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Gym over burger: Anytime Fitness named number one franchise in the world over the...

Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest-growing co-ed fitness club chain, was recently ranked number one on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Top Global Franchise list.

When things don’t turn out as hoped… Small business lessons from Stan Cash, the...

For over 35 years, the Caval family have been part of the bulky white and brown goods electrical industry, an industry that was cluttered...

Here comes yet another ASX reverse takeover as Rision aims to disrupt the recruitment...

Contingent workforce solutions provider, Rision, is seeking a $4 million plus funding boost to accelerate growth of its patented mobile recruitment and HR platform...

Three key things you need to know before purchasing a franchise

Australia has a vibrant franchising industry. According to the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA), there are around 73,000 franchise businesses in Australia and these...

Will this new registry restore confidence in Australia’s franchising sector?

Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson recently officially launched Australia’s first franchise registry at a franchise industry event that was held in Melbourne. The Franchise...

How did this Vietnamese fast food chain grow from one store to 15 in...

Bao Hoang and his wife had always discussed a need for an alternative to sushi. After countless compliments over the rice paper rolls (amongst many...

How to build your own franchise: a top 10 countdown without Justin Bieber

All in all, as an entrepreneur, you will know in your heart if your business will work as a franchise, but that’s only half the story. Ideally, you’re going to need several years of audit-able accounts to prove the system works.

Meet Nanotek, Anthill 2011 Cool Company Award Finalist [Innovation, Global Growth Categories]

It takes more than a little effort to make car washing cool. The folks at Sydney-based Nanotek have pulled it off, though, combining a slick (literally) product with an aggressive franchising strategy that has established beachheads in more than a dozen nations.

Five ways to commercialise your intellectual property (and make the big bucks)

The first step to making big bucks from your IP is to obtain the appropriate protection. Once that’s done, it’s time to reap the rewards from your hard work and sheer brilliance. Should you licence your IP, start a franchise or assign it?

Pie Face named Big Kahuna Award winner at Anthill’s 2010 Cool Company Awards

Australians love pies. We consume more than 300 million a year, yet, by 2003, the category had become... stale. Pie Face was launched to change all that, adopting a cheeky and fun attitude to the sale of a traditional market, coupled with the franchise model. Each flavor comes with a signature face baked into the crust. No humble pie, these. Pie Face is this year’s Big Kahuna Award winner in the Anthill Cool Company Awards.

Seven things you need to know before you consider franchising

Franchising is often a desirable growth option for profitable companies looking to expand. However, competing with the best in the game requires planning and a sound strategy. Ian Krawitz, of market research house 10 Thousand Feet and www.toprfranchise.com.au, shares his top seven tips for franchise success.
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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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