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Franchisor penalties to the tune of $2M

The ACCC has had mixed results in its recent push for more transparency in franchisor use of marketing funds, with penalties against Ultra Tune reduced by half a million dollars on appeal....

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Catch and keep: Finding and retaining top employees

We interact with hundreds of businesses each year, and one of the recurring qualms is finding good staff. And when you do, holding onto them....

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Franchising: Alive and Well

At our Wednesdays With Redchip event in September, our experts provided key discussion points for anyone considering buying or starting a franchise....

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On your marks: 6 tips when buying a fitness business

There are many nuances to the health and fitness industry and it’s important to do your due diligence before leaping off the starting line. Read through these six key considerations to help you get started....

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Changes to the Franchising Code

Following an extensive review of the Franchising Code and the publication of the Wein Report the Government has initiated amendments to the existing regulatory framework by introducing, effectively, a new Franchising Cod...

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Franchising update – how will the proposed Code changes affect you?

Following on from last year’s review of the Franchising Code of Conduct by Mr Alan Wein (see here), the Government has recently released an exposure draft of amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct and relevant p...

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Franchising Code of Conduct Review – Report Released Today

The 2013 Review of the Franchising Code of Conduct Report undertaken by Mr Alan Wein was today released to the public. Mr Wein’s report was submitted to the Minister for Small Business on 30th April. His task was to...

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Franchise fit outs

One of the advantages of buying into a franchise is the ability for a franchisee to leverage from an established and successful business. In order to maximise the effect of the franchise system, those franchises that ope...

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Managing Franchise Disputes

If tension between two parties in a relationship is not properly dealt with, it can lead to further misunderstandings, mess, and a much harder problem to resolve. In difficult economic times, and as financial pressures i...

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Selling your franchise

New franchise owners enter the market with the hope of trading profitably, and then eventually selling their franchise for good capital gain. Out of the franchise owners who do eventually sell, some fail to maximize thei...

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