As a Franchisor could you be sued?

Posted by Carolyn Dufton on 6 July 2012
Reading the court case transcript was a reminder for me as to how easy it is for intitial discussion between Franchisor and franchisee to be misleading. In summary, incase you don't have time or the inclination to read the transcript. A franchisee couple has been awarded $1.22 million in damages after a successful appeal against franchisor Billy Baxter's
The franchisor's representative, advised the franchise prospects that he anticipated a turnover for the business of...
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Franchising tip of the week 21/06/12

Posted by Carolyn Dufton on 21 June 2012
If you are unsure about whether your business should technically be classified as a franchise or you think you may be treading a thin line, seek expert advice now. Many businesses are wary of franchising their business and describe their business model as a licence arrangement, a distributorship or an agency. The benefits of franchising are many as are the penalties for not behaving as a franchise if your system suggests this. Seek sound advice now before The ACCC come and seek you...
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Franchising should be fun!

Posted by Carolyn Dufton on 21 June 2012
If franchising is not fun, as a franchisee or a franchisor, identify why not and then do something about it. Today I attended a networking breakfast. I've never met with this group of people before. As we went around the room and introduced ourselves, I realised that out of 18 attendees the room contained 5 franchisees. Taking every opportunity available to talk to franchising colleagues, I seized the moment to ask a few of the franchisees about their franchise systems ...
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Franchising tip of the week 06/06/12

Posted by Carolyn Dufton on 6 June 2012
Your business does not have to be perfect to be franchised. No business can ever be perfect or have systems that will not need to be adapted at some time. Don't waste a current franchising opportunity by waiting for your business to be perfect. © franchisingplus All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted by any means, electronic, photocopying or otherwise without prior permission of the author as permitted under the copyright ...
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Procrastination doesn't grow a business

Posted by Carolyn Dufton on 18 April 2012
As a franchising consultant I come across a lot of procrastinating business owners. So how does procrastination affect a business? Can procrastinating be a good thing? What does it actually mean? The dictionary states that it is a deferring of action. Delaying something needlessly. If those definitions were applied to business growth few business owners would consider procrastination to benefit their business nor be a good thing. There is a huge difference between r...
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