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CARPET COURT’S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ON POPULAR DESIGN SHOWS

July 17, 2014
With Australia in a renovation boom, reality DIY shows are drawing more viewers than ever and for Carpet Court, the benefits of partnering with these shows goes beyond just reaching customers. Carpet Court has once again partnered with popular reality DIY shows The Block and House Rules, positioning the brand as the trusted flooring retailer for renovators who are looking for the best product and...

Franchisee Insight: Deb Doran, Hairhouse Warehouse

July 2, 2014
Hairhouse Warehouse’s franchisees are a diverse range of owners, from husband-wife teams through to single operators all with unique backgrounds but share the commitment, energy and passion to turn their dreams into reality. Deb Doran, Franchisee of Forest Hill is one of those franchisees, a determined, entrepreneurial member of the Hairhouse Warehouse family. Her experience at Hairhouse...

Business Franchise Newsletter 21st May 2014

May 21, 2014
  Latest News Nine Harvey Norman franchisees ordered to pay total penalties of $234,000 for misleading consumers In proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against certain Harvey Norman franchisees, the Federal Court of Australia has recently ordered a further three Harvey Norman franchisees to pay a total of $60,000 in civil pecuniary penalties for making...

Will You Be Attending the 2014 Franchising Expo?

March 31, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.franchisingexpo.com.au A world of opportunities under one roof Finding a franchise that ticks all the right boxes is so much easier when you can compare many different businesses under one roof. That’s why the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, which opens in Sydney 28-30 March, is the first stop for anyone planning to buy their first franchise...

Service Provider of the Day - National Franchise Insurance Brokers

March 28, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.MYNFIB.com.au Another successful year for NFIB Having recently been a finalist in the 2013 Telstra Small Business Awards and after another year attracting more and more of Australia’s best known franchise businesses, National Franchise Insurance Brokers (NFIB) is fast becoming an insurance force to be reckoned with. “Our goal has always been to penetrate...

Service Provider of the Day - Franchise Selection

March 27, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.franchiseselection.com.au Franchise Selection is a group of professional franchise consultants who help others achieve their dreams of franchise ownership. Our consultation process is a proven method of helping people identify and research franchises that present a true opportunity for success for our clients and their target markets. With over 1,400...

Did You Know?

March 26, 2014
New Research on whether franchisees peform better has been conducted by the Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI), and was aimed at testing a common belief in the franchising sector that franchised stores perform better than company operated stores under similar conditions.  Research Director of the FRI, Greg Nathan, says that "Most franchisors enthusiastically talk of stores achieving an...

Service Provider of the Day - Commonwealth Bank

March 25, 2014
Company Website:  https://www.commbank.com.au Future-proof your business With online businesses stealing market share from bricks and mortar franchises, and customers increasingly frustrated by delays at the checkout, it’s more important than ever to keep up with the latest technology. Wade Jolly describes how to future-proof your business and keep your competitive edge. Everyone...

Franchise of the Day - V.I.P. Home Services

March 24, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.viphomeservices.com Sinking his teeth into a new career Working weekends and late evenings finally persuaded Mark Palmer to make a change. Working as a National Purchasing Manager in the dental supplies industry, Mark longed to get his ‘teeth’ stuck into something else. Juggling a hectic and high pressured job with the demands of a family with five...

Service Provider of the Day - Smart OHS

March 21, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.smartohs.com.au SIMPLIFY WORK HEALTH & SAFETY FOR YOUR FRANCHISE GROUP Making workplace health and safety pain free for franchise groups and their franchisees. “Unlike our competitors, we have the flexibility to be able to offer franchise groups the economies of scale they are used to in delivering the highest quality, lowest cost technology to allow...

Franchise of the Day - Snap-on Tools

March 20, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.snapontools.com.au A MAN WITH A MISSION It’s often easy to assume that purchasing and running a franchise is an older person’s game, but the success Michael Carew from Queensland is enjoying is proving the rule wrong. At a tender 31 years, Michael has been operating his Snap-on Tools franchise in Paget for two years. Trained as a diesel fitter, Michael...

Service Provider of the Day - Shape Shopfitters

March 19, 2014
    ONE STOP SHOP FITTING SOLUTION Shape Shopfitter’s Director Wayne Billings says that the key to his success is in building and maintaining strong relationships with his clients. “We are in the business of building relationships,” says Wayne. “Our goal is to understand the vision and goals of our client and then work together to not only build or refit their stores, but to build a...

Service Provider of the Day - IP Solutions

March 18, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.ipsi.com.au/ Do you value your customers and the importance of your brand? Trust is possibly the single most important element of successful selling. A breach of trust will cost you clients, cash flow and brand integrity. If your franchisees transmit information such as credit card payments and commercially sensitive data, then  the need for trust has just...

Franchise of the Day - Kwik Kerb

March 17, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.kwikkerb.com.au Start ahead of the game For more than 25 years, Kwik Kerb have been the world leaders in domestic continuous concrete edging. With a strong market share, it would be easy to sit back and enjoy the success and reap the rewards; however, Kwik Kerb is always one step ahead, offering the very best to its business owners and customers. During...

Franchise of the Day - Fastway Couriers

March 14, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.fastway.com.au CONNECTING CUSTOMERS FOR 30 YEARS In 1983, Fastway Couriers was established in New Zealand, providing a low cost courier service between Napier and Hastings. A year later, Fastway became the first ever transport company to enter the franchising arena. Fastway Couriers has been operating in Australia since 1993, where their success was...

Franchise of the Day - Australian Drug Detection Agency

March 13, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.tadda.com.au From forestry and fishing, to airlines, education, and manufacturing - this business is helping make a difference and saving lives in the process. Standing relaxed and smiling in a beautiful forestry setting, seemingly far away from his day-to-day world, you wouldn’t suspect Kirk Hardy is a man who knows more about drugs and their effects than...

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