Brian Keen releases articles of many kinds to the media and through other avenues such as
YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud. Here are some of the franchise radio recordings that you can browse and listen to.


Can Franchise Fare Better in these Tough Times?

We weren’t surprised when we recently read that the accommodation and food services sector is being hit by a wave of insolvencies. The ABC recently reported that ASIC says more than 1,000 external administrations have been appointed this financial year to March 25 – double the amount from the…

Women in Top-tier Management Roles are Better for Business

I was not surprised to read the other day that more women at the top in business is better for business. I came across a news item from the Australian Government Workplace Gender Equality Agency (albeit dated June 2020) which showed that:

The Myriad of Franchise Brands in Australia Today

Recently the Franchise Council of Australia published The State of Franchise Report and we are sure everyone is talking about the results shown which are so encouraging.

Food and franchising in this tricky post COVID recovery

We deal with food franchises a lot. Mostly fast food but restaurants as well and over the years we have watched many as they take their journey as a franchise group. It’s exciting. This year though, we are seeing a couple of trends which we think will lead the industry and set some apart from … Read more

The tricky bits around franchising in the caring industries

These are growth areas in business today and the latest franchise data shows that at least 9% of all franchise groups fall here and I think it is higher because some will fall into the general services or retail categories and not be picked up. Beauty for instance is not categorised separately.

The secret to developing a successful franchise group in 2023

The growth of digital marketing means lead generation and marketing have to be managed by franchisors in most cases. It is too big and specialised a job for most franchisees to take on. Associated with that are other parts of business which are becoming more digitally aligned – communication systems, email, POS tied into a central bookkeeping system – the list goes on.

Recruitment Challenges

The franchising industry is concerned about recruiting new franchisees due to various factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, and changing consumer preferences.

Franchising on the road…

Multi-unit franchising, where individual franchisees own multiple units continues to be a significant trend in the franchise sector worldwide

What’s happening with food service in 2023

A recent guest on my Franchise Simply Radio Show, Wes Lambert, a hospitality industry expert, told me our monthly spend on the restaurant industry has increased from $4bn per month pre-COVID to $5bn per month today. The hospitality industry is booming. Not everywhere mind you. The CBD is probably not performing so well but with staff choosing to work from home, purchasing up to 5 meals a day (breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner) the suburbs and regions are definitely flying.

The secret to developing operations systems everyone loves to use

Multi-unit franchising, where individual franchisees own multiple units continues to be a significant trend in the franchise sector worldwide
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