COVID-related stimulus measures are set to end. The study

Banjo’s Bakery unveils first bakery order and pay app


Banjo’s Bakery Café has unveiled the first Australian bakery order and pay app, allowing customers to beat the bread queue at its 44 franchise stores across Tasmania. The chain’s CEO and MD, Jessica

Body Fit Training expands, opens 50 studios by March 2021


Body Fit Training will open 50 studios before March 2021, and has ambitious plans to launch 100 new studios in the next year. Most of the new openings over summer will

JAX Tyres & Auto boosts sales 22 per cent with award-winning CX transformation


JAX Tyres & Auto customer experience transformation has significantly boosted business. As a result of new measures, the previous best sales performance was surpassed by a massive 22 per cent. Repeat

CouriersPlease deliveries spike 80 per cent, new franchisees up by 40 per cent


CouriersPlease deliveries spiked across the network by 80 per cent, between March and October, compared with the same period last year. Unsurprisingly given the double-lockdown Victoria was the stand-out state,