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Justin Anytime Fitness Massage Envy Australia co-founder

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Anytime Fitness Australia co-founder Justin McDonell brings Massage Envy to Oz: His three-step guide to building a franchising empire

Eight years after launching his first franchise with his sister Jacinta McDonell, Anytime Fitness Australia co-founder Justin McDonell is focused on his next major franchising...

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Over 40% of new business owners and franchisees do not know what due diligence is: Research

The majority of new independent business owners and franchisees rely on their “gut feel” when setting up or buying their business and close to...
Bruce Billson reveals the achievement he is most proud of during his time in parliament

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Bruce Billson to chair Franchise Council of Australia

Former small business minister Bruce Billson has been appointed as executive chair of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA). It's the first post-parliamentary appointment for...

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Why US food chain Jersey Mike’s Subs is setting up on Australian shores

Another US fast food giant has landed Down Under, with the first Jersey Mike’s Subs store opening on Queensland's Gold Coast today. The move is...

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10 reasons why franchisees fail

After more than 25 years in franchising, I’ve seen both franchisees and franchisors achieve spectacular success, and others lose it all. There is no such...
Masters was spoiled from the start, now Woolworths must go back to basics

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Masters was spoiled from the start, now Woolworths must go back to basics

    Masters, of Woolworths, has died at the age of five after a long illness. Its passing was a surprise to few. It...
Sales Force: Four of the quirkiest Star Wars products to hit the market

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Sales Force: Four of the quirkiest Star Wars products to hit the market

  While legions of Star Wars padawans are waiting with bated breath to see whether the next instalment in the blockbuster film franchise is...
Airtasker to put gift cards in major supermarkets and retailers

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Airtasker to put gift cards in major supermarkets and retailers

  The sharing economy will soon be “more accessible than ever” in Australia as the concept begins to enter the mainstream, Airtasker founder...
When franchisees go rogue

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When franchisees go rogue

  Claims to state and federal inquiries into franchising in 2008 and 2010 that rogue behaviour by franchisors was widespread have not been supported...
7-Eleven franchisee hits out at convenience chain’s new business model: “The changes they offered us are not fair”

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7-Eleven franchisee hits out at convenience chain’s new business model: “The changes they offered us are not fair”

  7-Eleven’s new franchise agreement does not go far enough to fix the convenience chain’s flawed business model, according to a furious franchisee. The...
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