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SMEs developing more resilience as a result of the pandemic


A new study reveals that Australia’s SMEs have become more resilient as a direct result of the challenges they have faced from Covid-19. MYOB’s latest SME Success Report shows that 78 per

Red Sparrow Pizza expands into franchising with DC Strategy


Red Sparrow Pizza is the latest brand to launch into the crowded pizza franchise marketplace. The Melbourne-based business has announced plans to expand its fledgling vegan pizza chain further across

Government updates franchising key facts sheet


On 26 August the Government updated the franchising key facts sheet which franchisors must provide to franchise buyers. Franchisors must complete the key facts sheet and ensure prospective franchisees receive a

4-tier system revealed for mandatory vaccinations at work


The Fair Work Ombudsman has adopted a new four-tiered approach for mandatory vaccines in Australian workplaces, and moved away from its earlier advice that employers are “overwhelmingly” unable to introduce mandatory vaccinations

Government lockdown support packages welcomed but lack clarity


While official support of the lockdown financial initiatives floods in, some in the franchise sector have been shaking their heads at the lack of clarity provided. While Government support packages in

Lockdowns now a last resort, says Scott Morrison


The National Cabinet has agreed that, moving forward, lockdown measures will only be enacted as a “last resort”. The decision comes after industry leaders hit back at the inconsistent approach

Are you ready for 1 July Franchising Code revisions?


Revisions to the Franchising Code of Conduct include new rules enacted from 1 July. Are you ready? Franchisors are required to give their prospective franchisees the new key facts sheet and

NSW lockdown support package announced


NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet has announced a support package to help struggling small businesses remain afloat during the state’s lockdown. According to Perrottet, the state government will provide payments to

Retail hit as NSW lockdown extends beyond Sydney, for two weeks


Faced with a rapidly escalating spread of the new Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, the NSW State Government on Saturday ordered a two-week stay-at-home order from 6pm through to

SMEs expect revenue growth: latest report reveals post-Covid recovery progress


After more than a year of struggling through the challenges of the global pandemic, new research suggests that Australian SMEs are getting back on track towards recovery. According to the Banjo