Franchise

New or existing franchise? That's the question

Both options have their attractions. It all depends on your appetite for risk and hunger for reward.

Greenwash won't work in this franchise

Jim Cornish

David Wilson During the global financial crisis while other businesses cut back, the car-wash franchise Ecowash Mobile splashed out.

Red Rooster joins franchise pay scheme

Red Rooster.

Fast food chain Red Rooster has signed up to a national audit to ensure its franchise store workers are not being underpaid.

Do your homework before buying a franchise

Steve Wright. Business. 4 March 2012.

Steve Wright What to consider before parting with your hard-earned.

Could you cut it as a franchise owner? The top 10 traits a franchisee needs

x

David Wilson Franchising is a $128-billion-a-year business in Australia. Over a thousand franchise brands run across the country, covering every angle from coffee vending to in-home behavioural dog training.

FRANCHISING

Franchise whiz hit by arsonists for second time

Nick Wright

Julie Power For the second time, one of Domino's most successful young franchisees has been attacked by arsonists.

FRANCHISING

Lending a helping hand turns into a viable franchise

xx

Gayle Bryant An ever-increasing demand for home-based care was the catalyst for one entrepreneur to introduce the US franchise model, Senior Helpers, to Australia.

Franchising

Ten franchise traps to avoid at all costs

trap

David Wilson Thinking of buying a franchise? The good news is that franchises usually work, says three-time franchise owner Jane Lombard, now a franchise consultant.

Homework key for franchise buyers

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

David Wilson Consumer watchdog urges would-be franchise buyers to watch out for inflated franchise-income claims.

FRANCHISING

Size up a franchise in seven easy steps

Franchise.

David Wilson Here's some expert intel on how to spot a legitimate franchise opportunity.

Sparks fly in franchise debate

Chalpat Sonti As recommendations to reform one of Australia's largest, and most troubled, industries move at slower than snail's pace, MPs from both sides of the political divide have re-ignited deep wounds.

Franchise with drive to succeed

cars generic

A start-up has ambitions of becoming the Bunnings of hire-car services, writes Kate Lahey.

FRANCHISING

Seeking the edge

Generic pic of a woman eating a hamburger.

Chalpat Sonti When Issam and Enza Soubjaki visited a gourmet burger store, they liked it so much they bought a franchise - then turned around the entire company.

Battle goes into cyberspace

Dominos pizza franchise.

Chalpat Sonti The battle to pass two contentious pieces of legislation affecting one of Australia's largest industries has gone online, as supporters race to beat upcoming deadlines.

Brewing up a success story

Making customers feel at home is a potent ingredient for an award-winning franchise.

Legal preparations are always crucial

Go into your new franchise with top advice and be sure you understand your obligations.

Pink tribute to tragic Wendy's franchisee

Therese Evans

Georgina Robinson Pink roses, pink ribbons, pink blouses, a pink skirt, even pink hair.

Fair work for franchisors

Larissa Ham The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched a new program aimed at bringing some of Australia's largest franchisors up to speed on workplace laws.

FRANCHISING

Sydney Ferries to be franchised

Ferries

The NSW government has called for expressions of interest to run a franchised Sydney Ferries, with plans to contract out the operation of the iconic services by the end of next year.

Allphones fined for contempt of court

Fine.

Lucy Battersby Mobile phone franchise Allphones has been hit with a $45,000 fine for contempt of court.