Sydney Morning Herald:

Thinking of buying a franchise? The good news is that franchises usually work, says three-time franchise owner Jane Lombard, now a franchise consultant.

“I am a huge advocate of franchising,” Lombard says, adding that she has only had positive experiences of franchise ownership.

But if you are looking to buy a franchise, she adds, take a long look at yourself. Decide what skills you already have, what skills you must learn and what franchise model will support your talent, she says. Read more.