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5 franchisor challenges and how to fix them


Business is challenging at the best of times, and we have been through the worst the last few years with the lockdowns, and more and more compliance and regulation for

Employee support must continue, even with the end of lockdowns


The ongoing upheaval of lockdowns has had the greatest impact on an organisation’s ability to be as responsive and effective as possible. Outside of operations, for many organisations, the biggest

Franchisors, this is the dark before the dawn – what’s your strategy?


I’m sure by this point, we are all well and truly sick of the phrase “these uncertain times”.  But uncertainty has been the reality for franchisors these past 18 months, as

Why small business owners should focus on the good and not the bad


You’ve just delivered a project on time and under budget, but for some reason, that voice turns up and starts a story that sticks hard and diminishes all the good.

How to find out your State’s revenue downturn benchmark to access Covid-19 support


Since the pandemic’s arrival, many Australian states have faced the ongoing challenge of shifting lockdowns. And, as a result, several new support packages have been announced to help the millions

Software designed for multiple locations can take the pain out of franchise financials


When you’re in tune with the financial performance of all your franchisees you can act on opportunities as they arise and stop small problems from becoming big ones.  Sage Intacct’s

How to create certainty in a volatile and complex time: leadership tips


Are you struggling to lead your team out of uncertainty? The Franchise Relationships Institute believes our current situation is best summed up by adopting an anacronym developed back in the

Should you introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations at work?


Should you insist employees are vaccinated? Can franchisors require franchisees to make a Covid-19 jab the path to employment? The news that manufacturer SPC has taken the step of making

Essential HR documents to consider implementing within your network


Often franchisors question why HR documentation should be their responsibility for the network. Just like creating an operations manual on how to run the business, having tailored documents for your

Why saying no is the ticket to franchisee excellence


Saying no is generally considered to be a bad idea in business, especially when you’re new or struggling to stay afloat. Small business owners are supposed to wear many different