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Coronavirus crisis: what franchisors are doing


What franchisor actions are helping to fight impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The coronavirus crisis has hit every sector of the franchising community. Never has it been more important to focus

Sport Star Academy: “It is up to us to make stuff happen”


Sport Star Academy delivers sports lessons to youngsters, from pre-school age up. When the coronavirus crisis hit, franchisors Peter and Kelly Nikolapoulos were swift to take action. Marketing director Kelly

Domino’s Don Meij sets out “do good rather than do well” strategy


While customer demand has remained constant for Domino’s through COVID-19, the business today admitted the challenge it faces in how to supply that demand in the current environment. Due to

Gyms safe to reopen when allowed says Fitness Australia


The fitness industry is all set to reopen with improved health measures when the government gives the go-ahead, thanks to a robust re-opening framework to ensure the health and safety of

Quest unveils discount deals for frontline healthcare workers


Quest Apartment Hotels has launched a purpose-built online booking service for Australia’s health care workers during the coronavirus crisis.  The Quest Healthcare Assist will offer healthcare companies and workers heavily discounted

What you need to know: COVID-19 stimulus packages


With many franchised businesses hard hit by the coronavirus, the various government stimulus packages could make the difference between survival and collapse for both the businesses themselves and their employees. 

Coronavirus shutdowns: what makes hairdressing ‘essential’? Even the hairdressers want to close


As part of sweeping social-distancing measures, on March 24 Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced nail salons, tanning, waxing and most other beauty services would be closed – but hair salons

Motto Motto creates ready-meal brand to boost revenue


Just late last year Motto Motto announced plans to franchise the brand with an ambitious national growth strategy. Now the restaurant has pivoted to introduce Australia’s first Japanese meal kit

5 steps to business survival in the coronavirus crisis


As CEOs and executives struggle to deal with the fallout from Covid-19, companies should step back and carefully assess their business before making any radical decisions about their future. Whether

COVID-19: Accor shelters vulnerable workers and families


Accor shelters vulnerable workers and families in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand is making its accommodation and services available to those