8:51PM | Thursday, 11 August 2011 | This week, we showcase seven great email pitch tips, reveal how you can judge a franchisor’s marketing and look at the latest celebs pouring cash into start-ups.
8:17PM | Thursday, 11 August 2011 | International video game publisher THQ has closed two local development studios as it seeks to narrow its focus to original IP, highlighting how tough the industry has become for start-ups.
8:00AM | Thursday, 11 August 2011 | The Cheesecake Shop has reached a settlement with disgruntled franchisee Brad Skuse following mediation, but an industry expert says the situation should serve as a warning for other small businesses.
8:10PM | Wednesday, 10 August 2011 | To paraphrase the philosophy of McDonald's legend Ray Kroc, if you make them (franchisees) successful, then it will go to follow that we (franchisor) will be successful too.
8:27PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 | US frozen yoghurt franchise Tasti D-Lite will open its first Australian store at the end of the month, calling for expressions of interest from potential franchisees to help build up its network.
8:20PM | Friday, 5 August 2011 | The South Australian Government has introduced a new combined bill into Parliament that would establish a small business commissioner as well as take measures to regulate the franchise industry.
7:33PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 | An Australian franchisee has set up a scathing website called cheesecakeshoplies.com, which accuses food retailer The Cheesecake Shop of badly treating franchisees.
7:45PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | The Franchising Council of Australia is looking for franchisees, franchisors and leading retailers to lend their support to a voluntary Retail Tenancy Code of Conduct.
7:02PM | Friday, 22 July 2011 | Start-ups are being encouraged to make the most of the small business “festival season”, which kicks off next week and lasts for several months, with events held across NSW and Victoria.
7:09PM | Monday, 18 July 2011 | Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will dramatically expand its chain of Virgin Active health clubs in Australia, in a $40 million move that will see the brand grow beyond its Sydney and Melbourne foothold.