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.
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.
David Wilson Consumer watchdog urges would-be franchise buyers to watch out for inflated franchise-income claims.
David Wilson Here's some expert intel on how to spot a legitimate franchise opportunity.
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.
Julie Power For the second time, one of Domino's most successful young franchisees has been attacked by arsonists.
Fast food chain Red Rooster has signed up to a national audit to ensure its franchise store workers are not being underpaid.
Steve Wright What to consider before parting with your hard-earned.
Both options have their attractions. It all depends on your appetite for risk and hunger for reward.
David Wilson During the global financial crisis while other businesses cut back, the car-wash franchise Ecowash Mobile splashed out.
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.
A start-up has ambitions of becoming the Bunnings of hire-car services, writes Kate Lahey.
Peter Cai When Simon Ip arrived in Australia 20 years ago as a pastry chef, he had just $100 and a French certificate in patisserie. Last year he and his brother sold $50 million worth of buns.
Judith Ireland The consumer watchdog is questioning a major bakery franchise, following an internal newsletter that advised bakeries to put up prices and ''let the carbon tax take the blame''.
Larissa Ham Franchisees reminded they are personally liable even if advice comes from head office.
Jonathan Swan Less than a year after selling a licence to an Egyptian franchisee, The Coffee Club opened its first cafe on Egypt's north coast.
David Wilson THE consumer regulator is urging would-be franchise buyers to watch for inflated franchise income claims.
Vince Chadwick No celebrity endorsements. No meal deals. No upsizing. Grill'd wants a brand without the trimmings.
Lucy Battersby Mobile phone franchise Allphones has been hit with a $45,000 fine for contempt of court.
Entrepreneur Secrets No ads. No celebrity endorsements. No meal deals. No upsizing. Grill'd Burgers wants a brand without the trimmings.