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Moving from Small Business Owner to Franchisor: How Your Role Changes

Moving from Small Business Owner to Franchisor: How Your Role Changes

When deciding to make the leap from small business owner to franchisor, there are a number of elements that you will need to consider about what part you will play in the development and success of your franchise chain. It’s an exciting time for your business, but

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Franchising Step 4: Choosing the Right Franchisees to Fit Your Plan

Franchising Step 4: Choosing the Right Franchisees to Fit Your Plan

If you haven’t read our first blog post, then you’ve missed the quintessential key to the best chance of franchise success, get  that step right and finding the right people becomes relatively straightforward. Here are 5 elements for you to contemplate as you search for the right

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Franchising Step 3: Getting the Paperwork Done

Franchising Step 3: Getting the Paperwork Done

Once you have your franchise system in place and have worked out how the business elements will need to be changed to accommodate the new structure, the next step is to get the wheels turning by getting the paperwork done. Why? Because franchising is based on two

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Franchising Step 2: Adjusting the Business Essentials

Franchising Step 2: Adjusting the Business Essentials

Once you have a clear idea of your franchise system and the kind of people you need to run each bit, the next step is to think about the business adjustments needed to form the foundation. By creating a franchise group, your changes will be necessary to

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Franchising Step 1: Setting up the System

Franchising Step 1: Setting up the System

Before you can begin franchising, it’s important to work out what your franchise business system is going to look like. What for? Because you’re going to divide your existing business into two new ones: one for your future franchisees to service your customers; and the other one

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Making It Work: How Franchising Led These Small Business Owners to Enormous Growth

Making It Work: How Franchising Led These Small Business Owners to Enormous Growth

When you think of great Australian Franchises, Boost Juice, Ferguson Plarre, Bakers Delight, Kwik Kopy and G.J. Gardner are just a few of the names that spring to mind. Sometimes a little bit of inspiration is all it takes to leap from small business to entrepreneurial success.

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Is My Small Business Franchise-Worthy?

Is My Small Business Franchise-Worthy?

Owning and running a business can be exciting, rewarding and lucrative – successfully master the right formula then the world is your oyster. Becoming a franchisor is no different. Franchising is all about working to a tried and tested system in order to replicate the success of

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Seven Reasons Why Franchising is Good for Small Business Growth

Seven Reasons Why Franchising is Good for Small Business Growth

Despite popular belief, franchising is not exclusive to large-scale businesses. Many studies show it can be the perfect vehicle for small businesses to expand – gaining market share through increased distribution of products or services with minimal capital outlay. You’ve probably heard of franchising before, but are

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Why disruptive thinking is essential

Why disruptive thinking is essential

“What keywords that have been uppermost in business commentary so far this year?” In searching for a topic for this article, I asked this question at the recent Franchise Expo in Sydney. And there were three clear favourite responses – ‘change,’ ‘innovation,’ and ‘fear.’ Change because we

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Creating more sales traffic that sticks

Creating more sales traffic that sticks

Advertising is expensive and, next to creating your product, probably the most critical and expensive investment for developing and growing a successful business. You May Have To Sacrifice Equity Some businesses see advertising as their way to growth but I know this is often a gross oversimplification.

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