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Driving Long-term Success In Your Business

Driving Long-term Success In Your Business

Achieving sustainable success is amongst one of the biggest challenges business owners face, it is well known that the key to a successful business is sustainable growth. But how many business owners actually know how to foster and create sustainable growth to drive long term success in their business? Becoming

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Franchise Finance and Falling Property Prices

Franchise Finance and Falling Property Prices

Now that the cloud of the senate inquiry into franchising has cleared, activity in the sector is starting to rise once again, and as many franchise businesses look for opportunities to expand and grow, they are also looking for finance to facilitate this. A recent SME Growth Index has revealed

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What Challenges Are Facing SMEs Today?

What Challenges Are Facing SMEs Today?

The Fast Moving Pace of Technology Integrating technology into the day to day running of your small business can have a big impact on productivity. The efficiencies that come with integrating technology can help create a more profitable business, and ensure that you are able to keep up with the

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4 Tips For Managing Multiple Businesses

4 Tips For Managing Multiple Businesses

Owning multiple businesses allows small business owners to maximise their customer base, geographical reach and potential earnings. Whilst it can be a difficult path with many challenges to overcome, it is certainly not impossible. Read further to discover 4 tips to take on board to ensure success in your multi-business

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Why We Love Relationship Based Lending

Why We Love Relationship Based Lending

Relationship based lending is not a concept that is new to Australia’s finance industry. But as our small business community saw significant periods of growth, the philosophy at the core of this concept has been somewhat lost by big lenders. Relationship based lending is built upon the idea that finance

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The Role Of CSR In Franchising

The Role Of CSR In Franchising

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a term that was coined in the late 60’s, but has truly come into prominence over the past decade. CSR is a broad term but generally refers to a company’s involvement and activities regarding ethical and social issues affecting the communities they operate within. CSR

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Healthcare Providers In The Franchising Sector

Healthcare Providers In The Franchising Sector

As Australia faces the realities of an aging population, the franchising sector has seen a new area of healthcare based businesses boom. When we think of franchising the first thing that comes to mind is likely QSR operations or home services such as those offered by the Jim’s group, however,

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Why Aren't There More Millennials In Franchising?

Why Aren’t There More Millennials In Franchising?

When you think of the franchising industry Millennials probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind. Many of us would go straight to thoughts of Mum & Pop partnerships formed out of a desire for a flexible working lifestyle and a business they can call their own. However, the

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Is Not Being Accredited Slowing Your Franchise Growth?

Is Not Being Accredited Slowing Your Franchise Growth?

For many years now access to finance has been a consistent issue impacting upon the growth of franchise networks. Recruitment of quality, new franchisees can be a long and difficult process, and loosing a prospect in the final stages because they were unable to secure finance is a major disadvantage

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How Well Does Your Franchise Network Embrace Change?

How Well Does Your Franchise Network Embrace Change?

When it comes to franchise networks, it is a well-known fact that implementing change can be a tough job. A lot of the problems stem purely from the logistical difficulties faced on both the franchisor and franchisee sides of the business that come with implementing any changes, but another important

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