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Calculating The Last Minute

The last minute is an easy habit to fall into. Once you start focusing on crises, it makes it really difficult to find the focus and energy to begin planning ahead. But the last minute can be risky…


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What Is Premises Liability Coverage? A Guide for Business Owners

It’s crucial to remember that just because a person is hurt on someone’s property, it doesn’t indicate the owner was at fault. Furthermore, just because the property was unsafe does not necessarily prove that the owner was irresponsible. To win a premises liability…

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5 Habits Every CEO Should Avoid to Be a Truly Remarkable Leader

Seldom will you find a CEO who has it all figured out. I don’t; however, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what constitutes a truly remarkable leader. What traits does this sort of leader embody and what types of habits does he or she successfully avoid? Over the last decade and a half, I’ve learned a lot something I hope to continue no matter…

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How to Celebrate Employees Every Day—Not Just On Employee Appreciation Day

It’s no secret that a happy and engaged team has a ripple effect. They are your brand ambassadors—while they are with your team, and just as importantly, after they move on. Here at Franchise Business Review, we spend a lot of time talking about the importance of culture and how we treat…

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The Evil Smartphone - 6 Tips to Stay Focused at Work

Many managers are torn about whether they should try to limit personal smartphone use in the workplace, and how they would go about enforcing it. Some managers are even considering the more draconian step of banning…

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Australia Ripe for Boutique Fitness Says CycleBar, Rumble Franchisee

While group fitness franchises such as F45 Training, FitStop and Orangetheory have a presence in the country, there’s plenty of white space for a cycling concept, said Gordin, part of why he first chose CycleBar. It was also a natural starting point for someone whose background includes expanding…

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Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar Franchise Helps Investors Navigate Common Restaurant Challenges

While it may not be immediately obvious to customers, the atmosphere of a restaurant is governed by the attitude of the front-of-house staff. If the mood is relaxed, friendly, and enjoyable, the service will be…

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10 Tips for Adjusting Your Business Strategies to Meet the Demands of Modern Consumers

As of January 1, 2022, third-party payment network providers like Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App are required to send users a 1099-K form for transactions made during the 2022 tax year by mail or electronically.

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Make Sustainability Part of Your Business Model

At this point, the effects of climate change are pretty much an everyday conversation. As a small business owner, you can play a part in that conversation: Certain business practices can harm…

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35 Powerful Office 365 Calendar Hacks to Master Time Management

Office 365 Calendar not only helps you organize your day, but it can also save you valuable time. Here are 35 powerful Office 365 Calendar hacks to help you

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12 Expert-Vetted Sample Business Plans to Help You Write Your Own

Ask any successful sports coach how they win so many games, and they’ll tell you they have a unique plan for every single game they coach. The same logic applies to business. If you want to build a thriving company that can pull ahead of the competition, you need to…

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QLD and NSW Floods: Recovery Scams to Watch Out For

The behaviour of these fraudsters who seek to profit from other people’s heartbreak is reprehensible and we need to do everything possible to ensure they are caught and face the full force…

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17 Creative Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Big brands with thousand-dollar marketing budgets drive the cost of advertising sky-high. Let’s not even get started on social media channels changing their algorithms to make it even harder for small businesses to reach…


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How To Build Inner Strength & Cope With Chaos

We thought things were bad in early 2020 when floods, bushfires and the pandemic smashed into us one after the other.

Like most people me and my family wanted to know how we could best help those who needed it most.

That turned out to be creating a series of 4 videos in which I explained the who, what when and how of recovering mentally and emotionally from traumatic events.

(they also explain how to best HELP SOMEONE who is suffering)
The country is again suffering from what some are calling a 1 in 1,000 years weather event.

It has already created flooding and devastation beyond what we saw two years ago.

My view is that it’s in times like these your inner strength becomes your most valuable weapon.

Now is the time to be the best version of yourself.

As much as I’d like to, I can’t ease the burden on the SES or restock the supermarkets.

But I can help you handle it all better mentally and emotionally. I can offer strategies that will help you deal with people whose emotions or situations have overwhelmed them.

So I’m re-sharing those videos to anyone who feels they might help. (They were filming in March of 2020 but the principles are applicable today).

This four part mini series is designed to give you the information you need to handle the coming days in the best possible way – as the best version of yourself. It details how to stay calm amidst the chaos and contains techniques you can use to build inner strength, develop emotional agility and even help others do the same.

For the sake of our country, I want to put my resources at your immediate disposal (for free).

Maybe you need them – maybe you know someone who could use them.

You have my full and unrestricted permission to share them with who ever you believe they could help.

They are being made available by one Aussie to another – no strings.

Feel free to watch or share as you see fit.

Watch here


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Strong relationships are based on trust and communication.

But if there is no communication, there can be no trust.


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Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

I don’t know about you, says but I’ve been feeling a particular intensity this week. Globally, we have the angst of the unfolding situation in the Ukraine, and its heartbreaking impact on millions of people. At a local level in Australia, entire communities are facing devastation from record-breaking floods. And of course, we are all still working our way through the ongoing personal, family and business fall-out from COVID.

These crises will touch each of us in…


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How culture builds long-term franchisor success, with Donnie Carr of Christian Brothers Automotive

The automotive repair industry is one that we’ve not covered in as much detail as the likes of F&B or fitness as of late, but it’s an important services segment that is seeing some entrepreneurs turn their passion for cars into a long-term business. One such operator in this space is Christian Brothers Automotive, and our guest today is the franchisor’s president and CEO, Donnie Carr.

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How Taking Massive Action Changed This Franchisee's Life

Growth is much easier when you’re surrounded by like-minded, driven people. The Franchise Tribe Mastermind is full of successful Franchisees who are looking to shortcut the path to success and add value to other people while developing a tight-knit community along the way.

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Instant Franchise Radio Show now available!

Our famous Franchise Radio Show, #2 on Top 25 Franchise Podcasts is now available on Spotify* – simply Bookmark it for instant access – how easy is that?

If you’re new to our Franchise Radio Shows, we’ve over 100 to choose from. 40 minutes long they feature a huge number of international experts across business and franchising including Michael E Gerber, “The E-Myth Revisited’ called “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru,” he’s the author of the NY Times two-decades mega-bestseller. Simon Reynolds, winner of many international creative and marketing awards, he’s a very rare person in the world of executive and entrepreneur coaching being a teacher and highly successful business person himself and a panel member on Shark Tank.


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Franchising & Business Opportunities Expos 2022

Dates have been announced for the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expos 2022

Grab your free tickets to all expos online here and use the promotion code TXF.

4-5 March 2022 at Brisbane Convention Centre, Southbank

27-28 May 2022 at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

19-20 August 2022 at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

13 November 2022 at Crown Perth

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Strong enquiries are being seen by the switched-on groups according to the franchise community that I hear from.

Whether this is simply due to COVID or wider market realisations and acceptance that franchising is the answer to people wanting to step out and own their own business I don’t know – it doesn’t matter.

What does matter, however, is that the whole business scene has altered immensely in recent months.

The fact is.

Businesses who invest in franchising as a road to their own growth, and do it properly, embracing the new technologies, are going to leave their competitors for the dead.


Give me a call on 0417 211 366 and we can have a confidential chat – you may be surprised how simple and effective franchising your business can be…

I hope you enjoyed this.

To your success,

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