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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

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

How to get the best franchise deal

03/06/2019

When it comes to franchising and leasing, the documents you sign will govern your business dealings for many years to come. There’s a very limited ability to renegotiate in the

5 steps to success as a first-time franchisee

28/05/2019

If you are eager to buy into a franchise business as a first-time franchisee, now is the time to prepare for major legislation changes potentially set to shake up the

8 future-proof due diligence steps

13/03/2019

Purchasing a franchise can be a daunting and unknown process for many prospective franchisees.  Too often franchisees bypass the vital task of conducting their own due diligence prior to buying

3 must-avoid franchisee legal mistakes

06/03/2019

Want to avoid costly franchisee legal mistakes? When you are assessing a franchise venture, you may find yourself looking at your potential expenses, searching for any opportunity to reduce costs.

What is a franchise? 4 signs the business fits the bill

20/11/2018

A franchise is a business opportunity in which the business owner, or franchisor, grants to the franchisee the right to operate a business (or distribute services or goods) under the franchisor’s banner.