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A day in the life of a retail service business owner

Buying a business|January 17th, 2017|

To learn more about what it’s really like to own a retail service franchise, we speak with David, the owner of a PACK & SEND Service Centre to get the inside scoop. […]

Do small-business owners need sales skills?

Becoming a business owner|January 12th, 2017|

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘sales’? Nice-suit flashy-car fast-talking slightly untrustworthy individual? That’s generally the stereotype and it’s one of the main reasons why people fear doing sales work. […]

How to get your work-life balance right in 2017

Becoming a business owner|January 4th, 2017|

Running a business can be stressful, and sometimes it’s hard to find time to take a break and relax. But your business will run more smoothly if you manage to get a good work-life balance. […]

4 ways to kick-start your business search for 2017

Buying a business|December 21st, 2016|

We all get caught up in counting down to the end of the working week, and sometimes fail to see the big picture. But with the festive season on our doorstep, many of us turn to counting down to the start of a New Year. With 2017 just around the corner it’s a great time to reassess your goals, and set yourself up for success in January. […]

Why Christmas is a great time to hunt for a business

Buying a business|December 14th, 2016|

Hunting for business opportunities over the festive season reaps rewards. The Christmas and New Year period is a great time to do some up front thinking, plan for the future and look for your perfect business or franchise. […]

3 ways to discover if you’re business ready

Buying a business|November 23rd, 2016|

Before you rush into buying a business, take a step back and consider these three important questions that will help you determine if you’re really ready to jump in. […]

What is due diligence?

Buying a business|November 8th, 2016|

Finding a business that seems like the right fit can be extremely exciting, and it’s easy to get carried away with plans for the future. But for the unwary first time business buyer there are many traps to look out for and approach with caution. […]