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2017-01-31 09:28:29
With the busiest retail trading period of the year now behind them, what is the outlook for franchisors operating in a challenging retail market? While the official ABS retail trade figures for December have not yet been released, the Australian Retailers Association has already pointed to a healthy lead-up to the Christmas period with year-on-year retail trade growth of 3.27% in 2016 and the National Retailers Association has estimated 2016 ... read more
2017-01-16 15:49:39
While the topic of migrant franchisees is seen as one of the hottest issues in Australian franchising, most franchise systems say they are not actively recruiting migrant franchisees. According to the Franchising Australia 2016 report, 73.3% of franchisors do not actively recruit migrants or new Australians (‘new’ means arrived within the past five years) as franchisees. Only 18.2% said they were actively targeting franchisees from this group, while 8.5% said they planned to ... read more
2016-12-18 23:03:47
  Despite ongoing challenges in the wider economy, franchising in Australia is positioned for continued growth in coming years according to forecasts contained in the latest Franchising Australia report. The report is based on an extensive 2016 franchise sector survey undertaken by Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence and supported by the Franchise Council of Australia. The full Franchising Australia 2016 report is available for free download from the Centre’s website from January ... read more
2016-11-08 13:05:49
Franchising is a challenging journey for business owners and the power of tapping into some valuable ‘grey power’ mentors to help navigate the best path to sustainable growth and long-term success can never be underestimated. Courtesy of a new Queensland Government small business initiative, franchise owners now have the opportunity to access the experience and guidance of high-level experts to drive their future growth strategy. The Queensland Government’s newly-launched Accelerate Small Business Grants Program is ... read more
2016-10-26 13:45:52
<p> </p><p> </p> Disputes with franchisees involving an external advisor were reported by 25% of franchisors in the latest Franchising Australia survey. These disputes covered an average of 4.7 of their franchisees. The proportion of franchisees that were reported to be in dispute with their franchisor was estimated at 1.8%, consistent with previous surveys. According to the Franchising Australia 2016 survey, reported franchising disputes occurred across a range of industries, ages and sizes of franchise systems, with no particular ... read more
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