Franchise Advisory Centre
5:38PM | Thursday, 9 May 2013 | Franchises looking to co-brand must ensure there is an obvious link between the two brands, says an industry expert, after bb’s café formed an unlikely partnership with Jim’s Cleaning Group.
5:09AM | Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | Franchisors look set to face increasing pressure from franchisees to implement social media polices, after Retail Food Group established a “social media command centre”.
4:10PM | Tuesday, 16 April 2013 | A bicycle distributor based in Brisbane is taking a new twist on the franchising model by asking bike retailers to rebrand as Bicycle Centre, promising to offer a range of support such as product and sales training.
2:40PM | Thursday, 7 February 2013 | An expert has highlighted some of the challenges of hiring immigrant franchisees, after Retail Food Group said more than 50% of its successful franchisee applicants over the last six months spoke English as a second language.
1:19PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 | Retail Food Group says it received more than double the number of enquiries this January compared to January 2012, as enquiries throughout franchising experience an upward trend.
1:14PM | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | Italian gelato chain RivaReno has chosen Sydney as its first location outside of Italy, opening a store in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, but an expert says it will have to work hard for consumer dollars.
12:22PM | Monday, 17 December 2012 | Collins Booksellers has opened a store inside a hospital as part of a new strategy, but experts say other retailers looking to follow suit must be willing to customise their store layout and stock.
10:49PM | Thursday, 25 October 2012 | Aspiring entrepreneurs have been warned about the deceptive ease of running a vending machine franchise, after a major vending company announced its plan to offer vendor financing and a DIY package.
9:56PM | Monday, 17 September 2012 | Franchisees and franchisors have been urged to do as much as “humanly possible” to scope each other out before entering into an agreement, as a court battle kicks off involving 10 former Bank of Queensland franchisees.
9:51PM | Tuesday, 4 September 2012 | The success of mobile franchises often depends on the season, an expert says, after mobile dog grooming service HydroDog Australia underwent a rebrand and launched two new businesses.