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How a burnt-out nurse found balance as the owner of a successful business franchise

Earworx, founded in 2016, is a dedicated professional earwax removal service in Hobart, using a procedure that removes wax blockages without the use of water. The procedure, known as micro suction and curettage, uses small instruments and gentle suction to remove blockages.

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...

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...

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.

Michael Baker, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Franchise owner Michael Baker is proud to have a business "first" to his name: he's the owner of the first individual GNC LiveWell franchise in Australia -- and the first to be granted by the sport nutrition giant outside of America. Baker, 28, acquired the GNC store in the Sydney suburb of Rockdale in 2009. Today he owns three franchises in all, among the most successful of the 40 GNC locations across the country.

Franchisors should do more to accommodate investors from overseas, study recommends

Australian franchises and small businesses are increasingly favoured by overseas investors, especially from China, according to a recent report. The study also highlighted the benefits of pursuing Gen Y franchisees.

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As a former public relations consultant, Matt Mullins once made a living telling stories. Now, as a publican, his job is more about listening...

How to buy into a franchise

Former wine wholesale owner, Andrew McAllister, switched bottles for burgers when his small wine wholesale company started to head south. Getting the taste for...

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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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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