Retail Food Group (RFG) is set to move its franchise brands out of major shopping centres and into standalone shopfronts and drive-through stores, in a bid to survive the tough retail climate.
Entrepreneurs who invest in a franchise with unrealistic expectations can find themselves in for a nasty surprise. If you’re thinking about becoming a franchisee, here are some key points you must be aware of. BY ALEXANDRA CAIN.
A local online fashion start-up is taking the invitation-only concept to a new level for its launch, only accepting people who have a high “Klout score”, which is a measure of a person’s online social influence.
Here are some quick things you could do to improve the feel of your workplace.
The local head of US hosting giant Rackspace has risked provoking indignation among start-ups for claiming that Australia is “off the radar” of US technology firms investing in overseas markets.
Hair salon franchise Hairhouse Warehouse will offer existing franchisees the opportunity to operate a concession store inside Myer, after entering into a partnership with the retail giant.
Retail Food Group has added another pizza chain to its roster with the purchase of Crust.
A small Sydney start-up is looking to break the eBook hegemony of tech giants Apple and Amazon by raising funds and expanding rapidly in Australia, the US and Europe.
Australian franchisees should think twice before expanding to New Zealand, according to a new report, which highlights challenges within New Zealand’s fledgling franchising sector.
Two entrepreneurs have launched a series of Sydney small business workshops amid concerns over cut-backs in SME event programs by both the NSW and Queensland state governments.
The ANZ Innovyz START accelerator program, the Adelaide-based start-up program that's based on the US incubator TechStars, was confirmed for another year at the graduation of the program’s inaugural class.
A Sydney start-up has secured a landmark investment from Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt, amid a growth push in developing countries around the world.
The introduction of the carbon tax has created new business opportunities for start-ups by making clean technologies more attractive for consumers. Here are the pioneers of the clean tech revolution. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Pizza Hut has announced a plan to open 11 new stores before Christmas, having already opened 11 this year, as mass-market pizza franchises fight back against the rise of gourmet pizza bars.
Mobile app development is now a $US 20.5 billion business, but there are also many pitfalls for the unwary in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Here are five keys to making sure your apps stand out from the crowd. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Australian gaming start-up Pinion has been selected as one of the first companies to participate in Microsoft’s new Bing Fund, after raising almost $2 million from Australian investors.
Retail food franchise Trampoline Gelato is hoping to attract new franchisees with its Trampoline on the Moove concept, set to be rolled out later this year in the form of mobile food vendors.
A YouTube video can be a low-cost way to promote your start-up. But how do you make a video that will go viral? It’s time to learn from four of the best. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
New Zealand has replaced the United Kingdom as the predicted third biggest export destination for Australian exporters in five years’ time, according to the 2012 DHL Export Barometer.
Co-working spaces allow entrepreneurs to share an office instead of working alone. Here are five lesser-known spaces that are worth checking out. BY OLIVER MILMAN.