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Who really owns that coffee machine (and is that best for you)?

I love my coffee and my cafe clients. But I also know that bad coffee (or, worse, no coffee!) could be the death of a Melbourne cafe. How you own your coffee machine could affect this. Here’s why… Coffee machine and coffee bean suppliers commonly offer hospitality businesses free loan … Continue reading

How should you employ staff at your yoga studio? Employee vs independent contractor

What’s the difference between employees and independent contractors? Essentially, the difference is that employees work in and are a part of your business, whereas independent contractors run their own business – and use your studio to do so. In the early stages of business, it can be difficult for business … Continue reading

5 Things Yoga and Fitness Studios should know about Unfair Contract Terms

I’m a big believer of making exercise a habit that you just don’t think about, and yoga or fitness studio membership is a great way to build regular practice into your daily life. The community, discipline and wellbeing that comes from committing to show up to class several times each … Continue reading

Think you don’t need a shareholders’ agreement? Read this first!

Romantic, business, parental, friends – with all relationships, life runs smoother if everyone knows where they stand. Your toddler is happier when she knows that bed will follow books which will follow bath. Your friends know that whilst you might not be great at returning text messages, you’ll be there … Continue reading

Planning to sell your café – get these 3 things sorted now

Business Sale Agreement. A Business Sale Agreement must clearly set out the legal conditions of the sale. It will be attractive to purchasers to see that your business model is easily transferable to a new owner under favourable legal conditions. It shows your café can continue running smoothly and profitably … Continue reading

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