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First Index Australia to Launch Flagship Store in Ferntree Gully.
February 16, 2018
First Index, Australia’s first franchise stockbroker, will open its leading franchise-owned store in Ferntree Gully on Saturday, 24 February, 2018. Unique to the financial services industry, First Index puts a face on...
FCA Appoints Mary Aldred as New CEO
February 16, 2018
A message from FCA Executive Chair, Bruce Billson The FCA Board is delighted to announce to FCA members, partners and stakeholders that Ms Mary Aldred has been appointed as CEO, commencing on 3 April, 2018. Mary has...
Gelatissimo Bringing Good Fortune and Fullness this Chinese New Year
February 14, 2018
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Gelatissimo has introduced a brand-new flavour; Fortune and Fullness. It’s a limited-edition flavour inspired by popular and traditional Chinese New Year ingredients symbolising prosperity...
Menulog and Sienna Desserts Offer One Night Only Dessert Delivery for Valentine’s Night
February 14, 2018
Menulog has announced it will treat Sydney-siders to exclusive ‘his’ and ‘hers’ dessert delivery packs from Sienna Desserts, available for one night only this Valentine’s Day. The new partnership is part of the online...
SIGNWAVE Franchise Opens a New Centre in Adelaide, the Festival City
February 14, 2018
SIGNWAVE Australia announces the opening of SIGNWAVE Adelaide Central, the sign and graphics franchise company’s first South Australian centre. It is also the first new opening since the current master franchise holders...
TaxAssist Accountants to launch in WA, SA & NT
February 8, 2018
Perth-based business partners Steve Herlihy and Tricia Kingston are launching a new service for small business clients after acquiring the Master Franchise rights for TaxAssist Accountants in Western Australia, South...
Everyone is a Winner at Roll’d this Lunar New Year
February 6, 2018
Today Roll’d Australia launches it’s 2018 Tết campaign in partnership with Intrepid Travel. Tết is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture and marks the start of the Lunar New Year. To celebrate this...
Increasing Insolvencies in the Australian Retail and Franchise Sectors
February 2, 2018
Retailers and franchises continue to face tough market conditions due to ongoing mortgage stress and the knock-on effects of reduced consumer spending. Organisations in these industries should take steps to protect...
Degani Café Underpays Young Workers
February 2, 2018
A Degani Bakery Café south of Melbourne has agreed to back-pay staff almost $10,000 after a Fair Work Ombudsman audit found employees as young as 18 were being underpaid. The underpayments occurred at the Degani outlet...
Big penalties for small business with new reporting laws
January 31, 2018
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman today urged small businesses to urgently prepare for the introduction of mandatory data breach reporting laws that come into effect from 22 February this...
Mexican food lovers donate over 20 million meals to those in need
January 29, 2018
Recently, Australia’s largest Mexican restaurant chain; Zambrero, revealed that thanks to its loyal customers, it has hit the 20 million mark of meals donated to those in need. To date, through its global Plate 4 Plate...
Construction Commences at Quest Burwood East
January 29, 2018
Quest Apartment Hotels is continuing its expansion in Victoria, with construction commencing at the Quest Burwood East development, at 315 Burwood Highway, Burwood East. The new property, being developed by OAM, comes...

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