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NSW acts to protect retail tenants


New South Wales has moved to allow additional protections to retail and commercial tenants suffering rent distress in response to the mass closure of retail sites across Australia. Part 11

Banks offer lifeline to Aussie small business


Australia’s banks are extending a lifeline to Aussie small business. Anna Bligh, Australian Banking Association CEO, on Friday 20 March announced a small business relief package. “This Assistance Package will

5 crucial steps to protect your franchise


You need to protect your franchise. As economic conditions deteriorate and the culture of fear from COVID-19 spikes, Australian franchisors have been sharpening their focus on what they can do to

How retailers can avoid insolvency


Australian retailers need to evolve their business models – otherwise we’ll continue to see more retail insolvencies in 2020. That’s the message from Andrew Spring, a retail insolvency specialist. “Retail

10 resolutions for a profitable 2020


Are you ready to set-up 2020 for bigger profits, greater efficiencies and better performance? Then you’re in the right place. From simple tips for financial management to firing bad customers, from

Deregulation agenda to cut small business obstacles


A renewed government focus on small business growth is set to see more Australians employed and more businesses expand. New measures outlined in the recently announced deregulation agenda put small

Are you getting good brand value?


So what exactly is in a brand? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet… or would it? The immortal words of Shakespeare resonate even today in

Small business warned as retail spending falls


Australian small business may be in for another lean month, quashing a brief spark in retail spending that had operators optimistic for the pre-Christmas trade period. According to the Commonwealth Bank’s

Deregulation taskforce a ‘game-changer’ for small business


Prospective small business owners may be in for significant boost, after the Federal Government launched a new deregulation taskforce. Announced on Thursday, the taskforce will work alongside state and territory

Free small business mental health guide


Franchisors and franchisees can support mental health and wellbeing in their small business owners with a new free online guide. The Beyond Blue guide, Supporting small business owners to improve their mental health and