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The Best Free Podcasts To Follow For Business Owners

Best free podcasts

As a business owner, you may not have a lot of time on your hands. This makes the podcast format your new best friend:

Because most successful business leaders will tell you that you should never stop learning. These are some of the best free podcasts to follow for business owners..

They will help you do exactly that.

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What to Consider When Planning an Exit Plan from Your Business

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Your business exit strategy – do it from day one

Making a business exit strategy is something you will probably want to do near the start.

It’s good practice whether you are starting your own new company, becoming a franchise or buying an existing business.

After all, whatever you’re doing, you probably aren’t going to want to do it forever…

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The 5 biggest mistakes you can make when buying a business

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Buying an existing business is growing increasingly popular. After all, much of the work of setting up a company will already be done for you:

There will be an existing location. The brand may already be known. Plus, there might be some specially developed processes or trademarks already in place…

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5 questions to ask when building partnerships in your community

Build strong partnerships with MBE Auistralia

Even if you’ve just become a franchise owner and you’ve got the whole strength of your network behind you, building partnerships in your community is important.

Partnerships can come in a variety of scopes and sizes, including:

1. Small partnerships with local events or organisers

2. Mutual advertising partnerships with local businesses

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6 ways to build your database

Grow your database

Figuring out how to grow your business email list can be a challenge.

But there are some simple things you can do to build your database:

1) Make sure it’s worthwhile being on your mailing list

This really is Rule Number One when it comes to how to build a massive email list:

If all your customers get from you is regular spammy emails which give them no value, why would they stay with you?

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How to handle difficult customers in 5 easy steps

customer complaints

Whether you’ve just started trading as a start-up or you’ve just become a franchise owner, the question of how you would treat a rude customer is one that you should have a ready answer to.

Most franchise opportunities come with their own brand guidelines for what you should do as a franchisee faced with an upset customer. If you haven’t written guidelines for your own company – or even if you have your own guide close to hand thanks to buying a franchise – it can still be useful to reinforce the basics from time to time.

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Franchising Expo Australia – 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Time

Franchising Expo Australia

The Franchising Expo Australia will be celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2019.

The Expo celebrates and has a large role in supporting the Australian franchise industry’s powerful expansion in recent years.

If you’re looking to start your own business and wondering if a franchise is right for you, you’ll find few better places to visit.

Here are five franchise expo visiting tips to help you make the most of your time:

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