Ana

Ana


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Franchising Code Amendments - Information Statement

By Ana on Jun 30, 2021 11:56:48 PM

The Federal Government has substantially changed the Information Statement to be provided to prospective franchisees as part of the pre-disclosure process. It has also clarified that the Information Statement must be given before the other documents given to a prospective franchisee (14 days before a prospective franchisee enters into a franchise agreement).

Topics: Franchising For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Franchising Code Amendments - termination

By Ana on Jun 19, 2021 2:07:01 AM

The Franchising Code of Conduct (the Franchising Code) was amended on 1 June 2021, with most amendments applying from 1 July 2021, including the Exit and Termination amendments.

Topics: Franchising For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Franchising code amendments - dispute resolution

By Ana on Jun 6, 2021 2:23:13 AM

The long awaited dispute resolution provisions under the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Franchising Code) came into force on 2 June 2021.

Topics: Featured For Franchisors For Franchisees
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Not Renewing a Franchise Agreement

By Ana on May 4, 2021 8:32:59 AM

A right of renewal in a franchise agreement is a right which gives you the option to "renew" the franchise agreement at the end of the term.

Not all franchise agreements contain a right of renewal.

Even if your franchise agreement contains a right of renewal you may not want to renew the franchise agreement. 

Topics: For Franchisors For Franchisees
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What is a restraint of trade clause?

By Ana on Apr 28, 2021 9:15:30 PM

A restraint of trade clause is a clause which is included in an agreement typically to stop someone from competing or using confidential information.

Topics: Franchising
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Can I franchise my business - part 3

By Ana on Apr 28, 2021 7:49:16 AM

In Part 1, we looked at branding and business systems. In Part 2, we focused on the market for your product or service, and financial modelling for the franchisor and the franchisee.

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Can I franchise my business? - Part 2

By Ana on Apr 21, 2021 2:30:25 AM

Franchising enables you to grow your business and build your brand.

Topics: For Franchisors
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Can You Terminate Your Franchise Agreement?

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 8:53:22 PM

The rights to end the franchise relationship, to sell your franchised business, or to pass your franchised business on to a beneficiary are determined by the terms of your franchise agreement and the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code).

Topics: For Franchisees
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Can I franchise my business? - Part 1

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 6:33:36 PM

Franchising enables you to grow your business and build your brand.

Topics: For Franchisors
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Unfair Contract terms in Franchising

By Ana on Apr 20, 2021 5:52:36 PM

A recent court enforceable undertaking given to the ACCC by Back in Motion Physiotherapy Pty Ltd (Back in Motion) has served as a reminder to ensure that franchise agreements do not contain unfair contract terms.

Topics: Franchising For Franchisors For Franchisees