25 Angus & Robertson franchisees to go independent after collapse

4:24PM | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 |  Around half of Angus & Roberton’s franchised stores have terminated their franchise agreements and plan to operate as independent bookstores, six weeks after A&R’s owner RedGroup Retail collapsed.

Angus & Robertson franchisees face uncertain future

4:35PM | Friday, 1 April 2011 |  The fate of Angus & Robertson franchisees hangs in the balance after it was announced 12 more stores will close as administrators struggle to bring the bookstore chain’s operator back from the brink.

Buying a franchise like house hunting: FCA

3:26PM | Tuesday, 29 March 2011 |  Potential franchisees should give as much diligence to investing into a franchise as they would a house, rather than merely attend an event, according to the industry’s peak body.

Are franchisees well protected from rogue franchisors in Australia?

3:34PM | Thursday, 24 March 2011 |  It pays to do your own due diligence when delving into the world of franchising.

Maintaining brand impact

3:35PM | Tuesday, 22 March 2011 |  A gelato business might not sound like a particularly groundbreaking idea, but an emphasis on branding has proven a lifeline for Melbourne-based company Trampoline.

Domino’s joins fast food franchisee push

3:08PM | Tuesday, 15 March 2011 |  Budding fast food franchisees are set to be in increased demand after Domino’s became the latest retailer to announce expansion plans in Australia.

John Lewis, Waitrose to hit Australia

3:44PM | Friday, 11 March 2011 |  UK department store John Lewis is planning a two-pronged entry into the Australian market.

Australia’s Top 40 Female Entrepreneurs revealed

3:07PM | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 |  StartupSmart’s sister site SmartCompany has unveiled its second annual list of Australia’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.

Angus & Robertson franchisees fight fate

3:56PM | Wednesday, 2 March 2011 |  Angus & Robertson franchisees remain optimistic about their future, despite the announcement that some stores could be closed as early as next week.

McDonald’s joins opposition to WA Franchising Bill

2:33PM | Monday, 28 February 2011 |  Fast food franchise McDonald’s has thrown its weight behind opposition to the WA Franchising Bill, clashing with the owner of major rival Hungry Jack’s.