Buying a franchise
Buying a franchise can be a huge financial commitment; with many using their life savings to finance the business. With that in mind, it is therefore imperative that you undertake as much research as possible into franchising. You need to initially be certain that it is the right route into business start-up for you and if so, research each opportunity thoroughly. Although franchising is described as a safer start-up investment, it does depend on the opportunities you are interested in and whether they are ethical and viable. In this section we take you through the decision-making process step-by-step.
Each year the Franchise Council of Australia awards top performing franchisors and franchisees in their annual Excellence in Franchising awards. Selected by a judging panel consisting of leading Australian experts, these awards recognise the shakers and movers in the Australian franchise industry.
Franchise award winners 2013
About whichfranchise Australia
If you are interested in franchising then you have come to the right website! whichfranchise Australia provides prospective business owners with everything they need to know about franchising. We will help you to identify if franchising is the right route into business start-up for you, and if so, what steps you need to take to find your ideal franchise. We look at the disadvantages as well as the advantages of franchising and examine why franchising is not right for everyone. We give you advice on how to research franchise opportunities including the questions you should be asking franchisors and franchisees, as well as how to self-evaluate yourself to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and likes and dislikes.
We have a directory of franchise brands that are actively looking for franchisees in Australia. We also list existing franchises for sale in our Franchise Resale section and promote master license opportunities available.
We have a comprehensive finance section that gives advice on how to raise finance for a franchise and which allows you to post your finance questions directly to financial experts.
Our legal section covers all the required legalities and why it is important to use a franchise lawyer when buying a franchise and provides information on the franchise agreement. We also cover the latest updates to the Franchise Code of Conduct. We also have a directory of franchise lawyers throughout Australia.
As well as being able to read about franchise opportunities and request information direct from the franchisor, you are also able to read stories about real-life people who are successfully running their own franchise business. These inspiring stories will help you to find out more about what it takes to become a successful franchisee and why these people decided to go down the franchise route.
We also have interviews with some of Australiaâ€™s leading franchise companies and highlight the latest news from the franchise industry.
If you are an existing business owner and interested in exploring the option of franchising your business then we can help you to identify if your business is franchiseable and if so, the steps you need to take.
If you are a franchisor and looking to expand your franchise then we can help you to attract the interest of serious potential franchisees through advertising your opportunity on whichfranchise.
whichfranchise is truly a website with something for everyone!
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