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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.

Our dedicated focus on creating both short and long term plans for future growth has pushed the business higher each year and 2011 marks close to a decade of double digit growth for us.  Inside Franchising

A former head of the Franchise Council of Australia, John O’Brien neglects to mention that the last 10 years has seen an increase in very unhappy franchisees and an increasing number of unhappy ex-franchisees. 

O'BrienHowever, that was more to do with blanket supplier rebate schemes than the relatively new complaint regarding the take-it-or-leave-it contract that often halves territories and feeds the expansion plan into existing local markets - where franchisees once had an opportunity to make a buck.

One day Mr O’Brien might work out that his revenue has nothing to do with franchisee profitability or the missing worthwhile return on franchisee investment.

Sources close to the Franchise Council of Australia deny claims that franchising is exaggerating failure rates.

The data shows that the rate of failure for businesses with fewer than five employees jumped by 46 per cent from 2009 to 2010SMH


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