Is it really a good idea to invest in a franchise?

2:34PM | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 |  Despite the benefits of buying into a franchise, there are a number of key issues that you need to consider before signing up.

International criticism for WA franchising bill

2:18PM | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 |  The International Franchising Association is the latest industry body to oppose the controversial WA franchising bill, calling for the proposals to be scrapped.

Retail Food Group reports record growth

2:17PM | Thursday, 17 February 2011 |  Retail food franchisor the Retail Food Group reported a 9% increase in its first-half net profit, to $13.6 million.

WA union leader backs franchise reforms

2:25PM | Friday, 11 February 2011 | 

We’re thinking of buying a franchise. Do franchisors usually demand lots of paperwork to be completed?

2:31PM | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 |  Operating a small business, whether it be a franchise or an independent business, requires the owner to constantly attend to paperwork.

Prevailing from the Mexican stand-off

2:58PM | Tuesday, 8 February 2011 |  Steven Marks’ enthusiasm for Guzman Y Gomez, the Mexican restaurant chain he started up, is palpable. However, Marks had to correct several missteps before the business became cashflow positive.

Senior Helpers unveils franchise opportunities

2:47PM | Friday, 4 February 2011 |  Franchise veteran Paul Wheeler has reentered the industry by setting up an Australian branch of US-based aged care franchise Senior Helpers.

Franchise Council slams WA Franchising Bill

1:29PM | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 |  The Franchise Council of Australia has continued its attack on a WA MP’s proposal to introduce state-based franchising legislation, saying the franchise sector doesn’t need or want the new laws.

I’m looking to buy a franchise and have been presented with a lengthy contract. Help!

1:58PM | Thursday, 20 January 2011 |  The highest priority when considering any franchise and the contractual documentation is to engage the services of a solicitor who specialises in business law.

Flood-stricken franchisees face uncertain fate

1:38PM | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 |  Flood-stricken franchisees face losing their businesses, with the Retail Food Group admitting that some of its Queensland outlets may not reopen.