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Is your business heading for hibernation? What you need to do now

02/04/2020

How The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on 11 March and as a country we are, according to Prime Minister Morrison, battling two enemies. Morrison warns

What you need to know now: legal tips

25/03/2020

How do the recent changes to trading affect you? On 24 March 2020 a range of businesses were added to those already ordered by the Federal government to close in

Good corporate governance and how to achieve it

14/02/2020

Good corporate governance – what does it mean in practice? And how can franchisors get it right? Good corporate governance is something that is often spoken about – following the

7 crucial questions on privacy rules

03/02/2020

The sale and purchase of a small business or franchise often includes the vendor’s client list and client personal information acquired over many years and forms part of its confidential

5 lessons in assessing a franchise from the ACCC

13/01/2020

Think you’ve found the perfect business opportunity? Before you sign anything, you must be across all aspects make sure. Here, Mick Keogh, deputy chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Wage watch! 6 must-know employee award changes in 2020

02/01/2020

The passing of the new year welcomed Australia into a fresh decade, and while many of us are still suffering the throes of the party season, industry regulators are already

What does a franchise agreement cover?

12/12/2019

Put simply, a franchise agreement is a business contract that requires your full attention. Starting a new franchise is similar to starting any business. The only additional legal document is

Do I always have to pay franchise fees?

27/11/2019

“Surely I don’t have to pay fees if the franchise lets me down?” Is this fact or fiction? Let’s take a closer look… It’s a fact of life that despite

6 ways to fix franchise buyer concerns

15/10/2019

When franchise buyers are reviewing business opportunities they are encouraged to see any franchisor non-compliance as a red flag. They would be quite justified to stop and reconsider signing up

How to avoid a rebranding disaster

01/10/2019

Rebranding disaster or successful rebranding exercise? A rebrand is often an exciting time for a business, writes Nils Versemann. But before adopting a new brand, whether for a business or a new