The changing face of franchising

4:21PM | Wednesday, 27 April 2011 |  For any budding business owners pondering a franchise purchase, the opportunities in a handful of growing sectors are increasingly being offset by a lack of cash and skills.

Breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees reach truce with REDgroup administrator

4:11PM | Wednesday, 20 April 2011 |  A ceasefire has been declared between the administrators of collapsed bookstore retailer REDgroup Retail and 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees.

Franchise Fair targets baby boomers

4:14PM | Monday, 18 April 2011 |  Australia’s newest franchise expo has aligned itself with a baby boomers event as franchisors attempt to ramp up their recruitment efforts with the over-55 demographic.

A&R franchisees in limbo ahead of REDgroup sale

4:25PM | Friday, 15 April 2011 |  The fate of 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees is uncertain ahead of an expected sale of its collapsed parent company REDgroup Retail.

Eagle Boys aims to beat franchise struggles with Video Ezy link-up

4:21PM | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |  Pizza chain Eagle Boys is the latest franchise to team up with another operator in a bid to attract new customers, although the peak industry body says franchisees should be wary of “multi-branding”.

I wonder if I’d feel too constricted being a franchisee?

4:08PM | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |  Being a franchisee involves being comfortable in conforming to set business policies and procedures initiated by others.

Franchisees’ rights unclear as A&R faces court date

4:34PM | Monday, 11 April 2011 |  Legal battle between REDgroup Retail administrators and 25 breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisees raise questions about the rights of franchisees in the event of a company collapse.

Harvey Norman enters daily deals domain

4:42PM | Friday, 8 April 2011 |  Gerry Harvey has entered into the competitive world of group-buying, launching a daily deal shopping site just weeks after announcing plans to head online.

Wave of new franchises unveiled at Sydney expo

4:52PM | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 |  A host of Australian and US franchises were recently unveiled at a Sydney franchising expo, suggesting the sector is still ripe with opportunity for prospective franchisees.

Start-ups urged to embrace employee entrepreneurialism

4:45PM | Tuesday, 5 April 2011 |  Start-ups have been urged to encourage career progression among entrepreneurial staff, in the wake of Woolworths’ appointment of a CEO who was once a shelf-stacker at the company.