Franchisee

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.

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

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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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Pink tribute to tragic Wendy's franchisee

Therese Evans

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

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.

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.

FRANCHISING

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.

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.

Legal preparations are always crucial

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

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.

Walk in to franchising with eyes open

As job losses mount, the franchising sector is seeking to encourage more people to take the plunge.

Miriam Steffens Be your own boss, run your own show - for many people a dream that seems too daunting to achieve on their own in the jittery economic climate.

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

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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

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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.