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.
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.
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.
3:34PM | Thursday, 24 March 2011 | It pays to do your own due diligence when delving into the world of franchising.
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.
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.
3:44PM | Friday, 11 March 2011 | UK department store John Lewis is planning a two-pronged entry into the Australian market.
3:07PM | Tuesday, 8 March 2011 | StartupSmart’s sister site SmartCompany has unveiled its second annual list of Australia’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.
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.
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.