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Small business financing challenges
3 days ago

Small business financing challenges

By  •  Retailing

“Today, the small business sector is the primary source of income for more than 6.5 million Australians – almost 60% of the Australian workforce. But the real potential of small …
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CEO Julian Segal reinvents Caltex business model
4 days ago

CEO Julian Segal reinvents Caltex business model

Caltex chief executive Julian Segal wants to give you back 10 minutes of your day. Make that 15. Faced with a slow-growth industry – thanks to more fuel-efficient and …
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Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table
4 days ago

Reserve Bank of Australia Small Business Finance Round Table

Yesterday, COSBOA participated in a roundtable discussion convened by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to discuss small business finance. The meeting was held in Sydney and was cochaired by RBA Governor …
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CoucheTard, PetroChina, KKR vie for servos
1 week ago

CoucheTard, PetroChina, KKR vie for servos

The sales process for about 230 of the Woolworths petrol stations is understood to be drawing to a close, with Couche-Tard, PetroChina and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts believed to be …
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Syria strike could leave Australia running out of oil within weeks
1 week ago

Syria strike could leave Australia running out of oil within weeks

Malcolm Turnbull is expecting a major US strike on Syria as soon as today, amid warnings that major hostilities could disrupt liquid fuel supplies and potentially cripple the Australian …
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7-Eleven’s fuel app passes one million downloads
2 weeks ago

7-Eleven’s fuel app passes one million downloads

More than one million people in Australia have downloaded 7-Eleven’s “world first” fuel app since its launch in 2016, collectively saving more than $4.5 million on fuel purchases, according to …
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Franchise model under the spotlight
2 weeks ago

Franchise model under the spotlight

By  •  Information

In its purest form, a franchise is the duplication of a specific business model by ‘licencing’ the use of that model to other businesses.

By franchising its operations, the franchisor …
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As Retail Food Group prepares to close hundreds of stores, is the reputation of franchising dead?
3 weeks ago

As Retail Food Group prepares to close hundreds of stores, is the reputation of franchising dead?

Two-thirds of the franchises currently operating in Australia won’t exist in 10 years time.

That’s the view of Howard Bellin, a long-time franchise consultant and the founder of IF International, …
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Councillors willing to negotiate on petrol station operating hours
3 weeks ago

Councillors willing to negotiate on petrol station operating hours

ORANGE City Council will negotiate shorter operating hours with the developer behind a 24-hour petrol station proposed for Molong Road following concerns from neighbours.

Councillors initially considered refusing the development …
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Investor can pump plenty off prime Newtown servo site
3 weeks ago

Investor can pump plenty off prime Newtown servo site

A NEWTOWN service station site is expected to attract interest above $1.5 million when it goes to auction this month.

The 2086sq m property at 404-408 Shannon Ave, Newtown, is a prime corner site …
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