Five franchising lessons from “The Founder” of McDonald’s

Being released in cinemas this week, The Founder is the story of how Ray Kroc built the McDonald's empire. Michael Keaton plays Kroc and portrays him...
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Franchisees don’t do their homework and are too optimistic about risks: Research

By Jenny Buchan, UNSW Australia Franchisees are unrealistically optimistic about risks of setting up their business, even after those risks have been disclosed to them, our...
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Caltex denies employee underpayments amid allegations franchise bosses told workers to lie to Fair Work Ombudsman

Service station franchise owners were tipped off by oil giant Caltex ahead of raids by the Fair Work Ombudsman, and workers say they were told...
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ACCC sounds warning to franchisors as small businesses get beefed up contract protections

Small businesses will have greater protections for unfair contract terms when new laws come into effect on November 12, and the Australian Competition and...


ACCC takes Pastacup to court: What you need to know about the Franchising Code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission last week revealed it has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the franchisor of Western Australian quick service restaurant...


How to build a great franchise system, according to one of Australia’s top mortgage broking franchises

Franchising is a juggling act – success depends on managers, franchisees and staff all being able to communicate and work towards one key goal...


Funds manager Allegro to take control of Pizza Hut

Australian fund manager Allegro has entered into a master franchise agreement for the operation of Australian Pizza Hut stores as part of a deal...
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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...


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...
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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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