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Five Things to Know When Expanding your Business Internationally

September 21, 2020
  International expansion can be appealing and many small businesses thanks to modern technology can now take their business around the world. However, just because you can do business internationally does not mean it is a good business idea. International expansion is a big decision and no major business decision is without its impediments. Global expansion presents some real obstacles,...

How to get a good night's sleep to improve work productivity

August 26, 2020
Take a long look at your weekly schedules—is it jampacked with activities? Are your days filled with meetings, seminars, paper works, and work-related events? Is there no room for rest?   If you answered yes to all these questions, you might want to re-evaluate your schedule. Keep in mind that being busy is not the same as being productive. Being busy means trying to do a lot of things. Being...

Culture And Commitment: Building A Strong Relationship Between Franchisor And Franchisee

August 18, 2020
The franchise business model is one which offers many advantages to those looking to start their own business as it comes with a ready-made brand and on-hand assistance with marketing and business modelling. The challenge in a franchise often comes down to the relationship between franchisor and franchisee. Building a strong relationship between franchisor and franchisee is essential for a...

Now is the time to plan for an on-line future

August 13, 2020
A survey in 2019 by Australia Post charted the increasing growth in on-line shopping and the resultant increase in parcel delivery services in Australia. The survey showed Australian shoppers over the age of 18 years received an average of 1.9 parcels a year in 2017. This increased by 21% in 2018, and back then was forecast to grow annually by about 20%. This, of course, was before COVID-19....

Franchise Code update – July 2020

July 15, 2020
Updated version of the Franchise Code The updated version of the Code Compilation No.2 dated 1 June 2020 and registered 22 June 2020 has been released.   This is a compilation of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Franchising) Regulation 2014 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 June 2020 (the compilation date). Any amendments that do not commence on the 1 June...

Can a lease be terminated if there is a force majeure clause?

July 15, 2020
Force majeure is a legal principle where unforeseen circumstances prevent a party from fulfilling obligations under a contract. Protection under the principle is only granted if the contract or lease includes a force majeure clause. Force majeure clauses are not common in leases and virtually unheard of in an Agreement to lease. If the lease does include a force majeure clause, the applicability...

TOP 10 FRANCHISES IN AUSTRALIA

July 7, 2020
  There is a franchise operating in almost every type of business category in the Australian business market. This dynamic industry contributes more than 184 billion dollars to the economy and the sector includes over 1,344 networks, with over 98,000 individual franchised outlets, generating almost half a million job positions across the country.   Franchising in Australia A franchise operates...

Blurn, the leading web designing firm

June 26, 2020
  When you choose to establish your online presence with your website, you would want the best. Looking for the services of a professional Blurn Web Design company or outsource web design, thus, is a great intellectual shift to assist you to obtain your goal. There are several benefits of hiring a web design company to deal with your website design and development requirements. However, a...

5 Ways You Can Support Family While Separated

June 16, 2020
All parents consider their children’s wellbeing the foremost priority, even after being separated. Where you might have thought that you are going to spend the rest of your life with the other person, there is always so much that you still don’t know. Regardless of what your reason for divorce is or was, it doesn’t mean that your children should suffer in return. You must make sure that you...

Make Franchising Part of Your Post-Covid Recovery Strategy

May 14, 2020
There is no doubt that when we come through this current crisis, the economic and social landscape for Australian businesses will be very different from what it was just a few short months ago. Many businesses, even some industry segments, will not be with us or will be radically altered, even unrecognisable. But herein lies the opportunity. As a business owner, you have two options: 1) pretend...

Huge new opportunities await those who are prepared. Will you be one of them?

May 14, 2020
Despite the widespread pessimism amongst small and medium businesses in the current climate, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that this crisis will come to an end one day. When that day comes, how prepared will you be to resume life as a business owner and decision maker? Let’s go back to 2019 and take stock for a moment. Did you have an established, viable and profitable business...

Master Franchising – Does it have a place in my franchise expansion?

May 14, 2020
Should I use Master Franchising to expand my business interstate or overseas? Firstly, let’s consider the role of a Master Franchisee. The master franchisee’s role is to actively recruit and then manage franchisees in their region. Typically, a region is a state or country geographically separate from the home turf of the franchisor. Master franchisees provide a local presence where a franchisor...

Territory pre-planning makes sound business practice for franchisors

May 14, 2020
It is not uncommon for franchisors to simply divide up a city or state into blocks or districts as the basis of territories for franchisees, with little or no regard for the demographic composition of each of these territories. This approach can be fraught with problems for both parties down the track. In any business, franchised or independent, the business owner really needs to know who his...

Key take outs from the new Victorian Covid-19 Lease Regulations

May 13, 2020
A key difference from the National Cabinet Mandatory Code is that the amount of rent relief offered by a landlord does not need to be directly related to or proportional to the reduction in the tenant’s turnover.   A tenant is only entitled to protection from termination for non-payment of rent if it makes a written request and complies with any subsequent agreement to vary the lease.   The...

On the Road Again – Mobile Franchises in 2020 and Beyond

May 12, 2020
We all love that song which embraces freedom.  Daggy?  Yes, old school? Yes, but still as relevant today as it was when Willie released it in November 1980.   Move forward to 2018 and 2019 before the current COVID- 19 crisis hit and there was already significant change in the way retailers and business generally had to engage with customers due to the online environment.   Amazon came along with...

Learn How the Australian HealthCare System Works

April 7, 2020
With more than 1400 hospitals, both private and public, Australia offers a range of healthcare options to its citizens. It has excellently developed a health care structure. Despite its vast size, it evenly distributed health services. Health care is delivered by private and government companies, which are often covered by Medicare. Here health care is largely funded by the government at the...

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