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Franchise: be your own boss but know the terms

AFR  |  11 February 2017  |  Investing

Franchising is making a big comeback for Australians seeking new careers, returning to the workforce or simply discovering a chance to do something different in jobs ranging from making cheese cakes to managing construction sites.

Independent analysis forecasts that this year employment by franchises is expected to rapidly increase to nearly 500,000, a 25 per cent increase since consumer demand and business confidence was shaken by the global financial crisis.

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