Mexican fast food franchise Zambrero reveals big expansion plans for Western Australia

6:19PM | Thursday, 6 June 2013 |  Mexican fast food franchise Zambrero is in expansion mode, seeking to open 50 outlets in Western Australia over the next five years.

Where should I try to open a fast food franchise?

6:27AM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 |  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.

Should I speak to existing franchisees before I sign up?

3:04PM | Thursday, 8 March 2012 |  It’s imperative you engage with a number of existing franchisees before you become one yourself.

Bakers Delight flags franchisee recruitment drive

1:43PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  Bakery franchise Bakers Delight is ramping up its recruitment drive, expecting to sign up 100 new franchisees by the end of the financial year, despite the gloomy outlook for retail franchises.

Harvey Norman’s new GST-free site gives franchisees the jitters

12:50AM | Friday, 23 December 2011 |  Franchisors should seek advice from their franchisees to ensure long-term sustainability, an expert says, after Harvey Norman began selling games on a GST-free website.

Swimart waives $45k joining fee in bid to expand network

12:10PM | Tuesday, 20 December 2011 |  Pool and spa franchise Swimart is waiving its $45,000 joining fee for independent operators prepared to rebrand as a Swimart store, as it seeks to grow its network from 65 to 100 stores.

Be wary of franchise income guarantees, expert says

12:00PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  Prospective franchisees should not enter a franchise solely because it offers a guaranteed income system, an expert says, as more franchisors use income guarantees as a recruitment incentive

Angry Birds cupcakes prompt licensing warning

12:30PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  Start-ups that align their products to existing brands need to demonstrate a guarantee of quality, an expert says, after a bakery franchise launched a range of cupcakes featuring the characters of the highly popular game Angry Birds.

Playing the franchise waiting game

12:37PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 |  Managing workers within a mobile business can be risky, particularly if you’re not around to supervise. But when your business centres around children’s parties, everything must go to plan.

Labor MP reignites push for WA franchising laws

11:11PM | Friday, 25 November 2011 |  The fight for state-based franchising laws in WA is not yet over, after it was revealed Labor MP Ljiljanna Ravlich has introduced a new bill, despite the original bill being rejected by Parliament.