Becoming a franchisee



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.

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.

Don’t wing it by buying a business without research

1:00AM | Tuesday, 28 January 2014 | Taskmaster

If you don’t do your research before buying a business, you’re plucked.

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.

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.

Franchising powerhouse ready to roll out coffee franchise across the country

7:38PM | Tuesday, 2 July 2013 | Rose Powell

Retail Zoo, the parent company of Boost Juice and Salsa’s Fresh Mex Grill, is getting ready to roll out its coffee brand CIBO Espresso across Australia, with stores set to open in Melbourne, Sydney and Western Australia by the end of 2013.

The personality traits of the start-up entrepreneur

4:14PM | Monday, 8 April 2013 | Nina Hendy

It’s no fluke that successful entrepreneurs are outgoing, confident and self-disciplined. Research suggests a number of key personality traits are needed to succeed in business.

Here's a scoop: Baskin-Robbins and Ben & Jerry's opening 230 stores, melting rivals

3:01PM | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | Cara Waters

Expansion plans for ice-cream franchises in Australia are heating up with Baskin-Robbins announcing plans for another 200 shops in Australia over the next 10 years, tripling the chain's presence in the country.

Domino’s new Facebook app lets customers rate stores in real time

3:36PM | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Domino’s Pizza is allowing customers to rate stores in real time via a new app, with the information to be shared on Facebook in a bid to improve the stores’ service and operations.

Sherpa Kids flags global expansion following UK launch

3:44PM | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Afterhours childcare franchise Sherpa Kids plans to recruit 100 Australian franchisees in five years and expand into as many as eight countries, after launching in the United Kingdom.

US burger franchise Carl’s Jr wants to open 300 stores in Australia

3:12PM | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 | Cara Waters

Carl's Jr is set to launch in Australia with the American burger chain announcing its intention to open 300 stores in the next 10 to 15 years.

Nanotek to clean up in eastern Europe following further expansion

2:34PM | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Australian car-cleaning franchise Nanotek is expanding into the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria, with founder Jim Cornish attributing the move to the region’s “entrepreneurial spirit”.

Homegrown cookie franchise bites into global market

2:53PM | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Gourmet biscuit producer Byron Bay Cookies intends to go global with its franchising model, after establishing six Australian stores, and is looking for franchisees to fuel its expansion.

Young entrepreneurs to cut their teeth in Subway’s virtual shop challenge

2:01PM | Friday, 22 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Young entrepreneurs are being encouraged to enter a Subway competition in which they build, operate and promote a virtual restaurant for the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the US.

Where should I try to open a fast food franchise?

6:27AM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 | Graeme McCormack

When it comes to the two main types of franchisee locations – high street versus shopping centre – it’s vital to weigh up the pros and cons.

Metcash goes to market with new fresh food franchise

2:03PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Wholesale distribution company Metcash is ramping up its fight against supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths, after launching a new food franchise called Harvest Market.

Mr Rental ordered to refund $300,000 for unfair contract term

2:40PM | Thursday, 14 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Household goods rental franchise Mr Rental says it has taken “the necessary steps” to satisfy the corporate regulator, which has ordered it to refund more than 1,500 customers because of an unfair contract term.

Quest Serviced Apartments sets sight on new franchisees

2:11PM | Monday, 11 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Quest Serviced Apartments has announced plans to build 10 new properties across NSW by 2014, after revealing it is on the hunt for new franchisees to drive the brand forward across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Franchisee coalition outlines wish list for franchise code review

2:00AM | Monday, 11 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The National Franchisee Coalition has outlined its wish list for the federal government’s review of the Franchising Code of Conduct, including a specific definition of good faith and measures to combat the issue of “churning”.

Secret Recipe collapses after investors spent $7 million in start-up costs

2:52PM | Friday, 8 February 2013 | Cara Waters

An ambitious food franchise chain has come unstuck after start-up costs doused its flames.