Grout Pro saved after liquidation as 11 franchisees sign on

10:43PM | Monday, 15 October 2012 | Cara Waters

The new owners of the Grout Pro Australia business have signed contracts with 11 existing franchisees after taking over the business in June 2012 following its liquidation.

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ACCC flags financial penalties for Franchising Code breaches

10:31PM | Monday, 8 October 2012 | Cara Waters

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for stronger sanctions for breaches of the Franchising Code as the sector continues to boom.

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Public service lay-offs fuel surge in franchise enquiries: Report

10:00AM | Thursday, 4 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Retrenched Queensland public servants have contributed to a renewed interest in franchising, according to Retail Food Group, which saw a 64% spike in inquiries between June and August.

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Frank Zumbo named SA deputy small business commissioner

2:32PM | Wednesday, 1 February 2012 | Michelle Hammond

University of NSW associate professor Frank Zumbo has been appointed South Australia’s deputy small business commissioner, tasked with resolving issues in the franchising and farming sectors.

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