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Help for struggling SMES: Financial Assistance Hub unveiled


The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has unveiled the new Financial Assistance Hub which will provide financial assistance to small businesses that are still struggling in the midst of the Covid-19

Franchising still an ACCC priority in 2021


Franchising may not be the top priority for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this year but it’s still on the list of concerns. In his annual address to Committee

Cyber incidents strike two out of five SMEs


Ahead of today’s Safer Internet Day, cyber security firm Cynch Security has released their Big cyber security questions for small businesses white paper that highlights the security challenges that Australian small-business owners

Jobs growth for SMEs a positive sign but the road ahead is a rocky one


New data shows that small-business jobs continue to grow above pre-crisis levels despite revenue declining amid a more subdued Christmas period. According to the Xero Small Business Insights (XSBI), compiled

Restaurant owners upbeat about business prospects


Despite ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, the restaurant sector feels more confident going into the new year with a new study revealing that confidence level in the sector has jumped

JobKeeper rules are a staffing nightmare for small business


The present JobKeeper rules are causing causing staffing issues for small businesses, according to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell. The reduction of the JobKeeper

Melbourne re-opens as first set of lockdown restrictions eased


Melbourne re-opens, a little at least, as Premier Daniel Andrews announced the easing of some restrictions. From midnight last night hairdressers were able to open their doors, and outdoor home

Burger Urge appoints new CEO to realise $100m international business goal


Burger Urge appoints Shawn Kerr as new CEO and co-founder Sean Carthew steps back from day-to-day management to focus on strategic growth and a mega $100m target. Burger Urge was

Mobile franchisees and Covid-19 restrictions: debate continues to rage


Calls for the Victorian Government to review its industry-based Covid restrictions continue to come from the franchise sector. There was initial confusion about who could and could not operate under

Victorian Commercial Leasing Code extended till end of 2020


The Victorian Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct will be extended beyond its September expiry date until 31 December 2020. This state-based legislation had been aligned with the National Commercial Leasing