Around $200 million whole a good fit for Square Peg

11:52PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new $200 million venture fund is set to be launched in Australia, with Square Peg Capital announcing plans to raise the money from its existing investors as well as some new faces.

Becoming a franchisee  | Venture Capital

Qantas reopens direct flights from Sydney to San Francisco

6:58PM | Thursday, 11 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Qantas is reopening its direct flight path from Sydney to San Francisco in a move which will see Australian founders, startup employees and investors travelling to Silicon Valley jumping for joy.

 | Becoming a franchisee  | Growing

Bruce Billson: Equity crowdfunding framework will be on the table by spring

2:55PM | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Kirsten Robb

The federal government has put a timeline on its new legislative framework for equity crowdfunding, which will make it easier for small businesses and startups to raise capital through online crowdfunding platforms.

 | Franchising  | Venture Capital

Stretching out: Why a physio created a franchise chain of physiotherapy centres

2:28PM | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | Gavin Lower

When Jason Smith started out in physiotherapy he wanted to work in the developing world and help the underprivileged.

 | Franchising

Coalition review of Franchising Code could see penalties hit $50,000

1:40PM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Melinda Oliver

The federal government will pick up where the former Labor government left off when it comes to reviewing the franchise sector, with the potential for penalties of up to $50,000 for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

 | Legal matters  | Franchising  | Leadership

The top franchise trends in Australia for 2014

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

For people considering getting into business for themselves, especially in the New Year, franchising is one option many will likely investigate.

 | Planning  | Franchising  | Becoming a franchisor  | Becoming a franchisee

A franchisee’s biggest business regret

12:00AM | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster is back at the local shopping centre for another sales meeting. During the meeting, a franchisee confesses their biggest regret in business.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Franchising  | Becoming a franchisor  | Becoming a franchisee

Australian franchisees have a world-famous independent streak: US-based franchise expert

11:13PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Any franchise system seeking to set up in Australia needs to be ready to work with the locals and their engaged and independent approach to running their own businesses.

 | Franchising

From one hairdressing salon to a franchise empire: One entrepreneur’s story

11:41PM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Rose Powell

When Denis McFadden opened his first walk-in hairdressing salon in 1986, he never imagined it would grow into the175-salon strong Just Cuts franchise it is today.

 | Franchising  | Becoming a franchisor

Australia Post franchisees set to go postal over parcel delivery costs

11:12PM | Thursday, 7 November 2013 | Dan Moss

Australia Post franchisees are threatening to sue the government agency over cost increases in parcel deliveries.

 | Franchising

How to find a good business to buy

10:07PM | Friday, 18 October 2013 | Peter Watson

For many people, buying a business can be the perfect option. Before deciding to purchase an existing business, there are several factors to consider so that you can find the perfect business investment.

 | Buy a business  | Sell a business  | Franchising

Gym franchise US bound after only a year

10:42PM | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Rose Powell

After a year of development and opening seven fitness studios across the country, the team behind female gym franchise EnVie Fitness is taking their model to the United States with their first studio set to open in November.

 | Franchising

Mature workers made redundant seeking franchise opportunities

10:57PM | Monday, 14 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

Mature workers who’ve been made redundant are investigating opportunities to work for themselves through franchises, a leading Australian franchise business says.

 | Franchising  | Financing a business  | Employer

Trampoline bounces into Franchised Food Company stable, with more businesses set to join

9:41PM | Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | Melinda Oliver

Gelato chain Trampoline has been snapped up from Burra Foods Australia by food franchise powerhouse Franchised Food Company (FFCo) for an undisclosed sum.

 | Franchising

Making the most of spring with seasonal marketing

9:29AM | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Australians are readying themselves for spring, with marketers preparing for or already rolling out seasonal campaigns that tap into the coming warmer months.

 | Marketing  | Franchising  | Sales and marketing  | Sole trader

Retail Food Group looks to Australia’s two favourite vices to boost its bottom line

8:41PM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | Myriam Robin

As its traditional brands slow their expansion, Australia’s largest multi-brand food franchisor aims to capitalise on Australia’s insatiable appetite for coffee and gourmet pizza.

 | Franchising  | Sole trader

The Coffee Club to expand into Malaysia

8:37PM | Friday, 16 August 2013 | Gavin Lower

Australian café chain The Coffee Club is set to ramp up its international expansion plans after signing a licensing agreement for 10 new cafes to open in Malaysia.

 | Franchising

Pho sure: Roll’d hungry for national expansion just 14 months after opening first store

8:56PM | Thursday, 1 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Vietnamese street food franchise Roll’d plans to expand nationally after growing out of a $180,000 investment in a hawker-style eatery in Melbourne just over a year ago.

 | Franchising

Australian sports franchise for kids gets set to open batting in India

7:20PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | Rose Powell

An Australian exercise and sports class franchise system is expanding to India, opening its first location in Mumbai and the northern states.

 | Franchising