A $60 million breath of fresh air

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The Victorian government has encouraged applications for the $60 million Small Business Ventilation Program.

The funding is to help eligible public-facing small businesses improve their ventilation in areas accessible to customers and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

The program offers two types of support:

Ventilation Rebate – A

3 Questions to Ask a Lawyer When Starting a Business

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After almost two years, Australia is reopening its international borders again to fully vaccinated travellers. The move will likely give a significant boost to our economy, thanks to the return of tourists, business travellers and migrants.

So if you’ve been considering starting a business, this could be your year to

Melbourne land prices soar to new record-high

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Metropolitan Melbourne’s land market ended 2021 on a strong footing, according to Oliver Hume Quarterly Market Insights.

The report found median lot prices in the city climbed by 6% over the December quarter and 11.3% over the year to hit a new record high of $355,000.

That strong performance was

Rent relief extended for commercial tenants

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The Victorian Government has extended the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (CTRS) for two months until 15 March 2022.

CTRS is designed to support struggling retail and commercial tenants and encourage renegotiation of terms.

Alongside the extension come new regulations. While the 2022 regulations are broadly similar to the previous CTRS

3 things you need to know before choosing a business name

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What’s in a name? Well, consider Marion Robert Morrison or Norma Jeane Mortenson. Neither has quite the same ring to it as John Wayne or Marilyn Monroe, right?

And while you’re not trying to make it in Hollywood, your choice of business name matters too. That’s because a business name

The pros and cons of buying a hospitality franchise

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It can be a seductive idea. Rather than starting a hospitality business from scratch, why not skip the start-up stage altogether by buying into a franchise?

And it’s a business model with a long illustrious history. Albert Singer developed the first franchise contract to help him sell more sewing machines

Your legal rights when settlement is delayed

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Signing the contract of sale isn’t the last stage of a home purchase. Rather, it’s the beginning of a process that only ends on settlement day. This is the day when the agreed purchase price is paid to the seller and the buyer takes legal possession of the property.

Unfortunately,

How to get a liquor licence in Victoria

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Victoria boasts a world-class hospitality scene. But there’s always room for one more venue where patrons can enjoy a quick beer after work or a cheeky cocktail … or three.

However, opening a new bar, restaurant or cafe can come with a checklist as long as your arm. You don’t