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5 things I wish I knew when I bought a franchise

29/10/2015

Take some tips from an award-winning franchisee. Rowan Prendergast, OPSM Waurn Ponds franchisee, shares his reflections on what he would like to have known when he started out on his franchise journey.

What I have learned from my mistakes in franchise recruitment: John O’Brien

29/10/2015

In my 21 years of franchising at Poolwerx I have learned a lot about the art of recruiting for franchisees but one of the best lessons I received was in the value of personality profiling.

Franchisors, are your staff doing enough training?

29/10/2015

Franchisors, are your staff doing enough training?

Buying a franchise? Here are six signs of a good location

29/10/2015

If you are buying a retail franchise you need to understand what makes a great location.

What are the first steps I should take to set up a franchising system?

29/10/2015

Once you have decided that franchising is the right option for your business, you should start considering the first steps for setting up a franchise system

Franchise agreement expiration options

29/10/2015

Q. Our franchise agreement expires in June 2014, but the lease between the shopping centre and the franchisor doesn’t expire until October 2014. We don’t want to stay in the business anymore.

So, “good faith” is off the reform agenda. Is that a big win for franchisors?

29/10/2015

Not really. Although the Government agreed with the views expressed in the Opportunity not Opportunism Report that franchisors should act in good faith it has rejected the recommendation that an

So what should franchisors do?

29/10/2015

The comprehensiveness of the reform package – particularly the strengthened enforcement provisions – virtually demand that franchisors carefully audit their systems, their marketing materials and protocols and their documentation to