From the Editor, 14 Nov 2016
Sack the boss!
If you’ve ever wondered about sacking the boss and owning your own business, take heart from Michael Ash – the new Westpac Supreme Franchisee of the Year. Michael worked for Mister Minit for 12 years before buying a franchise for himself. Today, he’s enjoying all the benefits of owning a thriving business.
Changing from employee to franchisee was still a big step, though, as he shared just a month before taking over. ‘Cashflow, profit & loss projections, business plans... Arrrgh. what have I done!’
As Michael found, buying a business is a big step. That’s why this website exists, offering free advice on how to choose the right franchise for you and how to evaluate opportunities. Our directory has details of advisors who can help, and info on over 275 different franchises. I’m sure you’ll find something to suit – so good luck with following Michael’s lead.
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in our latest issue:
Make The Jump - Want to own your own business? Buying a franchise can make all the difference between hitting the ground. or hitting the ground running.
People Who Need People - Simon Lord talks to immigration specialist Bill Milnes and Andy Chang of Westpac about immigration trends and their impact on franchising.
How To Handle The Media - Pete Burdon offers some tips for franchisors and franchisees who might find themselves in the spotlight when something goes wrong.