The Age:

Ever considered going into the lice business – becoming a professional nitpicker? What about chick-hatching for schools? By name or by trade, Marcella Bidinost highlights some of the more innovative tendencies of the franchising world.

While US franchises can lay claim to fast-food cereal cafes and world-championship arm wrestling, Australians are proving just as daring and innovative. Whether business is booming or cruising, these franchisors have branched out beyond the usual list of lawn-mowing, coffee, pizza and burger businesses to try something new. Welcome to our honour roll…

Head lice removal, starring No More Nitz (Sydney), Nitpro (Queensland) and Melbourne’s Itch No More and National Head Lice Treatment Centre. Read more.