Jim Penman


Jim’s Group unlocks franchise potential of locksmith sector

3:22AM | Monday, 11 March

Jim’s Group is looking for more than 100 franchisees for its newly-launched Jim’s Locksmiths division, with founder Jim Penman saying good business acumen is more important than technical know-how.

Jim’s Cleaning franchisee triggers warning over exclusivity rights

5:17AM | Thursday, 3 May

A franchising expert has issued a warning to prospective franchisees about exclusivity rights, after a former Jim’s Cleaning franchisee claimed he lost exclusivity in his assigned territory.

Jim’s Group founder seeks pre-IPO backer to finance new franchisees

4:37AM | Thursday, 26 April

Prospective franchisees looking to join the Jim’s Group network could receive start-up loans as part of the company’s growth strategy, with founder Jim Penman seeking a pre-IPO backer.

Long-term business partnerships with deal sites tipped to surge

3:36AM | Tuesday, 6 March

Australian franchise Jim’s Group has partnered with discount voucher site DiscountOn.com.au in order to spark sales, with an expert saying similar long-term partnerships are on the cards.

Jim’s Group plans public listing before end of 2012

3:09AM | Monday, 11 March

Entrepreneur Jim Penman, owner of the Jim's Group franchise, says he is planning to list the company by the end of the year to raise more capital and expand the business, with the eventual goal of turning the group into a billion-dollar entity.

Service sector outstripping retail spending: report

6:17AM | Monday, 27 June

Budding entrepreneurs are being urged to cash in on the burgeoning services sector, with new figures suggesting time-poor consumers are swapping retail spending for service-oriented luxuries.

ATO emphasises tax debt management following Jim’s Plumbing wind-up notice

6:41AM | Monday, 20 June

The Australian Taxation Office is urging businesses to properly manage their tax debt, following its application to wind up South Australian franchise Jim’s Plumbing after it failed to comply with a taxation-related demand.

Tax Office hits Jim’s Plumbing franchise with wind-up order

6:57AM | Friday, 17 June

The Australian Taxation Office has applied to wind-up Jim's Plumbing, one of the several trade-based franchises run by entrepreneur Jim Penman under the well-known Jim's Group banner, with a hearing set for the Federal Court on July 20.