Business Basics

Buying a franchise? Do your homework first says ombudsman

- September 5, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, has urged Australians considering purchasing a franchise to do their homework first. Carnell’s callout follows on from findings by the ACCC which suggested some franchisors were failing to provide enough information to prospective buyers. The watchdog found one-in-three franchisors in the food services industry had failed… Read more »


Decorative blooms make a booming business at Floral Image

- April 15, 2018 2 MIN READ

Sixteen years ago, mates Graeme Rutter and Ben Trussell decided to give up their corporate jobs to pursue life as small business owners. The pair set up shop in Adelaide, opening a plant rental service. Shortly after Trussell and Rutter shifted their focus to artificial flowers, boasting that their replica floral arrangements could rival the… Read more »


Should I invest in a franchise?

- February 15, 2017 3 MIN READ

One option when starting a business is to purchase an existing business in the form of a franchise. Rather than starting up your own business and brand, you are purchasing an existing franchise. Usually, the franchise will have all of the aspects of the business already established, so when you buy a franchise you are… Read more »