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being your own boss

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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I love coffee, should I buy a café?

Merging your passion with your business can be a recipe for success, and is often a key motivator for people moving from being an employee to their own boss. But is it necessary when it comes to coffee? Can having passion really improve your chances of success as a café owner? […]

January 20th, 2017|Buying a business|

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A day in the life of a retail service business owner

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. […]

January 17th, 2017|Buying a business|

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Do small-business owners need sales skills?

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. […]

January 12th, 2017|Becoming a business owner|

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How to get your work-life balance right in 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. […]