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Biggest Problem Facing Small Businesses

A survey of business owners shows that "poor sales" is no longer the biggest problem cited by the most owners.

Meet the New Aussie Watchdog

Little FolksThe new chief of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has some observers suggesting his background may not be suitable to the role. Franchising will be hoping for a change in ACCC direction.

Head in Sand on Online Competition

It seems that most Australian franchising stakeholders, if not the rest of the world, have a problem facing the complex issues involved in eRetail, especially when a franchisor goes into competition with franchisees.

Franchisees Eye Food Trucks

Restaurant chains are rolling out more food trucks, and many franchisees like what they see.

Spar Low Blow Exposes Hit for All Australians

Appearing as a witness in the Victorian Supreme Court can be embarrassing.  The former CEO of the Australian Spar franchisor probably had to reveal more information than he preferred. But that is just a preliminary issue to greater consequences going far beyond the regulation of franchising. Milk War!

Prices Fall as Specialty Coffee Wars Heat Up

Seattle’s Best Coffee, a Starbucks Corp. subsidiary, made a splash recently when it was publicly announced that the premium coffee chain would start franchising on the Mainland (48 continental states).