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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...

Franchise of the Day - Bodiez 24/7 Fitness Club

March 12, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.bodiezfitness.com.au With a number of 24/7 gym franchises already available in Australia, how does the ‘new kid on the block’ stand out and make everyone take notice? By offering a unique point of difference with their ‘Wellness Key System’! As well as 24/7 access and no lock in contracts, Bodiez 24/7 Fitness Club gives their clients the patented ‘Wellness...

Franchise of the Day - Ocean Master

March 11, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.oceanmaster.com.au MASTERS OF THE SEA ‘food’ With a history spanning 30 years, Oceanmaster, which is famous for fresh cooked fish and chips, has been a successful and highly rewarding franchising system. Following the recent re-launch, which has revamped the entire look and feel of the business, Oceanmaster are set to cause a storm. General Manager, Gerry...

Franchise of the Day - Frog Rent

March 7, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.frogrent.com.au A LIFELINE TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE AND A CROAKING GOOD FRANCHISE Launched in Queensland in 2013, Frog Rent are THE Property management specialists and looking to expand across the whole of Australia. Recognising that poor communication, inconsistency, substandard service and poor attention to detail were ongoing problems within the...

Franchise of the Day - Zarraffa's Coffee

March 6, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.zarraffas.com ZARRAFFA’S DRIVING CROSS-COUNTRY As a proudly owned Australian brand, 2013 saw Zarraffa’s Coffee expand their horizon and move out West. With the five company owned stores now up and running in WA, alongside the 64 QLD and NSW sites, 2014 is going to be an exciting year for this iconic award-winning coffee brand. With the launch of their...

Franchise of the Day - Listen to Read

March 5, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.ListenToRead.com.au WHAT A REWARDING WAY TO EARN A LIVING! MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD OR ADULT WITH READING DIFFICULTIES Maria Meagher, owner of the Listen To Read franchise in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales which services the areas of The Southern Highlands, Campbelltown and Goulbourn, loves her work with Listen To Read and...

Franchise of the Day - Crema Espresso

March 4, 2014
Company Website:  http://www.cremaespresso.com.au SYDNEYSIDERS ENJOY THEIR HOLIDAY FAVOURITE Crema Espresso has always been about the coffee, since the opening of their first store in 2005 in Gold Coast holiday hotspot Main Beach, Queensland to the latest opening at Westfield Parramatta, Sydney. With a focus on providing premium coffee and light meals, Crema Espresso Managing Director,...

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