March Newsletter

Franchise Snapshot – March 2018 Edition

Hope you and your business are doing well. Here’s the March 2018 Edition of the Franchise Simply Newsletter

Melbourne Legends Lunch

Melbourne Legends Lunch:

More than 20 of Australia’s sporting greats are set to flow through the gates of the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday 18th May 2018 for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation’s inaugural Melbourne Legends Luncheon.

The high profile luncheon, hosted by Today show sports presenter Tim Gilbert, will celebrate the country’s greatest sporting legends while raising vital funds for spinal cord injury research and a potential cure for paralysis, currently being progressed in Australia.

First Things, First

Six Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

There are times when a person is just utterly bogged by work and different daily tasks. This may leave people stressed and worn-out which is why there should be a balance between work and life. Read on to find out the different hacks for you to achieve a well balanced work-life experience.

The Trouble with Being Both Boss and Worker

Technological advancements such as the internet and the portability of technology has made people more and more flexible when it comes to work. There is a huge number of individuals that choose to work from home rather than clocking-in at a regular office. But is this really a good thing? Read on to find out.

Recent News You Might Enjoy

First Fast Food Joint to Accept Digital Currency 'XEM'

Melbourne’s ‘branchise’ (a model between franchise and independent) Burger Love embraced the growing adoption of cryptocurrency by becoming the first fast food restaurant to accept top ten digital currency, XEM.

Former Cop Found His Form as Hire A Hubby's Most Valuable Franchisee

When you have been in the military for 20 years and the Queensland police for 18, the prospect of following the structure, rules and regulations of a franchise is appealing. That was the case for Glenn Kiddle, who this year was named Most Valuable Franchisee at the Hire a Hubby Franchisee of the Year Awards.

7 Eleven Adds Wests Tigers NRL Club Chair to Board

The convenience chain 7-Eleven has appointed Marina Go to its board. Marina Go is chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club and Office Brands, Australia’s largest independent business suppliers group. She is a non-executive director of EnergyAustralia, Autosports Group, the Walkley Foundation and chair of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Media Transition at The University of Technology Sydney and has previously served on sporting, cultural, retail and not-for-profit boards.

'I'm not a happy camper': Ex-Caltex franchisee hits out

Elements of the fuel industry have had franchisee grievances for many years.

But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Here’s what happens when the numbers don’t work, there’s a breakdown in trust, and it’s compounded with poor communication.

So You Want to Get Into Franchising?

Advice to help you know what franchising is all about and why it's right for your business

Is 2018 the year to try something new? Joining a franchise could be right for you

Elements of the fuel industry have had franchisee grievances for many years.

But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Here’s what happens when the numbers don’t work, there’s a breakdown in trust, and it’s compounded with poor communication.

How to Spot a Solid Franchise Investment

You are looking for THE ideal franchise business. You’ve probably already got an idea of the type of business you want. Of course you have to be passionate about the product and the brand, however there is a bit more to look at if you want to have a really solid franchise investment for your future.

Small Business Fails and How to Avoid Them

Running a small business is full of challenges. Heather Marano, director of Green Door Co, suggests ways to avoid some of the traps…More than 60 per cent of small businesses in Australia close within their first three years. This is hardly a surprise. There are countless challenges which threaten to sink you everyday.

Some Tips and Insights You May Find of Value

From Greg Nathan Olympic Insights for Franchise Leaders

Because the Winter Olympics are ending, I thought it would be timely to share a few insights I gleaned from a workshop I attended with Aerial Ski coach, Dustin Wilson, on the psychology of high performance. Dustin has taken a number of skiers to Olympic gold, so he had my attention. There are many applications here for good franchise leadership, both for senior executives and field consultants.

The Power of a 'Not-to-do' List

Has your working day become one long battle to wade through a to-do list? The multiple distractions of the modern workplace – digital overload, open offices and constant interruptions, to name a few – can make it near impossible to achieve your goals, or even get anything done at all.

Must-read for Franchisors as well as Franchisees - Franchising: Know your rights

Franchising can be a rewarding investment, providing you with an opportunity to make the most of an existing brand and image. However, it’s important that you go into franchising with your eyes open..says Dr Michael Schaper of the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission

Something You Might Want to Read

Justifying Shopping Centre Rent Increases – An Inconvenient Truth

The beginning of January is a great time to get thinking about what you want to achieve in the year ahead. Are you looking for a change in lifestyle? Do you want to spend more time with your family without sacrificing financial security?

Here's the latest copy of Franchise New Zealand

Get the latest tips and tricks on how to start or run your own franchise from this great magazine. It’s worth a browse through!

For Your Diary

Our next Kickstart Franchise Weekend Workshop is on June 16th & 17th and the next is on the 8th and 9th of September. If you’ve not attended one yet make sure you attend this one. IT’S A MUST! See what members Kevin Scrimshaw, National Drones, Melbourne and Simon & Sandra Allars, Soothe Mobile Massage, Melbourne had to say. And remember, these workshops are internationally accredited and include points towards the FCA’s CFE program.

The Franchise Simply team are taking a well-earned break from 21st December until 8th January and we wish you all a wonderful Christmas break and a hugely successful year ahead.

I hope you enjoyed this.

Remember to drop into the Franchise Radio Show area of our website where you can find a great selection of our interviews, with new ones being added regularly. And don’t forget you can speed up the replay with Enounce ‘MySpeed’. Incidentally, our members get exclusive access to 75+ of these and 1:1 mentoring with me and our team of ‘franchise savvy’ experts as well as numerous videos, operations manuals, guides, webinars and lots more…

The Sydney Franchising Expo

Join and take part at the Sydney Franchising Expo 2018. It will be on the 17th and 18th of March at the International Convention Center Darling Harbor, Sydney.

Come on by and say hi to us on Stand B21 and see what Australia’s franchising sector has to offer. Meet-and-greet industry experts and learn from them. Talk to individuals who can help you with your current venture. Sign up now for your tickets.

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