Franchise market


Positive franchise forecast for 2011

11:00AM | Monday, 29 November 2010 |  New research reveals seven in 10 franchisors intend to recruit more franchisees in 2011 as their optimism returns to pre-GFC levels.

Braaap founder named runner-up in global entrepreneurship award

11:18PM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 |  Brad Smith, founder of Braaap, has been placed runner-up in the Junior Chamber International Creative Young Entrepreneur Award.

Franchises facing recruitment challenge

10:44PM | Tuesday, 19 October 2010 |  New research reveals Australia’s franchises are in good shape, although recruiting franchisees remains a major issue.

Franchise sector shrinks but is still strong, report claims

10:00AM | Wednesday, 13 October 2010 |  A new report reveals Australia’s $128 billion franchise industry is in good shape, despite suffering its first decline in franchisor numbers in a decade during the economic downturn.

New breed of franchisees being overlooked

10:00AM | Monday, 11 October 2010 |  A franchise research firm claims franchisors need to look beyond the traditional ‘mum and dad’ franchisees and recognise the changing age and ethnicity of potential business owners.

South Australia to create small business commissioner role

10:18PM | Friday, 1 October 2010 |  SA government follows the lead of Victoria by announcing plans to appoint a small business commissioner.

Specsavers eyes top spot with franchisee drive

9:44PM | Thursday, 23 September 2010 |  Specsavers has set its sights on a market leading position by seeking a further 50 franchised stores by the end of next year.

How do I persuade my franchisor that my ideas will work?

9:12PM | Wednesday, 22 September 2010 |  Influencing your franchisee colleagues may well be the quickest route to having your good ideas implemented by the franchisor.

Marble Slab to launch franchises in Australia

9:19PM | Friday, 3 September 2010 |  US ice cream brand Marble Slab Creamery set to extend its franchise model to Australia.

How do I find a business to buy?

8:56PM | Saturday, 28 August 2010 |  There are number of ways to find a business to buy. Some are obvious, but a few are more subtle.