Franchise Advisory Centre


Jim’s Cleaning and bb’s café highlight growth of co-branding

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.

Retail Food Group’s social media hub set to up the ante for franchisors

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”.

Bicycle Centre rebrand idea pedalled for independent bike stores

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.

Franchisee cultural diversity on the rise

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.

Retail Food Group sees 120% post-Christmas spike in franchise enquiries

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.

Italian gelato chain RivaReno heads Down Under

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.

Collins Booksellers diagnoses healthy returns on hospital-based store strategy

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.

Vending franchises won’t help you get rich quick, entrepreneurs warned

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.

BoQ franchisee court case serves as due diligence reminder

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.

Dog grooming franchise HydroDog rebrands, taps into mobile concept

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.