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Five ways to maintain your work-life balance

How much time do you spend ‘in the office’ even when you’re not physically there? One of the biggest issues with maintaining a work-life balance is not how to balance your lifestyle, but actually recognising there’s a problem to begin with. […]

Tips on owning a business with your partner

Managing a relationship with your partner can be challenging at the best of times, so what happens when you decide to buy a business and begin working AND living together? […]

Keeping it casual: Recruiting and retaining a casual workforce

Managing casual staff is a real challenge for new business owners. Having a pool of casual employees is great for the bottom line, but when you need people now, it’s galling to find that they’ve gone elsewhere. Guzman Y Gomez franchisee Tom Graham identifies his casual recruitment strategies. […]

A day in the life of a builder

To learn more about what it’s really like to own a building franchise, we speak with Jonathon, the owner of a Hotondo Homes franchise to get the inside scoop. […]

Working for yourself, not by yourself – why franchising might be right for you

If you’re passionate about a particular trade or have a specific skill set, chances are you would have considered going into business for yourself. And you wouldn’t be alone. There are thousands of people who every day, like you, wonder what they would need to do to take the leap and go out on their own. […]

February 8th, 2017|Buying a business|

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You can still achieve your New Year’s resolution – here’s how

A new year brings with it the promise of new opportunities, and inspires the desire for change in many of us. But after the excitement of January has faded, keeping that motivation going through February and beyond can be tough. […]

February 1st, 2017|Buying a business|

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What this Bakers Delight franchisee now knows about people management

The nitty gritty of people management can make or break a small business. Yet just like everything else in life it can be learned. […]

January 30th, 2017|Becoming a business owner|

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