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Nominations open for Top 30 Franchise Executives


It’s time! Nominations are open now for the 2021 Top 30 Franchise Executives. What a year it has been. And there’s no better time to celebrate great support for franchisees

Snap Fitness plans $50,000 fundraiser for mental health


Mental health is high on the agenda in October for Snap Fitness Australia which aims to raise $50,000 for International Mental Health Month. The fitness chain is partnering with mental health

Just Cuts’ franchisee celebrates 30 years


Good news to celebrate in a pandemic, Just Cuts’ first franchisee, Leigh-Anne Brosens, is celebrating 30 years as a salon owner. Brosens opened the Just Cuts Engadine salon after working as an apprentice

Brand new franchise signs three franchisees


Plumbing Bros co-founder James Riddle is new to franchising but he’s already passionate about providing business opportunities for enthusiastic entrepreneurs. After establishing the Plumbing Bros business three years ago with co-founder

Hero Sushi record fine revealed as operators and payroll cop penalties


Hero Sushi franchisees and head office payroll have copped record penalties of $891,000 for underpaying workers and providing false records to the Fair Work Ombudsman. “This is a case about

Five workplace trends will shape life after lockdown


We are experiencing the biggest remote work experiment in history – but many are beginning to imagine life after lockdown. Amid unprecedented global job losses, concerns about transport infrastructure and

Minister reprimands franchisors for fee-charging struggling franchisees


A franchisor charging a franchisee their full fees while their doors are closed could potentially be in breach of the obligation to act in good faith. Minister for Small and

McDonald’s social distancing logo backs health message


International fast food chain McDonald’s logo has been altered in some global markets to emphasise the importance of social distancing during the coronavirus crisis. The popular restaurant chain is largely

Retail Food Group sees first profits in 3 years


Donut King and Gloria Jeans owner Retail Food Group has turned a first-half profit for the first time since 2017 after creditors forgave a $72 million chunk of its debt.

Hire A Hubby chips in $500K for prostate cancer


Hire A Hubby fundraising for Aussie blokes battling prostate cancer has reached $500,000, all thanks to a dollar-per-bill program.  The campaign kick-started in 2015, with more than 300 franchisees across the country donating $1