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Australian Franchising's Unhealthy Trend

I would like to believe that the results of the annual Griffith survey of franchisors was an indictment of the tainted franchising reputation in Australia indirectly referred to earlier this year by the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission however, the small business climate suggests there are far greater influences.

Poolwerx Talks Up Entry To US

Knee high to a grasshopper, John O'rien, Poolwerx CEOAnother Australian export set to bedazzle the US market is the infamous Poolwerx brand.  Since Brad Sugars of Action Couch infamy showed Australia just how many willing US investors don’t perform due diligence many Aussie franchisors have contemplated the land of opportunity.

Poolwerx Multi-Unit Growth

PoolwerxFranchisor John O’Brien is mighty proud of his Australian franchise and his increased revenue and expansion plans at Poolwerx. Franchisee turnover has ensured more territories become available under recent changes to franchise contracts up for renewal.

You Signed What?

From time to time’ franchisees, and even normal folk, put their signatures to contracts that in hindsight were obviously intended to separate them and their money and deliver simmering leverage as a ‘don’t argue’ surprise.

$30,000 Saving To Help Ex-Defence Find Franchise Success

EACH year on average almost 10 per cent of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel leave*, many of whom seek to build a civilian career or start their own business. 

Battery World Seeks Third Line Forcing Approval

Australias' Battery World Franchise lodges contentious Third Line Forcing Notification with the ACCC.

Franchisees Getting Happier

Some of the most respected franchise systems in Australia did not rate in this 10 Thousand Feet franchisee satisfaction survey. At least one of Australia’s most criticized franchise systems did.

Poolwerx Third Line Forcing Wars: The Revenge of the Coprolith

Poolwerx Franchisees are dismayed and worried now that the ACCC has allowed the Poolwerx third line forcing notification to stand.

Third Line Forcing Wars: The Poolwerx Saga Continues

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's public registers, which detail the Poolwerx notification of third line forcing, has recently been updated to include

Australian Franchisors Prepare for a Downturn

The Franchise Council of Australia, the FCA, is currently out promoting the health of the franchising sector based on a survey, Franchising Australia 2008.