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About Franchising

Franchising in Australia represents a dynamic small business sector representing total sales of approximately $144 billion. It comprises enterprising entrepreneurs as franchisors and franchisees and suppliers to the sector, employing approximately 460,000 Australians.

By joining this FCA site you are perhaps interested in franchising and looking for information that can lead you to a successful career within the sector. If you take the time you will learn much from this site and begin to understand the unique relationships that franchising develops amongst those involved in the sector.

As with any business there are risks involved; but, they are reduced if you research effectively and this site can provide answers to the many questions you may have. The site provides practical information, addresses frequently asked questions, provides a directory of member franchisors and service providers such as consultants, lawyers and accountants. The site also lists franchise events scheduled around the nation and overviews our extensive franchise education programs.

The Franchise Council of Australia represents over 600 franchise companies and the professionals who support franchising as a way of doing business. Our Board of Directors represent all States of Australia and comprises some of the leading franchise system CEOs. These Directors are dedicated to ensuring the franchise sector is well represented, is providing quality education, has exclusive membership benefits and allows network opportunities.

Buying a franchise is a major decision. The commitment in capital and borrowings can be significant. A new entry into the sector needs to consider the process very carefully. Franchising is not a guarantee for success, rather it is an opportunity to establish a healthy rewarding business with the support of a network focused on success. The old adage is true in franchising where the sum of the whole is greater than the individual.

Franchising in Australia is well regulated, well educated and highly developed to enable those entering the sector to do so with confidence. Making decisions about the future can be very difficult. This is why the FCA recommends our members as a source to provide information. Whilst research should not be exclusive from our members we believe a decision about franchising should not be made without reference to a member.

Call the Franchise Council of Australia anywhere in Australia on 1300 669 030 if you have a query about any issue that cannot be answered by this site or visit our Franchise Business Directory. 

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Date: Saturday 16th November 2019

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