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Paths to Business Growth: Alternatives to Franchising

  In the ever-evolving landscape of business, companies are seeking innovative strategies to fuel their growth and expand their reach. One powerful tool that has stood the test of time is franchising. This model has proven to be a game-changer, allowing businesses to scale rapidly while sharing the risks and rewards with small businesses. Although […]

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Cracking the Code: Essentials for International Franchisors expanding into Australia

Expanding a franchise into a new country is an exciting opportunity for international franchisors to tap into fresh markets and foster global growth. Australia has long embraced franchising as a means of business expansion and development, however the industry is tightly regulated, making it a landscape difficult to navigate for foreign companies and brands. Success

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Penalties for breaching the Franchising Code explained

The Government passed legislation increasing penalties for breaches of the Code From 15 April 2022, penalties will change in 3 ways:  New $133,200 penalties are introduced for some breaches;  Breaches of 3 important obligations will have a penalty of up to $10m*; and  Other existing penalties will increase from $66,600 (300 penalty units) to $133,200

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Retail Leases Amendment Bill – What does this mean for your lease?

On 15 September 2020, the Victorian Government passed new legislation amending the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic). This will impact all retail leases in Victoria. The amendments relate to essential safety measures, disclosure, security deposits, exercising options and market rent reviews.  Why did they introduce this Bill? The intention is for the Bill to make

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