Franchisee

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

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.

Franchisee protection

Stuart Washington A second state parliament is to consider laws to improve the lot of franchisees.

Sad end: Wendy's franchisee dies after detailing dispute

Wendy's.

Stuart Washington WHEN Therese Evans spoke to BusinessDay last Thursday she sounded upbeat and determined to continue her fight against Wendy's, which had locked her out of her shop for a debt she put at $7000.

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Travelscene franchisee referred to police

A Darwin travel agent suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers has been reported to police and cut loose from parent company Travelscene American Express.

Pink tribute to tragic Wendy's franchisee

Therese Evans

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

You do what?! Australia's quirkiest franchises

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Ever considered going into the lice business – becoming a professional nitpicker? What about chick-hatching for schools? By name or by trade, Marcella Bidinost highlights some of the more innovative...

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

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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.

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Here comes the bridesmaid

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Marcella Bidinost Australia's bridal industry is largely focused on just that: the bride. But what about the women behind 'the woman'? Enter this mother and daughter team.

Brumby's carbon tax misfire a legal warning for franchisees

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Larissa Ham Franchisees reminded they are personally liable even if advice comes from head office.

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.

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Coffee Club on the boil with fresh grounds

Paying for your coffee just got easier.

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.

Watchdog warns investors over income promises

David Wilson THE consumer regulator is urging would-be franchise buyers to watch 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.

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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.

Court challenge to bookshop breakaways

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Eli Greenblat The administrators to the collapsed REDgroup Retail have initiated court proceedings against the breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisee group.

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Double-shot espresso for coffee shop group

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Vince Chadwick Australia's largest coffee chain aims to open a new store every fortnight for the next five years.

Sundae, bloody sundae

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Wendy's franchisees are asking whether the ice-cream chain's business model is built to fail, writes Stuart Washington.

Franchise with drive to succeed

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

New or existing franchise? That's the question

David Mensch

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