10:22PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | South Australia will receive its own Small Business Commissioner and a new code to protect franchisees, after a hotly contested bill passed through state Parliament.
10:08PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Australian franchises are being encouraged to consider less obvious markets such as Russia to expand into, after car-cleaning franchise Nanotek was named one of the country’s most popular franchises.
10:42PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 | Almost 400 Australian franchisees, which operate under Refund Home Loans or Tyrecorp, face an uncertain future after both companies collapsed within a day of each other.
10:06PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 | Trying to sell off $20 million worth of property during an economic crisis is a near-impossible task, yet Garry Braams found himself with no alternative.
10:52PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 | Small businesses that introduce a new tagline must ensure it reflects larger changes within the brand, experts say, after fast-food franchise Hungry Jacks ditched its 16-year-old slogan.
10:51PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 | OzSpy Security Solutions is the latest franchise to heavily discount its start-up fees, reducing the establishment costs by $50,000, as recruitment issues continue to plague the industry.
10:31PM | Friday, 14 October 2011 | The Coffee Club franchisee Carolyn McManus has revealed her secrets to success for multi-unit franchising, after being named Multi-unit Franchisee of the Year by the peak industry body.
10:28PM | Monday, 10 October 2011 | Competition watchdog ACCC says it will focus on compliance in the franchising sector in order to “improve its standing”, while industry experts say the sector is performing well financially.
10:01PM | Monday, 10 October 2011 | Before you consider leaving the franchise to operate independently of it, it’s imperative you seek advice from a business lawyer.
10:33PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 | International gym franchise Fitness First is reportedly planning to sell its Australian and Asian operations, but an industry player says the sale will have a minimal impact on smaller operators.