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Top franchise tips

We at whichfranchise have spent the past 15 years helping franchisees and franchisors. We have used this experience to outline below our top franchise tips. Our top franchise tips Are you right for franchising? – Not everyone is suited to franchising and so before you start looking at franchise opportunities,…
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Using a franchise lawyer

By Peter McLaughlin, Redchip lawyers In this article I look at the reasons for using a franchise lawyer. I often take calls from franchisees who have struck problems in their relationship with their franchisor or with the operation of their franchise business. It’s common for these franchisees to have a…
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Franchising in Australia facts

Despite Australia today claiming to be one of the major players in the world of franchising, as a concept it was virtually unknown in Australia until the early 1970’s. An influx of successful US fast food franchise systems, such as KFC, Pizza Hut and McDonald’s into the local marketplace, led…
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Guide to buying a franchise

This guide will take you step-by-step on how to buy a franchise in Australia. The diagram below shows the steps; with each step described in this article in greater detail. The information provided in this guide should not be used in isolation but instead researched in conjunction with the other…
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Questions to ask a franchisee

When doing your research for buying a franchise, talking to existing franchisees could be the most vital research you undertake as they are your prime source of information. Who else can tell you what it is really like to own and run a franchise in Australia than someone who has…
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What is the best franchise to buy?

If we had a dollar for every time we got asked what the best franchise to buy in Australia is, or which franchise will make me the most money, then we would be able to retire happy! There is no such thing as the best franchise; the question should be…
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Why franchises fail

Though buying a franchise carries less risk than starting a business from scratch, like any business start-up, franchise businesses too can fail if not run properly by either the franchisee or the franchisor. The realism is that many franchises have failed in the past and many more will do so…
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Cost of a franchise

There is not one answer to what the cost of a franchise is, as all franchises have their own financial requirements. If you read our Franchise Fees article it will outline the various fees you will need to pay when buying a franchise. The actual cost of a franchise is…
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Jim’s franchise – Lawnmowing franchise

There are over 40 franchises in Jim’s Group. All of them cover different areas including Jim’s Mowing, Jim’s Cleaning, Jim’s Fencing etc. Jim Penman is owner and full-time CEO of Jim’s Group. The company was initially started as a part-time gardening business before going full-time in 1982. There are over…
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