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Multi-brand franchises have many benefits

Written on the 6 October 2010 by The Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au)

Although many franchisees are owner-operators and are content to run a single franchise, increasingly, savvy franchise owners are operating not just multiple outlets of the same franchise, but multiple franchise brands.

The benefits are manifold. Not only does the multi-brand franchise strategy give owners more leverage with shopping centre management, it also generates economies of scale and gives franchisees more bang for their marketing buck.

Mark Maumill is one franchise owner who is pioneering the multi-brand model in Australia. He owns and manages ten Banjo's bakery cafes in Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland. Maumill and his business partners also own multiple Mr Rental franchises in Victoria and South Australia, and he is a director and shareholder of Tastel Community Telco, a franchise of Community Telco Australia.

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Author: The Sydney Morning Herald (smh.com.au)

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