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4 industry leaders on how to create a positive franchisee culture

20/11/2019

In the modern business landscape, companies like to throw around the notion of culture, however in franchising, it’s more than just a buzzword. Creating a positive franchisee culture is critical

Wage theft inquiry to probe systematic underpayment

15/11/2019

Employers who underpay workers are set to face close scrutiny, with the Queensland Parliament launching an official wage theft inquiry. The wage theft inquiry comes after corporate regulators and watchdogs

“Complex system” not to blame for wage theft

13/11/2019

Is Australia’s award system so complex major corporations capable of handling millions of customers and billions of dollars can’t manage to pay employees properly? That’s the spin flowing freely in

Top Juice outlets audited for compliance

12/11/2019

Juice and smoothie franchise Top Juice has come under the microscope, after the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) conducted a series of surprise audits at outlets across the country. The Top

Government seeking feedback on franchising reform

12/11/2019

After months of deliberation, the federal government is calling on the franchise community to provide feedback on the feasibility of proposed sector reform. A newly announced Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)

Planet Fitness Australia to launch 35 studios

11/11/2019

Massive US gym giant Planet Fitness is officially on its way Down Under, after the brand announced two new partnerships. The Planet Fitness Australia expansion is set to deliver a

The Burrito Bar restructure delivers network growth

11/11/2019

It’s been an interesting few years for Queensland-based Mexican chain The Burrito Bar, but it seems growth is back on the menu. The 31-strong franchise network was once at the

McScandal; McDonald’s CEO fired over relationship with employee

05/11/2019

In a major blow to the global fast-food giant, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook has been pushed out of the company after engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. According

5 pros and cons of franchising

04/11/2019

If you dream of getting into business for yourself, there are a multitude of opportunities on offer, each with their own pros and cons. For instance, you may have ideas

A day in the life of a Degani Café franchisee

31/10/2019

When former accountant Jolin Cui told her husband Bob she wanted to step out of the office and into a café of her own, he wasn’t surprised. “Jolin really has