5 questions to ask when building partnerships in your community

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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Should I start a new business or buy an existing one?

5 questions you need to ask yourself

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Both are challenging options. You’ll need a whole lot of drive to succeed whichever one you choose.

But there are a few key points you can consider which will help you make your decision…

Here we’ll ask a few questions which make it easy to compare and contrast buying a business and starting your own business:

Q1) Are you confident you can secure your own finance?

Look at it from the point of view of a moneylender. Would you prefer to lend your precious cash to:

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5 favourite apps that can help systematise your business

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Efficient systems are perhaps the biggest drivers of a successful business. Confusing processes. And ad-hoc structures are not your friends if you want to avoid wasted time and uneven service delivery.

Whether you’ve just opened your first start-up or you’re a highly experienced franchise owner with an entire network to manage, you can always, always be more efficient.

Here we’ll take a look at five apps that can help you properly systematise your business:

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6 essential franchise advice tips you can’t miss

From our top-performing franchisees

Top franchsees

Are you thinking of joining a franchise network? Do you have questions about what’s involved?

Good news! We asked some of our top performing franchisees:

What would be the best franchise advice you could give to someone just starting out?

1) Ask questions before you begin

All of our top performers have one thing in common:

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5 Steps to Better Work-Life Balance

Clayton Treloar, CEO MBE Australia shares how he achieves it as a franchisor and franchisee

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Starting a new business can destroy your work-life balance. After all, how can you think about even taking a break with so much to do?

Most good franchise opportunities come with training…

What they don’t always come with is a handy manual explaining why every manager, franchisee and franchisor is in need of a work-life balance which is sustainable for them.

Many high-flying CEOs swear by the latest “sleep hacking” craze. You know the one:

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Top 5 Books to Read for Potential Business Owners This Summer

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More people are feeling unappreciated and underpaid at work than ever before. But whether you’re looking into starting your own business, buying a franchise or becoming self-employed, you need to do a bit of research.

Because even if you’re a franchise and you’re going to have the support of your network behind you, you still need skills to succeed. Here are five books that all potential business owners should read:

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Five things you need to know when cold calling

MBE expert Cold Calling

You might think cold calling is dead. But it’s very much alive and well – if you do it right.

Because whether you’re a business owner, franchise owner or franchisee with the freedom to do your own outbound marketing, there are certain things you need to know when cold calling:

1) Aim for an appointment – not a sale

Very few people will hand over money or even agree in principle to buy something from some stranger who called. That’s true whether it’s something big like buying a franchise, or something small like a magazine subscription. But meeting up for a free, no-obligation chat though?

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