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Thursday, 26 February 2015

How extended opening hours will affect retail property landlords and tenants: Bakers Delight's Gerry Gerrard

The first comprehensive review of Australia’s competition laws and policies in more than 20 years is underway and has encouraged the retail sector to consider extended opening hours. by Gerry Gerrard
 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

No "tsunami of complaints" about franchising … yet: ACCC small business report

More than 7000 individuals contacted the ACCC with complaints and enquiries about small businesses and franchising in the second half of last year, according to the competition watchdog’s latest small business report. by Eloise Keating
 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Is it worth the risk to continue under a licensing arrangement rather than a franchise one?

Since the new Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect this year, businesses which have operated under a licensing arrangement are encouraged to seek advice to ensure they are not at risk of incurring major financial penalties. by Jason Gehrke
 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Former Wendys franchisee claims she was refused maternity leave

Another former Wendys franchisee has come forward with a horror story from her time with the hot dog and ice cream chain, which she says refused to allow her to take maternity leave. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Former franchisees say Wendys took out a caveat on their home

A former Wendys franchisee claims the hot dog and ice cream chain took out a caveat on their house and eventually cost them their superannuation and life savings, after it convinced them to take on two failing stores. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Step into Life franchisee horror stories: “It felt like the Death Star taking aim at an Ewok”

Former franchisees of outdoor fitness chain Step into Life have come forward claiming the experience of leaving the franchise feels like being “stalked by a jealous ex”. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

“The worst decision of our lives”: Cold Rock comes under fire from disgruntled franchisees

A Queensland couple who walked away from their failing Cold Rock franchise with hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt are the latest franchisees to voice their concerns about franchising. by Kirsten Robb
 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Cold burns: Another franchisee comes forward claiming mistreatment by Wendys

Another former franchisee of ice cream and hot dog chain Wendys has come forward, claiming mistreatment at the hands of the fast food chain. by Andrew Sadauskas
 

Step into Life: Outdoor personal training franchise under attack from disgruntled franchisees

A group of disgruntled franchisees have used a blog to launch a stinging attack against outdoor personal training franchise Step into Life. by Andrew Sadauskas
 
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