Franchise Council of Australia


Award-winning franchisees say people management the key to franchising success

6:18PM | Monday, 17 June 2013 |  The first group of state winners have been announced in the Franchise Council of Australia’s 2013 Excellence in Franchising awards.

Australian franchisees seek structure for satisfaction

6:57PM | Friday, 14 June 2013 |  An Australian franchisee’s satisfaction with their business was likely to be based on how well the franchise’s structures were set up, according to a leading industry figure.

Franchise Council of Australia to celebrate leading franchisees in annual regional and national awards

6:23PM | Friday, 7 June 2013 |  The Franchise Council of Australia’s annual awards are back, with the FCA notifying the state finalists of their success this week.

Sherpa Kids flags global expansion following UK launch

3:44PM | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 |  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.

An industry wishlist for Small Business Commissioner Mark Brennan – and his take on things

2:36PM | Monday, 11 February 2013 |  Mark Brennan recently began his new role as the federal small business commissioner. Here are the key issues industry groups want Brennan to address, along with Brannan’s views on the key issues facing business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Franchisee coalition outlines wish list for franchise code review

2:00AM | Monday, 11 February 2013 |  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”.

Retail Food Group sees 120% post-Christmas spike in franchise enquiries

1:19PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 |  Retail Food Group says it received more than double the number of enquiries this January compared to January 2012, as enquiries throughout franchising experience an upward trend.

Franchise association to shift focus as executive director departs

1:10PM | Thursday, 17 January 2013 |  The Franchise Council of Australia has flagged a shift in focus following the resignation of executive director Steve Wright.

Two-thirds of would-be franchisees rely on external finance: Report

10:29PM | Monday, 29 October 2012 |  Almost 70% of prospective franchisees rely on external finance, according to a new report, which shows franchisees continue to gravitate towards stable sectors such as food and beverage.

Retail tenancy code struggles to win support of big landlords

2:25PM | Tuesday, 28 February 2012 |  The Franchise Council of Australia will tomorrow discuss a voluntary code of conduct for retail landlords and tenants, but the Shopping Centre Council is strongly opposed to the idea.