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.
Stuart Washington A second state parliament is to consider laws to improve the lot of franchisees.
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.
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.
Georgina Robinson Pink roses, pink ribbons, pink blouses, a pink skirt, even pink hair.
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.
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...
Julie Power For the second time, one of Domino's most successful young franchisees has been attacked by arsonists.
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.
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.
Larissa Ham Franchisees reminded they are personally liable even if advice comes from head office.
David Wilson Consumer watchdog urges would-be franchise buyers to watch out for inflated franchise-income claims.
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.
David Wilson Here's some expert intel on how to spot a legitimate franchise opportunity.
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.
Chalpat Sonti One of Australia's best-known businessmen is being sued for more than $5 million over claims he conspired to get illegally get rid of the head of his UK operation.
Eli Greenblat The administrators to the collapsed REDgroup Retail have initiated court proceedings against the breakaway Angus & Robertson franchisee group.
Vince Chadwick Australia's largest coffee chain aims to open a new store every fortnight for the next five years.
Wendy's franchisees are asking whether the ice-cream chain's business model is built to fail, writes Stuart Washington.