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Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

‘Immoral and illegal’: Inquiry warns against threats to Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue franchisees

A leaked letter from Foodco Group, the franchisor behind Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue, has attracted the ire of the parliamentary inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct. The letter was sent to all franchisees and claims Foodco welcomes the inquiry but then goes on to warn franchisees of “unsubstantiated allegations” against Foodco. “I assure you … Read more

Aussie Farmers Direct franchisees set up crowdfunding campaign after “pretty shattering” collapse

The daughter of a couple who invested their life savings in Aussie Farmers Direct franchises has helped them launch a crowdfunding campaign to support their financial situation after the collapse of the grocery delivery operator hit the couple hard. Brianna Roberts launched a YouCaring campaign this week after her parents, Heather and Geoff Roberts, received the call on Monday … Read more

Australia’s troubled franchise industry to be put under the microscope

After a string of scandals involving franchisee exploitation and underpayments to workers, Australia’s $170 billion franchise sector looks certain to be the target of a Senate inquiry. New South Wales Nationals Senator John Williams has reportedly confirmed he intends to move a referral to hold a parliamentary inquiry into the franchise sector within the next … Read more


Legislation to remove double taxation on digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, has been passed by Australian Parliament, with fintech industry leaders describing the news as a win for consumers and businesses. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Bill 2017  was tabled in Parliament, last month, by Treasurer Scott Morrison. He said the reform, which will … Read more

Australian and New Zealand business franchise guide 2017 (book)

Author: CGB Publishing This guide gives an explanation of the basic fundamentals of franchising, the legal requirements under the Franchising Code of Conduct, financial and banking related information, taxation considerations and business ownership structures, operating an international based franchise, commercial property and site selection, ongoing financial concerns and developing a franchise to maturity. It is … Read more

Australia & New Zealand business franchise directory 2017 (book)

Author: CGB Publishing An annual publication for anyone looking to purchase a franchise which offers advice from experts in the industry along with an extensive listing of available franchises. It includes articles such as “What is franchising?” and chapters on franchise legislation, developing a business plan, funding your franchise purchase, employing staff for the first … Read more