Ross Pollard


BoQ franchisee court case serves as due diligence reminder

9:58AM | Monday, 17 September

Franchisees and franchisors have been urged to do as much as “humanly possible” to scope each other out before entering into an agreement, as a court battle kicks off involving 10 former Bank of Queensland franchisees.

The harsh franchise reality check

10:04AM | Monday, 8 October

Budding entrepreneurs with the perception that running a franchise is easier than running your own business could be in for an unwelcome shock, judging by recent developments.

Billy Baxter’s franchisees face uncertain future

7:49AM | Thursday, 26 July

Restaurant franchise Billy Baxter’s faces an uncertain future after it was placed into provisional liquidation, as it struggles to pay a $1.2 million damages claim.

Billy Baxter’s under fire for failing to pay $1.2 million damages claim

7:31PM | Sunday, 22 July

A former franchisee has spoken out about his legal battle with South Australian restaurant franchise Billy Baxter’s, which is facing a winding-up application over a $1.2 million damages claim.

ACCC issues warning over franchise income claims

7:56PM | Tuesday, 10 July

The competition watchdog is urging prospective franchisees to check and substantiate claims made about potential income, following complaints in the cleaning and home services industry.

Canadian coffee chain Esquires looks to Australia following NZ success

5:13AM | Monday, 28 May

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.

Billy Baxter’s franchisees win $1.22 million in damages

5:51AM | Tuesday, 15 May

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.