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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

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Will you ever look at your franchise agreement again? Four common mistakes franchisors make

Startup franchisors rarely understand the complexity of the franchise relationship, and often make mistakes which they later regret. by Jason Gehrke

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Can you afford to franchise your business?

Most businesses that franchise don’t have enough capital at the outset. by Jason Gehrke

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Why franchisees struggle with change

A common gripe among franchisors is the difficulty in getting franchisees to embrace change. by Jason Gehrke

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
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