International Franchise Research Conference Best Ever

Over 60 academics from 16 countries came together this week at the University of NSW to share findings on a wide range of franchise research topics spanning marketing, legal, HR and economic issues. The Franchise Relationships Institute was pleased to be a sponsor of this 24th International Society of Franchising Conference (ISoF) which attendees agreed was the best ever he 
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Photos From Our FRI 21st Birthday Breakfasts

Did you attend one of our FRI 21st Birthday Breakfasts which have now been held in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide? You might catch a photo of yourself in one of the following photo galleries from these fabulous events: Click here for Brisbane Breakfast photos (/forums/breakfasts2010/brisbane_photos.html) Click here for Melbourne Breakfast photos (/forums/b 
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Leading the Way in South Australia

Strong leadership is essential when introducing change into a franchise system. Katherine Saunders and Greg Nathan spent a productive day cracking this topic open with the South Australian franchising community. Greg opened the conference, organised by the Franchise Council of Australia, with an interactive learning session on leadership and change management. Lat 
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Inspiring Young Psychologists to Drop the Jargon

One of our core values is to communicate simply and directly with clients. So it didn't take much encouragement to get our Managing Director, Greg Nathan, to agree to recently talk on the topic of how to avoid jargon to a group of 26 in-training organisational psychologists at the University of Queensland. Greg presented a number of tips on how to write simply and clear 
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Franchise Relationships Rocks Denver, USA

Last week in Denver, 80 franchisors came together with 649 collective years of franchise experience. It seems that where ever you are in the world franchise relationships is a hot issue and these franchise executives were thirsty for practical strategies on building profitable partnerships with their franchisees. This is the second year we have run the USA Bootcamp and  
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Interview on How a Healthy Franchise Culture Drives Results

Listen to a fascinating and wide ranging discussion on Franchise Radio between Greg Nathan and Paul Segreto where Greg shares his research and views on how a healthy franchise culture drives performance. Click here (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/franchisetodayshow/2010/05/14/special-edition-of-franchise-today)to hear the interview. You will hear Greg talk about: How a 
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Webinar on 10 Mistakes that Undermine Franchise Relations

Sitting in a hotel rooom in beautiful Prague, Greg Nathan recently broadcast a webinar for our friends in the USA. This 45 minute session was titled "Avoiding 10 Common Mistakes in Franchise Relations". Want to hear this? Read on... Over 100 people joined in to hear Greg share 50 specific tips on how to maintain healthy franchise relations. Due to the high level of 
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How Not to Lead a Change Program!

The word participation took on a new meaning at the recent Franchise Council of Australia NSW conference. The mostly franchisor audience of over 100 people were invited to take part as “franchisees” in a simulation involving a change of ownership of their franchisor. The workshop, facilitated by Greg Nathan with help from Aaron Chowdhury (our newest FRI team 
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The Franchise E-Factor HIts Brazil

Brazilian franchisors will now be able to read the popular Franchise E-Factor book in their native Portuguese. This week in Sao Paulo 300 franchisors attended the Brazilian book launch as part of a two day International Franchising Forum organised by FRI's new Brazilian agents, Bittencourt. As part of the Forum Greg Nathan delivered a keynote address on international tr 
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FRI Celebrates the Past and Hails in the Future

Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI) has now celebrated two 21st Birthday Breakfasts with 130 clients, suppliers and colleagues. These Breakfasts are dedicated to acknowledging our roots and thanking the people who have made a difference to FRI and franchising, as well as introducing the "next generation" FRI team. Some of the faces at our 21st Birthday celebrations 
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