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Bakers Delight eyes expansion. - Bakers Delight has forecast growth in its franchise numbers and market share as its bucks the wider retail trend. ... [more] 28 Dec, 2011
How to spot a bargain franchise. - The readymade convenience that franchises bring need not come at horrible cost. You can snap up a potential bargain for well under $100,000 if you browse the Australian franchise opportunities advertised... [more] 20 Dec, 2011
RedRoomDVD sale heralds a move to kiosks. - DVD rental company Franchise Entertainment Group has bought Australia's RedRoomDVD, in the company's latest bid to move away from bricks-and-mortar stores to kiosks and vending machines. ... [more] 16 Dec, 2011
Pie Face invites young entrepreneurs to franchise. - Pie Face has launched a new program inviting young entrepreneurs to qualify to franchise one of its stores. ... [more] 15 Dec, 2011
Harvey Norman fined $1.25m. - Harvey Norman has been fined $1.25 million for misleadingly advertising 3D televisions and not clearly stating some conditions in its catalogues. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2011
Orange Leaf Takes Its Fro Yo Down Under. - Australians can enjoy a new taste of frozen yogurt with the opening of the first international Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt location in Melbourne, Australia. ... [more] 9 Dec, 2011
Income guarantee launched by new roofing franchise system. - Reliance Roof Restoration has moving into franchising after nine years in operation, and is launching a guaranteed income system this month. ... [more] 8 Dec, 2011
Cold Rock hits 100 stores, with plenty more to come. - Cold Rock has no plans to slow its growth, with the ice cream franchise hitting the 100 store milestone and hoping to triple store numbers over the next three years. ... [more] 8 Dec, 2011
KFC franchisee Collins Foods delivers lower profit. - Collins Foods yesterday delivered the lowered profit it flagged last month, which has been weighing heavily on the company's share price. ... [more] 6 Dec, 2011
New franchise is fuelling fast growth in men's hair market. - Fuel for Men recently opened its first concept store in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, where men are flocking to have their hair cut and styled, get a cut throat shave, and while they’re waiting they can... [more] 29 Nov, 2011
'No trade off for franchisees': Harvey Norman talks up online venture. - Following Harvey Norman’s drive into the world of e-commerce, the head of company’s Computers’ Division, Ben McIntosh, spoke exclusively to to discuss what impact it would have on... [more] 29 Nov, 2011
New franchise development manager at MBE. - MBE Australia is gearing up for 2012 with a new national franchise development manager on board, a new area manager, and a line up of locations set for opening early next year. ... [more] 28 Nov, 2011
WA franchising bill back in Parliament after being re-introduced by Labor MP. - The debate of state-based franchising legislation is set to continue with WA labor member Ljiljanna Ravlich introducing a new bill to the upper house, just months after an original proposal was rejected... [more] 25 Nov, 2011
Harvey Norman’s new website incorporates franchisees. - Harvey Norman has finally launched an eCommerce site, despite the reservations of its chairman Gerry Harvey, but measures are in place to soften the blow for bricks-and-mortar franchisees... [more] 18 Nov, 2011
Receivers called in to Healthzone. - Natural health and beauty products distribution and retail business Healthzone has gone into receivership but the 80 franchised and 30 company-owned stores operating as Healthy Life are... [more] 18 Nov, 2011
Franchisee focus helps 7-Eleven claim top retailer award. - Convenience franchise, 7-Eleven, has been awarded the Australian Retailers Association's Visa Australian Retailer of the Year award, presented in Melbourne on 15 November. ... [more] 16 Nov, 2011
The most popular franchises: survey. - Are you looking to buy a service franchise? If so you're in good company with statistics from a free online pre-entry franchise education program showing service franchises are the firm favourites... [more] 15 Nov, 2011
Bucking the trend: franchises going strong in tough times. - Australia’s franchise sector collectively turned over more than $128 billion last year, with around 1000 franchisors and 60,000 franchisees running operations ranging from juice bars to fitness centres... [more] 10 Nov, 2011
LJ Hooker franchise ended over lost money. - Real estate franchise LJ Hooker has cut ties with the operators of its Surry Hills office after the disappearance of up to $1 million in clients' money. ... [more] 9 Nov, 2011
Australian franchisors urged to not overlook India, with sector set to grow 35%. - Australian franchisors looking to expand internationally should not discount India as a viable market, an expert says, because the country’s franchising sector is growing at 35% per annum. ... [more] 8 Nov, 2011
Cold Rock launches new Express model. - Ice cream franchise, Cold Rock, is launching an Express model, with new stores in the format of a complementary outlet in jointly branded, high profile retail sites. ... [more] 7 Nov, 2011
Franchisee activists vow to fight on after WA bill falls over. - Franchisee activists have raised the spectre of further state-based franchising legislation, after a private member's franchise bill fell over in Western Australia this week by just one vote. ... [more] 4 Nov, 2011
WA Franchising Bill defeat. - The West Australian Franchising Bill 2010 has been defeated. The defeat came yesterday at the third reading in the West Australian Parliament Legislative Assembly. ... [more] 3 Nov, 2011
Taste of Sweden as IKEA opens largest store in Southern Hemisphere. - Hundreds received a taste of Sweden at IKEA this morning, with sourdough, meatballs, ABBA and rain. Eager shoppers began lining up at 4am for the 10am opening, braving the wind and rain in ponchos. ... [more] 3 Nov, 2011
Collins crunched as profits dive after KFC franchisee delivered downdrade. - Newly listed Collins Foods lost a quarter of its market value yesterday after Australia's biggest KFC franchisee delivered a savage profit downgrade. ... [more] 3 Nov, 2011
Abetz may drop franchise Bill. - WA's small business commissioner would be given extra powers to protect people who run franchised businesses, under a new deal to head off of a revolt by Liberal Party backbenchers. ... [more] 1 Nov, 2011
Harvey Norman sales in decline. - Retail group Harvey Norman continues to struggle in a stagnating consumer market with like-for-like global sales down 3.8 per cent to $1.48 billion. ... [more] 1 Nov, 2011
Franchise lawyer rewarded. - Specialist franchise lawyer Derek Sutherland won not one, but two prestigious national Franchise Council of Australia awards this month. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2011
Jim's Test & Tag secures Telstra account. - Jim's Test & Tag has signed a national contract to service Telstra exchanges and vehicles, providing guaranteed and ongoing work for many of the 155 Jim's Test & Tag franchisees. ... [more] 31 Oct, 2011
Best practice for franchisee support: Field Managers Summit. - A group of 100 field operations managers from Australia's top franchise brands came together this week in Sydney to share best practice in franchisee support at the first of three... [more] 27 Oct, 2011
Fast track to a fitness empire. - A 31-year-old personal trainer raised in public housing has come in second on this year's BRW Fast 100 list. ... [more] 27 Oct, 2011
Franchisee group welcomes new small business bill in SA. - The Franchisees Association of Australia has welcomed the controversial Small Business Commissioner Bill in South Australia. ... [more] 26 Oct, 2011
Franchisors eye up Russian opportunity. - Australian franchises are being encouraged to consider less obvious markets such as Russia to expand into, after car-cleaning franchise Nanotek was named one of the country’s most popular... [more] 24 Oct, 2011
Superfinish Express pushes franchisee recruitment with new website. - Car detailing franchise Superfinish Express has unveiled a new-look website to highlight the income, lifestyle and job satisfaction of owning a franchise business. ... [more] 24 Oct, 2011
SA franchise bill attracts lukewarm response. - Proposed amendments to the Small Business Commission Bill, currently being debated in the South Australian Parliament, have received a mixed response from industry and government. ... [more] 21 Oct, 2011
Troubled franchises: Refund Home Loans and Tyrecorp. - Two more franchised businesses have hit the news with mortgage broking business Refund Home Loans going into voluntary administration and the tyre retailer and distributor Tyrecorp in receivership. ... [more] 20 Oct, 2011
SA Government hits out at opposition parties over amendments to Small Business Commissioner bill. - Members of the South Australian Government have hit out against the state Opposition over proposed amendments to the Small Business Commissioner's bill... [more] 20 Oct, 2011
New Sydney Ikea superstore opens. - IKEA, the world's biggest designer and manufacturer of do-it-yourself flat pack furniture, is about to get even bigger with the opening of a new superstore on the site of an old tip in south Sydney. ... [more] 20 Oct, 2011
SA Bill update: amendments proposed. - Proposed amendments to the contentious SA Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011 have been welcomed by the Franchise Council of Australia. ... [more] 20 Oct, 2011
Franchising assistance on hand at think tanks. - Franchisors recently came together at at a think tank organised by franchise advisory service, Think Franchise, discussing pertinent issues in the industry and brainstorming ways to ensure the success... [more] 19 Oct, 2011
Franchise bill accusation furore. - The State Government has been accused of preparing major changes to franchising laws only days after it released its original draft legislation for comment. ... [more] 19 Oct, 2011
Tasty Trucks launches new franchise system. - Tasty Trucks has been serving morning tea and lunches to workers across Melbourne every day for the past 22 years. Now there are plans to drive the business into every state and territory in Australia... [more] 19 Oct, 2011
Small Business Commissioner Bill argued in SA Parliament today. - The future of the state's franchising laws have turned into an argument about the numbers. The state's Upper House sits today to consider whether to pass the Small Business Commissioner Bill... [more] 18 Oct, 2011
Franchising Council examines independent investigations officer to address complaints. - The Franchising Council of Australia is understood to be considering the establishment of an independent investigations officer to look into complaints about the industry, following a week of fiery debate... [more] 14 Oct, 2011
OzSpy tempts potential franchisees with $50,000 discount. - As part of its serious expansion plans, electronic security retailer, OzSpy Security Solutions has announced a $50,000 reduction off the establishment costs for a new metropolitan franchise store. ... [more] 14 Oct, 2011
Coalition supports ACCC’s concerns on franchising, but cautious on good faith provisions. - Shadow Small Business Minister Bruce Billson says he supports the concerns raised by the competition regulator over the health of the $128-billion franchising industry. ... [more] 13 Oct, 2011
FCA awards excellence in the industry. - The Franchise Council of Australia honoured high achievers in the franchise sector at the 2011 Westpac FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday night. ... [more] 13 Oct, 2011
Franchise move set for court challenge. - South Australia has come under fire for its decision to "go it alone" on franchising. The move has been described as "totally inappropriate" by federal Small Business Minister Nick Sherry. ... [more] 12 Oct, 2011
Franchise sector needs an image overhaul: ACCC chairman. - Franchising must smarten up its image, that's according to the chairman of the ACCC Rod Sims who was a keynote speaker at the Franchise Council of Australia's national conference today. ... [more] 10 Oct, 2011
24-hour gym operators shrug off potential $1 billion sale of Fitness First. - Fast-growing 24-hour fitness franchise Anytime Fitness has fobbed off the prospect of a change of ownership at the market-leading gym chain Fitness First. ... [more] 7 Oct, 2011
Dymocks chief resigns. - Dymocks CEO Don Grover is to resign in February after eight years at the helm of the business. Grover says he will be moving outside the book industry and the company says it will restructure... [more] 5 Oct, 2011
Want beer with your haircut? Fuel for Men opens in Sydney. - Nathan Cuneen, franchisor at hair styling franchise Blow Dry Bar, has created a new beauty franchise, but this time it's targeting beer and sport loving men. ... [more] 5 Oct, 2011
Go Sushi launches manage to own program. - Food franchise Go Sushi has introduced a Manage to Own Program, designed to encourage talented, capital-poor individuals to get started on running their own business. ... [more] 4 Oct, 2011
Inkspot eyes up NSW and QLD for major expansion. - Toner and cartridge franchise Inkspot has plans to add up to 250 locations to its portfolio across New South Wales and Queensland following on from the 10 additional franchises opened in Victoria last year. ... [more] 4 Oct, 2011

Leading Franchise Service Providers Announce Merger. - The Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI) and Go Global announced a merger today which will be effective from 1st October 2011. ... [more] 30 Sep, 2011
US ice cream franchise heads to Australia. - Ice cream retailer Cold Stone Creamery is to become the latest US food franchise to enter the Australian market... [more] 30 Sep, 2011
Harvey Norman looks to online sales channel. - Harvey Norman plans to lean on a new e-commerce site, launching early next month, to help generate sales in FY12. ... [more] 30 Sep, 2011
Lollypotz appoints national franchise manager. - Chocolate gift bouquet franchise Lollypotz has appointed a national franchise manager, Elizabeth Scheurer. ... [more] 28 Sep, 2011
Calm for Kids yoga system plans 10 new franchises. - Calm for Kids, a yoga-based program for children is expanding its franchise opportunities and plans 10 more franchises within 12 months. ... [more] 28 Sep, 2011
Boost Juice takes on India. - Boost Juice will open its first store in India after signing a deal with a local partner to bring the Australian beverage company to one of the most populated nations in the world. ... [more] 27 Sep, 2011
Franchise performance report released. - The key drivers to franchise financial success are being identified through new research from Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence. ... [more] 26 Sep, 2011
IKEA sets up playpen for men. - An IKEA in Australia has won world-wide attention by setting up a playroom for men, with free hotdogs, pinball, foosball, video games and non-stop television sports to keep them busy while their wives shop. ... [more] 22 Sep, 2011
QLD Noodle Bar reopens after floods. - Noodle franchise, Red Rock Noodle Bar, has reopened its Goodna site in Queensland after having to completely rebuild following the devastating floods in January. ... [more] 22 Sep, 2011
Gladstone franchisees shine at NightOwl's national awards. - A commitment to top customer service has seen NightOwl Gladstone franchisees Bruce and Mary Speare clinch a victory at the convenience store's annual awards. ... [more] 22 Sep, 2011
Taking out a top franchise award. - Mortgage brokers, a shoe repair and key copying business, a printer and an equipment rental business have topped a list of Australia's best franchises, as voted by their peers. ... [more] 21 Sep, 2011
Topfranchise awards show uni degree isn't essential for profitability. - A university degree isn't a prerequisite for profitable franchisees, research house 10 Thousand Feet has found, with its latest survey indicating that the largest proportion of profitable franchisees... [more] 19 Sep, 2011
SA Small Business Commissioner Bill passes first stage in parliament. - The South Australian Small Business Commissioner Bill is a step nearer to becoming legislation after it was passed by the Lower House yesterday. ... [more] 15 Sep, 2011
Franchising Council to unveil retail tenancy code of conduct. - The Franchising Council of Australia plans to unveil its Retail Tenancy Code of Conduct next month despite the Shopping Centre Council saying it will not sign the voluntary code... [more] 14 Sep, 2011
FCA warns SA small business bill will damage franchising. - The Franchise Council of Australia has reiterated its opposition to state level franchise regulation which it believes will be introduced through the back-door if the South Australian Government enacts the... [more] 14 Sep, 2011
Snap CEO ends 10-year reign. - The chief executive of Australia's biggest printing and design business has stepped down from the group after 10 years at the helm, with Grant Vernon poised to hand the reins of Snap Franchising to COO... [more] 14 Sep, 2011
Metcash bent on Franklins buyout. - Metcash has thrown down the gauntlet to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission by giving notice that it intends to complete the $215 million acquisition of the Franklins supermarket chain... [more] 13 Sep, 2011
Fresh ideas at the franchising expo: Brisbane. - Exciting new concepts were on show at the Brisbane Franchising and Business Opportunities expo at the weekend, with scooter chauffeurs, roof maintenance, and a frozen fruit drink dispenser among the... [more] 12 Sep, 2011
Luxottica's awards franchisees at inaugural conference. - Eye care and eyewear company Luxottica has held its inaugural franchising conference, attended by more than 90 Luxottica franchisees and support staff representing each of Luxottica's optical brands. ... [more] 12 Sep, 2011
Field managers' summit to highlight local area marketing skills. - Field managers who play a key role in supporting franchisees maintain a competitive edge can get help with their own skills at a dedicated two-day summit. ... [more] 9 Sep, 2011
Franchise-owned Coffee Club plans 100 Ribs and Rumps restaurants. - The fast-growing coffee franchise Coffee Club plans to open 100 new Ribs and Rumps stores after snapping up the Sydney steakhouse business for just over $10 million. ... [more] 8 Sep, 2011
Brisbane franchising expo this weekend. - If you want to run your own business, then the Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo in Brisbane this weekend could be a good starting pont. ... [more] 8 Sep, 2011
Franchise expansion puts Top Snap in fast lane. - Fast-growing property photography franchise Top Snap has launched six new territories across Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Victoria in the past four months and has plans for a further 12... [more] 6 Sep, 2011
Expand your brand: build a supersized franchise. - Sydneysider Merrill Pereyra spent 23 years inside the 'golden arches'. Pereyra, now 48, was a McDonald's senior executive in Australia, responsible for expanding the firm's operations... [more] 6 Sep, 2011
Ex-franchisee faces court for employee underpayment. - The former operators of an Ali Baba Kebabs and Wraps shop are facing court for allegedly underpaying an Indian employee more than $50,000. ... [more] 5 Sep, 2011
Westpac banks on Jetts with franchise accreditation. - Twenty-four hour gym group, Jetts Fitness, has teamed up with Westpac to provide a high level franchise accreditation package for its growing franchise network. ... [more] 1 Sep, 2011
Gloria Jean's earns praise at FCA awards. - Coffee franchise, Gloria Jean’s Coffees was awarded a double gong at Queensland's recent Franchise Council of Australia's regional Excellence in Franchising Awards, taking out the... [more] 31 Aug, 2011
Franchisors forecast 17% profit growth. - Franchisors are forecasting a 17 per cent increase in profit growth over the next 12 months after recording double digit growth last year, a report shows. ... [more] 29 Aug, 2011
Ikea builds up big despite the sales gloom. - Homeware giant Ikea is bucking the trend of retailers looking to downsize by planning to open even bigger stores around the country. ... [more] 29 Aug, 2011
Caltex claims top industry awards. - Convenience retail franchise, Caltex Star Mart, has claimed some of the industry's top awards at the recent Australasian Association of Convenience Stores awards. ... [more] 26 Aug, 2011
KFC first to take away the toys. - Parents can breathe a little easier - child pestering is about to lose some of its power. KFC Australia will today announce it is removing toys from its children's meals in all 600 stores across the country. ... [more] 25 Aug, 2011
Cold Rock franchisees in hot water over rebranding move. - Three Cold Rock Ice Creamery stores have been placed in administration after their two franchisees attempted to rebrand the stores within weeks of ending their franchise agreement. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2011
Teen staff allegedly underpaid at Hungry Jack's outlet in Bendigo. - The operator of a Bendigo Hungry Jack's will face court after allegedly underpaying its teenage workers more than $100,000. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2011
Mortgage Choice profit up 17 per cent. - Mortgage Choice Ltd has booked a 17 per cent jump in annual profit amid a fall in housing loan approvals as Australia's housing market slowed. ... [more] 24 Aug, 2011
Begin Bright signs first franchisees. - Begin Bright has just signed up its first two franchisees, marking the beginning of serious expansion plans for the children's education franchise. ... [more] 23 Aug, 2011
Domino's headlines Melbourne franchising expo. - Domino's Pizza was one of the attractions for visitors attending the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo at the weekend. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2011
Mr Rental launches new-look kiosk model. - Brisbane-based appliance rental franchise Mr Rental has launched a new-look kiosk model as part of a strategy to improve market penetration in regional areas. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2011
Flowers by Fruit offers reduced fees for pilot franchisees. - Sydney-based fruit hamper business, Flowers by Fruit, is looking for its first franchisees and is offering a reduced franchise fee for those willing to take part in its pilot program. ... [more] 22 Aug, 2011
Job losses tipped to trigger surge in franchising. - The franchising industry is tipped to undergo a surge in enquiries as job losses ripple through the economy, but a small business lobbyist has issued a warning to prospective franchisees. ... [more] 18 Aug, 2011
Retail Food Group has growth on the menu. - Retail Food Group, the company behind brands such as Brumby's Bakeries, Donut King, and Michel's, has overcome natural disasters and a challenging retail environment to establish 40 new outlets... [more] 16 Aug, 2011
New face for franchisee recruitment at Baskin-Robbins. - The Australian business of ice cream franchise brand Baskin-Robbins has a new development and franchise recruitment manager, Michael Payne. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2011
The Body Shop combines Australian operations. - The Body Shop will from this week have just one master franchise in Australia. National franchisee The Adidem Group says from 16 August, it will take over the six-store South Australia network. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2011
Cleaning franchise a finalist in Business Excellence Awards. - The Duster Dollies has been named a finalist in the 2011 Business Excellence Awards, organised by business coaching company, Action Coach International. ... [more] 15 Aug, 2011
Crust takes a slice of the SA market. - Gourmet pizza franchise, Crust, has marked its move into South Australia with the opening of three stores in and around Adelaide. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2011
7-Eleven hits two growth milestones. - Convenience franchise, 7-Eleven, has opened its 100th outlet since the acquisition of the Mobil retail fuels sites in October 2010, as well as its 500th 7-Eleven branded store, located in Dapto, NSW. ... [more] 12 Aug, 2011
WA franchise bill passes second reading. - WA Liberal MP Peter Abetz is relying on the Labor party to see his franchise bill become a reality, after it passed the second reading in State Parliament’s Lower House last night. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2011
Mortgage Choice to focus on franchisee recruitment. - Independently-owned mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice, has launched a reinvigorated approach to franchise recruitment, strengthening its growth opportunities over the next financial year. ... [more] 11 Aug, 2011
Harvey Norman pulls plug on Clive Peeters. - Harvey Norman will scrap the troubled Clive Peeters brand because of poor performance, as the company continues to struggle in "an extremely challenging environment". ... [more] 10 Aug, 2011
Domino's Pizza annual profit up 20 per cent. - Domino's Pizza has increased full year profit by 20 per cent per cent, and says it expects another 15 per cent rise in the current year. ... [more] 10 Aug, 2011
Mediation underway between The Cheesecake Shop and furious franchisee. - Mediation is taking place between The Cheesecake Shop and one of its very disgruntled franchisees, Brad Skuse, who's created a website called cheesecakeshoplies, accusing the dessert franchise of... [more] 8 Aug, 2011
Franchise industry accuses South Australian Government of sneaking legislation through the back door. - The South Australian Government has introduced a new bill into Parliament to establish the post of a small business commissioner, but its backers have already been accused of attempting to... [more] 5 Aug, 2011
Tasti D-Lite set to launch franchise operation in Australia. - US frozen yoghurt franchise Tasti D-Lite will open its first Australian store at the end of the month, calling for expressions of interest from potential franchisees to help build up its network. ... [more] 5 Aug, 2011
KFC franchisee Collins opens below issue price. - The biggest float of the year, and Australia's largest Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee, Collins Foods, has opened below its issue price in a slightly weaker market. ... [more] 4 Aug, 2011
New Bill to create fair playing field for franchisees, SA member says. - The South Australian state government's Small Business Commissioner Bill, which was introduced into parliament last week, "will go some way towards correcting the huge power imbalance between... [more] 3 Aug, 2011
Field managers the focus at Franchise Relationships' Summit. - The Franchise Relationships Institute is preparing for its third annual Field Manager Summit, a two day professional development program dedicated to field managers and driving franchisee... [more] 1 Aug, 2011
Free workshop to reduce financial stress in franchising. - An upcoming workshop in Sydney aims to equip the franchising industry's investors with the tools to better manage their money troubles. ... [more] 28 Jul, 2011
Franchise Council to push for retail tenancy code of conduct. - The Franchising Council of Australia is looking for franchisees, franchisors and leading retailers to lend their support to a voluntary Retail Tenancy Code of Conduct, which it argues will... [more] 27 Jul, 2011
Mattress franchisor in liquidation but franchisees safe. - The franchisor behind mattress retailer The Mattress Superstore has been placed in liquidation, although the chain's stores in Queensland and Victoria are still operating. ... [more] 27 Jul, 2011
Jim’s Group franchise partners with LivingSocial. - Australia’s largest franchise, Jims Group, has signed a partnership with LivingSocial to deliver deals on its various services to the daily dealers’ hyper-local, citywide and national audiences. ... [more] 27 Jul, 2011
Franchises come out on top at Australian Business Awards. - Some of Australia's leaders in the franchising industry have been praised in the 2011 Australian Business Awards, with Gloria Jean's Coffees, Zarraffa's Coffee and Brazilian Butterfly all being named as... [more] 25 Jul, 2011
Fate of Jim’s Plumbing franchisor still unclear as tax bill saga continues. - The fate of the company which runs the Jim's Plumbing franchise is still in question, with Jim's Group founder Jim Penman confirming that the company is still to pay a tax bill which led the... [more] 25 Jul, 2011
Go Gecko placed into voluntary administration, franchisees unaffected. - Queensland property franchise, Go Gecko, has gone into voluntary administration, however it affects only the company-owned stores, with business continuing on as usual for franchisees. ... [more] 22 Jul, 2011
Allphones fined $45k for contempt of court. - The Federal Court has penalised mobile phone store franchisor Allphones Retail Pty Ltd $45,000 for contempt of court orders following action by the ACCC. ... [more] 20 Jul, 2011
Webinar to help franchisors recruit using social media. - Market research company, 10Thousand Feet will later this month be facilitating a webinar for franchisors, teaching them how to use social media as a means of recruiting new franchisees. ... [more] 18 Jul, 2011
Ready Steady Go Kids now franchising. - Ready Steady Go Kids, a multi-sport and exercise program for children is now franchising, with the first franchise recently sold in Townsville. ... [more] 15 Jul, 2011
Franchise food group Collins Food to deliver largest IPO so far this year. - Cautious times appeared to have boosted the expansion plans of Collins Foods Group, with the operator of 145 KFC and Sizzler stores expected to deliver this year’s largest float next month. ... [more] 15 Jul, 2011
Hard Rock Cafe to expand in Oz through franchising. - After closing in 2007, Sydney's Hard Rock Cafe has reopened as a franchise in Darling Harbour, with more sites expected to pop up across the country in the coming years. ... [more] 13 Jul, 2011
Collins snaps up Angus & Robertson franchises. - Franchisee-owned Collins Booksellers has snapped up a group of Angus & Robertson franchises as well as flagging more purchases and store openings in the next couple of months. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2011
Aussie car cleaning franchise expands to Russia. - Nanotek, the Australian-owner car cleaning franchise, has made history by becoming the first Australian mobile franchise to arrive in Russia. ... [more] 12 Jul, 2011
NSW Excellence in Franchising winners announced. - NSW's Excellence in Franchising Awards were held last Friday, 8 July, celebrating the hard work and dedication of a number of franchising professionals across the state. ... [more] 11 Jul, 2011
Franchisees the focus with new Success Club. - The Franchisee Success Club was officially launched last week at the NSW Franchise Council of Australia's (FCA) State Conference, aiming to highlight the hard work and success stories... [more] 11 Jul, 2011
Pre-entry program promotes due diligence. - Due diligence has been brought into the limelight for the more than 1,600 potential franchisees who've joined the Pre-Entry Franchise Educaion Program, which launched 12 months ago. ... [more] 5 Jul, 2011
Sydney Ferry franchise process advances. - Sydney Ferries has sailed closer to becoming a private franchise after the New South Wales government called for expressions of interest to run the service. ... [more] 5 Jul, 2011
Angus & Robertson sales, franchisees unaffected. - Two company-owned Angus & Robertson bookstores in Queensland have been sold and the remaining 16 will close by the end of July, but franchisees will not be affected... [more] 5 Jul, 2011
Franchising overtakes manufacturing in Australia. - Franchising is set to overtake manufacturing in terms of employment numbers within 10 years, according to Brian Keen founder and director of How To Franchise Simply. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2011
First overseas franchisee could be on the menu for Coco Cubano. - While Cuban bar chain, Coco Cubano hunts for a site for its first confirmed franchisee, it's also working towards signing up its first overseas franchisee in Lebanon. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2011
Cafe faces prosecution over wages. - An Adelaide cafe is facing court action for allegedly underpaying casual staff by more than $50,000 over a four-year period. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2011
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