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Domino’s has copped an $18,000 smack for franchise code breaches

Market leading pizza chain Domino’s has been handed two $9000 fines by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct. Domino’s is the first company to receive penalties for non-compliance with the Franchising Code under new rules launched in January 2015. The breaches […]
Domino’s has copped an $18,000 smack for franchise code breaches
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It costs nearly nothing to open a Chick-fil-A — but there’s a catch

Chick-fil-A franchisees pay just $US10,000 to open a new restaurant. Chick-fil-A pays for all startup costs – including real estate, restaurant construction, and equipment – and leases everything to its franchisees for an ongoing fee equal to 15% of sales plus 50% of pretax profit remaining. The company prohibits most […]
It costs nearly nothing to open a Chick-fil-A — but there’s a catch
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Here’s how much it costs to open a Papa John’s restaurant

Papa John’s is one of the cheapest restaurants to franchise. It costs about $US300,000 to open a new Papa John’s restaurant. By comparison, opening a McDonald’s restaurant requires $US1 million to $US2.2 million in startup costs. Papa John’s is currently waiving its $US25,000 franchise fee for new restaurants. It has […]
Here’s how much it costs to open a Papa John’s restaurant
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INSTANT MBA: There Are 4 Big Ways To Effect Change In Your Company

[credit provider=”Chris Elliott, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s”] Today’s advice comes from our interview with Chris Elliott, CEO of the restaurant chain Beef ‘O’ Brady’s:“Being able to affect change in a company with a very strong culture is a challenge. It starts with engagement, and really engagement is exactly that. We needed to […]
INSTANT MBA: There Are 4 Big Ways To Effect Change In Your Company
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13 Pro Team Franchises That Are Running Out Of Fans

[credit provider=”Instagram/ad9sloaccrd” url=”http://statigr.am/p/320231427965454596_200299865″] As the National Hockey League lockout drags on deep into November with no end in sight, franchises are losing millions of dollars.Many contend the lockout has killed momentum the NHL gained in recent years, at least as measured by game attendance. The sport had more fans going […]
13 Pro Team Franchises That Are Running Out Of Fans
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McDonald’s Franchisee: ‘We Are Bankrupting The System In The Name Of Rebranding’

[credit provider=”NYCArthur/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nycarthur/3300294699/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] The franchisor-franchisee relationship can be a heated one, especially when corporate asks the operators to spend more money for one of their initiatives.At McDonald’s, remodeling investments, marketing campaigns and discounting are touchy subjects right now.
McDonald’s Franchisee: ‘We Are Bankrupting The System In The Name Of Rebranding’
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INSTANT MBA: If You Take Your Business Too Personally, It May Be Hard To Expand

[credit provider=”Ricky Brigante via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/insidethemagic/6888074201/”] Today’s advice comes from Phil Stanton, Co-Founder of Blue Man Group via CNN Money: “When we started to teach other people how to do the character, it was really difficult. It was so personal, because I felt like I was the Blue Man. Passing that on was […]
INSTANT MBA: If You Take Your Business Too Personally, It May Be Hard To Expand
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A Remake Of The Original ‘Saw’ Film Might Be In The Works At Lionsgate

[credit provider=”YouTube/LionsgateVOD” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKPy5RWuqNA”] It only debuted in 2004, and the most recent instalment hit cinemas fewer than two years ago, but the Hollywood studio behind the Saw horror series is already planning to bring it back to the big screen, according to the Bloody Disgusting blog.Having grossed more than $870m […]
A Remake Of The Original ‘Saw’ Film Might Be In The Works At Lionsgate
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The 10 Highest-Grossing Trilogy Finales Of All Time

[credit provider=”XFinity screencap” url=”http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Dark-Knight-Rises/216393/2250462197/Preview%3A-The-Dark-Knight-Rises%3A-Journey/videos#”] Following the release of “The Dark Knight Rises” and news that “The Hobbit” will officially be turned into a trilogy, we decided to take a look at the highest-grossing third films of trilogies of all time. With Hollywood’s increasing emphasis on foreign grosses, expect this list to […]
The 10 Highest-Grossing Trilogy Finales Of All Time
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15 Film Franchises That Need To End Now

Last week, Dreamworks released the full trailer for their next Madagascar animated feature and Warner Brothers announced another film—and supposedly the last—in the “Hangover” franchise. 
15 Film Franchises That Need To End Now
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This Year’s Best Franchising Opportunities

For would-be entrepreneurs, franchises offer built-in benefits, such as brand-name recognition and proven formulas upon which to build success. That’s not to say that plunking down a chunk of money will buy you a thriving business: Owning and operating a franchise requires, like any business, an investment of time, as […]
This Year’s Best Franchising Opportunities
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The Pros And Cons Of Investing In A Sports Franchise

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/cms/posts/preview?id=4e92e697ecad04fb4c00001c&mode=content&hide_right_sidebar=0″] Investors in these uncertain economic times are looking for stability and predictability when they decide to invest extra dollars. Consider this investing proposition: You have a chance to invest in businesses that have been around since the 1920s and are growing in popularity. These companies have an intensely […]
The Pros And Cons Of Investing In A Sports Franchise
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How Domino’s Took Over The Indian Fast Food Market In A Few Short Years

[credit provider=”Lucas Pettinati via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lpettinati/2855039583/”] Domino’s has been making major headway in India, thanks to Ajay Kaul, who’s the CEO of Jubilant FoodWorks. He took over the business, which franchises Domino’s in the region, in 2005, and completely reversed its huge losses.Kaul spoke with the Economic Times about […]
How Domino’s Took Over The Indian Fast Food Market In A Few Short Years
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These Are The Most Valuable Movie Franchises Of All Time

The movie industry grosses billions of dollars per year in box office sales. The amount of moneyinvested on the top movie franchises is mind-boggling, but the largest films have yielded significant returns for the studios and production companies. Some movie franchises are poised to get even larger as more prequels and […]
These Are The Most Valuable Movie Franchises Of All Time
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“Private Equity Prince” Josh Harris Just Bought The Sixers Cheap

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jrue_Holliday_76ers_vs_Wizards.jpg”] It was almost 10 years ago that Allen Iverson provided the last memorable moment in Philadelphia 76ers history.He’d shocked the L.A. Lakers with a three-pointer in overtime, and then emphatically stepped over a defeated Tyronn Lue on his way back down the floor.
“Private Equity Prince” Josh Harris Just Bought The Sixers Cheap
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Here’s What You Need To Know To Start A Franchise In China

[credit provider=”Flickr Commons”] McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, and Papa John’s have already set up shop in China.Restaurant franchisors are moving into China for obvious reasons: 1.3 billion people, 230 million middle class consumers (as of 2005), the world’s highest economic growth rate in the last 20 years, WTO membership, and […]
Here’s What You Need To Know To Start A Franchise In China
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The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishabot/2719570827/”] Sandwiches are big business. The top 10 sandwich franchises from Entrepreneur‘s Franchise 500 ranking, all rest comfortably in the top 200.The franchises that made the cut are serving healthier meal options at a prices today’s consumer can stomach ($5 Footlong sound familiar?).
The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises
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Four Steps To Becoming A Franchise

Franchises are one of the most prevalent industries in the American economy, and it’s easy to see why.  Becoming a franchisee offers an individual the opportunity to run his own business while building off the success of the business, as if it has already been running for years (which of […]
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The 10 Most Brilliant Franchise Founders We’re Eternally Grateful For

Throughout the history of franchising, there have been some amazing rags-to-riches stories, many of which have entered the realm of modern business lore.  When the Franchise Help staff and Matt Wilson decided to assemble a list of the 10 most famous franchise founders of all time, it quickly became clear […]
The 10 Most Brilliant Franchise Founders We’re Eternally Grateful For
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Here’s How Cupcakes Became America’s favourite Sweet Treat

[credit provider=”Flickr”] How many times have you heard the words “Red Velvet Cupcake” in the last few years? If you live in New York City, you probably have heard of (and ate) them more than desired. Slowly, these moist little goodies have taken over dessert menus and cupcake stores are popping […]
Here’s How Cupcakes Became America’s favourite Sweet Treat