Marcella Bidinost Shortly after iconic ice drink makers Slush Puppie announced plans to sell 90 franchises across Australia, a prompt reality check swayed management to put its grand plans for fast expansion on ice.
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.
Chalpat Sonti Mixed views on changes to troubled industry.
Chalpat Sonti The federal government has finally acted on changes to the franchising industry, today announcing what it calls "the most sweeping reform" of the industry's code of conduct.
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.
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...
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 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 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.
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.
Stuart Washington A second state parliament is to consider laws to improve the lot of franchisees.
Vince Chadwick Australia's largest coffee chain aims to open a new store every fortnight for the next five years.
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.
Wendy's franchisees are asking whether the ice-cream chain's business model is built to fail, writes Stuart Washington.
A start-up has ambitions of becoming the Bunnings of hire-car services, writes Kate Lahey.
Eli Greenblat US-based private equity firm pays roughly $65 million to purchase controlling stake in Boost Juice.
Making customers feel at home is a potent ingredient for an award-winning franchise.
Go into your new franchise with top advice and be sure you understand your obligations.
Georgina Robinson Pink roses, pink ribbons, pink blouses, a pink skirt, even pink hair.