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Optimising your menu with menu engineering

Menu engineering is a scientific approach to analysing the performance of each menu item. It helps single or multi-unit restaurant operators understand their cost structure and redesign their menu. It can also maximise profits by promoting your most profitable menu items and encouraging customers to buy them.

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South Australian based Vietnamese Restaurant Launches Franchise Model.

The popular Vietnamese restaurant Soonta, has partnered with DC Strategy to roll out the launch of their pho-nominal franchise model.

The story of Soonta began in 2008 where the founders opened up little shop on Waymouth Street, Adelaide. Their mission was simple: eat tasty, eat healthy. Fast forward to almost 11 years and the loved brand now has 17 franchise stores around South Australia. As is the nature of life, things are always changing and growing, but what remains the same is the simplicity of our purpose: Eat. Love. Food. Fun.

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Body Sculpting Clinics continue to be the non-surgical leaders

Body Sculpting Clinics takes the lead in BBL treatments and opens seventh clinic.

Being Australia’s most trusted health and beauty brand, Body Sculpting Clinics is the industry leader boasting advanced TGA registered-medical technology backed by a medical team. The brand specialises in revolutionary, non-surgical, and advanced medical grade treatments, such as the on demand Body Biostimulators (BBL).

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BabyBallers opens first franchise in Australia

BabyBallers opens first franchise in Australia

BabyBallers opens first franchise in Australia

Geelong welcomes BabyBallers

DC Strategy is excited to announce that the premier-kids soccer franchise BabyBallers launched in the UK in 2016, have successfully opened their first franchise in Geelong, Victoria - launching their Australian and New Zealand expansion. The franchise group is now operating out of the UK, Northern Ireland, Belgium, France and Australia.

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Melbourne Expo 2022

DC Strategy wraps up at the Melbourne Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo.

Networking with Melbourne’s entrepreneurs.

The DC Strategy team was at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on April 1st and 2nd. Our team of experts were there to share valuable franchise, legal and consulting knowledge to business owners and interested potential franchisees at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo.

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Lenard’s holds a 25 year heritage in Toowoomba

For the love of Lenard’s

Toowoomba boasts local loyalty for Lenard’s and its heritage

With a name like Lenard ‘Poulter’ it was inevitable that Lenard would one day open a poultry business! Combining his skills of art and butchering, with his love for food, he developed the unique concept of value-adding to chicken. In 1987 Lenard’s was born. 


Lenard’s holds a 25-year strong heritage in the suburb Toowoomba, Queensland with a great deal of locals displaying loyalty and love for the brand and its product offerings.

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Little Zak's Academy expands across New South Wales

Little Zak’s Academy expands its learning centres across New South Wales.

Meet Little Zak’s

Little Zak’s Academy is a leading childcare provider offering premium services and extracurricular activities throughout their early learning centres. Instilled at the core of their company values lies their love for family and their close partnerships forged with all families enrolling their children into the educational programs. Little Zak’s drives its mission to provide the best start in life to all children through the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) - ‘Being, Belonging and Becoming’ - and the National Quality Framework (NQF) offering intentional teaching and spontaneous learning.

By focusing on a play-based learning approach, we can foster an environment wherein children are encouraged to develop academically, physically and socially through spontaneous and intentional learning!

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My Cabin Mate offers work from home whilst owning multiple sites

Portable cabin and tiny home rental service

Gain the freedom to do more

Gavin Aiken, the founder of My Cabin Mate, Queensland has been in business for over 30 years. He has been operating successful businesses ranging from transport, earthmoving, and ventures in the construction industry. Recognising a gap in the market, he decided to invest in placing portable cabins on residential addresses to provide  extra space to accommodate a growing family or a work from home business. This led to Gavin trialling out building cabins out of his backyard with his nephew.

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Lenard’s talks past and future

The popular fresh chicken franchise.

Share the love.

With retailer support and feedback, Lenard’s is proud to announce a new range of products! Frozen thaw for meat case and deli, and a boxed freezer range, which allows for a longer shelf life. The full range will be available nationwide soon through charge-through and cross-docking. This is an exciting step for the Lenard's brand as they look forward to welcoming new customers. 

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Truefitt and Hill Extends Search for Premium Franchise Partners

Truefitt and Hill launches an exclusive business opportunity

Grooming men for greatness since 1805.

Truefitt & Hill was established in London in 1805 as one of the finest traditional gentlemen’s barber and perfumer. They are the Guinness Book record holders of the world’s oldest barbershop, and have been serving the Monarchs of Great Britain and providing discerning gentlemen with only the finest in grooming and services since 1805.

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Red Sparrow Pizza Four Months of Summer Yarra Valley Pop up

Spend this summer with Red Sparrow Pizza and Napoleone Cider. The duo have teamed up for a summer of wood fired vegan pizza and fresh cider in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. Red Sparrow Pizza are bringing the heat with their unrivalled vegan pizzas each weekend. Expect 100% woodfired pizzas made with hand stretched long fermented dough, classic toppings like pepperoni and all time new favourites – the cheeseburger pizza and a couple of pints of ice-cold cider - naturally vegan friendly!

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Body Sculpting Clinics launches an exclusive co-ownership business model

When it comes to body sculpting, beauty treatments and fat-freezing methods, Body Sculpting Clinics is at the top of their game. Born in Sydney, the premium aesthetic and luxurious brand has become a household name across the suburbs of Sydney with 6 locations under their collection. From Bondi to Darlinghurst, and covering the West and Northern Beaches, their team have made every effort to provide a first-class experience, with impeccable customer service and in architecturally designed studios. Showcasing venetian fibre curved fit-outs and European artisanal-timber floorboards, while the aroma is infused with signature scented candles that guests love.

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Lifesize Plans launches in Western Australia

The Lifesize Plans Group have announced their first location in Western Australia. This is in addition to their recently renovated flagship location in Sydney. The team are also in negotiations to secure their first international locations in France and Canada - providing an exciting year ahead for the start-up.

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7 reasons to Xpand your journey with Xtend Barre



7 reasons to Xpand your journey with Xtend Barre:

Not only have Xtend Barre’s franchise partners seen record numbers of visits with their online offerings, but the new look and feel of their re-brand brings with it new platforms and benefits to help your business grow and flourish both during and after lockdown.


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MBE prestigious award announced for Parramatta store!

Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) is a global company with over 2500+ locations internationally and 40 centres throughout Australia. They offer businesses and home offices a large selection of professional business services which have been conveniently consolidated at the one location. The international brand offers a wide variety of services, including Printing and Design, Couriers and Shipping, Mail Boxes and Business Services. Partnered with reliable suppliers and experts, the MBE team delivers an exceptional service to all customers and clients and has become the leading franchise business in this space.

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MBE adds female duo to growing Brisbane network

The Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Australia team is proud to introduce its two newest Franchisees; Alpana Mehta and Darshika Solanki, in brand new franchise location in Archerfield, south of Brisbane. The new location is part of the planned expansion for the capital city of the Sunshine State. Both Alpana and Darshika bring with them to MBE, a storied history of experience in customer service and team management - the perfect combination to succeed in business excellence.

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IWG engage DCS to help with suburban and regional expansion across Australia and New Zealand

IWG, the world’s largest flexible workspace provider, is today announcing that it will be aggressively expanding their franchise network across Australia and New Zealand, facilitated by DC Strategy, especially in areas identified as key growth locations. This will include inaugural sites planned for Tasmania, as well as developments in regional pockets across New South Wales and Queensland. The New Zealand strategy will focus on partnering with individuals and groups to cement its brand and services in major cities, such as Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland.

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DC Strategy Announces Launch Your Franchise Competition Winner

The ‘Launch Your Franchise’ competition has been running since late last year, offering the winner the opportunity of securing a full franchise development project valued at over $150,000, and delivered by the leading franchise consulting firm in Australia and New Zealand - DC Strategy.

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Launch Your Franchise - Top 4 finalists announced!

The ‘Launch Your Franchise’ competition has been running since late last year, offering the winning entry the opportunity of securing a full franchise project - delivered by the leading franchise consulting firm in Australian and New Zealand - DC Strategy.

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World’s #1 Provider of Flexible Workspace - IWG boosts expansion in Australia and New Zealand

DC Strategy is excited to announce a brand-new franchise opportunity with the world’s number one provider of flexible workspace - IWG. The coworking giant has announced plans to expand across Australia, hoping to connect millions of like-minded professionals and enabling them to be more productive.

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Poolwerx announces regional franchise expansion

The year 2020 was a chaotic and uncertain period for a lot of people around Australia and it revolutionised the way people do business forever. The global pandemic prompted a change in travel commutes, business setups and introduced flexibility, which has ultimately replaced the average 9-5 workday. 

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10 terrific benefits to own a Tutti Frutti Franchise

Tutti Frutti is a fun and interactive self-serve fro-yo bar where customers have the freedom to create their own sweet treat! By combining a variety of flavours and an expansive selection of toppings, customers design a taste that is unique and delicious in every cup. Tutti Frutti is an international franchise network with new locations available across Australia. Read more to find out why you should own a Tutti Frutti franchise!

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Little Zak’s is changing the childcare business space!

Little Zak’s Academy is a leading childcare provider in New South Wales, offering premium services and extracurricular activities throughout their early learning centres. At the core of their company values lies their love for family and close partnerships with all Little Zak’s parents, as well as a mission to provide the best start in life to all children through the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) - ‘Being, Belonging and Becoming’ - and the National Quality Framework (NQF) offering intentional teaching and spontaneous learning.

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Lollipop’s Playland and Cafe -  A Franchisee Story

Since 1993, Lollipop’s Playland and Cafe has been encouraging kids to develop through active play. Lollipop’s is now a multinational franchise network with play centres and cafes throughout Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Lollipop’s are known for bright, colourful environments and their ‘superplay’ features aren’t found anywhere else. The business has made a strong name for itself in the indoor recreation industry. 

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Harrington Homes new home

Designed by Builders for Builders – Build your Success Blog

Harrington Homes is Australia’s leading new home builder network. Designing world-class homes in Australia for over 45 years, they are looking to expand the business in key areas and cities across Australia. With a unique range of home designs that are not only durable but personalised, with the highest build quality, backed by decades of home building experience.

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Thermawood widens Australian footprint

While 2020 has been a year of uncertainty and adaptation for most families and businesses, the Thermawood franchise network has tackled the unknown by implementing new safety measures and focusing on adapting the business model to online systems. The team battled restrictions and changes on a daily basis to keep their business on the ground. With their workplace environment continuing to build and operate amongst the most challenging of times. 

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New Years’ Resolutions for your Business: Starting Your Franchise on the Right Foot

As the singularly challenging year of 2020 draws to a close, you may be thinking of setting your New Year’s Resolutions early. In many cases, this is the time when you decide that next year, you will take charge of your destiny. If you’re a business owner, then next year will be the year you bring your business to the next level. If you’re thinking that this might be a good time to create and share opportunity, you should give franchising some serious thought.

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Nurse Next Door: Little Acts Of Kindness That Create Significant Impacts

It is enchanting to hear each new Nurse Next Door franchise partner’s story on why they joined, with their values aligning completely with Nurse Next Door’s core value of Making Lives Better. For many franchisee’s, a personal experience or event has given power for them to change directions in life and create something that will become a real difference in the lives of the more vulnerable community members.

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Launch Your Franchise Competition Partner: MizziSoft

Since 1992 MizziSoft has strived to be a workforce management innovator that offers rostering, award interpretation, automated time and attendance, payroll, flexible working arrangements by activity recording using dedicated time clocking devices such as facial recognition, mobile, PC, tablets and Employee Self Service. Planned and unplanned absences, current and future scheduling, workforce optimisation, modelling, legislative compliance and skills tracking.

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Q&A with Thermawood’s newest member of the franchise network - Joel Smith

It’s business as usual for Thermawood in Australia with multiple projects underway and new franchise locations operating. The team recently welcomed new franchise partners to the international network with Joel Smith securing a popular Victorian territory and William Gordon taking over the state master franchise rights in Tasmania.

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Thermawood services successfully running amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 has negatively impacted most industry sectors in Australia, in one way or another. However, for businesses like Thermawood, who specialise in Retrofit Double Glazed Window installations, it’s business as usual. This provides potential franchisee’s looking at owning a franchise business in this space, peace of mind knowing that business can continue in most cases, like during these current unprecedented events.

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DannyBoys’ survival guide as a small business

We all know that times are tough at the moment, with schools closed and thousands left unemployed or stood down and most small businesses suffering huge revenue losses. This has been caused by the changes in business operations and government restrictions about group gatherings, as well as unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 global crisis. The hospitality industry is possibly one of the hardest hit with dine-in options stripped away and new measures put in place to force restaurants to operate on a takeaway and delivery service only.

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Motto Motto introduces KYOTO AT HOME

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants in Australia are struggling with government restrictions that only allow takeaway services, shutting down the dine-in side of businesses. We have seen some restaurants quickly adapt to these challenges by coming up with innovative and creative ideas to manage the situation through lockdown and keep customers happy. 

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The Yiros Shop adapts business to successfully operate during COVID-19

To help combat the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, restrictions set by the government allow restaurants and cafes to offer delivery and takeaway services only. This has deeply affected the restaurant industry however, The Yiros Shop, Brisbane’s most iconic and authentic Greek eats, has adapted to the new restrictions and is successfully operating.

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What characteristics make a good franchisee?


Have you ever thought about bringing your favourite franchise brand to your neighbourhood? Have you ever seen an empty retail space and thought, “this would be perfect for a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream scoop shop or a popular restaurant franchise”. Perhaps you’re more hands on and would prefer to be involved in a business delivering a service or providing a mobile business solution.

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The changing workspace world

Meet the International Workplace Group, (also known as IWG) - leaders in the flexible workspace and coworking market and more recently, shaking up the franchising industry. Famously known for their business services under the Regus banner and more recently the rapid opening of popular Spaces coworking locations around the globe.

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Understanding NSW Liquor Licensing in 2020.

In late 2019, New South Wales Government announced it will implement certain key recommendations from the Joint Select Committee’s report on Sydney’s night time economy, including a range of reforms to NSW’s liquor laws. The liquor law reforms will be implemented in stages to allow time for consultation where necessary.

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DC Strategy take home 'Best Franchise Consulting' award at Global Franchise Awards

We are delighted to announce that, DC Strategy has won a prestigious award at the Global Franchise Awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida. Judged by an independent panel of key impartial industry experts, the winners were announced at the Crystal Suite, Orlando World Center Marriott on 7 February 2020, as part of the IFA Annual Convention (International Franchise Association).

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Explore these sweet franchise opportunities with Tutti Frutti!

Tutti Frutti is the world’s largest international frozen yogurt franchise. With a colourful variety of healthy and wicked toppings, Tutti Frutti has something for everyone.

Specialising in the fro-yo self-service concept store (100% self serve), Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt have almost 700 stores spread out over 26 countries worldwide! Boasting a current line-up of more than 80 spectacular flavours, Tutti Frutti continues to innovate by creating new and unique flavours that push boundaries.

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Four problems you could experience when purchasing a business

As the popularity of buying an existing business continues to grow, it is important to avoid simple mistakes that are commonly made. There are benefits to purchasing a pre-existing business, as many of the tiresome, and tedious jobs are already completed.

An existing business will already have a location, and you will be able to benefit from their current brand awareness. However, there are still problems that you may come across when purchasing an existing business.

Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) explains the four most common problems when purchasing a business:

Not playing to your strengths
It is essential to consider your strengths and weaknesses when purchasing a business and how they could help or hinder your potential new enterprise.

If you have very little experience in a particular industry and have very little skills in such an area, it is likely that you will struggle to run a successful business.
Instead, it is important to think about what you’re good at, and enjoy doing, and make your business purchasing decision around those. If you are determined on buying a particular type of business and know that your skillset is lacking, it could be a great opportunity to ask the old owner to provide some training. Many franchises, in particular, offer continues training and support.

Inadequate background research
When purchasing a new business, you want to know everything that you are signing up for.

Make sure you have checked off these questions:

Are there any economic predictions coming up that could affect the success of your new business?
Have you seen the financial books? And does everything add up? If the previous business owner is truthful and honest, they won’t be trying to hide anything from you
Do you know why the business is being sold?

Forgetting about marketing
Simply because the business may already have a well-known brand name, it doesn’t mean that you can neglect your business marketing strategy.

There can be an exception when purchasing a franchise, as the company as a whole may supply consistent marketing and advertising for all franchisees. However, it is important that you are aware of either situation when purchasing your business.

Not creating a proprietary liability company
Normally when you are signing a business contract, you are signing on behalf of the company – not yourself. If you end up signing in your own name, you’ll be taking on liabilities and other problems which you really don’t want. Instead, you will want to create a corporation or a proprietary liability company and use that name instead.

Again, this is a time when seeking some professional advice is a sound idea.

Because out of all the biggest mistakes you can make when buying a business, this one probably has the potential to cause you the most problems.

When you become a Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) franchisee you will receive support in every aspect of purchasing a business. To find out more about their exclusive franchise opportunity click on the button below.

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Hip Hip Hooray! Ben & Jerry’s is mooving and grooving into new locations

It’s time to celebrate! Ben & Jerry’s has announced a trio of new Scoop Shop franchise openings, with more on the way for 2020. The exciting news adds to the global ice cream brand’s current 10th birthday celebrations and the launch of their new ‘birthday cake’ flavour - marking a decade since entering the Australian market.

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How prepared do your systems need to be?

Is your business in the position to franchise? If you have a business that has a unique selling point, is easily replicable, has been running for more than a few years, is profitable and you have a desire to grow, then it might be time to consider franchising. Before you start the franchise process you will need to establish a structure that can be readily employed by franchisees, this means there needs to be systems across all of your business streams that are documented, tested and replicable.

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How a franchise development program sets your business up for long term success?

Has your business reached a critical point of growth with strong sales in your local market, a database of loyal customers and a desire to establish a regional or national presence? If this is the case, franchising is often an appealing model. With investments from franchisees, your business, brand and operations can quickly extend beyond the current base before the competition has a chance to get a foothold.

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Final Reminder: Your Disclosure Document must be updated

Will you be issuing outdated Disclosure Documents?

As a franchisor, the Franchising Code of Conduct (“Code”) requires you to update your Disclosure Document at least once a year – four months after the end of the financial year.

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Join the #1 children’s playland franchise!

Since 1993, Lollipop’s Playland and Cafe has been encouraging kids to develop through active play. Lollipop’s is now a multinational franchise network with playlands’ throughout Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and more recently launching into the United States of America. Lollipop’s is known for bright, colourful environments and their ‘superplay’ features aren’t found anywhere else.

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Franchisee Testimonial- Talbot Auto Doors Franchising, One Year On

Talbot Doors is Australia’s trusted company for residential & commercial gates and automatic doors. With over 30 years in the business Talbot has built an outstanding reputation and loyal customers.

Talbot Doors has grown into Sydney’s most trusted door servicing partners. Today, the company works closely with many iconic Sydney buildings, earning a reputation for quality and reliability.

The business started franchising in 2017 and to date, there are business locations in Western Sydney, North West Sydney, Southern Sydney, Central Sydney (CBD), North Sydney and Northern Beaches.

Tek Temel runs the Western Sydney Franchise. Here’s what he has to say about his experience as a franchisee so far.

“I have been fortunate to find Talbot Auto Doors Franchising during my search to either start a new business or purchase an existing one.

It didn’t take me long to realise that the financial risk of starting my own business was too high, considering the time it would take to bring the business up to a point where I can draw a decent income.

I then started hunting to purchase an existing business or franchise, and found Talbot Auto Doors through DC Strategy.

James (DC) was a great help who provided business performance documents, financials and anything else I needed.

James set up meetings with Talbot Auto doors, and after going through all with a fine-toothed comb, I wanted in.

DC Strategy helped me set up the franchise, and pointed me in the right direction regarding financing.

With the experience of James, getting started was easy. Franchising Talbot Auto Doors Western Sydney was the best decision I made and two years on I haven’t looked back.

I’m really enjoying my franchise journey. The business model is sound, the work management system is excellent, the technical and manpower support from Talbot Doors is fantastic.

My business is flourishing and my son has also joined me. I now make a good living and planning for my family’s financial future is now a pleasure.”

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Why Choose a Franchise Development Program Instead of Legal Documents

As franchising specialists, we often meet with business owners who look to franchise their business by only obtaining the necessary legal documents. In most cases, these business owners struggle to succeed in the competitive franchise market because they skip the integral research, strategy and planning stages of franchising that are specific to their business offering.

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How To Know If Your Business Is Ready To Franchise

We’ve worked with many entrepreneurs and business owners, and if there is anything they have in common, it’s that they are ambitious and focused on the big picture. That’s why many business owners look to franchise their business when they have reached a certain level of success. Franchising is the logical next step when your business has a proven concept, is profitable and operations are established and functional.

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Hecho en Mexico offer a spicy combination of a profitable business and thriving location

The much-loved Melburnian Mexican franchise, Hecho en Mexico, has put an existing restaurant on Chapel Street, South Yarra on the market!

Located just a few kilometres south east of Melbourne's CBD, Chapel Street is a thriving spot for new and existing businesses with visitors from across Victoria hungry to enjoy the Chapel Street dining experience.

Stretching over 4.13km long, this well known ‘eat street’ is home to popular retail shops, nightclubs, bars, fine dining hotspots and takeaway food options, all which cover four major suburbs, including; South Yarra, Prahran, Richmond and Windsor.

Hecho en Mexico South Yarra can be found 7/478 Chapel St and stands out with its colourful and stylish branding inside and out. The busy restaurant delivers flavour and fun, and has built a reputation for excellent customer service and amazing food. From the lime juice used in cocktails to the chicken that fills tacos, Hecho believe in serving our customers with delicious dishes made from high-quality ingredients.

The brand knows how to look after its customers and has frequent special offers such as save 20% on your first online order and free birthday meals for VIP members.

Hecho en Mexico is a Melbourne-based franchise that has gone from strength to strength over the years and has four franchises open in location hot spots Fitzroy, Brighton, South Yarra and Yarraville that are a sizzling success.

If you want to be your own boss, don’t miss this unique opportunity to own your very own Mexican Restaurant on Chapel Street. For further information and to APPLY NOW, click here.

We’ve gotta taco ‘bout the best Mexican restaurant in Melbourne…

Have you got a question? Why not use the button below to speak with a franchise expert to discuss the opportunity in more detail.

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New franchise business up and running (and bubbling)

Franchising is one of the most successful business models in Australia and has been the foundation and growth strategy for many of Australia’s most well-known brands. Covering a wide variety of sectors, the franchising industry has grown in recent years, providing job opportunities to more than 500,000 people and generating over $181.8bn in revenue. There’s said to be around 1314 franchise networks in operation around the country and with annual growth expected, this number is set to jump up by early next year.

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The Little Cha is coming to Melbourne this spring!

The Little Cha is delighted to announce a fruity new store opening in Melbourne!

This spring, fans of the bubble tea brand will be able to get their favourite bubbly drink at a new store in Westfield Plenty Valley.

The lively shopping centre is situated in the suburb of Mill Park in Melbourne, Victoria, and is a one-stop hub for shopping, fun & relaxation with over 180 stores and services inside.

Bubble Tea is loved by everyone!

The Little Cha Group is the first Bubble Tea brand that has been specifically created to fit in with the Australian culture and lifestyle and has become extremely popular across Australia with 10 stores across New South Wales and Western Australia. The Little Cha also has a busy store overseas in Taiwan.

Founder of The Little Cha said, “The Bubble Tea industry has extreme growth potential. If you look back to 5 years ago Bubble Tea was a concept very fresh and unknown to Australians, compared to now where the product is a known and loved staple in Australian’s diets. Whilst there is still a focus on the Asian demographic, we know and believe that there is room for growth for the Western demographic also."

Looking for immediate growth into the franchising space, The Little Cha is aiming to triple its franchise network over the next 2-3 years with 30 stores across Australia.

Be part of The Little Cha franchise network and get in touch today to learn more about the opportunities by calling DC Strategy on 1300 993 624 or emailing recruitment@dcstrategy.com

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New Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre builds new opportunities

Ben & Jerry’s is encouraging potential franchisees to scoop up an extremely attractive opportunity to set up a Scoop Shop franchise in the new Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre.

The 13,000sqm dining and entertainment precinct will be anchored by a full line Woolworths, 14,00sqm Dan Murphy’s, over 40 specialty shops and a boutique 6 screen cinema. The new site is deemed a perfect location for the next Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in Australia. Key benefits of the location include:

Workers- The building has a combination of windows, louvres, and skylights to provide fresh air and daylight to all regularly-occupied spaces. Any area of a tenancy where a staff member occupies for more than 4 hours must have access to natural daylight.

Customers- The building incorporates ‘biophilic design’ – that is, design elements that connect occupants with nature. This environment should encourage longer dwell time and repeat visitation.

Community- The development of the shopping centre will increase the ecological value of the site overall and also contribute to a fund that protects part of the Tasmanian punchbowl. For every dollar of build cost, Frasers will donate half a cent to a charity or social good project of choice.

Suppliers- All building products will have a complete ingredients list, showing that they contain no ‘worst-in-class’ Red List chemicals such as Formaldehyde, HFRs, and PVC. All timber will be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or salvaged. The material supply chain will be as local as possible. There will be a substantial reduction in landfill waste, in construction and operation.

Environment- A rooftop urban farm is part of a series of measures that enables on-site food growing. This centre will be Net positive water and energy.

Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre is part of a regeneration project led by Fraser Property that aims to create the world’s most sustainable retail centre, by seeking global accreditation under the Living Building Challenge. Flowing out onto a lush Urban Plaza the retail hub sits below a first for an Australian shopping centre- an exciting, innovative and activated rooftop urban farm.
Along with many other worldwide issues, Ben & Jerry’s is a big ambassador for sustainability and protecting the environment therefore, it is a perfect location for a Scoop Shop to be placed in what's anticipated to be the world’s most sustainable shopping centre.

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The Tutti Frutti Story

Tutti Frutti is loved all around the globe and is known as the largest international frozen yogurt franchise. With a colourful variety of healthy and wicked toppings, Tutti Frutti has cemented itself as the market leader. Specialising in the fro-yo self-service concept store (100% self serve), Tutti Frutti has almost 700 stores spread out over 26 countries worldwide! Boasting a current line-up of more than 80 spectacular flavours, Tutti Frutti continues to innovate by creating new and unique flavours that push boundaries. Being an active player in the international landscape, Tutti Frutti adapts to the culture and values of each new market, making a stand against its competitors and ensuring the brand’s success.

Originating from the fast-paced city of Los Angeles in sunny Southern California, Tutti Frutti launched its first Australian store in 2011. The brand has successfully cemented its bold flavours and unique dessert offering around the country. Tutti Frutti Australia is the Master Franchisor for Australia-wide (with the exception of WA). The network has 6 locations across Victoria and Queensland and is poised for growth for the right franchisor.

Tutti Frutti is a fun and interactive self-service business that provides a healthy snack or light meal option to the yogurt loving Tutti Frutti community. Customers have the freedom to make their own creation by combining countless flavours and an expansive selection of toppings, ranging from fruit pieces, chocolate drops and delectable lollies. With a focus on providing delicious yet diet-friendly treats to the health conscious, Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt is made daily and is 98% fat-free, gluten and gelatin free, high in calcium and loaded with probiotics.

Benefits of owning the Tutti Frutti Master Franchise in Australia

Being the Australian Master Franchisor of Tutti Frutti will bring with it, a number of benefits. Tutti Frutti has over 700 stores worldwide - and the business continues to grow. A proven track record, Tutti Frutti has a strong business model coupled with a product offering that works around the world.

The marketing team at Tutti Frutti has vast experience in designing collateral, market research and establishing social media/marketing campaigns. Working closely together, the Tutti Frutti team will help you develop simple yet effective strategies to target the core customers base in your local area. Additionally, the Tutti Frutti team will develop national campaigns which will help drive brand awareness.

Tutti Frutti provides a comprehensive training program that covers every aspect of the business. The training will cover soft skills and technical hands-on training conducted from the Master Franchisor headquarters in Australia. The ongoing support for each store is key to ensuring the stores are well maintained and the momentum of the team is still as strong as day one.

The brand is a unique concept offering with an attractive fit out. Tutti Frutti has created a strong brand presence, with stores that have a bright and striking fit out. Tutti Frutti stores are via a turnkey project management for fit out and kitchen supplies.

Tutti Frutti works with experienced commercial real estate professionals who understand the concept and real estate criteria. Helping you secure the right locations at the right price, these professionals also assist with lease reviews and negotiations to find the best deal for you.

Tutti Frutti operates their stores easily and efficiently with no experience required. The Business operates with a limited number of staff which reduces wages and has an extremely high margin on yogurt sales with low to no wastage. With an easy to operate business model with simple procedural steps, you’ll be able to keep a great work life balance. Bring your strong work ethic, good attitude and smile to work, and you’re good to go.

The Master Franchise Opportunity

The opportunity to join Tutti Frutti as Master Franchisor will see you manage an established and growing network of Tutti Frutti locations across Australia. As Master Franchisor, you’ll hold the rights to license/franchise the Tutti Frutti brand in Australia (Excluding WA).

With a current network of 6 stores, you’ll benefit from all the compulsory fees paid by the franchisees. The ideal Tutti Frutti Master Franchisor will have a strong work ethic, great personality, willingness to adhere to operational systems, a customer comes first attitude and passion for success. Strong skill sets in real estate, franchise management, marketing and business development.

Potential Master Franchisors who currently own networks will find this opportunity especially attractive.

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Advancing to the top


New franchisees increase quarterly membership growth by 323%

The Advance Fitness franchise concept launched late last year with the very first franchisees - Tania and Scott - transforming their own existing business to operate under the Advance Fitness franchise system and processes.

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Meet our Founder and Chairman Rod Young!

Rod Young is the Founder and Chairman of DC Strategy Group, the regions premier franchise consulting and legal firm. With 40 years of experience, Rod is considered one of the world’s foremost franchising consultants and has served on the board of many franchise networks in Australasia and overseas. He is considered to be one of the world’s leading franchise consultants and was inducted into the Franchising Hall of Fame in 2017.

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10th Diggermate franchise officially launched!

Diggermate is pleased to announce the official launch of their 10th Diggermate franchise located in Echuca, Victoria.

Phil and Melissa Gregory have joined the Diggermate Family and officially launched their new branch in Echuca. Both Phil and Melissa have worked as Dairy Farmers for the past 20 years and have extensive knowledge on heavy equipment.

Phil also has a passion for business having built hand made fishing rods for his side hustle project Firmrods. A recent relocation to the industrial area in Echuca was made specifically to set Diggermate Echuca for maximum exposure and easy pick up of machines for Diggermate customers.

The new location offers machinery hire for 1.7T mini excavator, 300mm & 450mm auger with auger driver, wet hire, and machine delivery. Customers in nearby areas including Moama, Deniliquin, Kyabram, Shepparton and Bendigo can also benefit from the new location.

Diggermate is a rapidly growing business, with numerous franchising opportunities available across the country. Owning your own Diggermate franchise begins at $47,500, with multiple territories currently available across Australia! To receive more information about this sensational business, contact the DC Strategy team today by calling us on 1300 993 624 or emailing recruitment@dcstrategy.com

If you want to dig around for more information now, click on the button below to book a call with James Young, Franchise Sales and Development, DC Strategy to discuss your franchising future with Diggermate.

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Newsflash! Lollipop’s existing franchise in Bayswater for sale!

A fantastic opportunity for budding franchisees has emerged with the existing Lollipop’s Playland and Café franchise in Bayswater for sale.

Business-minded individuals can snap up this rare opportunity to own and operate an already established Lollipop’s Playland and Café in Bayswater, Western Australia.

This existing franchise location has everything you need and all systems are already in place. The individual site covers 1000 square metres and boasts 4 popular party rooms, dedicated toddler areas and a pirate ship! The venue also features a fully functioning café that serves tea, speciality coffee (sourced locally) and other refreshments.

Lollipop’s Bayswater is open seven days a week and frequented by local and visiting families. The site is available for hiring and also holds special events such as parties, discos and private functions. The business also runs school events and has a number of ongoing commitments that generates extra income.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take over the existing franchise business that continues to bring 50,000 - 60,000 customers through the doors every year. The Lollipop’s Playland and Café Bayswater is located at 68 Beechboro Rd Sth, Bayswater, Western Australia.

Get in touch with DC Strategy today to discuss this exclusive franchising opportunity. Call us on 1300 993 624 or email recruitment@dcstrategy.com.

Alternatively, click on the button below to book a call to discuss the Lollipop’s franchise and benefits.

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Home renovation franchise builds on success in Australia

Refresh Renovations, the world's leading home renovation builder is working with DC Strategy to continue its franchise success across Australia.

The design and construction home renovation franchise has completed thousands of renovations around the world and is now searching for new franchisees to join their team. 

Refresh Renovations is a unique franchise system, which is designed to enable franchisees to utilise people and management skills to build valuable business assets.

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The Little Cha franchise brewing in Australia

The Little Cha’s first store opened in 2017 with a mission to Westernise Bubble Tea and bring its delicious fruity flavours to the Australian population. To date, the company has 10 successful stores in popular locations across New South Wales and Western Australia, as well as an international location in Taiwan. 

Looking for immediate growth into the franchising space, The Little Cha is aiming to triple its franchise network over the next 2-3 years with 30 stores across Australia, starting with a new site in Melbourne this year! 

Working closely with DC Strategy, The Little Cha is looking for the right people to take on the bubble tea franchise and has business opportunities available Australia-wide with specific locations in Geelong, Newcastle and the Sunshine Coast.

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Advance Fitness launches new franchise concept

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Starting out on the back of a successful marketing business assisting the fitness industry, the founders of Advance Fitness turned their passion and brand into a 24/7 ‘full-facility’ fitness concept. Their aim has been to create ‘gyms with the lot’. Providing exciting full-facility gyms, comprising of world-class strength & cardio training equipment, plus a huge range of exciting group fitness classes. They also offer premium training services including Boot Camp and Personal Training.

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The Bubble Tea scene is about to get a shake up!

The Little Cha is the first Bubble Tea brand that has been specifically created to fit in with the Australian culture and lifestyle. Currently with a 10-store network, The Little Cha TEAm is ready to shake things up with their latest expansion plans.

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