THE franchising industry is battening down the hatches to withstand the expected downturn in Australian economic fortunes, but remains guardedly optimistic about weathering a recession.
The latest report on the health and size of Australia’s franchising industry paints a glowing picture of the sector, reporting 14.6 per cent growth in the past two years and sales turnover of $130 billion last year.
But the survey, Franchising Australia 2008, carried out by Griffith University on behalf of the Franchise Council of Australia, was conducted before the onset of the global financial crisis.
So is the confidence still warranted? Read more