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2017-11-06 15:43:38
How do shopping centre owners press for increases in rents of 4% or 5% pa. when the increase in the $ / sq m. sold through the Centres has been increasing in the range of 0.5% – 1.65% pa. over the last few years? Using data provided by The Property Council, and originally sourced from the Shopping Centre owners, the logic for these increases is not substantiated. By doing a longitudinal study of a large ... read more
2017-10-24 09:29:59
Australia’s franchise sector will operate under a new regulatory regime from this Friday 27 October, with the onus on franchisors to show they have taken reasonable steps to prevent breaches of workplace laws by their franchisees. Are you ready for the new joint liability requirements and the reasonable steps to show you are complying and assisting your franchisees to do the right thing? With the long-debated Fair Work ... read more
2017-10-23 17:13:22
Is your franchise management strategy still based on traditional static long-term planning? Or have you adopted a more modern fluid short-term approach that better reflects the ever-changing customer and business environment in which all franchises now operate? An interesting theme to emerge from this month’s Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) national conference on the Gold Coast is the noticeable shift away from long-term planning towards shorter-term plans ... read more
2017-10-11 12:03:26
Renowned franchising expert Michael Sherlock, Adjunct Professor at Griffith University’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence, has provided his top three tips for achieving success in franchising: Be fair Do you see expansion via franchising as a licence to print money? It can be but only if you allow your franchisees their fair share of the spoils. “If people come into your system and invest ... read more
2017-09-26 12:26:46
Why is franchisee feasibility important to franchisors? Because it is a critical foundation for the future growth of any franchise system. This was a key takeaway message from BDO franchise expert Jason Daniels who this month presented a special webinar for the Franchise Centre on ‘Understanding Franchise Feasibility’. The full webinar can be viewed here » ... read more
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