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Recruiting From Within – Multi Unit Franchising

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The latest buzz word in recruitment is ‘Multi-Unit Franchising’ but what does it really mean? What are the benefits to the franchise system and what systems need to be in place? Over the past year the concept of Franchisees with … Continue reading

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It’s better to be looked over than overlooked

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What are the total costs of buying into a franchise? Are there any hidden costs? What’s in the fine print? How much money do I really need to start a franchise business? Most franchisors charge an Initial Fee to cover … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start!

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Our guest columnist Joe Lazzara from Borrello Legal provides some insight into what aspects business owners should consider in the new financial year For many businesses, New Year’s resolutions come in July.  June traditionally signifies the end of the old financial year and … Continue reading

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Right Advice for Great Opportunities

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With the end of the financial year fast approaching our guest columnist James Putigny from TAG Finance offers some advice on the Perth property market and how to secure a loan. The saying ‘timing is everything’ is very apt when … Continue reading

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Striking the retail jackpot: are miners really the best people to target?

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Here in WA, there is a common belief that mining can lead to high incomes and affluent lifestyles. Well there’s no denying that those in the sector do often earn a good wage, but the problem lies in the belief … Continue reading

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“The Million Dollar Question”

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Should I Borrow More Money to Invest in a More Expensive Franchise? One of the many questions that I am asked is ‘whether or not someone should borrow more money and buy into a more expensive franchise system or just … Continue reading

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The Carbon Tax explained

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With the recent hype about the government’s new proposition to tax carbon emissions, many of us are questioning just what effect this tax will have on businesses and consumers alike. Our guest columnist this week, Gerry Magee from Energy Corporate, … Continue reading

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The Federal Budget and your Business

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On 10 May 2011 the Federal Government released the 2011 Budget with few significant changes. As a result of a sharp decline to the revenue base, primarily the result of natural disasters and the ongoing affects from the Global Financial … Continue reading

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Show me the Money!!

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How to Approach a Bank Manager for a Loan For most of us a trip to see the bank manager is like having a tooth pulled, a necessary evil. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for finance from $50k or … Continue reading

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Public Holiday Surcharge to be or not to be

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Did you know that on Public Holidays it is now illegal to have advertised that a 10% surcharge applies? For those restaurants, cafes, bars, or businesses that charge additional levies and taxes (tourism / travel); and some service industries on … Continue reading

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