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FCA national awards submissions open


It’s that time of year again as the Franchise Council of Australia is calling for submissions for its National Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2021. Once again the national awards

Who were the winners in the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising awards 2020?


Top performing franchisors, franchisees and brands have been recognised at the national MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards, with The Cheesecake Shop taking out the coveted Australian Established Franchisor of the Year

Resilient franchise sector optimistic, latest survey reveals


A national survey of franchise businesses has shown 64 per cent of respondents are optimistic about business conditions in the next six months following improved trading during the September quarter,

Quest’s Paul Constantinou joins FCA Hall of Fame


The founder and chairman of Quest Apartment Hotels, Paul Constantinou AM, has been named the 2020 inductee to the Franchise Council of Australia’s Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall of Fame

FCA applauds Queensland Government’s leasing code action


The Franchise Council of Australia has given the Queensland Government the thumbs-up for it’s implementation of the national commercial leasing code. Australia’s state parliaments are currently employing the code, agreed

What franchising lessons learned in 2019 can boost the year ahead?


Has 2019 been a good year or a bad year for franchising? Inside Franchise Business asked sector peak body Franchise Council of Australia,  advocacy group Franchise Redress, and franchise psychology specialists

New franchise standards: FCA seeks comment


The Franchise Council of Australia plans a new set of member standards to help raise the bar across the franchising sector. And it’s turning to its membership to give feedback

Roll’d comes up big at Victorian Franchise Excellence Awards


The sector’s best have been celebrated in style at the Franchise Council of Australia’s (FCA) 2019 Victorian Franchise Excellence Awards. The ceremony showcased the efforts of small business owners and head

Internal or external; which franchise recruitment strategy is best?


How does your business recruit new franchisees? While there are a number of potential strategies on offer, franchise recruitment generally boils down to two options; internal or external. Internal franchise

Surviving disruption in business: conference


An action packed one day conference to help the franchise community survive disruption is coming up in Perth. The speaker list includes McDonald’s WA state manager Brad McMullen, Soul Origin’s Chris