Franchising Law & Lawyers

A franchise is a formal business relationship between a franchisor and a franchisee, whereby the franchisor:

  • allows the franchisee to use its name and its know-how (under licence),
  • exercises a degree of control over the franchisee's business methods,
  • takes payments from the franchisee, and
  • usually provides continuing training for the franchisee

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What is Franchsing?

Franchising is a method of marketing and distribution where a company (called the franchisor) expands nationally or internationally by granting a person or company (called the franchisee) the right to operate a copy of its business in another geographic area. The right will usually include the ability to use the brand name, the business system and the know-how of the franchisor.

The franchisor gains its income from initial and ongoing fees paid by the franchisee. In return, it must provide a variety of services to encourage the continuing profitability and growth of the franchisee’s business.

Franchisees invest in setting up the business in their own areas and are the owners of their own businesses. They receive their income from successfully marketing their products or services under the brand name of their franchisor.

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The Australian Franchising Code of Conduct

In Australia, the franchise sector is overseen by the Franchising Code of Conduct, a mandatory industry code under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974).

It is administered and enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The latest Australian Federal Government reforms to the franchise regulations in Australia, came into effect from July 2010 and January 2011 for the varying amendments.

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Franchising Law

Entering into a franchise agreement whether you are buying or selling in any sector a franchise can be challenging. The agreements are normally complex and difficult to understand. It is therefore important to find the right lawyer who can go through the ins and outs of the clauses so that you have an understanding of the implications of entering into such a contract.

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Some of the aspects a franchise lawyer will aid in include:

  • Drafting and reviewing key franchise documents
  • Advising and assisting on sales of purchases of franchised businesses
  • Advising and assisting on sales, purchases and restructuring of franchise systems
  • Assisting on Information Technology agreements for franchisors
  • Strategic Planning and Advice (including asset protection)
  • Multi-tiered franchising options (including master franchising)
  • Capital Fundraising

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Are you contemplating a franchising opportunity?

Franchising is recognised as a highly flexible means for established businesses to expand, and for people to run their own businesses with less risk, and usually a smaller capital investment, than a traditional "start up".

If you are currently a franchisor or franchisee or if you are thinking of starting or investing in franchise businesses, franchising lawyers can provide all the expertise and advice you need. Our service is comprehensive, offering full brand protection for franchisors, critically important documents such as operating manuals and security documents, and a full range of employment, property, intellectual property, commercial contract preparation and other services, allowing you to concentrate on maximising any opportunities that may arise.

Franchising lawyers also work with franchised businesses which have fallen into dispute internally – whether the conflict is between franchisees, or between the franchisor and one or more of its franchisees. We can also help you to deal with external disputes, for example with suppliers, customers, competitors, and regulatory authorities. Whatever issues you might face, franchising lawyers can help you deal with them in the most effective way possible.

Franchise Disputes - Franchisor & Franchisee

Unfortunately franchising disputes can occur with any different type of franchise.

Franchising lawyers have considerable experience in dealing with franchise disputes.

Franchising lawyers use their experience gained from our time working with franchisors to your benefit, as we understand both parties' interests and can consider the legal implications from both sides of the fence which ensures that you receive the most cost effective advice.

Franchising lawyers have a good relationship and work very closely with expert franchise barristers.

The issues that come up the most in franchise disputes are:

-Misrepresentation – where the franchisee was given factual information prior to entering the franchise, by the franchisor, that the franchisee relied on when deciding whether to enter the agreement and which has turned out to be untrue. This can include the cost of supplies, projections/cash flows and representations about other franchisees.

-Termination – where either the franchisor wants to terminate the agreement and is alleging that the franchisee has breached the agreement or the franchisee wants to see if it has the right to get out of the agreement.

-Restrictions on Trading – whether or not clauses restricting a franchisee from trading for a period after the agreement ends are enforceable and if there are any ways around these clauses.

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Regulations affecting franchising in Australia:

  • Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Oil Code
  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (supersedes Trade Practices Act 1974)
  • Retail Leasing legislation (various states)
  • Corporations Act (2001)
  • Fair Trading legislation (various states)
  • Intellectual Property (IP) legislation (including Copyright)

Of these, only the Franchising Code of Conduct is specific to franchising. All other laws apply to both franchised and non-franchised businesses.

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What is Franchising?

The term 'franchising' has been used to describe many different forms of business relationships, including licensing, distributor and agency arrangements. The more popular use of the term has arisen from the development of what is called 'business format franchising.'

Business format franchising is the granting of a license by one person (the franchisor) to another (the franchisee), which entitles the franchisee to trade under the trade mark/trade name of the franchisor and to make use of an entire package, comprising all the elements necessary to establish a previously untrained person in the business and to run it with continual assistance on a predetermined basis.

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The principle is simple - some companies choose to grow, not by developing in the conventional way, but by granting a license to others to sell their product or service. There are clear advantages to this:

You don't have to come up with a new idea - someone else has had it and tested it, too!

Larger, well-established franchise operations will often have national advertising campaigns and a solid trading name
Good franchisors will offer comprehensive training programmes in sales and indeed all business skills.
Good franchisors can also help secure funding for your investment as well as e.g. discounted bulk-buy supplies for outlets when you are in operation

If aware that you are running a franchise, customers will also understand that you will be offering the best possible value for money and service - although you run your 'own show', you are part of a much larger organisation.

Who is in Control?

Each business outlet is owned and operated by the franchisee. However, the franchisor retains control over the way in which products and services are marketed and sold, and controls the quality and standards of the business.

What are the Cost Implications?

The franchisor will receive an initial fee from the franchisee, payable at the outset, together with on-going management service fees - usually based on a percentage of annual turnover or mark-ups on supplies. In return, the franchisor has an obligation to support the franchise network, notably with training, product development, advertising, promotional activities and with a specialist range of management services.

Franchising is not a business itself, but a way of doing business.

It is essentially a marketing concept - an innovative method of distributing goods and services. It is also an extremely successful and rapidly growing aspect of Australia's small business sector.

Franchising is a business relationship in which the franchisor (the owner of the business providing the product or service) assigns to independent people (the franchisees) the right to market and distribute the franchisor's goods or service, and to use the business name for a fixed period of time. The International Franchise Association defines franchising as a "continuing relationship in which the franchisor provides a licensed privilege to do business, plus assistance in organising training, merchandising and management in return for a consideration from the franchisee".

"Franchising" is used to describe a number of business models, the most commonly identified of which is "business format franchising". But there are other models which are also dependent on franchise relationships. These include:

1.Manufacturer-Retailer: Where the retailer as franchisee sells the franchisor's product directly to the public. (eg. New motor vehicle dealerships).

2.Manufacturer-Wholesaler: Where the franchisee under license manufactures and distributes the franchisor's product (eg. Soft drink bottling arrangements).

3.Wholesaler-Retailer: Where the retailer as franchisee purchases products for retail sale from a franchisor wholesaler (frequently a cooperative of the franchisee retailers who have formed a wholesaling company through which they are contractually obliged to purchase. eg. Hardware and automotive product stores).

4.Retailer-Retailer: Where the franchisor markets a service, or a product, under a common name and standardised system, through a network of franchisees. This is the classic business format franchise.

The first two categories above are often referred to as product and tradename franchises. These include arrangements in which franchisees are granted the right to distribute a manufacturer's product within a specified territory or at a specific location, generally with the use of the manufacturer's identifying name or trademark, in exchange for fees or royalties.

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The business format franchise, however, differs from product and tradename franchises through the use of a format, or a comprehensive system for the conduct of the business, including such elements as business planning, management system, location, appearance and image, and quality of goods.

Standardisation, consistency and uniformity across all aspects are hallmarks of the business format franchise.

Business format franchising is today the fastest-growing segment of franchising and has spread to virtually every sector of the economy in Australia. It has significantly more franchise systems, more outlets, more employees and more opportunities than product and tradename franchises.

Business format franchising requires a unique relationship between the franchisor (the owner of the system) and the franchisee (the owner of the individual outlet), which is commonly referred to as a "commercial marriage".

This ongoing business relationship includes the product, service and trademark, as well as the entire business concept itself from marketing strategy and plan, operational standards, systems and formats, to training, quality control and ongoing assistance, guidance and supervision.

In short, it provides small business (the franchisee) with the tools of big business (provided by the franchisor).

It is also a Win-Win relationship where the franchisor is able to expand its market presence without eroding its own capital, and the franchisee gains through access to established business systems, at lower risk, for their own commercial advantage.

The "commercial marriage" between franchisor and franchisee is ultimately a legal relationship, with the full obligations and responsibilities of both parties outlined in a highly detailed franchise agreement. This commercial contract varies in length and conditions from one system to the next, such that it would be almost impossible for any two franchise systems to have identical agreements.

By nature of the relationship, the franchise agreement will be imbalanced in favour of the franchisor, as the franchisor must at all times remain in control over certain standards critical to the ongoing success of the business format.

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ACCC helping franchising sector to get ready for the new code

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:27:00 +1000

ACCC Media Release The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is helping the franchising sector to understand the new Franchising Code of Conduct ahead of its 1 January 2015 start date. From 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code will be repealed and replaced with a new Code which will apply to all franchise systems operatin...

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Five things to look for in a franchise brand

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:59:00 +1000

By Nigel Bowen The Franchising Australia 2014 report, collated by Griffith University and sponsored by the Franchise Council of Australia, found there were 1160 business format franchisors operating in Australia, with the sector employing 460,000 people and having an estimated total sales turnover of $144 billion. Impressively, between 20...

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Five things to look for in a franchise

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:59:00 +1000

By Nigel Bowen The Franchising Australia 2014 report, collated by Griffith University and sponsored by the Franchise Council of Australia, found there were 1160 business format franchisors operating in Australia, with the sector employing 460,000 people and having an estimated total sales turnover of $144 billion. Impressively, between 20...

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FCA GM Kym De Britt discusses how to do preliminary franchise research

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:45:00 +1000

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Begin Bright Franchisor wins Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:52:07 +1000

Media Release Last night, Tina Tower was named the the winner in the National Telstra Business Women's Awards for Young Woman in Business. Tina celebrated ten years in business last week and this marks the culmination of a journey that started at age 20 with a suburban tutoring centre in Sydney. Identifying the need for school readin...

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Free webinar about the new Franchising Code

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:01:33 +1000

The new Franchising Code: what you need to know and do now Date:  Tuesday 9 December 2014 Time:  12.00pm–1.00pm AEDT Register for this webinar From 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code of Conduct will be repealed and replaced with a new Code which will apply to all franchise systems operating in Australia. ...

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Media Release: Franchise Council of Australia welcomes new Franchising Code of Conduct

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:09:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) has welcomed the release of the new Franchising Code of Conduct, set to be implemented on 1 January, 2015. Following the announcement of the Wein review by the Labor Government in January 2013, the FCA has worked collaboratively with both the previous and current Governments during the consultation pro...

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Media Release: Levelling the playing field for franchising

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:02:00 +1000

From the Office of The Hon Bruce Billson, Minister for Small Business The Abbott Government has released its improved, updated Franchising Code of Conduct. Australia is the franchise capital of the world and the sector is a great source of enterprise and innovation, and we want to ensure the system is as healthy as it can be. We...

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Here at last: the Code arrives

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:04:00 +1000

By Sarah Stowe Read on source website Finally, it's arrived. The much anticipated, much discussed Franchising Code of Conduct 2014 has been formally ratified by the Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove. We've been promised "no surprises" by the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson, and the expected Code ...

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MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Award winners honoured at Allphones Arena in Sydney

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:22:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia honoured franchising’s best and brightest at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner last night at Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. The big winner on the night was South Australian-based Wendy’s Supa Sundaes who went home with Australian Established Franchisor of the Ye...

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Win a #NFC14 pass with the FCA on twitter

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:46:23 +1000

Fancy yourself as a social media savvy member of the franchising community? Know your hashtags from your @mentions? Or are you just starting to build your digital presence? Either way, we want to connect with you through the FCA’s new Twitter handle @FranchCouncilAU and from September 15 2014 to October 10 2014we are offering some amaz...

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What impact will the proposed new franchising code have on your business?

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:35:27 +1000

By Sean O'Donnell In April 2014, the Federal Government released a draft version of the proposed new Code ("exposure draft") largely based on the recommendations made in the Wein review.  It also released the draft bill to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to provide for civil penalties and infringement notices fo...

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ACCC to be given more power as Competition and Consumer Act amendment passes in the Senate

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:39:00 +1000

The Coalition Government last night passed legislation in the Senate that gives the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the power to apply pecuniary penalties to businesses which breach industry codes. This legislation paves the way through Parliament for the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) update expected to be imple...

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Case Study: Success through teamwork

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:07:40 +1000

Tracy and Scott Skinner make a great team. Their V.I.P. journey is more unusual than most but it does show how working with a franchisor can offer flexible solutions. It all started around 8 years ago when Scott was working as a Motor Mechanic and Tracy as an Administrational Manager. Scott was tired of the grease! Like so many he wanted...

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Franchising Expo: Outstanding Melbourne show wraps up a big year

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +1000

The Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, held 22-24 August, has been hailed a success, with over 4200 visitors and a record 101 exhibitors, according to show organiser Specialised Events. “We are thrilled with the show, and it wraps up a huge year for us,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey. “The mar...

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Franchisees and support staff honoured VIC/TAS FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:44:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) recognised franchising’s best in Victoria and Tasmania on Friday night at the final regional FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2014. Winners at the event included Rajinder Uppal from OPSM Wendouree who took home the Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff award and Rowan Prendergast f...

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SA franchisees and support staff recognised at Aon SA FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:26:00 +1000

Franchisees from across South Australia were honoured at the Aon SA FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards on Friday night. Held at the Hilton Hotel, winners at the event included Tim and Simone Swansson from Bakers Delight in Murray Bridge who took home the Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff award, Robert Tyndall from EFM Health Club...

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BDA/Finn Franchise Brokers WA FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards results

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:33:00 +1000

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Franchise stars announced at NSW/ACT FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:08:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchising’s best in Sydney on Friday night at the FCA NSW/ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2014. Held at Four Points by Sheraton winners at the event included Anthony and Isla Kaye from Bakers Delight who took home the Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year award, Benjamin Curran...

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Queensland's best in franchising revealed at FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:48:23 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchising’s best in Queensland on Friday night at the FCA Qld/NT Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2014. Held at the Hilton in Brisbane and opening with the inaugural David Acheson Memorial Contribution to Franchising Award, winners at the event included April & Tony Carnie a...

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There's no better time to be your own boss - Brisbane to host 2014 Franchising Expo

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +1000

Media Release Anyone who’s ever dreamed managing their own destiny, or turning their small business into an empire, will find plenty to motivate and inspire them at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, which opens at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday 19 July. “The Brisbane Franchising &am...

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200 brands sign up to voluntary franchise registry in bid to improve sector's reputation

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By Michael Walsh SmartCompany.com.au A voluntary registry for Australian franchises launched by industry information consultancy FRANdata will aim to strengthen the credibility of the $131 billion sector. Around 200 brands are already listed on The Franchise Registry, which requires franchised brands to lodge a current Disclosure Stat...

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New register for franchise operators

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:12:00 +1000

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Signarama Australia Continues Nationwide Expansion with 100th Store Launch

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Training key to engaging new pool in franchising

Fri, 30 May 2014 09:18:00 +1000

John O'Brien Sydney Morning Herald Education is a great way to differentiate a business to attract the best and brightest. If you don’t have world-best training supported by accreditation in modern day franchising, then don’t bother getting out of bed.  Gen Y will make up around 40 per cent of the Australian wo...

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Franchising Code of Conduct Review consultation Update

Wed, 21 May 2014 14:44:00 +1000

By Michael Paul Chairman, Franchise Council of Australia I am pleased to report the FCA’s detailed submission in relation to the Exposure Draft of the Franchising Code of Conduct has been welcomed by the Department of Treasury. On Monday 12 May Kym De Britt and Stephen Giles flew to Canberra at the invitation of the Department to ...

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Less than one week to enter regional FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:17:00 +1000

Media Release There is less than one week left to enter the FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards regional categories. Following a refresh this season, there has never been a better time to reward hard working franchisees and head office staff. Award submissions are now completed entirely online and there is still plenty of time...

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Media Release: Franchising fever hits Sydney

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:22:00 +1000

Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo Sydney 28 - 30 March, 2014 The Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park came alive for the Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, with more than 3,500 people attending over the show’s three days, 28-30 March. “We were very pleased with the number of visitors, but m...

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FCA endorses Minister's announcement on Franchising Code of Conduct changes

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:08:00 +1000

Media Release Yesterday, the Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson announced the specific changes planned for the Franchising Code of Conduct and published The Future of Franchising statement. The document outlines the Government's position on the 2013 Wein Report and the changes they plan to implement. The Franchise Co...

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FCA partner PayPal launches complete payment solution for Australian small businesses

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:18:00 +1000

Media Release New Chip and PIN card reader will make it easier for businesses to take secure card payments face-toface, anytime, anywhere. Sydney, Australia - 3 April 2014 - PayPal Australia today launched the next generation of PayPal Here, an app and Bluetooth device engineered for Australian small businesses, service providers and ...

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Don't be fooled by a fake franchise

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:59:00 +1000

ACCC Scam Watch February 2014: SCAMwatch is warning people thinking about buying a franchise or small business to beware of exciting new franchise opportunities that may actually be scams. Franchising scams can come in the form of a pyramid scheme dressed up as a reputable franchise. These scams may appear to be slick and professional...

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Queensland economic growth strongest in the nation

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:26:00 +1000

Media Release Treasurer and Minister for Trade The Honourable Tim Nicholls Queensland’s economic growth continues to outstrip the rest of Australia, with new figures showing the economy had the strongest growth in the nation over the year to the September quarter 2013. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said it showed the Newman Gover...

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Exciting new venue for Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo 2014

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:57:20 +1000

Media Release As the saying goes – as one door closes another one opens; and the temporary closure of the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre has meant a new and exciting venue for the Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, which will be held at the Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park, from 28-30 March 2014. Exhibi...

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The top three Aussie franchises

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:19:52 +1000

By Adam Courtenay The Age & Fairfax Network If you're researching franchises, you need to know why these are the best. A company which has managed to wheel out 100 shops in 100 days was recently named the top franchisor in the country for 2013. Sounds like a simple business, easy to set up and quick to generate revenues? A p...

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Why Specsavers is franchisor of the year

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:15:00 +1000

By Larissa Ham The Age When eyewear chain Specsavers brought its retail operation to Australia in 2008, it did so with a bang, opening 100 stores in 100 days. The global chain took the conservative Australian market by storm, slashing prices, launching an aggressive marketing campaign and convincing dozens of independent operators ...

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Certified Franchise Executive Program launches in Australia

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:58:00 +1000

World Franchising Magazine By John Reynolds, CFE Cooperation is historic step for franchising internationally. The Franchise Council of Australia and the International Franchise Association formally launched the Certified Franchise Executive Program during the FCA's National Franchise Convention on the Gold Coast Oct. 20 - 22. ...

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Franchise Council of Australia welcomes Franchising Code update in 2014

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:23:25 +1000

Media Release The Abbott Government will introduce recommendations from the 2013 Franchising Code of Conduct review this year. In today’s Australian Financial Review, Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson said the Coalition would act early in 2014 to “maintain world-class regulatory support for a crucial part of the econom...

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The top franchise trends in Australia for 2014

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:40:52 +1000

By Gavin Lower www.startupsmart.com.au For people considering getting into business for themselves, especially in the New Year, franchising is one option many will likely investigate. Franchise businesses make a sizeable contribution to Australia’s economy, turning over around $131 billion in revenue annually, according to the Fr...

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How to find the right franchise

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +1000

By Anneli Knight The Age - My Small Business It's a buyer's market when it comes to finding a franchise, so there is every opportunity to ask all the right questions and find a franchise that fits your lifestyle. Rod Young, chairman of franchise consultants and lawyers DC Strategy Group, says Australia has the highest concen...

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Retail store locations: The science behind the choice

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:49:23 +1000

Smartcompany.com.au By Gerry Gerrard The position of a retail store can make or break its success. For anyone considering embarking on a retail venture, or for existing retailers looking for a new site – where do you start in your search for the perfect space? According to Colliers International, there is around 2.6 million squa...

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From one hairdressing salon to a franchise empire: One entrepreneur's story

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:38:00 +1000

Startupsmart.com.au By Rose Powell   When Denis McFadden opened his first walk-in hairdressing salon in 1986, he never imagined it would grow into the175-salon strong Just Cuts franchise it is today. McFadden was added to the Franchise Hall of Fame last week at the NAB Franchise Council of Australia’s awards in recognit...

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Tips from the top: Myer chief Bernie Brookes

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:43:00 +1000

Franchise.net.au Technology and innovation are the solution to the retail challenge. That's according to Myer's Bernie Brookes, who shared his views of leadership as a keynote speaker at the NFC13 at the Gold Coast recently. "There's no doubt the ability to innovate and use technology is very important. The lure of co...

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Mobile technology keeps Bartercard at forefront

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:37:00 +1000

Gold Coast Bulletin Batercard's new mobile technology has received industry recognition after the company picked up a prestigious franchising award for its latest mobile application for its tech-savvy members. The user-friendly app enables members to take care of all of their Bartercard needs through one easy mobile platform simpl...

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Pool franchise werx very well

Sat, 02 Nov 2013 08:49:00 +1000

The Courier-Mail PoolWerx franchisees Paul and Caroline Attard are not the kind of couple to let a bit of glitter get in the way of a hard day's work. Just days after taking out the award for top multi-unit franchise in Australia, they were back on the job. The pair, who set up their first PoolWer...

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Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:53:00 +1000

By Kate Taylor Entrepreneur.com Women may be the minority in the franchising world, but whether they are breaking into existing industries or franchising their own companies, many of them are paving the way for others to do the same. “Women are amazing executers and we’re also amazing collaborators. If done correctly, franchi...

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FCA Franchise Woman of the Year 2013: Debb Meyer

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:41:00 +1000

Franchise.net.au Debb Meyer has won the FCA Franchise Woman of the Year award for 2013. Debb told Franchising, "It's an honour to be recognised among such accomplished women. I hope we can continue to see women shine." Her career in franchising includes 13 years at McDonald's, and she has clocked up experience with F...

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A cut above

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:47:06 +1000

Herald Sun Business News The owner of walk-in hair salon Just Cuts, Denis McFadden, has been admitted into the Franchise Hall of Fame. The hall is part of the Franchise Council of Australia annual Excellence in Franchising Awards. Mr McFadden is acknowledged as having revolutionised the industry by creating no appointment, walk in salon...

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Paul and Caroline Attard: from one PoolWerx van to a $2.1m business

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:42:59 +1000

Franchise.net.au Paul and Caroline Attard invested in a ‘man-in-a-van’ style PoolWerx franchise in 2005, and through hard work and dedication have expanded their business to include two retail stores and six vans. Their business is now worth $2.1 million, and they employ 11 staff members across the Brisbane suburbs of Mt Grava...

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Seven tips for women who want to own a franchise

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:09:00 +1000

By Kate Taylor, Entrepreneur.com Women in franchising have many reasons to be drawn into the industry – a sense of community, a structured entrepreneurial venture, a chance to follow their passions. However, franchising or transforming a company into a franchise has its share of challenges. The franchise industry is known for fo...

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Gong franchisee delivers in national title

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:18:00 +1000

llawarra Mercury By Greg Ellis Fastway Wollongong has been named Australian Franchisee of the Year. Regional franchisee Anthony Hamod and his team were recognised as best franchisee with two or more staff. Mr Hamod accepted the award at the recent NAB Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) National Excellence in Franchising Awards 20...

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Collaboration the key at National Franchise Convention 2013

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:36:00 +1000

Franchise.net.au Australian franchising sector's annual conference was this year officially opened by the Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson. “Franchising is an important part of the economy,” he told the assembled delegates. It's been an interesting year in franchising, with the Wein Report...

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The best of the nation's franchising sector unveiled

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:53:44 +1000

Australia's top performing franchisees and franchisors for 2013 were recognised at the NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards gala dinner on 22 October. The state winners across each category were in the running for the awards, which were held at Jupiters on the Gold Coast. The Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff award went t...

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NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Award winners honoured at Gala Dinner

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:03:39 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia honoured franchising’s best and brightest at the NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner last night at Jupiters on the Gold Coast. Optometrist franchise Specsavers took home two major prizes on the evening – Established Franchisor of the Year and Excellence in Marketing. Global Re...

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Tips for women entrepreneurs

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:21:00 +1000

By Gavin Lower www.womensagenda.com.au Women entrepreneurs tend to undersell themselves and the potential of their businesses when pitching for investment funding, says Anne-Marie Birkill, general partner at venture capital firm OneVentures. Birkill, who took part in a recent Entrepreneurial Women's Workshop hosted by Ernst & You...

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Should you buy a franchise or start from scratch?

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:25:00 +1000

Yahoo!7 With the franchise sector in Australia worth $131 billion, it’s no surprise that franchising is a popular option for those who want to run their own business. But is it for you, or are you better off going it alone? The big benefit in buying a franchise is that it allows the franchisee access to all the support, syst...

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Cream of the crop Quirky concepts are whipping up renewed interest in the franchising world

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +1000

Daily Telegraph, Sydney By Nhada Larkin FROZEN yoghurt, ice-cream, Mexican fast food and pop-up retailing are among the latest franchising innovations, but any small business person considering a franchise opportunity should do some rigorous homework. Kym De Britt, general manager of the Franchise Council of Australia, says the he...

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ASIC franchise bans a timely reminder on franchisee due diligence

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:27:53 +1000

News yesterday of an appliance rental franchise along with several of its franchisees, found to be in serious breach of consumer credit laws, is a timely reminder of the extensive research you must do before investing your money and your reputation in a business. One of the hallmarks of a reputable franchise business is a commitment to hi...

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Making the most of spring with seasonal marketing

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:54:00 +1000

Start Up Smart By Rose Powell Australians are readying themselves for spring, with marketers preparing for or already rolling out seasonal campaigns that tap into the coming warmer months.   This trend is especially strong in the health, fitness and beauty industries, with many rolling out summer-body campaigns already. &n...

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NAB FCA VIC/TAS Excellence in Franchising Awards winners announced

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:53:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchising’s best from across Victoria and Tasmania on Friday night at the NAB FCA VIC/TAS Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2013. Winners at the event, proudly sponsored by NAB, included Angela Williams from Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs, who was recognised as Franchisee of the...

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Franchising is a popular option for many women who want to combine flexibility and independence

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:55:00 +1000

motherpedia.com.au By Kirsten Anthony With more and more people wanting to be their own boss and have independence in the workplace, more businesses are being created daily. The Council of Small Business Associations estimate that 700,000 small or micro-businesses (fewer than 4 employees) are owned by women. According to the editor ...

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NAB FCA WA Excellence in Franchising Awards winners announced

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:10:00 +1000

Media Release The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchising’s best from across Western Australia on Friday night at the NAB FCA WA Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2013. Winners at the event, proudly sponsored by NAB and held at Crown, included Carole Creed from Clark Rubber, who was recognised as Franchise ...

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Getting revenue streams flowing in the icy cashflow months: Franchise award winners tell

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:38:00 +1000

Start Up Smart By Rose Powell The winter season can be tough on sales, but having a year-long perspective and diversifying your revenue streams can help you survive the slower cashflow months. Caroline and Paul Attard own four franchise territories with Poolwerx, a swimming pool products and services franchise. They took out the award ...

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Government to strengthen $130 billion franchising sector

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:31:00 +1000

The Hon Gary Grap AO MP, Minister for Small Business & The Hon Bernie Ripoll, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business Joint Media Release The Australian Government today moved to strengthen and improve Australia's $130 billion Franchising Sector by responding to the 2013 Independent Review of the Franchising Code of Cond...

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Franchise queen networks to share the knowledge

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:58:00 +1000

By Jenny Rogers Gold Coast Bulletin SARAH Cobb built her business around providing jobs for educated stay-at-home rnums. She ploughs her profits back into the cornpany and into technology which allows her staff to work from home, saving on costly office rent. In the past six years, she has developed her Gold Coast-based company Car...

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Queensland's best announced at NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:50:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchising’s best in Queensland on Friday night at the NAB FCA Qld/NT Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2013. Winners at the event included April Carnie and Nicki Nesbitt from Shingle Inn who took home the Franchisee of the Year, two or more staff award, Tim MacKinley from Applianc...

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Queenslanders turn ambition into action at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:24:00 +1000

Press Release Anyone who’s ever dreamed of being their own boss, or turning their small business into an empire, will find plenty to inspire them at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo which runs at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the weekend of 20-21 July. “The Brisbane Franchising & B...

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SA award for Bakers Delight franchisees

Thu, 04 Jul 2013 09:31:00 +1000

Victor Harbor Times The franchisees behind Bakers Delight in Victor Harbor have taken out a state franchising award. Richard and Najat Whittaker, who also have stores in Happy Valley and Sefton Plaza, received the Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year Award at the Franchise Council of Australia’s Excellence in Franchising event. The aw...

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Smiling staff key to rapid growth for Bakers Delight franchisee award winner

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:27:00 +1000

First published on StartupSmart By Rose Powell Bakers Delight franchise owners Richard and Najat Whittaker have won the Franchising Council of Australia’s South Australian Multi-Unit Franchisee of the Year award, attributing their rapid growth to hiring the right people. “We’ve got key people in the right places,” ...

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South Australian franchisees honoured at NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:23:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchising’s best in South Australia last night at the NAB FCA SA Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2013. Winners at the event included Peter Webb from Narellan Pools who took home the Franchisee of the Year, two of more staff award and Mark Carn from Action Coach who was awarded ...

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Franchisees win a gong for Gong

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:07:32 +1000

Illawara Mercury By Greg Ellis Fastway Couriers Wollongong franchisees Anthony and Andrea Hamod have been awarded the NSW franchisee of the year title for outlets with two or more staff. The Hamods won the title at the NAB Franchise Council of Australia Excellence in Franchising Awards held at Darling Harbour. The business has come a lo...

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Government commences consultation on Code review

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:03:00 +1000

Media Release The Australian Government announced it will commence consultation on the Franchising Code of Conduct Review at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra today. The FCA will be a leading participant in the consultation process, and Kym De Britt represented the FCA at today’ s event. He is also meeting with other...

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Award-winning franchisees say people management the key to franchising success

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:47:00 +1000

By Rose Powell www.startupsmart.com.au The first group of state winners have been announced in the Franchise Council of Australia’s 2013 Excellence in Franchising awards. Anthony Hamod took out the Franchisee of the Year award for his Wollongong-based Fastway Courier franchise. Hamod told StartupSmart while he loved being ...

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NAB FCA NSW/ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards Winners Announced

Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:11:00 +1000

Media Release The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchising’s best from across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory on Friday night at the NAB FCA NSW/ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2013. Winners at the sold out event, proudly sponsored by NAB included Debb Meyer from Narellan Pools who w...

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Turn ambition into action at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:22:00 +1000

Media Release: Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo June 2013 Anyone who’s ever dreamed of being their own boss, or turning their small business into an empire, will find plenty to inspire them at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, which opens at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 14 J...

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Franchising Expo signals continued sector growth

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:28:00 +1000

SmartCompany.com.au By Rose Powell   Franchising in Australia is recovering from a dip caused by the global financial crisis, with thousands of people interested in taking on a business expected to attend an expo in Sydney later this month. “[Franchising  is] active and it’s growing,” Franchising Expo e...

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Franchise review pushes for 'good faith' provision for Frachising Code

Fri, 17 May 2013 09:45:00 +1000

BRW Online By Jane Lindhe Franchisors would have an obligation to act in “good faith” when dealing with their franchisees, especially when ending a contract, an independent review of the $130 billion franchising sector has recommended. Despite the sector’s initial lobbying against the move – which esse...

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Franchise Council of Australia welcomes expert report on franchising

Fri, 17 May 2013 09:11:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia welcomes the outcomes and recommendations of the review of the Franchising Code of Conduct, conducted by franchising expert Alan Wein. “This is the most comprehensive review undertaken of the Code since its introduction in 1998.  Pleasingly, but not surprisingly, the Wein Report has found that th...

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Hotel franchising conference announced

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:06:51 +1000

An event about being in the accommodation business for yourself, not by yourself "In the USA more than 70% of all hotels are chain affiliated and less than 30% are independent. Elsewhere in the world these percentages are reversed. If you currently operate one of those hotels without a brand affiliation you should probably consider a...

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Submission to the Franchising Code Review are now available

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:45:34 +1000

Following the announcement of a review of the Franchising Code of Conduct in January this year, stakeholders in the Australian franchise sector were invited to provide feedback via a submission process. The submissions, due on 15 February this year, are now available to the public. Click here to access all submissions to the Franchisi...

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Study confirms reasons franchise businesses outperform wider SME sector

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:27:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) welcomed the release of a comprehensive survey of small and medium-size businesses that confirmed the reasons franchised businesses typically outperform other businesses.  The survey, published yesterday by accounting software provider CCH and global information services group Wolters Kluwer, reve...

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Small business relieved as government puts anti-discrimination law reform on ice

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:49:00 +1000

By Cara Waters SmartCompany.com.au The federal government has abandoned its controversial anti-discrimination law reforms prompting relief from small business. The government will not proceed with its plan to consolidate the five anti-discrimination acts and the legislative reform will go back to the drawing board. Attorney-General...

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Early bird sponsorship available at NFC13 - limited time

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:40:00 +1000

Following on from the success of NFC12, the National Franchise Convention in 2013 promises to be our best yet. This year’s event will be held at Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast from Sunday 20 October to Tuesday October 22. Already confirmed for NFC13, The Franchise Council of Australia is proud to welcome PayPal, NA...

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Squeezing the most out of innovation

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:15:00 +1000

By Negar Salek The Australian Financial Review Janine Allis brought a fruit juice and smoothie revolution to Australia nearly 13 years ago and in that short time she has grown Boost Juice into one of the country’s most recognised and successful franchises. Today, the lime green stands she co-founded add a vibrant presence to ...

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Battle begins for small business

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:58:00 +1000

By Claire Heaney Herald Sun Following a difficult period for the small business community, 2013 will be a pivotal year. Claire Heaney reports. A big year looms for the small business community. After years lobbying for a voice in the federal Cabinet, the small end of town finally won that battle last March, when the Small Business ...

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Franchise Code review head - what he plans to target

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:36:00 +1000

SmartCompany.com.au By Patrick Stafford The head of the federal government’s review of the franchising code of conduct says while he comes to the job with no pre-conceived ideas for what should change, topics such as bargaining in good faith, disclosure rules and mediation are all priorities for review. In an interview with Sm...

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FCA welcomes Code review

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:54:00 +1000

FCA Press Release The Franchise Council of Australia has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Small Business to review the operation of the Franchising Code of Conduct. The FCA also welcomed the appointment of Mr Alan Wein, who brings a wealth of experience to the review. "We support the ongoing review of the regulatory fram...

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Gelatissimo brothers taste sweet success

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:41:00 +1000

BRW magazine By Caitlin Fitzsimmons Australian franchise Gelatissimo has opened its seventh gelateria in the Philippines, just a month after opening its third one in Kuwait. The chain now has 45 stores globally, with a collective turnover of $20 million in the 2011-2012 financial year, the company reports. Although the bigges...

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Good news on GST-free threshold for imports ...?

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:52:00 +1000

FCA welcomes the Federal government commitment to prepare a business case for lowering the $1000 GST-free threshold for overseas goods. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright said he was optimistic the announcement by Minister Bradbury was a positive step towards cutting this deliberate loophole, which was undermining offshore tax income and dis...

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Franchise Council brings US accreditation program to Australia

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +1000

SmartCompany.com.au By Michelle Hammond The Franchise Council of Australia has partnered with a US organisation to launch a professional accreditation program, described as a “must” for franchisors, franchisees and suppliers.Read More The FCA, in association with the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE), has lau...

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World class accreditation program for Australian franchise sector

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +1000

Franchising.net.au By Sarah Stowe The Franchise Council of Australia is launching an internationally recognised professional accreditation program for franchisees and franchisors. The Certified Franchise Executive program comes to Australia's shores in association with the American-based Institute of Certified Franchise Executiv...

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World-leading accreditation process to be introduced in Australia

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia, in association with the American-based Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE) is proud to launch the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program to its members. The CFE program is the only internationally recognised professional accreditation program for franchise executives and is known and res...

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World-leading franchise accreditation process to be introduced in Australia

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia, in association with the American-based Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE) is proud to launch the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program to its members. The CFE program is the only internationally recognised professional accreditation program for franchise executives and is known an...

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How Abbott could live up to his big new promise

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +1000

SmartCompany.com.au By James Thomson   If you are waiting for detail on how Tony Abbott plans to make good on his promise to double the number of annual business starts to 30,000 should he win office next year, then it’s time to stop holding your breath – the Coalition aren’t likely to release anything much in t...

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Battle for internet profits

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +1000

Daily Telegraph, Sydney, Tuesday 20 November By Russell Emmerson The growing presence of online systems is raising questions about whether franchisees are receiving their fair share. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chairman Michael Schaper says the split of online business is a building issue in the sector. Franchi...

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Bank awarded for quality

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +1000

Bendigo Advertiser Tuesday 6 November The Bendigo Bank has been named the most socially responsible franchisor in Australia. The Excellence in Franchising Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the excellence and high quality work by members of the franchising sector. The awards were presented by the Franchise Council of Australia, ...

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Advocate's role has its limits

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 08:59:20 +1000

BRW Magazine October 25 - November 21 2012 By Jessica Gardner The small business community has welcomed the appointment of the inaugural federal small business commissioner to advocate for its needs inside government. But some lament that the role will not have dispute resolution powers. Mark Brennan - who also became the first st...

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PoolWerx takes multi-unit prize

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:33:03 +1000

Brisbane Courier Mail   The strength of Queensland’s franchising industry has been recognised at the recent national Franchise Council of Australia awards. Longstanding Queensland franchise PoolWerx took out the multi-unit franchisee of the year award across all brands, while its chief executive John O’Brien has bee...

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Bakers rightly lauded for role

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

Mackay Daily Mercury Letter to the Editor It is great to see the Daily Mercury acknowledge fantastic local role models in business. Joanne and Maurice Patterson from Bakers Delight, awarded the National Franchisee Community Service Award at the NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards and their team are well worthy of such acknowled...

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Big plunge pays off

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

North West News Brisbane FERNY Grove couple Tony and Michelle Graham took a risk a decade ago when they quit executive positions in the corporate world and plunged in to the pool service industry with their own franchise business. Now, the owners o f PoolWerx, based in Samford and Keperra, have floated to the top, winning the Multiuni...

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SignARama Joondalup wins Franchisee of the Year (less than two staff)

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

Wide Format News SignARama Joondalup franchisee adds yet another feather to its cap with recognition from the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) for its continued efforts to attain overall efficiency and rapid business growth. SignARama Joondalup has every reason to celebrate and have made the SignARama team proud once again. Franch...

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Recipe for success when delivering a franchise

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

My Small Business Sydney Morning Herald Christopher Niesche Franchising can be a very effective way of expanding a business, but it's not as easy as it looks. Sara Pantaleo joined her brother Rocco's Italian food chain La Porchetta in 1996 when the company had 12 restaurants. Ms Pantaleo became chief executive in 2005 ...

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Bakery serves up during flood

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

Daily Mercury, Mackay, Qld Tuesday 16 October 2012 JOANNE and Maurice Patterson from Bakers Delight Caneland Central have been recognised for their commitment to the community after being awarded the National Franchisee Community Service Award at the Franchise Council of Australia’s Excellence in Franchising Awards last night. ...

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PoolWerx franchisees Tony and Michelle Graham scoop the pool at awards

Sun, 14 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

The Courier-Mail Monday 15 October 2012 By Sophie Foster DESPITE topping the country as 2012's multi-unit franchisee of the year across all brands, Tony Graham was back in a commercial plant room the next day getting his hands dirty. It's a hands-on approach that has served the PoolWerx business owner well. Along with wife...

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Battery World takes out innovation gong at the Excellence in Franchising Awards

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

SmartCompany.com.au By Cara Waters Battery World has scooped the pool to win the Innovation and Franchise Executive of the Year awards at last night's Excellence in Franchising Awards. The franchise innovation award recognises an individual or group within a system responsible for creating a successful business innovation and Ba...

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Franchise innovation winners revealed: All their tips and tricks

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

SmartCompany.com.au Wednesday 10 October 2012 By Cara Waters & Patrick Stafford   Famously, Google engineers are allowed to spend 20% of their time working on their own projects in a bid to encourage innovation, but for smaller businesses without the resources of Google this approach can seem prohibitive. That’s w...

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Franchising stars honoured at NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

Wednesday 10 October 2012 The Franchise Council of Australia honoured franchising’s best and brightest at the NAB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday night. 7-Eleven was awarded the major accolade of the evening – Established Franchisor of the Year. CEO of the convenience retailer, Warren Wilmot...

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John Howard opens franchising convention with leadership tips

Sun, 07 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +1000

franchise.net.au Monday 8 October 2012   The National Franchise Convention got under way in Canberra today with former Prime Minister John Howard the opening keynote speaker. Howard talked about leadership and the importance of understanding your audience or customer. He advised the assembled delegates that listening to peopl...

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Franchisees believe in the brand

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:45:57 +1000

By Sam Jeremic Weekend West, Perth, Saturday 29 September Jobseekers thinking of going into business for themselves may be tempted to look into becoming a franchisee. While it can potentially minimise risk and provide support when starting up, industry experts recommend thorough research beforehand. All franchising agreements ar...

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HydroKleen Australia awards franchisees at annual conference

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:23:29 +1000

27 September 2012 Air conditioning service company HydroKleen Australia held their annual conference recently, which saw franchisees from across the country gather to share knowledge and accept a range of awards recognising performance. The conference, held at RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast, sees master franchisor HydroKleen Aust...

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Franchising - the smart way to grow

Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:01:38 +1000

Daily Telegraph, Sydney  by  Anthony Keane Monday 10 September Franchises have been flexing their muscles amid tough times for business owners, and a new report says their outlook for the next few years is bright despite the uncertain economy. PwC’s Franchise Sector mdicator, released today, says revenue and profits ...

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Franchise sector soars with double-digit growth, PwC report reveals

Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:43:28 +1000

Smartcompany.com.au Monday, 10 September 2012 Patrick Stafford The franchising industry has broken out of the current downbeat economic climate, recording growth of 10% for both profits and revenue in the past year, according to a new PwC indicator. The fourth annual survey into the franchising sector, which questioned 101 franc...

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Sara Pantaleo a Telstra Award Finalist

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:09:52 +1000

30 August 2012 La Porchetta is delighted to announce that its CEO, Sara Pantaleo is a finalist in the 2012 Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards. The awards recognize outstanding women who are leaders, innovators and mentors in their industry.  Sara Pantaleo was nominated by one of her senior managers and she is one of...

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Small business owners honoured at NAB FCA VIC/TAS Excellence in Franchising Awards

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:52:14 +1000

21 August 2012 The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchisees and support staff from across Victoria and Tasmania on Friday night at the NAB FCA VIC/TAS Excellence in Franchising Awards. Winners on the night included Thinesh Thangarajah from Mister Minit Chadstone who took out the Franchisee of the Year, less than two s...

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Plan your time at the Franchising Expo

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:09:20 +1000

The Age, Tuesday 14 August 2012 Like any business, taking on a franchise requires plenty of thought and planning and if you intend visiting the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, it would be well worth planning your day to make the most of it. With such a vast range of exhibitors, seminars and advice centres, it helps to p...

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Franchise Sydney buses, NSW told

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:49:21 +1000

The Australian Financial Review, Friday 20 July 2012 By Michael Whitbourn The NSW Government is being urged to franchise publicly operated buses in Sydney as the private sector takes the helm of the city's iconic ferry fleet. A report by LEK Consulting, to be released on Friday by the Tourism and Transport Forum, identifies '...

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Franchise Woman of the Year deserves accolades

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:43:57 +1000

Townsville Bulletin, Thursday 9 August, 2012 Amid all the excitement of the Olympics, it is great to see the Bulletin acknowledge a fantastic local role model in business. Click here to read more.

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Local woman top franchisee

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:38:23 +1000

Townsville Bulletin, Wednesday 8 August 2012 By Tony Raggatt A former banker who has grown a business in Townsville employing more than 230 people in six years has been named the Franchise Council of Australia's Franchise Woman of the Year for Queensland and the Northern Territory. Click here to read full story. ...

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Carn repeats NAB FCA Franchisee of the Year success

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:20:37 +1000

24 July 2012 The Franchise Council of Australia honoured franchisees and support staff from across South Australia on Friday night at the NAB FCA SA Excellence in Franchising Awards. Winners included Jason Rasiah from Hudsons Coffee named Franchisee of the Year (two or more staff), Mark Carn from ActionCOACH who won Franchisee of the ...

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Delighted to win

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:13:15 +1000

Mackay Daily Mercury, 24 July 2012 Joanne and Maurice Patterson, from Bakers Delight, at Caneland Central, have been recognised for their commitment to the community. They were presented with Queensland’s Franchisee Community Service Award at the Franchise Council of Australia’s Excellence in Franchising Awards. It was...

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NAB FCA QLD/NT Excellence in Franchising Awards Winners Announced

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:08:41 +1000

July 23 2012 The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchisees and support staff from across Queensland and the Northern Territory Saturday night at the NAB FCA QLD/NT Excellence in Franchising Awards. Winners on the night included Tony and Michelle Graham from PoolWerx who took out the Multi-unit Franchisee of the Year ac...

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NAB FCA SA Excellence in Franchising Awards Winners Announced

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:00:30 +1000

NAB FCA SA Excellence in Franchising Awards Winners Announced July 23 2012 The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) honoured franchisees and support staff from across South Australia on Friday night at the NAB FCA SA Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2012. Winners at the sold out event included Jason Rasiah from Hudsons Coffee wh...

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Issues out on the table

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:43:01 +1000

Retail Biz, June - August 2012 By Steve Wright As the last edition of RetailBiz magazine went to print, the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) was hosting a National Retail Issues Forum in Sydney to discuss the myraid of concerns facing retailers. And what a terrific discussion it proved to be. With representatives from across the...

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Retail in need of therapy

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:34:50 +1000

The Weekend Australian Financial Review, July 14-15 2012 By Zoe Fielding When the going gets tough, who would own shops? Perhaps fewer investors now want to, bit there are still bright spots. It's a tough time to own retail property. Numerous household names - including RED group's Angus & Robertson and Borders, Colorado...

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Fab franchisee

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:20:52 +1000

Illawara Mercury, Wollongong NSW Wednesday 18 July, 2012   Clark Rubber Shellharbour franchisee Joanne Matthews has been named NSW/ACT Franchise Woman of the Year by the Franchise Council of Australia. The FCA NSW/ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards recognised Joanne for her personal and professional achievements. ...

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HydroKleen franchisees join the club

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:09:59 +1000

The Morning Bulletin, Tuesday 17 July 2012 WITH two businesses already under their belt, opening Rockhampton's first HydroKleen, then winning an award for it, shows how dedicated Geoff Williams and Tracey Watt are. The co-owners started electrical and air-conditioning business Betta Lifestyles in 2005 and solar and energy solution...

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Cheesecake Shop recognised with prestigious honour

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:27:03 +1000

Leader Wagga Wagga, Wednesday 11 July 2012 Page 6 THE Wagga Cheesecake Shop has been secured a prestigious place in the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) NAB Excellence in Franchising Awards top five for New South Wales and the ACT. With many of their competitors previously nominated for the awards in the two or more employees ca...

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Winners leave little to chance

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:47:04 +1000

Daily Telegraph Sydney, Monday 16 July 2012 Page 37, 481 word By Laura Cencigh-Albulario SHARING a similar name with their franchise was a matter of chance for owners of Clark Rubber Campbelltown, Ian and Denise Clarke. Nothing else has been left up to chance though, with hard work and a hands-on approach the driving factors beh...

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Power struggle on rent

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:34:09 +1000

Power struggle on rent Herald Sun, Melbourne  by  Jane Harper 08 Jun 2012 Business News - page 69 - 287 words RETAIL lobbyists are demanding greater transparency in shopping centre rent agreements, calling for an end to the "smoke and mirrors" surrounding negotiations. The Australian Retailers Association sa...

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Franchise Association of New Zealand Conference 2012

Wed, 30 May 2012 12:37:57 +1000

Franchise Association of New Zealand Conference 2012 12 - 15 July Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands This year’s Franchise Association Conference will be held in the Bay of Islands, Northland.  This location remains completely unspoilt and with its ancient Kauri forests and hundreds of kilometres of stunning coa...

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FCA welcomes payroll tax relief

Fri, 18 May 2012 00:00:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) welcomes the move by the WA Government to announce a one-off payroll tax rebate of $128 million for 2012-13 in its State Budget. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright said payroll tax was a regressive tax which discouraged investment and employment, and any move to reduce it, or increase the tax-free...

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COAG action on duplicate regulation should focus on SA

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:31:56 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) welcomes the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) determination to stamp out duplicate regulation, particularly in South Australia (SA), where the SA Government intends to do exactly the opposite. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright said COAG should focus attention on the costly and conf...

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Walk into franchising with eyes open

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:53:21 +1000

Walk into franchising with eyes open Fairfax Media Monday 26 March 2012 By Miriam Steffens Be your own boss, run your own show - for many a dream that seems too daunting to acheive on their own in the jittery economic climate. Click here to read more. Published Monday 26 March, 2012 - Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane T...

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Your guide to living the dream - Daily Telegraph Sydney

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:17:32 +1000

Your guide to living the dream Daily Telegraph, Sydney Monday 19 March 2012 If you dream of a career change, or the chance to be your own boss, the upcoming Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo could be the place to start putting those dreams into action... click here to read more ...

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FCA welcomes announcement of National Small Business Commissioner

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:30:54 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) has cautiously welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will appoint a new advocate for small business interests. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright said the FCA had been a long standing supporter of sensible, economically targeted support for the small business sector...

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Franchise Fever - 94.1FM - 16 February 2012

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:38:44 +1000

Franchise Fever 3wbc 94.1FM 16 February 2012 Hairhouse Warehouse Co-founders and Directors Tony and Joseph Lattouf discuss the origins of their franchise and what it means to win the major accolade at the FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards. Click here to listen to Franchise Fever ...

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Retailers unite in call for action

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:11:08 +1000

A group of Australia's leading retail representative groups today united in a call to improve conditions for Australia's struggling retail sector. Five peak bodies representing hundreds of thousands of businesses nationwide agreed on a joint effort to press all Governments, agencies and other stakeholders to take action to stim...

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Franchise Fever - 94.1FM - 2 February 2012

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:25:40 +1000

Franchise Fever 3wbc 94.1FM Melbourne radio Broadcast 2 February 2012 FCA Executive Director Steve Wright joins George Lopez and Sam Muscat on 94.1FM Click here to hear the first broadcast of Franchise Fever of 2012   ...

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Debate flares over SA small business role

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:22:35 +1000

Debate flares over SA small business role Jessica Gardner The Weekend Australian Financial Review 4-5 February 2012  

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FCA raises more questions about Zumbo appointment

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:41:46 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) has joined a chorus of concern about the appointment of Sydney-based Associate Professor Frank Zumbo as Deputy Small Business Commissioner for South Australia.   As the Deputy SBC for SA, Mr Zumbo can act as the SBC as long as the SA Government desires.  The Minister has given the...

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Liberals question adviser's plum job

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:34:06 +1000

Liberals question adviser's plum job   Sarah Martin - SA Political Reporter The Australian, 1 February 2012

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New SA commissioner will double red tape for national franchises

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:17:41 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is happy to see a Small Business Commissioner (SBC) office established in South Australia (SA) but believes some of the powers it is striving for are already well catered for at the federal level. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright says SA faces the prospect of an SBC presiding over new, differ...

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WA's first Small Business Commissioner announced

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:33:27 +1000

The WA Government has announced the appointment of David Eaton as the state's first small business commissioner. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright says the FCA welcomes the appointment, and sees it as another positive step by the Government of Western Australia. “We look forward to meeting with and working with Mr Eaton co...

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Franchise Fever - 94.1FM - 15 December 2011

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:36:42 +1000

Franchise Fever 3wbc 94.1FM Melbourne radio Broadcast 15 December 2011 FCA Executive Director, Steve Wright and FCA Marketing and Communications Manager, Stephanie Wells. Click here to hear about innovation in franchising.   ...

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Franchise Fever - 94.1FM - 17 November 2011

Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:21:11 +1000

Franchise Fever 3wbc 94.1FM Melbourne radio Broadcast 17 November 2011 Featuring FCA Executive Director Steve Wright and FCA Chairman Stephen Giles, as well as interviews with Master Franchisee Sanjay Chimnani of Bob's Seak and Chop House and Member for Caulfield, David Southwick on all things franchising and small business. ...

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FCA welcomes proposed amendments to 'contentious' SA SBC Bill

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:23:07 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) welcomes the numerous amendments to the SA Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011 (Bill) flagged for debate in the SA Parliament, possibly today. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright said the Liberal Party, Family First Party, and two independent MPs had indicated they would be supporting amendment...

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2011 FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Winners Announced

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:52:48 +1000

The franchise industry’s night of nights The Franchise Council of Australia honoured the best of the best in the franchise sector at the 2011 Westpac FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday night. Hairhouse Warehouse won the major award of the evening - Established Franchisor of the Year. Co-founders Tony...

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Risk of conflict in SA Small Business Commissioner Bill

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:48:11 +1000

Offices of small business commissioners emerging around the country ought to be coordinated, so as to ensure a lack of conflict or overlap with national law, the legal symposium at the Franchise Council of Australia’s National Franchise Convention heard today. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright said it was interesting to hear the ...

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Franchisees add voice to the Small Business Commissioner debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:58:49 +1000

South Australian franchisees have added their voice to the growing debate surrounding the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011, due to go before the Upper House of the South Australian Parliament this week. Franchise Council of Australia Executive Director Steve Wright says the Bill in its current form is not the same as the one origina...

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Prominent SA franchise voices have concerns about SBC Bill

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:16:18 +1000

Prominent voices from South Australia’s franchise sector are united in the opinion the South Australian Government’s Small Commission Bill 2011 should either be rejected or referred to committee for proper and thorough assessment. Individuals from successful franchising brands VIP Home Services, Gametraders and Group7 Franchi...

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More doubts emerge on costs of SA Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:35:54 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) believes the 2011 Annual Report of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner reinforces concerns about the likely cost of the South Australian Small Business Commissioner Bill introduced by Small Business Minister Tom Koutsantonis. In figures published by the Victorian Small Business Commissioner...

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FCA welcomes SA Opposition's integrity on back-door franchising bill - calls for Upper House inquiry

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:31:19 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia welcomes the decision of the South Australian Opposition to stand up against the back-door legislating tactics of the SA Small Business Minister, Mr Tom Koutsantonis. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright said the Small Business Commissioner Bill should now be subject to a thorough committee review in t...

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Koutsantonis continues to ignore objections to de-facto franchising bill

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:27:25 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is disappointed the South Australian Government appears intent on introducing back-door franchising legislation through its Small Business Commissioner Bill 2011, especially as the 57 public submissions to the Bill have never been made publicly available. The FCA has made clear its objection to ...

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FCA backs WA Government push for more openness in retail tenancy

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:06:11 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) has put forward a submission backing the Western Australian Government’s Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Amendment Bill 2011, currently being debated by parliament. FCA Executive Director Steve Wright says the Bill seeks a solution to the unfair imbalance of information between ...

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Beware unnecessary additional burdens on small business, survey says

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:57:11 +1000

Governments ought to be wary of adding to red tape and regulatory burdens when business confidence is so low – that is a key message of the most recent independent small business survey, published yesterday by Deloitte’s. The Black Ink® survey reports a stagnation of business growth amongst accounting and legal SMEs, with...

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WA Franchising Inquiry: Recommendations from the Parliamentary Committee

Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:56:50 +1000

Economic and Industry Standing Committee Recommendations as extracted from the Economics and Industry Standing Committee Inquiry ino the Franchising Bill 2010 Report No. 7 in the 38th Parliament 2011 Recommendation 1 The Committee recommends that the Franchising Bill 2010 be opposed. Recommendation 2 The Committee recommend...

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WA Inquiry into Franchising Bill Report Tabled: Not Supported

Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:29:07 +1000

WA Inquiry into Franchising Legislation Report Tabled: Not Supported 24 June 2011 [From Legislative Assembly Economics and Industry Standing Committee Media Release] In its report tabled today, the Committee recommended that the Franchising Bill 2010, introduced to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly on 13 October 2010, no...

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Another Small Business Commissioner on the way - in NSW

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:20:54 +1000

The O'Farrell Government has become the fourth Australian State to move to establish a Small Business Commissioner's office. Details are not yet clear as the Government has not announced any enabling legislation. However, the 'position vacant' has already been advertised and some close to Government believe it may not be ...

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WA Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo Round-up

Thu, 26 May 2011 12:46:36 +1000

26 May 2011 The Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo was held in WA over the weekend. Following on from the success of the Sydney Expo which attracted 4000 attendees, WA saw 2000 attend over the two day event, a good result for the state. Exhibitors reported that the quality of people present at the expo was high, and ...

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New productivity commission study into regulatory reform

Thu, 26 May 2011 12:30:26 +1000

26 May 2011 Senator Sherry has announced a new Productivity Commission study of opportunities for regulatory reform. The FCA will take this opportunity to raise the risk of ‘over-regulation’, especially in areas such as disclosure. If disclosure becomes too onerous and unwieldy, its effectiveness is undermined - this is ...

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Options paper to help resolve business disputes

Thu, 26 May 2011 12:09:41 +1000

26 May 2011 Small Business Minister, Senator Nick Sherry, has released an options paper designed to generate comment on ways to help small businesses resolve disputes. Senator Sherry flagged his intention to release this paper earlier in the year and his announcement appears to be in line with what he foreshadowed. The paper raises t...

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Top tips from award wining franchisees

Mon, 23 May 2011 00:00:00 +1000

Mark Maumill and Jason Love, the FCA 2008 National Franchisee of the Year and 2009 National Multi Unit Franchisees of the Year, know what it takes to be successful in business. The dynamic duo operate ten Banjo’s Bakehouse Cafes’ in Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland plus three Mr Rental stores in Victoria and South Australia...

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WA Government inquiry closes - report in a month

Fri, 13 May 2011 15:03:41 +1000

Steve Wright 13 May 2011 The WA Parliamentary Inquiry into the Bill proposed by backbencher Peter Abetz has concluded its hearings. It has stretched its reporting deadline by a month till 23 June. FCA participated in the hearings, and was present throughout. Competitive Foods owner Jack Cowin (Hungry Jack’s) led the argument ...

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La Porchetta holds tribute for co-founder Rocky Pantaleo

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:18:36 +1000

14 April 2011 La Porchetta Holds Tribute to Co-Founder Rocky Pantaleo Local Carlton identity and restaurateur, Rocco “Rocky” Pantaleo was remembered at a ceremony at La Porchetta, North Carlton on Monday 11th April. During the tribute, speakers and guests, including City of Yarra Councillor, Jackie Fristacky recalled...

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Angus and Robertson franchisees seeking to flex their muscles

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:46:32 +1000

12 April 2011 Angus & Robertson franchisees seeking to flex their muscles The unfortunate financial administration situation at Angus & Robertson is illustrating at least two important points relevant for franchising and other small businesses: 1 Franchisees have economic power – and are prepared to try to use it (e...

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Becoming a Franchisee like house hunting: FCA

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:05:37 +1000

29 March 2011 Buying a franchise like house hunting: FCA Potential franchisees should give as much diligence to investing into a franchise as they would a house, rather than merely attend an event, according to the industry’s peak body. Steve Wright, executive director of the Franchise Council of Australia, says it’s ...

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Mrs Fields Australia wins International Master Franchisee of the Year

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:56:07 +1000

5 March 2011 Mrs Fields Australia wins International Master Franchisee of the Year Australian Mrs Fields Famous Brands Master Franchisees, Andrew and Debbie Benefield, recently won the International Master Franchisee of the Year award at the Mrs Fields Famous Brands Convention in Las Vegas. Mrs Fields Famous Brands operates the Mr...

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Snooze gets a wake-up call

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:41:42 +1000

Australian Financial Review online Published 5 March, 2011 Snooze gets a wake up call Following the Snooze rebranding in 2006 (from Capt’n Snooze), the company has hired Simon Beaty as managing director in 2008. Mr Beaty was formerly operations director at Clark Rubber, and has worked for Solomons Flooring and Healthy H...

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Assistance for Small Business - Cyclone Yasi

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:12:55 +1000

Assistance for Small Business - Cyclone Yasi Information from the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

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Aussie Pooch Mobile seeks support for flood affected pets

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:46:03 +1000

Franchising Online Published 27 January 2011 Aussie Pooch Mobile seeks support for flood-stricken pets Aussie Pooch Mobile, the largest franchised dog wash and care company in the world, has come to the aid of Australia's flood-affected pets and become an official collection agency for the RSPCA. The franchise group will al...

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Tax exemption for business assistance payments paid to flood victims

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:37:22 +1000

CCH Parliament Alert Published 21 January 2011 Tax exemption for business assistance payments paid to flood victims The Government has today announced that clean-up and recovery grants of up to $25,000, paid to primary producers and small businesses directly affected by the recent flooding that has occurred since 29 November 2010,...

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Athlete's Foot continues to lead customer satisfaction

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:09:11 +1000

Startupsmart.com.au Published 18 January 2011 Athlete’s Foot continues to lead customer satisfaction FCA Member Franchise The Athlete's Foot performs well in the non-food retailers industry, as surveyed by Roy Morgan. Shoe store chain The Athlete’s Foot has topped another Roy Morgan survey of customer satisfac...

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Queensland floods force Donut King, Michels Patisserie stores to shut

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:36:18 +1000

News.com.au Published 18 January 2011 Queensland floods force Donut King, Michels Patisserie stores to shut The Floods in Eastern Australia have been truly indiscriminant in their wake of destruction. Such is the case with Franchise giant Retail Food Group who have felt the full force of the flood impact, as reported below. The F...

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30 Reasons Why Abetz's Bill is Bad

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:43:18 +1000

30 reasons why the Franchising Bill 2010 is unnecessary, unhelpful and unwanted 1 No demonstrated need There is no clear substantiation of the need for this Bill. The claims made about “rogue franchisors” are not backed up. No rogues are named and no pattern of ‘rogue’ behaviour is identified. 2 Franch...

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Franchises do their bit for flooded Queensland

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:08:16 +1000

Franchising Online Published 17 January 2011 A number of franchises across Australia, including The Coffee Club and Criossant Express, are doing their bit for the flood-affected residents of Queensland. The Coffee Club is asking people to make donations at any of its cafes, which will then be forwarded to the Premier's Disas...

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Souvlakihut new owner, Daryl McCormack moves quickly to shore up the brand and reassure franchisees

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 12:41:09 +1000

QSR Media Published 6 December 2010 Souvlakihut new owner, Daryl McCormack moves quickly to shore up the brand and reassure franchisees It was just last week that Souvlakihut was placed into administration, catching the industry and many franchisees by surprise. Like in the form of a white knight Daryl McCormack, ex CEO of Video ...

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Positive Franchise Forecast for 2011

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Positive franchise forecast for 2011 By Michelle Hammond Start Up Smart - enewsletter Monday, 29 November 2010 Seven in 10 franchisors intend to recruit more franchisees in 2011 as their optimism returns to pre-GFC levels, new research has revealed. According to 10 Thousand Feet’s Franchisor Expansion Study for 2010, 68% o...

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Franchising Australia Feature - Nov 2010

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Franchising Australia Feature The Age & Sun Herald - 28 November 2010 Once again the FCA, in partnership with Fairfax, has released the quarterly 'Franchising Australia' feature in The Age (VIC) and Sun Herald (NSW) - on Sunday, 28 November. This feature included stories on successful franchising businesses, regulatory upda...

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WA Franchise fight fizzles

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

WA Franchise fight fizzles My Business E-News 22 November 2010 The Franchise Council of Australia’s campaign against a proposed West Australian law that would have brought the State’s regulation of franchises out of line with national legislation appears to have succeeded. Liberal backbencher Peter Abetz proposed...

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WA Franchising Law gets Liberal Knock

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

WA Franchising Law gets Liberal Knock Australian Financial Review 17 November 2010 Peter Kerr The West Australian government avoided a damaging stoush with the nationalfranchise industry after the LiberalParty refused to back legislation, introduced by one of its backbenchers, to strengthen the rights of franchisees. Read more. ...

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WA Franchising Decision Good for Industry Stability

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

WA Franchising Decision Good for Industry Stability Media Release - Federal Small Business Minister Senator Nick Sherry 17 November 2010 The decision of the West Australian State Liberal Party Room not to proceed with radical new legislation to regulate the franchising industry has been welcomed by Small Business Minister, Senator...

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National Rules is best for Franchising

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

National Rules Best for Franchising 15 November 2010 Smart Company James Thompson Things are never dull in Australia's franchise sector. In the last few years, the industry has seen three separate Parliamentary inquiries, changes to the national Franchising Code, some ugly collapses (most notable Kleins and Kleenmaid) – a...

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FCA Executive Director Steve Wright is interviewed for Switzer TV

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

FCA Executive Director Steve Wright is interviewed for Switzer TV - Discussing implications of proposed WA franchise Bill Interviewer - Peter Switzer 15/11/2010 Could the Western Australian Government's plan for new franchising legislation put franchisors off doing business in the west? Steve Wright, Executive Director at the Fr...

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Chicken on Wing

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

CHICKEN ON WING Sydney Morning Herald, Page: 2 Thursday, 11 November 2010 The fried chicken sector seems to have drawn some inspiration from the success of the big miners in taking on the federal government’s now watered-down mining tax. The owner of Red Rooster and CHOOKS Fresh & Tasty, Quick Service Restaurant Holdin...

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Franchisor threatens to move HQ in protests over WA franchising laws

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchisor threatens to move headquarters in protests over WA franchising laws, survey examines franchise disputes Smart Company 11 November 2010 Western Australian franchise giant Quick Service Restaurant Holdings has threatened to move its corporate headquarters and 3,800 jobs to the eastern seaboard if Western Australia's cont...

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Gloria Jean's Brews up for Asia

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Gloria Jean's Brews up for Asia Australian Financial Review 11 November 2010 Beset with trouble at home, the Gloria Jean's empire is seeking to expand through China and India, where Australian companies are 'more accepted' than American ones, writes Fiona Caruthers. Read more.   ...

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Sam's recipe for helping out

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Sam's recipe for helping out Daily Telegraph By Susi Banks Saturday, 30 October 2010 STARTING a Mexican restaurant franchise was not something Sam Prince learned at medical school. But being a doctor has come in handy in the charitable projects his restaurant chain, Zambrero, funds. Profits go towards Sam’s Emagine ...

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Franchise Sector Strengthens

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchise sector strengthens Inside Retailing Online October 19, 2010 Nearly half of Australia’s leading franchise businesses outperformed the broader economy over the last 12 months, growing by more than eight per cent, more than double the recorded three per cent GDP, and generating a minimum 15 per cent profit, according...

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WA move to regulation shows education, not legislation, is what franchising needs

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

WA move to regulation shows education, not legislation, is what franchising needs Smart Company Jason Gehrke October 19, 2010 Following the recent announcement by South Australian Small Business Minister Tom Koutsantonis that SA will press ahead with its own state-based franchise legislation, a private member's bill has now...

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Rent Rises Still a Hot Topic

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Rent rises still a hot topic Herald Sun By Claire Heaney Friday, 15 October 2010 THE peak body of the $130 billion franchise industry has called for a code of conduct to protect small business from greedy landlords. The Franchise Council of Australia is looking for a code similar to the Franchising Code of Conduct, which wa...

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Franchisors told Business as usual

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchisors told Business as usual Herald Sun, Page: 67 By Claire Heaney Thursday, 14 October 2010 New Small Business Minister Nick Sherry has pledged not to tinker with regulation of the lucrative franchising industry for up to five years. Mr Sherry used an address at the industry’s peak conference to repeat guarantees ...

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Franchising Award winners in the media

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchising Award winners in the media Success at the FCA’s Excellence in Franchising Awards generates priceless publicity and promotion for the winning individual and system. With the 2010 Award winners announced on 12 October, media interest in the winners has been unprecedented. Just look below to view articles on some of ...

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Hard franchise work rewarded at FCA Awards

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Hard franchise work rewarded at FCA Awards Inside Retailing Online October 13, 2010 Franchisee and franchisor success went hand in hand on October 12 at the 2010 Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner on the Gold Coast. Organised by the Franchise Council of Australia, the Excellence in Franchising Awards celebrates &ndash...

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Franchisees told to expect more growth

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchisees told to expect more growth Sydney Morning Herald Tony Bartlett October 11, 2010 Australia's franchise owners have been told the federal government's top priorities are to provide the sector with a sense of stability and certainty. The new Small Business Minister Senator Nick Sherry has told the Franchise ...

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New SA rules could make it harder to find franchise: FCA

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

New SA rules could make it harder to find franchise: FCA By Oliver Milman Wednesday, 06 October 2010 Prospective franchisees will find it harder to secure franchises in South Australia due to tough new dispute rules set to be introduced by the state government, the franchising industry body has claimed. Read Article. ...

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Multi-brand franchises have many benefits

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Although many franchisees are owner-operators and are content to run a single franchise, increasingly, savvy franchise owners are operating not just multiple outlets of the same franchise, but multiple franchise brands. The benefits are manifold. Not only does the multi-brand franchise strategy give owners more leverage with shopping cen...

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Why SA's proposal to regulate franchising is impractical

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The recent announcement by South Australian Small Business Minister Tom Koutsantonis that SA will push ahead with specific legislation to regulate franchising beyond the existing provisions of the Federal Franchising Code of Conduct should trigger alarm bells for the sector nationally. There are no state-specific issues for franchising a...

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SA changes upset Franchise Council

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia says changes in South Australia will only create more disputes. The Government is to appoint a Small Business Commissioner to mediate disputes. But Steve Wright from the Franchise Council says that and proposed changes to laws will just create another jurisdiction. Click here to read more... ...

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SA franchising reforms will bring industry to a halt, according to FCA

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Proposed changes to South Australia's franchising system, which include implementing state-wide rather than national legislation, would cause investment in the state's franchising sector to grind to a halt, said the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA). On 1 October, the Rann Government announced the appointment of a Small Busine...

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Franchising Friction

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1000

At last week's Master of Business function at PwC, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Sarah Allen of electrical tagging and testing franchise, ATS. As the winners of the franchising award in the Smart50, Allen is one of many in the franchising sector coming off a great year. ATS's revenue has increased at an average annua...

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Women with enterprise

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Women with enterprise Canberra Times, Page: 3 By Lucy Baker Wednesday, 15 September 2010   Female leadership is infectious in the Canberra air, as 15 high-level business-women will be converging on Parliament House this Thursday and Friday to share their success stories and inspire. The Women Chiefs of Enterprises Intern...

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Franchising Fever - Steve Wright interview on radio 94.1 3WBC

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Steve Wright joins George Lopez and Ross Fletcher on "The Illeagles" for their fortnightly segment titled: "Franchising Fever", airing every second Friday afternoon from 4pm. Steve is a regular guest on the show appearing once a fortnight to provide regular updates on the latest franchising news, and discussion on cur...

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Small business heroes celebrated at QLD franchising Awards

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchise Council of Australia Media Release, 13 September 2010 It was a night to remember for Queensland’s small business heroes, as they celebrated a bumper year at the QLD Excellence in Franchising Awards gala dinner at the Novotel Brisbane on Friday night (10 Sept). The Excellence in Franchising Awards celebrates – b...

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More visitors expected at Brisbane Franchising Expo

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Expectations are up for the Brisbane franchising expo this weekend as exhibition organisers report a rise in pre-registrations. Jon Perry, group exhibition director, told Franchising "The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo in Brisbane this weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever, with pre-registrations ahead of th...

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Franchisers protest against proposed state-based franchise laws

Sun, 05 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The franchise sector's peak lobby group has lashed out at state laws proposed for the $130 billion industry in South Australia, calling instead for uniform national regulation. Click here to read more...

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Some small concerns for independents

Sat, 04 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The regional independents must be feeling like little kids just before Christmas, with fatherly and motherly figures listening lovingly and promising the world. But they cannot just think of themselves. Their constituency has to be their main concern. That means they should be thinking about small businesses, rural and non-rural, in their ele...

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WA woman in franchising front line

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

WA woman in franchising front line Inside Retailing Online 30 August 2010   Bronwyn Butcher, owner-director of Frontline Retail Perth, was named WA Franchise Woman of the Year at the WA Excellence in Franchising Awards in Perth. Judges said her efforts with the Frontline Group have highlighted to women that success and empowerm...

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Businesses upbeat for future - MYOB Business Monitor

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

MYOB, one of Australia's leading providers of business management solutions, today released the findings of the latest MYOB Business Monitor, in which 74% of businesses report revenue levels at the same (39%) or higher levels (35%) than a year ago, and the average of all revenue increases reported is 26%. In a further upbeat sign, 47% of ...

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Small Business Success - Passion and enthusiasm shine through at WA Franchising Awards Gala

Sat, 28 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchising in WA is in good shape! That was the message as the enthusiastic and passionate WA franchise community celebrated an outstanding year in business at the WA Excellence in Franchising Awards gala dinner at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth on Friday night (27 Aug). Click here to read more... ...

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Franchising Council chief holds talks with independents to push small business interests

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchise Council chief executive Steve Wright has held talks with the four independent MPs who will decide who forms minority government, and says the quartet have a good appreciation of the importance of a stable government for small businesses. Click here to read more... ...

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Independents & greens tell FCA they are keen supporters of small business

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchising and small business generally will be considered, the FCA has been assured by the four independents undertaking negotiations in Canberra yesterday with the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition. Click here to read more...

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Want to run your own franchise?

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Ever wanted to own a shop? Maybe run McDonalds or Subway better than those who do it now? Clive Robertson with Steve Wright of the Franchise Council of Australia about how owning a franchise is done. Click here to listen to the audio... For more information about 954 2UE News Talk Radio, visit their website at www.2ue.com.au or ...

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One-stop shop for business hopefuls

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

For many people considering working for themselves, the support and structure of a franchise could be a key to success. The Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo brings together those interested in a franchise with the franchisors and successful franchisees. Click here to read more... ...

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Franchising success celebrated at NSW/ACT Franchising Awards Gala

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The NSW/ACT franchise community celebrated an outstanding year in business at the NSW/ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards gala dinner at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney on Thursday night (12 Aug). MC for the evening was Mike Ramsay, Director of FCA Alliance Partner Charter Security. The Excellence in Franchising Awards celebrates ...

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FCA Exec Director speaks on 3AW radio about strength & popularity of franchising in Australia

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Steve Wright joins Dennis Walter to discuss the strenghts and popularity of Franchising in Australia and the upcoming Franchising Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre this weekend. Click here to download the audio...(MP3, 7MB) For more information about 693 3AW Talk Radio, visit their website at www.3aw.com.au or Click here...

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Franchising success celebrated at South Australian Franchising Awards Gala

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The SA franchise community celebrated an outstanding year in business at the SA Excellence in Franchising Awards gala dinner at the Sebel Playford on Saturday night (21 Aug). The Excellence in Franchising Awards celebrates - both regionally and nationally - the success of hard working Australian small business people in the franchise sect...

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Lolly chain founder takes out franchise award

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Lolly chain founder takes out franchise award Inside Retailing Online 13 August 2010   Louise Curtis, the founder of chocolate boutique Lollypotz was named the Franchise Woman of the Year in NSW-ACT Excellence in Franchising Awards in Sydney on Thursday night. Louise Curtis, founder, MD and franchisor of Lollypotz company too...

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Franchising success celebrated at Victoria / Tasmania Franchising Awards Gala

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The VIC/TAS franchise community celebrated an outstanding year in business at the VIC/TAS Excellence in Franchising Awards gala dinner at the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne on Friday night (6 Aug). The Gala event was MC'd by Mike Ramsay, of FCA Alliance Partner - Charter Security The Excellence in Franchising Awards celebr...

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Pizza chief wins franchise award

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Pizza chief wins franchise award August 12, 2010 Sydney Morning Herald La Porchetta chief executive, Sara Pantaleo, has been named the Victoria/Tasmania Franchise Woman of the Year by the Franchise Council of Australia. Ms Pantaleo joined La Porchetta in 1996 and was appointed chief executive in 2002. She has played a pivotal ...

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Growth for franchises

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The global financial crisis was enough to take the wind out of the sails of most independant businesses, but the Australian franchise sector proved resilient, growing 7 per cent during 2009. Click here to read more...

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Updates to the Franchising Code of Conduct - ACCC Website

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1000

All Franchising Code of Conduct publications on the ACCC website have now been updated to reflect the recent amendments to the Code. Click here to read more...

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It's nice to go where they know your name

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

UNTIL about 1983, cafe latte was a term recognised only by the Italians who frequented the (standing room only) cafes in Rome, where coffee was dispensed with flair and style by baristas who seemed to know everyone's name. Today millions of Australians need their daily fix of latte, cappuccino or macchiato. Cafes have been the boom sector of the ...

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Get big or get out

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

In the last 18 months, the sector has seen a string of mergers and acquisitions led by the sector's biggest groups, including Retail Food Group (RFG), Franchised Food Company (FFCo), Allied Brands and Jim's Group. There are number of factors behind the takeover trend. Organic growth through franchisee recruitment remains difficult, margins in reta...

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Australian businesses fail with failover internet

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Australian businesses are keen to adopt cloud computing applications and technologies but are overlooking the need for back-up internet connections, a new survey has found. Click here to read more...

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Franchising Fever: 'New Coalition election policy could hurt franchising' - Steve Wright interview

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Steve Wright joins George Lopez and Ross Fletcher on "The Illeagles" for their fortnightly segment titled: "Franchising Fever", airing every second Friday afternoon from 4pm. Steve is a regular guest on the show appearing once a fortnight to provide regular updates on the latest franchising news, and discussion on current fr...

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Tony Abbott promises to establish small business ombudsman in pitch to SMEs

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott has made his first big pitch to SME voters, promising to create a Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, make the position of small business minister a Cabinet post and extend new unfair contract protections to small businesses. Click here to read more......

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Boost Juice Founder offers tips on picking the right partner

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Speak to people in business, and many will tell you their tales of woe of going into business with the wrong partner. The problem with most partnerships is that human instinct gets in the way. There are egos, money and different agendas and views on the direction of the business. The road to great success is littered with carcasses of broken ...

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Smart Talk: Brumby's Bakeries Founder on performance indicators

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Running a business is like driving a car. The focus is on the destination: the five-year plan is your road map. On any journey, however, there are milestones and to successfully complete your journey, you need to be in the "here and now", paying close attention to traffic conditions and real-time feedback from gauges on your cars das...

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Small Business Super Clearing House commences operation

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The Minister for Human Services, Chris Bowen MP, today said the Government has delivered on its promise to provide a free superannuation clearing house service for small businesses Click here to read more...

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Helping small businesses compete online

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Starting today small businesses will have a new vehicle to help them navigate the web to cut costs and capture new markets, with the launch of the Winning Business Online project, Small Business Minister Craig Emerson announced today. Click here to read more...

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Franchising Australia - June 2010 Edition

Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchising Australia – The Age & Sun Herald (June 2010) The regular Franchise Council of Australia / Fairfax "Franchising Australia" feature promotes the benefits of franchising in Australia and highlights some fantastic stories of business success. This feature is designed to engage potential franchisees to better understan...

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Franchising Fever - Steve Wright interview on Melbourne radio 3WBC 25 June 2010

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Steve Wright joins George Lopez and Ross Fletcher on "The Illeagles" for their fortnightly segment titled: "Franchising Fever", airing every second Friday afternoon from 4pm. Steve is a regular guest on the show appearing once a fortnight to provide regular updates on the latest franchising news, and discussion on current fr...

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Coalition stands up for small business and consumers by improving Consumer Law Bill

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs, Mr Luke Hartsuyker MP has welcomed the passage of the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010 through the Commonwealth Senate today with amendments giving effect to Coalition recommendations. Click here to read more......

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Franchising Code Changes - A Summary

Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The Federal Government has moved quickly to implement its response to the recent parliamentary inquiries concerning franchising and unconscionable conduct, with amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) to take effect from 1 July 2010. For most franchisors there will be minimal impact and the changes to the disclosure document will be...

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Franchising Fever - Steve Wright interview on Melbourne radio 3WBC 11 June 2010

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Steve Wright joins George Lopez and Ross Fletcher on "The Illeagles" for their fortnightly segment titled: "Franchising Fever", airing every second Friday afternoon from 4pm. Steve is a regular guest on the show appearing once a fortnight to provide regular updates on the latest franchising news, and discussion on curr...

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Smart Talk: Boost Juice's Janine Allis on Women in Business

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has teamed up with Griffith University's Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence to offer a free online education program to help potential franchisees avid making ill-advised investments. Click here to read more......

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Franchising gets help from ACCC

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has teamed up with Griffith University's Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence to offer a free online education program to help potential franchisees avid making ill-advised investments. Click here to read more......

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Code of conduct set to improve

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct will provide franchisees with more protection and greater certainty when dealing with franchisors, Small Business Minister Craig Emerson says. Click here to read more...

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Franchise Council survey slams push for new franchising laws in South Australia

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

South Australian MP Tony Piccolo is expected to push ahead with his plans to introduce tough new state-based franchising laws, despite a survey from the Franchise Council of Australia showing 95% of franchisors want one, national set of rules for the sector. Click here to read more......

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Greater certainty and better protection for franchisees

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchisees will have more protection and greater certainty in their dealings with franchisors under amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct, Minister for Small Business Craig Emerson said today. Click here to read more......

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Franchisors reject redundant state-based franchise regulation - FCA

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

More than 95% of franchise executives oppose a proposed reform of franchising rules for South Australia, saying the potentially "disastrous" move will add nothing but red tape on top of a preferred national regulation. Click here to read more...

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"No state-based laws" according to 95% of Franchise Council Members

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

A proposed new set of franchising rules for South Australia is opposed by more than 95% of franchise executives, a survey of Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) members has found. The biennial survey showed that 95.1% of respondents believe the Australian franchise community should be regulated by uniform National regulation – and not se...

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Franchises 'will lose value under new rules'

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +1000

PROPOSED new franchising rules for South Australia have been vehemently opposed by 95 per cent of franchise executives. The survey of more than 120 Franchise Council of Australia members shows 95 per cent believe the sector should be governed by national regulations, rather than state rules. It found 84 per cent of respondents felt the propose...

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Eyes on the franchise: business model

Fri, 28 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

THE franchising industry continues to grow, attracting new businesses and new people willing to give it a go, and it comes as the level of regulation has been stepped up following government inquiries into the sector. It even appears the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has caught some franchisors behaving badly. That has not a...

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Franchising legislation on the way

Tue, 25 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The federal government's stuttering reform for the massive franchising sector may see the light of day soon. The Minister for Small Business, Craig Emerson, may introduce the long-awaited legislation in this sitting of parliament. Click here to read more...

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Employers hit in awards overhaul

Tue, 25 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Employers and employees face disruptions to their pay arrangements once the Rudd government's modernised award system comes into full operation from July 1. Click here to read more...

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Franchising Code changes - Steve Wright interview on Melbourne radio 3WBC

Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Steve Wright joins George Lopez and Ross Fletcher on "The Illeagles" for the first edition of a new fortnightly segment titled: "Franchising Fever", airing every second Friday afternoon from 4pm. Steve will be a regular guest on the show appearing once a fortnight to provide regular updates on the latest franchising news, an...

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BRW Smart Talk with Boost Juice founder Janine Allis

Tue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Smart Talk is a weekly column by successful entrepreneurs about the challenges they face every day. This week, Boost Juice founder and director Janine Allis, explains how her chain of juice bars managed to survive. Click here to read more...

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Challenge for US retailer GAP

Tue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Queues of frenzied shoppers lining up to buy Gap T-shirts and caps when the United States mega-retailer launches in Melbourne in June will undoubtedly make headlines. But time will tell whether it has learned the lessons of its US peers that have tried to make it in Australia and failed. Click here to read more......

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Retail Food Group overview in BRW

Tue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Retail Food Group's franchises are much better known than it is. The Gold Coast company holds the rights to Donut King and bb's Cafe, and has bought other franchise systems such as Michel's Patisserie, Brumby's Bakeries, and more recently DCM Coffee & Donuts and Big Dad's Pies. RFG now has 1074 stores in Australia, New Zealand and China. Click...

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FCA highlights need for education for new franchisees

Mon, 03 May 2010 00:00:00 +1000

The Franchise Council of Australia predicts a role for its education program in improving understanding of the franchise relationship, following the recent survey findings that a quarter of franchisees don't trust their franchisor. Click here to read more......

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Seeking safe slice of franchise pie

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchising is experiencing a post-GFC boom, with companies that remained resilient, and even prospered throughout the downturn, now recording huge spikes in enquiries. Pizza operators in particular are experiencing high levels of interest, with Eagle Boys Pizza recording an 80 per cent jump in potential franchisees during the first three month...

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Cheap Auto buys Ray's

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Super Cheap Auto Group agreed to buy leisure retailer Ray's Outdoors as it looks to take a larger share of the growing outdoor sector dominated by newly-listed Kathamandu. Ray's sells camping products in 38 stores in five states. It has its own brands such as Wild Country and Outdoor Expedition, supplemented by brands like Akubra, Coleman and Col...

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Franchising Council chief responds to survey highlighting mistrust in industry

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Franchising Council of Australia chief executive Steve Wright has defended the franchising sector, saying it is a viable alternative to normal small business development, in a response to a survey highlighting distrust within the industry. The survey, undertaken by the Griffith University's Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence and the ...

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ABC Radio National - Steve Wright & Tony Piccolo

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +1000

South Australian backbencher champions franchise law reform ABC Radio National, 23 April 2010 Click here to read and hear more...

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The Americans keep coming: frozen yoghurt franchise TCBY to enter Australia

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +1000

In another sign US companies are viewing the Australian franchising sector as a haven compared to domestic economic turmoil, frozen yoghurt franchise TCBY is set to enter the local market. It comes after four announcements were made last week from US chains Carl's Jr, The Melting Pot, Golf Etc and Right At Home, all looking to enter Australia to...

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Partners think outside the box

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +1000

Inner-city apartment living is a popular lifestyle, but it has its drawbacks. Space, or rather lack of it, is a big one. For Sydney household storage retailer Howards Storage World, this conundrum, combined with some savvy business decisions, has turned the company into a growing retailer with operations in more than 15 countries. Click here t...

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Test the water before you jump in: franchising

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Franchisee nigel Blackwell reckons financial fitness is just as important as physical fitness. Click here to read more...

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Franchising Opportunities Expo in Sydney

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Anyone interested in buying a franchise has the chance to view a host of franchise opportunities this weekend when Sydney hosts the Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo at Darling Harbour. Click here to read more...

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Franchisees want reforms to go further

Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Franchisees have slammed the federal government's changes to rules for the $130 billion franchising sector, saying they will continue to leave small operators exposed to unscrupulous behaviour by large franchisors. Click here to read more...

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Yo! Boosting the hopes of baby-faced bosses

Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

At just 23 and 24, former construction project managers Scott Bradley and Sean Towner are not short of bravado. Or brains. And after chucking in lucrative jobs and opening their first company, Melbourne frozen yoghurt bar Yo-get-it, the pair are also poster boys for healthy ambition. Click here to read more......

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Franchising Australia Feature

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Once again the FCA, in partnership with Fairfax, has released the quarterly 'Franchising Australia' feature in The Age (VIC) and Sun Herald (NSW) - on Sunday, 14th March. This feature included stories on successful franchising businesses, regulatory updates and various articles of relevance for people who are looking to enter the franchise communi...

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How I set my business up for franchising - Matchbox Homewares

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

David and Charles Cohen helped their parents take over Matchbox homewares in 1996 when it was suffering financial difficulties. Since then, the chain has seen solid growth with revenue of $14.8 million during 2008-09. David says much of the growth has been due to the success of a solid franchising effort, and says businesses looking to expand sh...

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Case Study - Hire A Hubby

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Hire A Hubby is turning minor repair jobs into businesses worth millions. Since its inception in 1996, the franchise has steadily grown and is expecting revenue of $50 million by the end of the 2009-10 financial year. Click here to read more...

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Reform at last

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

The introduction of long-awaited changes to franchise sector laws this month prompted the relieved federal small business minister to rejoice. Click here to read more...

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Govt moves on Franchisees

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

FRANCHISES are gearing up for the most significant overhaul to the $128 billion sector since the introduction of the Franchising Code of Conduct in 1998, as the federal government moves to better protect the rights of franchisees. Click here to read more...

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Better Protection for Franchisees

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Small Business Minister Craig Emerson today announced the reform of the Franchising Code of Conduct since its inception 12 years ago. Click here to read more...

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Rudd Government Strengthens Unconscionable Conduct Laws

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

The Rudd Government is strengthening the Trade Practices Act to crack down on unconscionable conduct by unscrupulous businesses, Small Business and Competition Policy Minister Craig Emerson announced today. Click here to read more...

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New Rules say plain-English documents must spell out franchise risks

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Franchisees must in future be presented with plain-English documents that set out clearly their rights and responsibilities under changes intended to clean up the notoriously conflict-ridden sector. Click here to read more...

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Government confirms 'good faith' in franchising with sensible reforms

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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BRW - Fast Franchises Feature

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

BRW Magazine - 'Fast Franchises" feature BRW - February (01 March 2010) February is a great month in the BRW magazine because it is the month of publication of the annual 'Fast Franchises' list. This year BRW has dedicated more than 30 pages to franchising with some great articles on emerging and established franchise systems as well as th...

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White collar rise

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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NAB's franchise team addition

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Has Domino's Pizza got Australia's most successful business iPhone app?

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Find a franchise - Build Your Own Business

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Operation continues to be a sizzling success

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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The Yanks are coming

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Small Business Experience Improved Trading Conditions and Outlook

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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George W Bush speaks at International Franchise Association convention

Sun, 14 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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It's too much for minnows

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Why aren't there more women in senior positions?

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

Why aren't there more women in senior positions? It's seems to be perennial question that pops up regularly in public debate. Thankfully for ambitious entrepreneurs, small business is one area where you can find a lot of successful business women, Price Attack co-owner Carol Jarred and Angela Vithoulkas from Vivo Cafe Group tell MySmallBusiness. ...

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Why aren't there more women in senior positions (feat. 2009 Franchise Woman of the Year, Carol Jared

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Q&A with Nabi Saleh, Gloria Jean's Coffees

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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NAB Business Banking eliminates a range of fees for small business customers

Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Expert panel holds hearings to consider stronger unconscionable conduct law for franchising

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Keeping things liquid

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 23:00:00 +1000

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Winners - 2009 MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Trophy Time! Story on 2009 MYOB Excellence in Franchising Award winners

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Small businesses need to hurry to cash in on their Christmas tax break

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Opposition to pursue Senate enquiry on access to small business finance

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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South Australian franchisor says new state franchising laws would just mean more red tape

Sun, 06 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Piccolo Proposal a dead weight on SA franchising

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Life in the Fast Lane - Diana Williams, Fernwood Women's Health Clubs

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Groomed for Success - AFR lists top value franchises

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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BRW SME Outlook - Sumo Salad

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Gov's 'Do Not Call' Register - Direct Marketing Assoc says "Bad for Business"

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Attention SMEs - 31 Dec deadline for 50% tax break

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Harvey Norman exec pay packages praised

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Expert Panel on Franchising

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Driving Healthy Profits

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Franchising changes get a cautious thumbs up

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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SMEs could be audited in new Pay Equity push

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Young Aussie Business Key to Recovery: MYOB Survey

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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From Factories to Franchises

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Name and Shame

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Actual Conditions Remain Soft Despite an Increase in Small Business Confidence

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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FCA Speaks on Australia's New Franchise Reforms

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Government shows good faith in franchising

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Federal Government Gets it Right in Review of Franchise Code

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Government to Strengthen Franchising Code of Conduct

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Carol Jarred Named the 2009 “Franchise Woman of the Year”

Sun, 01 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Fair work website makes new IR laws simpler for small business

Sun, 01 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Carol Jarred Named Franchise Woman of the Year 2009

Sun, 01 Nov 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Franchising Australia

Sat, 31 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Flour power spreads across the land

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Insurance market update

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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‘Franchise woman of the year’ proves cut above the rest

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Successful franchisors share their insights

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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'Franchise woman of the year' proves a cut above the rest

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Why franchising is surging in the midst of the downturn

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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Franchise survival factors

Sun, 25 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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SA broker wins national community service award

Sun, 25 Oct 2009 23:00:00 +1000

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FCA Launches Mentoring Program

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Westpac/WIF Partnership Media Release

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Banjos rises to charity challenge fundraising

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Bucket brims despite GFC

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Franchises show the way

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Franchisees seek code reforms

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Bakers Delight standing up in tough times

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Credit access thwarts franchisees

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Business confidence is at six year high - NAB Business survey

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Franchising faces limits

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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"Franchising outperforming the economy" PWC industry report

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Local franchisees among best in the state

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Franchising - Beyond the banks

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Franchise Round Table - Business is up!

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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From the trenches

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Time to change - 2009 National Franchise Convention

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Up for grabs

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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FCA Initiative and Westpac Boosting Business Learning for Women

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +1000

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Education for Women in Franchising

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WA MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards Media Release

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The Franchise Council of Australia awards WA businesses

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Don't Discount the links in your chain

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The Winning Formula & Secrets of Success

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Be Your Own Boss

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QLD/NT MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards Media Release

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Baking for the community and serving up cups of success!

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Working hard for the dough

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Minister on back foot over franchises

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Healthy Habits books into expansion through Dymocks

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Advocate gives voice to small operators

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Passion and commitment help to drive SA franchise sector

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SA MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards Media Release

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NSW/ACT MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards Media Release

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VIC/TAS MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards Media Release

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Franchising - Australia's 'Green shoots' of economic recovery

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Code of Conduct Under Review

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Business Success in the face of economic downturn

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Small Business Minister Lauds Franchising Award Winners

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State's best: Franchisors gear up for SA awards

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NAB's Monthly Business Survey Economic Outlook

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Working in the Shadows

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Questions of Contract

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Franchising cuts through the GFC maze

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Business owners optimistic and expect economic improvement

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Sweet Satisfaction

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CEO Q&A Don Grover - Dymocks

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Cafe culture

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Franchise on the rise

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Small business confused over changes

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Liquidators sell off Kleenmaid assets

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A business out of a box

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You're buying a lot more than a job

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Fast food franchises commit to healthier kids advertising

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Win for franchising in revised consumer law

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Landlord told to pay up

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Cleaner pastures - Ecowash Mobile

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Now's not the time for ad cuts

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Aussies flock to franchising for security

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"We'll Ride Out the Downturn", Insist Retailers

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Local Customers Key to Small Business Growth

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Optimists Abound Amid the Recession

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Get a Heads-up Just to Survive

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Smaller Firms Neglect Insurance Cover at their Peril

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Franchising Ignored

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Tired Title to Fresh Franchise

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Have it Your Way

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The ABCs of Stress to Success

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Franchisors call for exemption from new unfair contract laws

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Fit to Spend

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Take Away a Tax Break

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Franchising Showing Strong Growth in First Months of 2009

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Tough Times Bring a Boom in Franchising

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"I'll have what she's having."

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I'll Have What She's Having

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Economy Opens a Window of Review to Chains

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Smith Lays Down the Law

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Women Missing Business Chances

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Escape the Axe: Be Your Own Boss

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Small business struggles during tough times

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Helper urges firms to do business by the book

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Emerson presses banks to support small business during economic slowdown

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Opportunity Rides High in Times of Crisis

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Small businesses urge banking rivals to follow Westpac’s lead Rate expectations

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Recession-proof strategies for franchisers

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Newly Jobless Set Sales for the Future

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Franchise Code Plan A "Big Risk"

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Franchise Optimism Deserves a Fair Go

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Be Informed and Aware Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

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Bad Times a Good Time to Learn

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Rays of Light in the Gloom

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Education Campaign to Help Potential Franchisees

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Proposed consumer law change a threat to 60,000 existing contracts; likely to cause costly confusion

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Banks to Maintain Funding to Small Business Sector

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Losing it has a Shaving Grace

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The Icing On The Franchise Cake

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West Australian SMEs buck the trend in the face of tough trading conditions

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Business conditions improve for SA SMEs

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Sydney Franchising Expo in the Spotlight

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Banks Still Lending to Viable Small Businesses

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Diligence Due

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Aquiring a Taste for Success

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FCA Calls on Banks to Pass On Interest Rate Reductions to Small Businesses

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Take time to buy a franchise, PWC's Jason Daniels says

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Dymocks acquires 80 percent stake in Healthy Habits franchise

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Franchises Could Thrive During Downturn

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Openness the key to franchise relationships in downturn: Zumbo

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A Hubby at Half the Price

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Work May Be A Grind, But It's Grounds for Franchise Boom

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EZDVD Bought

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Chair and Two New Deputies Appointed to Lead Franchise Council

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Federal Court Orders Interim Injunctions Regarding Allphones' Stock Allocation to Franchisees

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Subway Introduces SMS Ordering

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Gloria Jean's for China

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In Tough Economic Times, Donuts Rule

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Fresh Name on Pizza Hut Menu

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Call for Fair Go for Franchisees

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Supply Chain Overhaul Lifts Retailer

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Gloria Jean's Expands into China

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Winning Streaks

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Once Around Again

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FCA is Educating Potential Franchisees

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US Franchise Sector Faces Bleak Times

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Stirring Success

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Lenard's Launches Into IGA

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Happy New Year, Now Kick Some Goals in 2009

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Happy new year, now kick some goals in 2009 Independent Weekly, Page: 13 Friday, 09 January 2009 Some will lose their nerve, others will hang on by the skin of their teeth - but for many small businesses 2009 will actually be a happy new year, say optimistic business leaders. After a hair-raising 2008, retailers, who plan and order stock abo...

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Baker's Delight Wants 150 New Franchisees in 2009

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Bakers Delight wants 150 new franchisees in 2009 Monday, 5 January 2009 SmartCompany.com.au James Thomson Bakery chain Bakers Delight has shrugged off concerns about the slowing economy by unveiling plans to recruit 150 franchisees in 2009, more than double the number of franchisees that joined the company in 2008. General manager Chris Cal...

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Franchising Australia Fairfax Supplement

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Time to Franchise?

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How to be Your Own Boss

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How to be your own boss Summaries - Australian Financial Review, Page: 39 Saturday, 20 December 2008 Making the decision to run your own business should involve research. A lot of people don't realise they have to roll their sleeves up,' said Sue Prestney of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Ian Krawitz of franchise research specialist 10...

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He's Going Places - As the Deputy Chair

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He's going places - as the deputy chair Weekly Times, Page: 27 Wednesday, 17 December 2008 At 35 Tony Meiham already had his hands full running a number of Gloria Jeans, Harry's Cafe de Wheels and Coco Cubano franchises across Sydney. The Ryde local will be even busier since he was elected Deputy Chair of the Franchise Council of Australia. M...

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Happy New Year! How to Kick Goals in 2009

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Small Companies Struggle to Conquer Government Hurdles

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 23:00:00 +1000

Small companies struggle to conquer government hurdles Courier Mail, Page: 54 Monday, 15 December 2008 THE hurdles to become a government supplier are too prohibitively high, according to John O'Brien, chairman of the Franchise Council of Australia. Mr O'Brien, chief executive of Australia's largest pool and spa care network PoolWerx, says the ...

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Franchises doing well despite downturn

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Small businesses & franchisees - Money to be made despite downturn

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Start-Up Wonders

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FCA Summary of the Federal Inquiry Report

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Protection for Franchisees

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Finding the Killer Franchise

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7-Eleven Named Franchisor of the Year

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7-Eleven named 2008 Franchisor of the Year Retailer, Page: 21 Thursday, 01 January 2009 Australia's leading convenience retailer, 7-Eleven, has been named as 2008 Franchisor of the Year by the Franchise Council of Australia for its continued product and store innovation, strong franchisee partnerships and consistent growth in recent years. Th...

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9 Ways to Win at Franchising

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Franchises on the Move

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Franchises on the Move Australian, Page: 2 Friday, 28 November 2008 Ref: 44190577 DESPITE the occasional flare-up in the world of franchising between franchisors and disgmntled franchisees that becomes a public brawl in the media, the franchising sector has many success stories worth crowing about. The Franchise Australia 2008 Survey cond...

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A Good Bet for a Job

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Small Business Demands Assistance from Federal Minister

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Franchise Inquiries on the Rise, but Downturn Could Lead to Shakeout

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FCA Submission to the Commonwealth Parliament Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct

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7 Eleven Crowned Franchisor of the Year

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7-Eleven crowned Franchisor of the Year Inside Retailing Online Friday, 07 November 2008 Convenience retailer 7-Eleven has been named as 2008 Franchisor of the Year by the Franchise Council of Australia. The retailer was awarded for its continued product and store innovation, strong franchisee partnerships and consistent growth in recent yea...

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Branching Out Gets the Goods

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Branching out gets the goods Herald Sun, Page: 82 Thursday, 06 November 2008 A LONG-established business that only moved into franchising seven years ago has been named the emerging franchise system of the year. The business, which now has 10 Victorian outlets, grew from one store on Bribie Island and now has a network of 57 stores in Austra...

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Frontline Retail Takes Historic Awards Double

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MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards - Winners Announced

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Franchising Takes a Positive Position

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Franchising takes a positive position Sydney Morning Herald, Page: 59 Saturday, 25 October 2008 THE franchising industry is battening down the hatches to withstand the expected downturn in Australian economic fortunes, but remains guardedly optimistic about weathering a recession. The latest report on the health and size of Australia's franch...

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Franchising Sector Confident in Downturn

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Franchising sector confident in downturn Summaries - Business Review Weekly, Page: 14 Thursday, 23 October 2008 Despite a tightening in the recruitment market over the next 12-months, the franchise sector continues to grow strongly. Figures from the recent Franchise Australia 2008 report by Griffith Business School showed an increase of over ...

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Small Businesses Won't Drop Marketing Spend

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Teamwork Helps to Lick the Doomsayers

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Teamwork helps to lick the doomsayers Sydney Morning Herald, Page: 29 Wednesday, 22 October 2008 SPECIAL REPORT In tough economic times, the power of a franchise can brinci sweet success, writes Keeli Cambourne. The global financial crisis may have many businesses rethinking their fu-ture but for franchises there is a positive side to the d...

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Franchisors Hopeful of Surviving a Recession

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Franchisors Hopeful of Surviving a Recession Age, Page: 2 Tuesday, 21 October 2008 THE franchising industry is battening down the hatches to withstand the expected downturn in Australian economic fortunes, but remains guardedly optimistic about weathering a recession. The latest report on the health and size of Australia ’...

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Franchise Sector's Robust Growth

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Franchise Sector's Robust Growth Adelaide Advertiser, Page: 57 Tuesday, 21 October 2008 FRANCHISES have reported strong growth in the past two years despite tougher economic times, according to a survey commissioned by the Franchise Council of Australia. Executive director Steve Wright said the results of the Franchise Australia 2008 Survey r...

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"Gloria" and Ecowash - Aussie Innovations Conquering the Globe

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The Power of One Strong Sector Revealed in Positive Research Findings

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The Power of ONE

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The power of ONE Australia & New Zealand Franchising, Page: 96 Wednesday, 01 October 2008 The National Franchise Convention 2008 will for the first time include a franchisee focus aking its theme as The power of one. the franchising industry's major event of the year has struck a blow for a united arena, for the first time offering a sen...

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Go in with Eyes Open

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FCA Formal Response to the SA & WA Government Reports on Franchising

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Femme Fatale Guide to Franchising

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SA & WA Winners in the MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards Announced

Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +1000

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Regional Winners in the MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards Announced

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Franchise Award Winners Applauded

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MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards - Winners Annuonced

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Tools to send pessimism packing

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Reform franchising business, but don't overdo it

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Focus: Choosing the Right Franchise

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Womenomics

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Ella Bache | Calculated risks for beauty firm - Future in franchising

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Enterprising young up to their necks in dough

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Franchise Council to fund Ketchell High Court appeal

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Ketchell decision raises alarm bells for franchisers

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Girls on top

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Meet Rocky Pantaleo

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Part of a bigger family

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Sisters are Doing it for Themselves

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Women and the Franchise Recruitment Process

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Business & Franchise opportunities

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Franchising seminar

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Call for legal clarification on franchises

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Warning to comply with new code

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There's hope yet for small business

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An inside look at mortgage brokers

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It's no joke: bakers really are rolling in the dough

Sun, 17 Feb 2008 23:00:00 +1000

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Research key to selecting a successful franchise

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Good staff give business a result thats fit to print

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Your business: cream on top costs a little extra

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Fast-growth sector, but mind the flaws

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Launch worth the weight

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So, how about a franchise?

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Chains of Command

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Fernwood fitness founder flies in

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Franchises under the spotlight

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Franchise item

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Time to heal old wounds

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Chooks puts a feather in his cap

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Recognition for Steve

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FCA challenges WA enquiry

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Kevin 07! Franchise Heaven?

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Above and beyond

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Wealth no longer number one

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Franchise Reflections

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There will be expectations that are unique to each industry, however, when buying into an existing franchise franchisees can expect to receive expert assistance from franchisors in a range of areas relevant to their business.

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Government releases updated Franchising Code of Conduct

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The Abbott Government has released an updated Franchising Code of Conduct, which Small Business Minister Bruce Billson says will save the sector an estimated $8.6 million per year.

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Pizza chain taps the online marketing power of customers to boost profits

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For those who have long desired to make their own pizza toppings, there is a new mobile application allowing customers to design and market new pizzas while keeping a slice of the profits.

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The top five qualities a franchisor looks for in a franchisee

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New Franchise Code: ACCC given more power to penalise

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) now has further power to penalise business after the Coalition Government passed a new Franchising Code of Conduct.

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Tougher penalties for franchise sector

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Wages traded for soft-drink and pizza

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:11:46 +0000

The operators of two Melbourne restaurants have been fined $334,818 for trading the wages of teenage employees for soft drink and pizza. Federal Circuit Judge John O’Sullivan slammed the “dark ages” practice and noted that Tecoma man Ruby Chand, who owned both franchises, had a history of underpaying employees. The underpayments took place between 2009-2012 […]

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Salad chain plans major makeover

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Successful health food chain Sumo Salad will refurbish its stores across Australia over the next three years on the heels of the Tulla Group’s purchase of a 60 per cent stake in the business.

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Choosing a franchise that’s future proof

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Tough penalties to better regulate the franchise sector

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be given more scope to punish fly-by-night franchise operations under new changes proposed by the government.

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Froyo: passing fad or lasting success?

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:51:20 +0000

Krispy Kreme and Starbucks outlets may have dotted the streets of cities around Australia just a few years ago, but frozen yogurt has taken over.

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How franchising can help with Christmas and seasonal marketing

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It’s that time of year again: a challenge for anyone responsible for promoting their business and spreading goodwill among customers.

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Hospitality sector says buying online makes no difference

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:41:21 +0000

Hospitality product retailers believe that locally made products still reign supreme in the sector.

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Online challenge set by Subway

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Multi-national sandwich franchise Subway has proposed a global challenge for aspiring franchisees.

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Is it time to consider a franchise?

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:00:45 +0000

In the search for a balanced life that matches ambition, flexibility and achievement, franchising keeps popping up and raising its hand for attention. And with good reason; many of the 73,000 current franchisees, who have helped build the franchise sector to the $131 billion contribution to the Australian economy,* signed up to enjoy financial gain, […]

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Take-away and fitness industry franchisors set for audit

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:22:40 +0000

The ACCC has announced that franchisors in the take-away food and fitness industries will be audited to ensure compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct.

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Free University resource demystifies franchising

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Five thousand would-be franchisees have registered for a free, online course developed by Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence.

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AGS 1040 "Franchising Code of Conduct – Auditor's Reports


years that have been prepared by the franchisor in accordance with sections 295 to 297 of the Corporations Law3. 20.3 Item 20.2 does not apply if : (a) ..


EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM


- The Franchise Act sets out minimum terms and conditions, including duration, renewals and associated disclosure requirements for franchise agreements in the ..


Submission: Inquiry into the statutory definition of Unconscionable ..


In its submission to the Corporations Committee inquiry into franchising, the Law Council of. Australia stated that the incorporation of a broad definition of ..


6 Legislative protection Legislative protection against unfair conduct


6.12 The Gardini Report on franchising agreed that Section 51AA of the Trade. Practices Act is of little practical benefit. It said: .. the inability of a franchisee to ..


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However, the Commonwealth Franchise Act effectively excludes Indigenous Australian women (and men) until 1962, when the Menzies Liberal-Country Party ..


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18. What if the franchisor becomes insolvent (fails)?


A franchisee who believes that the administrator is not continuing to meet the franchisor's obligations should obtain legal advice before stopping payments.


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Internet Resource Guide: Electoral Law


The Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 was passed which set the minimum requirements of individuals wishing to vote at a federal election, namely, over 21 ..


The evolution the Commonwealth franchise-Tales of Inclusion and ..


This paper describes aspects of the Commonwealth franchise over the century that has elapsed since the enactment of the Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902, ..


Submission - Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


I have been interested in stnciying law, and was trained in some law with the Victoria Police force. I made enquiries with a franchise called _. In my discussions ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


The Trade Practices Act itself applies to these transactions so there are the broader concepts of the Act and more specific, to franchising, requirements of ..


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Overview of the Franchising Code of Conduct. The Franchising Code of Conduct is a mandatory industry code of conduct that has the force of law under the ..


Good faith in franchising - Parliament of Australia


8.14 The Law Society of Western Australia stated that, as a franchise agreement contains an implied duty of cooperation and good faith is ..


Submission: Inquiry into the statutory definition of Unconscionable ..


Practices Act and the Franchising Code to protect the rights of its members or to simply redress the unilateral and unfair decisions of a large organisation.


31. Can a franchisor force a franchisee to purchase goods or ..


A franchisor who tries to do this may be breaching the provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act that prohibit anti-competitive exclusive dealing. Exclusive ..


Complying with the Franchising Code of Conduct


As a franchisor, you are required by law to comply with the Franchising Code of Conduct (Franchising Code), a mandatory industry code under the Competition ..


Franchising and tax - tax facts for new small businesses


An agreement to purchase a franchise often includes ongoing .. Non-commercial losses tax laws may apply, which may defer the loss to a ..


Lawyers Porto - Australian Embassy


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


PO Box 6100 Parliament House. Canbena ACT 2600. Mr Chairman,. RE:- Federal Franchise Inquiry. I submit this as a private individual, not as an employee of ..


Office of the Tasmanian Energy Regulator - Gas Legislation ..


This Act regulates the distribution and retailing of gas in Tasmania. It includes provisions .. Gas (Exclusive Distribution Franchise) Order 2003 ..


Report: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


advised the committee: To educate franchisors and franchisees about their rights and obligations under the code and the Act, the ACCC has published a number ..


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PART 2—BUSINESS FRANCHISE (PETROLEUM PRODUCTS). ACT 1979. 3. 3. Definitions .. PART 3—BUSINESS FRANCHISE (TOBACCO) ACT 1974. 14. 8.


Trade Practices (Industry Codes - Franchising) Amendment ..


(a) to which another mandatory industry code, prescribed under section 51AE of the Act, applies; or. (b) if: (i) the franchise agreement is for ..


Teaching civics and citizenship in Stage 5 History


- franchises. (Macquarie Essential Dictionary p140, The Macquarie Library 1999). b) "The term citizenship has both legal and social meanings. In a legal sense it ..


Franchising and Unconscionable Conduct reform - Department of ..


Practices Act, including additional powers to enforce the Franchising Code and .. common law requirement of good faith in relation to a franchise agreement ..


Refund Home Loans and Wayne Ormond admit false and ..


"Using the name of the ACCC or individual ACCC officers as a means of discouraging franchisees from exploring their own legal rights is ..


Supplementary remarks – Daryl Melham MP


on 27 November 2008, http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/resources/transcripts/cth5i_doc_1902.pdf. 5 Section 3, Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902.


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Indigenous people and the vote - Australian Electoral Commission


The 1902 Franchise Act gave women a Commonwealth vote but Aborigines and other 'coloured' people were excluded unless entitled under ..


A Short History of Federal Election Reform in Australia - Australian ..


The Commonwealth Parliament enacted the Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 and the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902, which taken ..


Franchising : law and practice / Giles, Redfern, Terry | National ..


Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Giles, Stephen, 1958-; Format: Book; 1 v. (loose-leaf); 26cm.


8. Fair Trading Coalition - The Trade Practices Act Review


Rich Text Format - Briefly, the Franchise Act provides oil major franchisees certain rights and protections in their dealings with their franchisor and also provides ..


DESTRUCTION AND APPROPRIATION OF GOODWILL: THE ..


Petroleum Retail Marketing Franchise Act 1980 (Cth) .. Whilst existing Australian tenancy and franchise law responds to the problems ..


Motor Trades Association of Australia


Franchise Act (Cth) 1980 and Petroleum Retail Marketing Sites Act (Cth) 1980) which it was claimed it could properly, necessarily and sufficiently secure.


Ray White provides undertaking after complaint of breach of ..


He added that: "Franchisees such as Mr Edwards are entitled to the protection of the law and the ACCC will act to ensure that small businesses ..


GREATER CERTAINTY AND BETTER PROTECTION FOR ..


Franchisees will have more protection and greater certainty in their .. or whether there are any requirements to pay a franchisor's legal costs." ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


Government seriously considered regulating the Sector, for example, by either: 1. Drawing up an Australian Franchising Act;. 2. Transferring the regulatory and ..


Industry codes of conduct


Which industry codes of conduct are currently prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act? Franchising Code. A mandatory code that regulates ..


Upon the matter of regulating the suffrage depends the destruction ..


14. Legislative Council Franchise Changes........................ 16. Voting Rights for 18 Year Olds .............................. 18. Legal and Other ..


Competition and consumer law


purchasing a business or franchise is a good investment. • automatically get involved to resolve your business dispute, even if you think the Act's rules have ..


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Business Franchise (Tobacco) Act 1974 (Vic). 1979. Business franchise fees are extended to the sale of petroleum. Business Franchise ..


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Expression of interest form - Franchise assistance - About us - Fair ..


Please note that places in the 2012 National Franchise Program intake .. general in nature and may not deal with all aspects of the law that are ..


Issues Paper - Unconscionable Conduct - Submission from Retail ..


The consequential lack of case law on this subject has hindered the true interpretation and application of 'unconscionable conduct' within the franchise industry.


Parliament of Australia:Senate:Committees:Joint Select Committee ..


The Committee recommends that the Petroleum Retail Marketing Sites Act and the Petroleum Retail Marketing Franchise Act remain in force until new generic ..


The franchisee manual (NEW)


The Franchising Code of Conduct has the force of law and requires franchisors to disclose specific information about a franchise to both ..


Submission 006 - Ms Elizabeth Crawford Spencer


The Australian Consumer Law: Consultation on draft unfair contract terms. Competition and .. proposed law to franchising relationships.


35. When will the ACCC take action against a franchisor?


When will the ACCC take action against a franchisor? The ACCC is responsible for administering the Competition and Consumer Act and will take enforcement ..


Foreign States Immunities Regulations


In force under the Foreign States Immunities Act 1985 - Updated as at .. 2 Item Law 1 Business Franchise Licences (Petroleum Products) Act, ..


The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and Indigenous ..


Thus, laws dealing with, for example, the Commonwealth franchise or the .. The voting rights were based on existing franchise laws in each of ..


Our Ref: MB:00046 Australian Consumer Law: Consultation on draft ..


The Code emphasises the need for legal and financial advice being obtained by a franchisee and requires a franchisor to obtain certificates ..


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Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902,. Constitution Alteration (Senate Elm,-. tionsl 1906. Disputed Elections ancl' Qualifications. Act 1907. Electoral Divisions Act ..


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doesn't apply? 3. Does the Franchising Code apply to overseas franchisors? .. CCA issues. 29. Does the Competition and Consumer Act apply to franchises?


Senate Economics Committee inquiry into unconscionable conduct ..


for the purposes of Part IVA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and the scope .. Services has just inquired into the Franchising Code of Conduct. Pending the ..


The Secretary Criminal Law Branch Attorney-General's Department ..


compliance functions. Accordingly, the AML/CTF Act should clearly recognise business relationships such as franchise, agency and alliance arrangements and ..


Report: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


time to bring a better balance back to the world of franchising.24. 7.38 There was support for this contention from the Law Institute of Victoria: We are aware of ..


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The Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 stated that "all persons not under twenty-one years of age whether male or female married or unmarried' would be ..


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noted franchises are exempt from the fundraising provisions of the Corporations. Law. If there was strict adherence with Regulation 1.02, the scheme ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


The Committee sought to focus on those areas of the law that regulate the: 1. disclosure of information to potential franchisees;. 2. dispute resolution processes; ..


Submission: Inquiry into Access to Justice


franchisor, and who cannot afford to pay for a legal remedy. This submission also .. the ability of franchisees, current and former, to access legal representation; ..


Media Release 2002: Australia celebrates the 100th anniversary of ..


Prior to the Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 and the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1902, which both became law in June 1902, the first ..


Administering the Franchising Code of Conduct


- Enforcement of the Franchising Code is just one means of gaining compliance with the Act. What the ACCC prefers to see is franchisors ..


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enables rapid market expansion using the intellectual property of .. How to address legal issues or conflicts with partners; Have you got a plan for a ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


Department of the Senate. PO Box 6100. Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600. Australia. Re: Commonwealth Parliament Inquiry into the Franchising Code of ..


Report: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


158 Australian Marine Industries Federation Limited. 159 Law Institute of Victoria. Supplementary submissions. 1. Mr Robert Gardini. 2. Franchise Council of ..


An overview of the Oilcode for fuel resellers


Sites Act 1980. • repeal of the Petroleum Retail Marketing. Franchise Act 1980. • prescription of the mandatory Oilcode under s. 51AE of the Trade Practices ..


Franchising Code of Conduct amendments


the Franchising Code of Conduct and the. Trade Practices Act 1974 by informing franchisors and franchisees of their rights and obligations under the code and ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


mandatory Franchising Code of Conduct came into statutory law is found in the Explanatory Statement to the Trade Practices (industry Codes -. Franchising) ..


How is the Competition and Consumer Act enforced?


Application and key parts of the Franchising Code · Amendments to the .. litigation under the consumer protection provisions in the Australian Consumer Law is ..


Western Australian Electoral Commission - Information Statement


Electoral Act 1907. An Act to regulate Parliamentary elections. This Act now includes electoral distribution legislation. Franchise Act 1916 ..


Franchise scams : Department of Justice and Attorney-General


Before you enter into or commit to a franchise agreement, you should: seek independent legal and financial advice to identify the risks ..


Oilcode


repeal of the Petroleum Retail Marketing Sites Act 1980; repeal of the Petroleum Retail Marketing Franchise Act 1980; prescription of the ..


Guide to unconscionable conduct


The Franchising Code of Conduct is a declared industry code under the. Trade Practices Act, and as such has the force of law. It applies to all franchise ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


Parliament House. CANBERRA ACT 2600. Dear Secretary,. Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct. The Post Office Agents Association Limited (POAAL) ..


National Museum of Australia - Edmund Barton


The Commonwealth Franchise Act 1902 established uniform federal franchise. This gave the vote to adult British subjects resident in Australia for at least six ..


BETTER PROTECTION FOR FRANCHISEES - Archive - Department ..


"The reforms will put franchisees in a better position to understand the .. of legal costs, confidentiality agreements and the sale of the business.


Electricity Metering Code Aug 03


An Electricity Distributor must provide metering data services for Franchise. Customer Loads that comply with the requirements of the ACT Metrology. Procedure ..


Submission - Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


both law and franchising, there is little that I can offer in the way of answers. .. indeed the Act, regardless of the "mischief", the franchisee has a ..


Exclusive dealing and third line forcing (s47)


Application and key parts of the Franchising Code · Amendments to the .. a full line forcing arrangement to contravene the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ..


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Franchising your business - Small Business Solutions


The same selection criteria you apply to find a franchise consultant should also be used to find a suitable franchise lawyer. Franchising has its own set of specific ..


Legal Matters


Every business will need to deal with legal matters and engage a solicitor at some point in the life of their business. Managing legal matters can be the most ..


Hiring a Lawyer


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Partnerships Joint ventures Franchises Leases Legislation Law Legal advice Legal documents Lawyers Regulation Licences Registration Australian business ..


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


franchising . I write this submission based on my personal experiences as a lawyer in New. Zealand who acted for franchisors and franchisees, a former ..


What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a franchise


Buying and operating a franchise is different to starting your own business and the .. Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. You should seek professional advice from your accountant and lawyer before committing to the franchise.


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


in the Code of Conduct that precludes lawyers from acting for any party to a franchise related dispute that falls below a specified dollar amount. 2. I further submit ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


i have watched the progression of legislation governing franchising law in .. Partner in the Automotive industry Group at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers I provide daily ..


Problems surrounding resolution of franchise disputes in Australia


Rich Text Format - My perspective is based on my experience as a commercial lawyer advising small businesses, retail landlords, franchisees and franchisors for ..


Report: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


SPEED, Mr Peter Stuart, Solicitor, Speed and Stracey Lawyers, acting on behalf of Shopping .. DLA Phillips Fox. CONAGHAN, Mr Anthony James, Partner, Co-chair Franchise Group .. BRYDEN, Mr Nick, Chief Legal Officer. Australia Post ..


Franchising Code - short cut link has changed


Merger guidelines 2008 - public release · Overview of mergers law · Informal merger review .. You can use this link to access the Franchising Code page.


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


Founding editor of Franchising Law and Policy Review. • Member of ... Professional Qualifications: Barrister & Solicitor (NZ), Solicitor (NSW). Consultancy: ..


Power of attorney and advance directives - Government of South ..


Find out more about power of attorney from the Legal Services Commission of South Australia. Buy a kit .. Law Handbook - Legal Services Commission of SA ..


Internet Resource Guide: Australian Law Resources


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Scott Ellis


Experienced, practical dispute resolution lawyer, operating in the commercial and employee .. commercial disputes, including franchises and business disputes; ..


Business Contracts


Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement · Red Tape .. Buying a Franchise .. Unless you're a lawyer nobody expects you to write your own contracts.


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Unfair contract terms law · Handling complaints · Product safety .. contact the Department of Justice and Attorney-General's Dispute Resolution ..


Debt recovery


Buying a Franchise .. Either you or your lawyer can draft a letter of demand. The Arts Law Centre of Australia has a sample letter of demand that you can modify ..


Sole Trader


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Blank A4 - Legal Profession Admission Board


- An applicant trained as a lawyer in Australia must have acquired a tertiary qualification in law that is recognised for the purposes of admission to the legal ..


Buying a Franchise


In its simplest form, franchising is a business method based on the use of another person's .. Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. Business Contracts · Dispute Resolution · Hiring a Lawyer · Personal Property Securities Register ..


Money, Tax & Legal


Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. Buying a Franchise .. to have processes in place for resolving legal disputes and hiring a lawyer, should you ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


Labor MP for Blair and experienced lawyer, highlights (Hansard, I September, p.l 12): a lot of franchisees go into franchising having been in the military, having ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


REFORM OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT Et FRANCHISING LAW. APPENDIX .. This is a submission from Rodney Hackett, lawyer, and a past franchisee of two ..


Submission: Inquiry into the statutory definition of Unconscionable ..


to the current inquiry into the Franchise Code of Conduct. I will be .. and unreasonable where the most common response from lawyers approached .. Those who oppose clearly defined laws and in this case; the definition of ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


2000 in the American Bar Association's The Franchise Lawyer, for example,. Wisconsin regulators James Conohan and Patricia Struck are quoted as noting ..


Inquiry into the Franchising Bill 2010 - Committee Details


04/11/2011, 11:15 AM, Queensland Law Society Please note that this hearing .. (Solicitor, Franchising, Norton Rose), MR MICHAEL STRINGER (Co-director, ..


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Each attorney executing this Agreement states that he or she has no notice of .. whatsoever to a Franchise Employee, whether arising by virtue of any statute ..


What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a franchise


Before deciding to buy a franchise there are plenty of advantages and disadvantages to consider. .. Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement · Red Tape ..


Judges' Speeches


the mystery lawyer, Alan Robertson SC, courteously apologised to the .. and State Government inquiries in relation to franchise law reform.


Submission from Franchise Council of Australia - Treasury


The Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) is the peak industry body for the .. those lawyers and firms who participated in the Legal Committee forum. 1.4 .. that the law is well understood and indeed operates as a highly effective deterrent. It ..


Submission by the Franchise Council of Australia in response to ..


Rich Text Format - The franchise sector is almost exclusively comprised of small .. which are defined as being matters where a party instructs a lawyer, .. changes to the substantive law and will create additional uncertainty, duplication and cost.


Employee or Subcontractor


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Leasing a commercial premises


Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. companies or their subsidiaries; and; petrol stations operated under a particular type of franchise agreement.


Employing People


Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. Contracts · Dispute Resolution · Hiring a Lawyer · Personal Property Securities Register .. Buying a Franchise ..


Voters and Franchise: the Federal Story


These words are ambiguous, and have been debated from the time of the first Parliamentary debates on franchise laws and through argument ..


TO BE INSERTED


- In 1987 the Solicitors Statutory Committee was asked to consider whether six ... of unsatisfactory professional conduct for failing to comply with the Law Society of ... practice, becomes an officer of the court, exercising a privilege or franchise.


improving conduct in Australian franchising - Parliament of Australia


Your everyday solicitor/lawyer is not necessarily up to speed on the franchising laws, problems and pitfalls..[38]. 4.46 Some former franchisees who made ..


Assessing franchise opportunities | Business and industry ..


Answering the following questions with your accountant, lawyer or business adviser will help guide your decision of whether to buy a franchise.


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NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General ... admitted as a solicitor in NSW is against the law and may result in legal action .. (c) franchise agreements; ..


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CFAL is Australia's largest independent franchise business based on Perth, Western ... clarify the law and reduce the need for lawyers.


Setting up a franchise system


You are here: Home > Small Business > Legal Help Guide > Legal Topics > Business .. To set up a franchise system you must undertake the following steps: .. Get your lawyer to draft up a franchise agreement and provide advice in relation to ..


BPSG Study - Results Paper Final


"We found a lawyer with knowledge of franchise law in Melbourne. We're happy with what they're doing." Advertising was the single biggest ..


BUSINESS INFORMATION - Law Handbook


The law seeks to protect consumers by requiring that certain services only .. Anyone practising and charging a fee as a lawyer, doctor, architect or ... When buying a franchise the purchaser (franchisee) pays for all the normal ..


Tax Registrations


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Franchising to the Czech Republic - For Australian exporters ..


There are no specific franchise laws in the Czech Republic. .. A list of lawyers and advisers can be found on Czech Franchise Association's ..


HARMONISATION OR HOMOGENISATION


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should obtain before you enter into a franchise agreement. .. under law before you sign the franchise agreement. .. You should provide a copy to a lawyer, ..


Submission: Inquiry into Access to Justice


the ability of franchisees, current and former, to access legal representation; the adequacy of legal .. Law Council of Australia Submission to the Federal Budget 2009 -2010 .. Franchisors and their lawyers draft non-negotiable contract terms.


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


Conjoint Professor, School of Law, University of Newcastle ... external lawyers; franchisees by themselves, or by directors with or without"? advisers (lawyers ..


NSW Court of Appeal - Recent Decisions of Interest - Supreme Court ..


DISCLAIMER: Subject to operation of the law, the Supreme Court (NSW) .. of solicitor to act upon instructions of client constitutes special grounds. ... Statutory interpretation: definitions; whether franchise agreement for the ..


Legal Advice


Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. Buying a Franchise .. It is strongly recommended you seek consult your lawyer before entering into any ..


Selling a Franchise


Selling a franchise isn't quite the same as selling an ordinary business. Your franchisor will have .. Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement · Red Tape ..


Booklet 4: LEGAL ISSUES Legal Issues Grandparents for ..


this directly with the Legal Services Commission or through a private lawyer. The Legal Services Commission will decide whether you are eligible for assistance ..


Legislation and Regulation


Business Contracts · Dispute Resolution · Hiring a Lawyer .. The Franchising Bill 2010 adopts the National Franchising Code of Conduct as a law of Western Australia and requires franchising parties to act in good faith in relation to all ..


3 Franchising Franchising


intention to enact a franchise law for the petroleum retailing sector and .. Attorney-General and Ministerial Council re-examine the case for specific franchise ..


NSW Court of Appeal - Decisions of Interest - February to June 2010 ..


DISCLAIMER: Subject to operation of the law, the Supreme Court (NSW) disclaims all .. Procedural fairness; whether solicitor who was unfamiliar with civil .. Franchise agreement; where franchise fees based on "reasonable ..


Australian Corporate Lawyers Association - Attorney-General's ..


Rich Text Format - The Australian Corporate Lawyers Association ("ACLA") is pleased to submit its .. b) The second option is to establish a new 'state-based' franchise of the ..


Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


l have had the opportunity to be briefed on the submission by the Franchise Council .. most professional and compliant in terms of the laws disclosure of income tax, ... lawyers to recognise their rights, responsibilities and the reasonable limits ..


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


the law relating to franchisor failure. MY SUBMISSION. Nature of the industry and rights of both parties. First, to clarify, franchising is not an industry itself.


ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRY STANDING COMMITTEE


Member, Franchising. Law Committee. Queensland Law Society. Ms Louise Pennisi. Policy Solicitor. Queensland Law Society. 11 April 2011 ..


SUBMISSION


Australian Consumer Law with specific regard to such terms that arise .. This is a submission from Rodney Hackett, lawyer, and a past franchisee of two ..


Strategies to Protect Your Intellectual Property


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Appointments to the Takeovers Panel [18/03/2011]


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Submission - Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


both law and franchising, there is little that I can offer in the way of answers. .. Lawyers even go as far as to offer advice suggesting a degree of ..


Record Keeping Obligations


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


with anecdotal evidence from countless lawyers and accountants who frequently .. Franchising Legal Committee of the Queensland Law Society and similar ..


6 Legislative protection Legislative protection against unfair conduct


relationship eg through a lease or franchise, the dominant parties seek .. Equity, in the sense in which it is distinguished from the Common Law, consisted .. Affairs and Co-operative Societies and the Attorney-General for New South Wales ..


Summary papers and Powerpoint presentations from ADR Research ..


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


This unequal relationship is balanced in the US courts as lawyers routinely take this .. of the fund, the "audit", a requirement of the current Franchise Law, has ..


Submission - Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) represents approximately 15000 .. In summary, the LIV supports the need for the regulation of franchises in a way which is fair and .. either myself or Michael Hayes, LIV Commercial Lawyer on 03 9607 9382 ..


Franchising Consultative Committee (FCC)


The FCC (which was previously known as the Franchising Consultative Panel) was .. academics conducting research into franchising issues and law firms which .. Mr Howard Bellin (IF International); Ms Lynne Peach (Minter Ellison Lawyers) ..


Terms of the Contract


Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. Buying a Franchise .. These records will form the basis for instructing the lawyer who will draft the contract.


Supervised Traineeship Scheme


LAWYER'S SKILLS – Diary Entry Reconciliation. An entry-level lawyer should be able to demonstrate oral communication skills, legal interviewing skills, ..


Small Business Statistics


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LEGAL IMPEDIMENTS TO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – AN ..


PARTNER, DIBBS ABBOTT STILLMAN LAWYERS, .. assist Members lacking a competition law in drafting an appropriate law and establishing ... known as Franchise China Pty Ltd. Franchise China was an Australian company, that ..


24th January 2011 The Chairman Economic and Industry Standing ..


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


believe their failure was due to the franchise law … nothing could be further .. consultants, brokers, lawyers and accountants who mostly have professional ..


Terminating a Worker's Employment


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Step 5: Negotiate the lease


Australian Consumer Law · Trade Measurement .. Buying a Franchise .. The solicitor will take account of your concerns, risks and the matters agreed upon ..


Our Actions


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SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER BILL Adjourned debate on ..


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Women


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Closing a business with employees


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Soothill & Associates


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Four Essential Elements of a Contract


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Corporate Publications


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Litigation Notes No 15 - Australian Government Solicitor


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Step 3: How do I register my business name?


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Ethical and fiduciary duties v's competition laws


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the Franchising Code of Conduct and the cost and the time involved when .. We retained a solicitor in March 2006 to assist us with the issues we were having .. underfunded and under resourced. ! iearnt how to research case law through the ..


DRAFT REGULATORY IMPACT STATEMENT


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Speeches - ACCC


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Australian Consumer Law – Reflections on the First Anniversary of the ACL

 


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Franchising (South Australia) Bill 2009


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Legal team wins NSW Excellence Award - Media Releases - Fair ..


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Hot Topics 67 - Prisoners - find LEGAL answers - NSW Government


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Obligations to Employees


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Franchising Consultative Committee (FCC) - ACCC


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Guide to unconscionable conduct


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Answers to questions on notice - Treasury portfolio


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


franchise agreements modelled on such laws operating in the United Kingdom ... unconscionability makes litigators and lawyers very reluctant to rely on ..


Report: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


engaging a lawyer sees franchisees surrendering to the pressure of the franchisor .. 7.38 There was support for this contention from the Law Institute of Victoria: ..


Intellectual Property


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DESTRUCTION AND APPOPRIATION OF GOODWILL:


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Types of Employment


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Step 3: Setting the right price


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Presentation by The Hon


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Starting and Planning Your Business


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Closing/Winding up


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Taxation


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LAW ADMISSIONS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE UNIFORM ..


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Submission: Inquiry into Access to Justice


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OCR Document


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Equal Opportunity within the Education Context: A Judicial Perspective


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


families currently undergoing this destruction. l pray that laws and powerful bodies .. with their in-house lawyers they threaten and bully the ordinary franchisee ..


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National Human Rights Consultation Report - Chapter 5


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dfat.gov.au. - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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Example Balance Sheet


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Stay Healthy


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Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987


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AUSTRALIAN LAW - AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


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Northern Territory Law Reform Committee


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Changes to the Retail Trading Hours Act


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Retail Leases Act 1994 - NSW Legislation


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Speeches


10+ items – Commonwealth logo and the ACCC logo. INFOCENTRE: 1300 ..








Australian Consumer Law – Reflections on the First Anniversary of the ACL

 


The franchising sector and the ACCC

 



Issues Paper - Unconscionable Conduct - Submission from Retail ..


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Legal Services Country Profile – Australia - International Legal ..


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Official Committee Hansard


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Cost of Goods Sold Forecast


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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


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Buying commercial premises


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THE LOOPHOLE


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Credit Management


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Submission to NSW Planning Review 2011


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Trust


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Leasing commercial premises


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Submission: Inquiry into franchising and code of conduct


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Franchising in Queensland


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State Industrial Relations


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Report - The need, scope and content of a definition of ..


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Winding up a solvent company


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and franchise legal issues and dispute resolution discussed by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence.


Franchise Regulations


In Australia, the franchise sector is overseen by the Franchising Code of Conduct, a mandatory industry code under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, ..


Common Breaches of Franchise Law


Franchise Law

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Franchise Regulations: Competition and Consumer Act


Franchise

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Franchise Business Law


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FRANCHISE FEES WINDFALL TAX (COLLECTION) ACT 1997 ..


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Franchise Regulation: Conflict Resolution


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Franchise Regulations: The Corporations Act


The Corporations Act sets out the laws dealing with companies in Australia at federal and state level. Learn more..


Andrew Terry - The University of Sydney Business School


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Free workplace laws compliance resources - Franchise


To assist franchisors and franchisees to comply with national workplace laws the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman now offers a National ..


BUSINESS FRANCHISE ACT (Repealed)


This Act may be cited as the Business Franchise Act. (See back note 1). 2. Commencement. This Act shall come into operation or be deemed to have come into ..


[pic] Franchise Fees Windfall Tax (Collection) Act 1997 Act No. 132 ..


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Franchise Regulations: Intellectual Property Legislation


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12021 Franchise Law - Renewal and End of Term Renewal Rights ..


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Franchise Regulations: Fair Trading Legislation


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Legislation: Each state of Australia has its own set of Fair Trading laws which .. Our Franchise Performance Metrics research provides insight into franchisor ..


FRANCHISING AND THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL: GOOD ..


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Lorelle Frazer's Franchise Blog


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Franchise Forum 2011 Online Resource


Derek Sutherland, Principal, Icon Law and Chair, Franchise Legal Committeees (Queensland Law Society & Franchise Council of Australia) - discusses hot ..


Avoiding personal and business legal blind spots - Franchise


As noted below, ignoring our own blind-spots can also lead to legal and business failures in business, including franchising.


Registration of business names for franchises


In addition to the protection of registering the corporate name, the franchise may be able to prevent competition through the common law action ..


Key Intellectuasl Property Issues for franchisors and franchisees


As will be outlined below, it is very important for all of the franchise's intellectual property to be protected both by legal means and by the ..


Enforcing Restraint of Trade Clauses in Franchise Agreements


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Frank Zumbo - Schools - Australian School of Business - UNSW


33; (2001), 'Franchising in Australia, 'New Zealand Law Journal, p. .. 121; (2000), 'Unidroit and international franchising,'Business Law Review ..


The Regulation of the Franchise Relationship in Australia: A ..


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Protection of small business under the Trade Practices Act


The code and the Trade Practices Act provide a range of protections for franchisees and prospective franchisees in their dealings with franchisors. These include ..


UNE - Staff - Ms Heather Forrest



Adjunct Senior Lecturer - Faculty of The Professions, School of Law Heather Ann Forrest, 'The Severability of Trademarks and Goodwill under Australian Law: A Franchise in Disguise' in Collaboration and ..


State franchise regulations debate returns


According to franchise law experts the Bill seems almost identical to the Franchise Bill 2010 introduced by WA Liberal MP Peter Abetz, ..


Top tips and traps to getting the best deal on your franchise lease


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WA Franchising Bill defeat


"The new national laws follow extensive consultation and review and are the best chance yet to address concerns within the franchising sector.


Twelve tips for better contracts - Franchise


Macaulay in Joerges, Christian (ed) Franchising and the Law: Theoretical and Comparative Approaches in Europe and the United States ..


New tax agent laws may catch franchisors - Franchise


New Federal Government laws, commencing on March 1 this year, may catch out franchisors who provide franchisees with tax or business ..


Trademark protection for franchises


Franchise Performance Metrics Report 2011Franchise Marketing Forum .. Provided the appropriate steps are followed, the Trade Marks Act ..


Effective disclosure in the regulation of franchising


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Protection of image and appearance - Franchise


The example provided by LexisNexus franchising law and practice is that protection for McDonald's needs to extend to the logo consisting of ..


Disclaimer - Franchise


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Lessons for Franchisors from Alliance Contracting - Franchise


Underpinning all successful alliances and franchises, is a commitment on behalf of all alliance members to act in good faith and with integrity in ..


Doctor Zhiqiong June Wang | University of Western Sydney (UWS)


Zhiqiong June Wang & Andrew Terry, 'China's Long March to a Franchise Law: the 2007 Franchise Regulation' [2007] LawAsia Journal, 79- ..


Confidentiality agreements and know-how - Franchise


Franchise Confidentiality Agreements Kanchana Kariyawasam is a Senior Lecturer in Business Law at Griffith University and Adjunct Research ..


Franchise course application deadline extended


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CONSUMER PROTECTION FOR FRANCHISEES OF FAILED ..


by J BUCHAN - franchisees was redressed to an extent in 1998 by the enactment of amendments to the. Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth).3 Administrators and liquidators ..


What Franchisors and Franchisees Should Know About Cloud ..


Franchise Law Professor Eugene Clark Eugene Clark is Professor of Business Law, Griffith University. He holds five university degrees ..


Franchise Forum 2011: Rebuilding franchise profits


At this unique event youll hear real experiences of how leading franchise brands .. Principal, Icon Law & Chair, Franchise Legal Committeees (QLS & FCA); ..


Top five costly lease clauses for franchises


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Preferred Hours clauses in Enterprise Agreements - Franchise


Franchisees should seek independent legal advice before considering a preferred hours clause in either an enterprise agreement or IFA.


Franchising Code of conduct


The Franchising Code of Conduct is the only specific legislation to regulate the .. A breach of the Code is a breach of the Competition and Consumer Act and ..


Disclosure Document - Franchise


Franchise

disclosure document requirements outlined by the Asia-Pacific Centre .. Competition and Consumer ActIntellectual Property LegislationRetail leasing ..


Franchise Forum 2011 - Registrations open


Registrations are now open for the Franchise Forum 2011: .. Principal, Icon Law & Chair, Franchise Legal Committeees (QLS & FCA); ..


Franchise Regulations: Oil Code


Like the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Oil Code is a mandatory industry code under the Competition and Consumer Act (2010), and is enforced by the ..


Australian franchise regulation reforms


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Award interpretation is a franchisee responsibility - Franchise


Franchisees can recover overpayments in particular legal circumstances. Nevertheless, franchisees should consider the time, legal and ..


Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence


To assist franchisors and franchisees to comply with national workplace laws the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman now offers a National Franchise Program.


Balance of power, certainty and discretion in the franchise ..


by EC Spencer - 2008 - - franchise relationship) typically involve analogies to other legal relationships, .. Gillian Hadfield wrote, '[T]he heart of franchising's legal structure is still contract.


Four secrets to avoid franchise conflict


Franchise conflict research encompassing franchisor and franchisee perspectives reveals four .. Free workplace laws compliance resources ..


Government expert panel announced - Franchise


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