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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

No exemption for franchising under new unfair contracts legislation

Despite the introduction of a new Franchising Code of Conduct on January 1 this year, the Australian franchise sector is set to be further impacted by additional regulation with the introduction of unfair contracts legislation to apply to small businesses. by Jason Gehrke
 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Choice of fee is critical to franchising success

Central to the viability of any franchisor’s business model is the method by which it generates its income. by Jason Gehrke
 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Minimee cofounder: Why community and culture is our reason to franchise

Sydney-based baby and childrenswear retailer Minimee is launching its first franchised stores with the help of the same consultants behind the franchising of Boost Juice. by Kirsten Robb
 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Ace Cleaning comes under fire after launching competition to give away 10 franchises

Would you enter a competition to win a franchise? by Eloise Keating
 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Do franchisors run different businesses than their franchisees?

The roles of the franchisor and franchisee can often involve very different functions and skill sets. by Jason Gehrke
 

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
 
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