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5 lessons in assessing a franchise from the ACCC

13/01/2020

Think you’ve found the perfect business opportunity? Before you sign anything, you must be across all aspects make sure. Here, Mick Keogh, deputy chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Wage watch! 6 must-know employee award changes in 2020

02/01/2020

The passing of the new year welcomed Australia into a fresh decade, and while many of us are still suffering the throes of the party season, industry regulators are already

What does a franchise agreement cover?

12/12/2019

Put simply, a franchise agreement is a business contract that requires your full attention. Starting a new franchise is similar to starting any business. The only additional legal document is

Do I always have to pay franchise fees?

27/11/2019

“Surely I don’t have to pay fees if the franchise lets me down?” Is this fact or fiction? Let’s take a closer look… It’s a fact of life that despite

6 ways to fix franchise buyer concerns

15/10/2019

When franchise buyers are reviewing business opportunities they are encouraged to see any franchisor non-compliance as a red flag. They would be quite justified to stop and reconsider signing up

How to avoid a rebranding disaster

01/10/2019

Rebranding disaster or successful rebranding exercise? A rebrand is often an exciting time for a business, writes Nils Versemann. But before adopting a new brand, whether for a business or a new

When staff walk out with your trade secrets

02/09/2019

Thanks for the memories, oh and your confidential information! What can you do when an employee walks out the door with your valuable knowledge? It seems a common occurrence these days.

3 ways to avoid franchise disputes

20/08/2019

When you own or run a franchise system, your focus is on the growth and success of the brand. So the threat of disputes within the system – and the

5 tips for minimising risk in your franchise network

14/08/2019

In 2017, the Federal Government passed the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 to protect vulnerable workers from underpayment and cashback schemes. Effectively, the new regime made franchisors,

3 franchise agreement warning signs to watch out for

08/08/2019

Buying a franchise, like any major business decision is no certainty for success. Three things you can be certain of prior to signing a franchise agreement, however, are stress, anxiety