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The Post-Industrial Collision

Many knowledge-economy employees say that the main cause of dissatisfaction at work is lack of agency. Lack of control over our time and our decisions and our output is demeaning. It turns people into…


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What Angel Investors Want to Know Before Investing in Your Startup

Angel investors invest in early-stage startup companies in exchange for a stake in the company. Angel investors hope to replicate the high-profile successful investments made in companies like…

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Now Is the Best Point in Time to Become an Entrepreneur

We’re in the middle of the richest time in human history.

Half of the relevant industries and companies that we see now didn’t even exist…

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The Ultimate Guide to Employee Pulse Surveys

Franchise Business Review’s annual Franchising@WORK Employee Engagement Study showed that corporate franchisees overall are pretty satisfied with their jobs. In fact, 85% of employees find their work rewarding and satisfying, and 78% would recommend their company to a friend. And that’s great news…

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"Risk Management As A Dimension Of Your Data Analytics Strategy"

The benefits a company can gain from a complete customer risk picture “Know Your Customer”, three words that for two decades have defined in principle how banks and financial organizations should identify users and know their associated risks. Minimizing assumptions made about how customers interact with online services has been (and still is) the dogma for preventing illicit activity in such a high-risk industry. Despite this standard, many companies struggle today to truly understand their customers’…

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7 Habits of Top Franchisees

Greg Nathan reveals what makes the top performers stand out in any franchise

In the first issue of Franchise New Zealand for 2022 there’s lots of information about what makes particular franchise systems successful, as well as interviews with some of the country’s top…

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Selling Your Franchise in Three Simple Steps

For franchisees who are ready to sell their established businesses, here’s a piece of good news: According to a study conducted at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Rinker School of Business, franchise resale prices are higher than…

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Australians Return To The Malls Despite a Plunge in Consumer Confidence

In an operational update filed with the ASZ, Scentre Group CEO Peter Allen said the mall operator saw “a significant increase in sales for our business partners, above pre-pandemic levels”.

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How Chatbots Are Helping Businesses Generate More Sales and Keep Customers Happy

You’ve probably noticed these on websites, messaging channels and apps – they appear to spark conversation with a targeted question. They’re also there when you’ve got a question that needs an immediate answer.

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The Profound Impact of Productivity on Your Soul

People are constantly looking for new ways to improve their productivity. This is because there are only so many hours in the day, and yet there is always so much to do in the allotted time. Productivity habits not only motivate us but also help us lay claim…

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25 Steve Jobs Quotes That Will Dramatically Shift Your Mindset

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to…

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Use It or Lose It: Why Supporting Small Businesses Has Never Been More Important

Persisting with our pandemic habits – buying from little local players with customised product ranges and personalised customer experience – will be key to the survival of the small business …

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Want to Reach an Overwhelming Goal? Try the Simple Trick That's 'Like the Navy Seals, But for Personal Growth.'

If there’s one thing that will cripple confidence, it’s lack of client results, so I want to share what’s been working for me as well as some of the science behind it. Hopefully, it helps you better understand your own behavior and that of your clients…


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What is your Head Full of ?

The world contains far more information than any one person can ever process – let alone understand.

The question is not: “Are you ignorant?” (that’s a given)

The questions is: “What are you choosing to be ignorant about?”

There is undoubtedly a massive pile of information you are intimately aware of.

(Who said what to whom on Big Brother last night, what Kim Karwhatshername is wearing this week, will Scotty from marketing pull off a miracle, who gets kicked off Survivor next…)

Most of it won’t make the slightest difference in your life, to your life or for your life…

But there are small pieces of information that can turn your life on its head – if you bothered with them.

They are nearly always unglamorous, tricky to understand and difficult to implement.

The shallow version of them is “How do I…” (make more money, spend more time with the kids, lose some weight…)

The deeper version of those small bits of information that transform lives is…

“Who do I have to become to…”(make more money, spend more time with the kids, lose some weight…)

The answers to these kinds of questions don’t come easily.

(It’s easier to be distracted by whose watch David Beckham is wearing)

But when those answers arrive – they transform lives.

They are worth every second you devote to them.

Do you make time for deep (distraction free) thinking?


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The goal is to feel a part of something,

not just play a part in anything.


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The Oath

Last week I enjoyed a pleasant face to face breakfast with a colleague I hadn’t seen in several years. We walked a couple of blocks from my house to a beautiful, newly opened patisserie. It was almost symbolic of a new beginning, as many…


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FCA Member Update: News & Resources

New outlet openings and further planned expansion is the hallmark of franchised businesses in 2022 but attracting staff is still challenging, according to the latest Australian Franchise Business “Pulse Check” survey.


Global Franchise Podcast

Why Cannabis Franchising is Looking Greener Than Ever in 2022, with Mike Weinberger of Unity Rd. & Andrew Bowden of Item 9 Labs Corp.

We’ve touched on cannabis franchising on the podcast before, and have actually had one of this episode’s guests join us previously. Mike Weinberger, chief franchise officer for Unity Rd., came on the podcast back in June 2020 to talk about the opportunities present within this nascent industry. He touched on the challenges created by federal laws but was hopeful that…

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From Redneck To Undercover Boss w/ Gary Findley

With over 30 years of experience helping new and seasoned entrepreneurs award more than 10,000 franchise locations worldwide, Gary Findley is a master at business development. Today he serves as the CEO of Stellar Brands, an umbrella company uniting Restoration 1, bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, The Driveway Company, Softroc, and potential future acquisitions under one multi-branded service organization.

Franchise Simply Podcast by Brian Keen, featuring the franchise name and branding.

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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