free daily newsletter


Monday, 23 November 2015

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

May the profits be with you if you're one of these savvy businesses. by Broede Carmody

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Airtasker to put gift cards in major supermarkets and retailers

The sharing economy concept is on the brink of entering mainstream retail, Airtasker founder says. by Denham Sadler

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

When franchisees go rogue

It could be argued that 7-Eleven franchisees who deliberately underpaid and intimidated their employees failed to act in good faith to their franchisor. by Jason Gehrke

Thursday, 22 October 2015

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. by Broede Carmody

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Greens bill would be a huge blow to franchising

A Greens proposal to turn franchisors into the ultimate employers of all franchisee staff is an ill-advised knee-jerk reaction. by Jason Gehrke

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Pizza wars: Big dough, small crusts and the Mexicana stand-off

If you ask Zain Mazloum, managing director of the iconic Melbourne restaurant Toto's Pizza House, talk of a pizza war is nothing more than hyperbole, a load of baloney to borrow an American phrase. by Engel Schmidl

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tips for buying a bargain franchise

Finding an undervalued franchise to buy is rare but possible. by Jason Gehrke

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Four Wendy’s stores close as administration of Wendy’s Supa Sundaes continues

Four Wendy’s company owned and operated stores have closed, as the administration of the ice cream and hot dog chain’s former master franchisor continues. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Small business and franchisee due diligence before starting up “unsophisticated” and “naïve”: Research

Prospective small business owners, including franchisees, need greater education and support when deciding to start or purchase a business. by Eloise Keating
Free Daily Newsletter
Invalid Input

Some know me as the
Business Bitch. Others just call
me Aunty B. I'm Smartcompany's
resident Agony Aunt.

t @IamAuntyB #AuntyB

Or you can email:


Want more helpful advice from Aunty B?

Read more now