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Survey reveals franchisors’ big battles


Unfair commercial leasing terms, red tape and wages are the top three major concerns for the franchise sector according to a survey conducted by the Franchise Council of Australia. The

Tips for foreign franchises setting up in Australia


What do overseas franchises need to consider before setting up in Australia? We recently acted for an overseas franchisor entering the Australian early learning and preschool play groups market. The business offers franchises

How to avoid cultural clusters


Culture is one of my favourite words. Culture is what happens when people who live, work or hang out together, agree on how they will interact with each other and

Hotelier appointed as Quest COO


Quest Apartment Hotels has appointed hotelier David Mansfield as chief operations officer. Mansfield will work closely with David Ridgeway, Quest’s general manager – franchise operations. The new operational structure will see Ridgeway continue

Why it’s crucial to show actual earnings data


Should you provide earnings information in your disclosure document? This question has been a cause of disagreement since the creation of the Franchising Code of Conduct. If you are one

‘Fried dining’ – KFC Alice Springs franchisee’s Michelin star quest


A KFC franchisee in remote Australia has embarked on a bizarre quest to have his restaurant awarded a Michelin star. KFC Alice Springs owner Sam Edelman believes his rural outlet

PostNet Australia in administration


The print, courier and mailbox franchise business PostNet Australia is in administration. The administrator told Inside Franchise Business it is business as usual for the company. Corporate restructuring firm Mackay Goodwin has

The Inquiry is over. What franchisors do now…


The report is in and there is no shortage of recommendations but what can franchisors do now? Melissa Strain, senior associate and Bruce McFarlane, managing director, BlueRock Law have some suggestions. Although many say

How InXpress chief leads change in the franchise


Marcel Lal is in the top 10 leaderboard of the Top 30 Franchise Executives for 2019. As GM for InXpress Australia he led a management change plan that has brought

Narellan Pools heads to US


Narellan Pools is taking its market-leading business and franchise model into the US. The Aussie firm is partnering with North America’s largest pool company, Latham Pool Products. The Narellan Group