Brumby’s carbon tax controversy prompts franchisee legal warning

7:31PM | Monday, 9 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Franchisees have been warned that they are personally liable for their actions, in the wake of the Brumby’s carbon tax pricing furore.

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The Coffee Club opens in Egypt despite recent unrest

7:48PM | Thursday, 5 July 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian café franchise The Coffee Club has opened its first venue in Egypt on the back of major political unrest, but the company is confident it can appeal to locals and tourists alike.

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Revealed: The 10 most common habits of ineffective leaders

6:45PM | Tuesday, 26 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Franchising expert Greg Nathan has unveiled 10 of the most common habits of ineffective leaders, after highlighting the secrets to franchise success in a new in-depth report.

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Cafe2U unveils 10-year franchisee hiring spree

6:48PM | Tuesday, 26 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Mobile coffee franchise Cafe2U has highlighted opportunities in the US market, after announcing plans to appoint more than 1,000 additional US franchisees within the next 10 years.

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How Nanotek took eight years to find a NZ master franchisee

6:24PM | Thursday, 21 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The founder of Nanotek has revealed what the company is looking for in a master franchisee, after admitting it took eight years to find the perfect candidate for the New Zealand market.

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Retail Food Group searches for franchisees to fuel mining town strategy

6:53PM | Tuesday, 19 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Retail Food Group is looking for franchisees prepared to relocate to mining towns in Queensland and WA, with earmarked stores in at least nine locations, as it seeks to carve a slice of the boom.

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Adore Tea signs up first franchisee as part of nationwide rollout

6:00AM | Monday, 18 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Specialist tea retailer Adore Tea has signed up its first franchisee in Melbourne, after announcing its plans to roll out a franchise network that aims to rival established players such as T2.

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New female fitness chain EnVie pledges to shake up the industry

6:25PM | Friday, 8 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

New gym chain EnVie has vowed to shake up the female fitness industry, currently dominated by the likes of Fernwood and Curves, in addition to pioneering a new franchise model.

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Cost-conscious consumers fuel frugal franchises

6:20PM | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Mainstream retailers may be struggling to make ends meet, but alterations chain LookSmart Alterations is one of a number of franchises cashing in as consumers become increasingly frugal.

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Subway franchisee accused of underpaying workers more than $50,000

5:50PM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A Subway franchisee is in hot water for allegedly underpaying 11 staff by more than $50,000, with an industry expert warning that franchisors should ensure their franchisees receive proper legal information.

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Kikki.K hunts 10 local franchisees to fuel expansion plans

5:06PM | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Stationery brand Kikki.K will franchise up to 10 of its Australian stores as it eyes off further expansion in the Asian market, but insists there are no prerequisites for franchisees.

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The Cheesecake Shop flags shift from shopping centres to reduce rents

5:50PM | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The Cheesecake Shop says its avoidance of major shopping centres is enabling it to improve rental agreements for franchisees, who typically operate in regional areas or on suburban strips.

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Canadian coffee chain Esquires looks to Australia following NZ success

5:09PM | Monday, 28 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Canadian coffee chain Esquires Coffee House is expanding into Australia following an entry to the New Zealand market, spearheaded by a high-tech store concept.

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Chatime’s Australian expansion highlights growth of Asian franchises

5:16PM | Friday, 25 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Taiwanese tea specialist Chatime has launched in Australia, adding to the growing Asian influence within the Australian franchising sector.

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Just Cuts Kiosks to compliment franchise operations

5:59PM | Thursday, 17 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Prospective franchisees could be set for a rise in smaller retail units, after hairdressing franchise chain Just Cuts unveiled a kiosk concept at a Melbourne shopping centre.

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Billy Baxter’s franchisees win $1.22 million in damages

5:48PM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A franchisee couple has been awarded $1.22 million in damages after a successful appeal against franchisor Billy Baxter’s, prompting an expert to highlight the importance of site selection.

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Fastway Couriers targets retrenched transport workers

5:27PM | Thursday, 10 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Courier delivery franchise Fastway Couriers is looking to ramp up its recruitment efforts by targeting retrenched workers in the transport industry.

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Jim’s Cleaning franchisee triggers warning over exclusivity rights

5:13PM | Thursday, 3 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A franchising expert has issued a warning to prospective franchisees about exclusivity rights, after a former Jim’s Cleaning franchisee claimed he lost exclusivity in his assigned territory.

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Kleenit swoops for Graffiti Gone as franchise acquisitions heat up

5:44PM | Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The franchising sector can expect to see more mergers and acquisitions as smaller franchises struggle to remain profitable, an expert says, after Kleenit acquired competitor Graffiti Gone.

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Hairhouse Warehouse flags global expansion to Asia, US

4:56PM | Friday, 27 April 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian franchise Hairhouse Warehouse has set its sights on a number of overseas markets as part of its next growth phase, including Asia, the United States and the Middle East.

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