Franchise Snapshot – January 2020 Edition

Hope you and your business are doing well.
Here's the January 2020 Edition of the Franchise Simply Newsletter

First Things, First

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Don't set a single goal without this tool Simon Bowen is gifting you...

Whilst goal setting, planning and time management are important to success, this is NOT a goal setting, planning or time management tool. There are plenty of great tools out there to set goals by and to help you manage your time and personal effectiveness.

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The Biggest Trends in Franchising

When you break it down, franchising is simply a proven method of distributing products or services. But franchising happens to be a business approach that is booming at a time the rest of the U.S. economy is treading water.

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Marketing Differences between Franchise Buyers and a Franchise Leads

Franchise leads are very different from franchise buyers. When we remind ourselves of the basic key elements of a sales funnel, they are from top to bottom…

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Brisbane favourite Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers opens its first Gold Coast gnoccheria

HUGE congratulations to our super-clients Ben and Theo opening their third Gnoccheria in Southport this week.

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How to Grow E-commerce Business Internationally in This Age of Uncertainty

E-commerce is increasingly multilateral. As consumer purchasing power expands and digital infrastructure becomes more sophisticated globally…

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3 Reasons Buying a Franchise Might be Better than Starting Your Own Business

Franchises are systems that have been tested and refined and tested again. And gaining access to that system gives you, as a franchisee…

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Use these 3 Strategies to Build a Thriving Franchise Organization

If you are developing a franchise organization, as a leader, it is critical to your mission to make sure that your are clearly communicating your beliefs and strategies to prospective franchise owners.

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Preparing for a Sale: How to Maximize Returns in a Liquidity Event

Before embarking down any path of selling all or part of your business, it is important to spend time preparing…

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How Business Consulting Franchisees Work

Many people come to franchise ownership merely because they want their own business to run and want to be their own boss. These entrepreneurs want to run their own business and they recognize franchising as a streamlined and safer way to do that than doing it alone.

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A Great Example to Follow:
5 Factors that Make Our Home Care Franchise a Strong Investment

BrightStar Care has been named one of the best franchises in America by Forbes magazine for four consecutive years…

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Are Franchises a Good Investment?

For the past five years, the average annual job growth in the franchise sector was 2.6 percent, nearly 20 percent higher than other businesses, the IFA says. While there are many factors to consider when making a career change and business investment, a franchise can help increase the odds of success.

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The Yiro's Shop: Seven Stores & Counting

Nick Mitrossilis was just 24 when he opened The Yiros Shop five years ago in Brisbane’s James Street. With little business experience but a desire to bring authentic, fresh Greek food to Brisbane, Nick said he’s proud of its growth. Nick has the systems, processes and technology to enable efficient operations and growth.

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How to use critical thinking to spot false climate claims

If we lack the expertise to evaluate the detail behind a claim, we typically substitute judgement about something complex.

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How Rapid Digital Innovation propels franchise growth

Faster ordering, increased order size and higher customer satisfaction leading to repeat orders are business performance improvements franchisee love to see.

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11 Years after Crash - Era Founding, PMI Thrives

Before he was president and CEO of Property Management Inc, Steve Hart lived in the niche of building high-end custom homes. Business was booming in the real estate and construction industry as realtors prospered. Then it all ended as the economy crashed in 2008.

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6 Cultural trends to look out for in 2020s

As we approach the start of a new decade, here are the key cultural shifts and trends franchise brands should watch out for…

Smart Tech

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Fourth, Hot Schedules Merge with End-to End Restaurant Platform in Mind

Ask a restaurant general manager how the technology sea change is affecting them, and they will show you the incredible new tools at hand – as soon as they remember the password.

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5 Ways Technology is Revolutionizing Franchising

In 2008, franchisors and franchisees were in survival mode. Franchisees were struggling to maintain their share of shrinking consumer spending…

So You Want to Get Into Franchising?

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Is Buying a Franchise a Good Idea?

One of the options for those who want to own a business is to buy franchise. When you purchase a franchise, you are basically buying the right to operate a retail location under an established brand.

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Smart Tips for Successfully Navigating the Initial Franchisor - Franchisee Interview

Once you have a short list of franchise companies you are planning to investigate further, the real work begins. The first step? The initial franchisor/ franchisee interview.

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Considering Franchising? Follow these 5 Tips from Successful Female Franchisees

To help get you started when it comes to identifying a franchise you will enjoy owning that can meet both your personal and financial ventures

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The Costs to Open a Franchise

The costs to open a franchise is different for every company, but many of the requirements are similar. And once you open, you will also need to make sure you have enough working capital to stay afloat until your business is sustainable.

Some Tips and Insights You May Find of Value

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A Message from the Doctor

A few weeks ago i went to the doctor as i had been unwell following a trip to India. And so ends another year, perhaps one of the most uncertain and stressful most of us have experienced for some time. And remember to read important messages carefully.

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How You Can Avoid Being a Victim of Franchise Fraud

Entering into a proven business model with all the required tools sounds alluring. There is a wide variety of franchising opportunities and these provide a stable base for successful business…

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Delivering A Strong Framework for Franchising

Representing our members, raising concerns, reflecting real-life business challengers and responding to members questions about the national Franchising Task force has been the priority for the Franchise Council of Australia over the past 12 months..

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Weinberg's Top 20 Sales Tips to Crush 2020

You had all the “Get Set for 2020” stuff – but if you’re in business or management this one is worth reading. There are tips that, if implemented, will transform your results.

Something You Might Want to Read

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Business Franchise Vol 14 Issue 02 Jan/Feb 2020

This issue of Business Franchise follows on Bedshed an inclusive approach to franchising, 6 Myths about having an ABN, Should you swear in your marketing? and Special feature retail franchising.

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Business Franchise Retail Franchising Feature Vol 14 Issue 02 Jan/Feb 2020

This issue of Business Retail Franchising Feature follows on Safeguarding Your Retail Franchise from Chargeback Fraud, Retail Experience that will Keep Customers Coming Back, Your Customers Have Changed – But have you?

For Your Diary

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Dates have been announced for the Franchising&Business Opportunities Expo 2020

Sydney :20-21 March at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Perth: 3 May at Crown Perth, Burswood
Brisbane: 19-20 June at Brisbane Convention & Exhibilition Centre, South Bank
Melbourne: 21-22 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

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I hope you enjoyed this.

To your success,


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