Are you cut out to be a business owner or a franchise owner?

Are you cut out to be a business owner or a franchise owner?

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The modern marketplace is growing more and more crowded in many industries. And for a lot of young people these days, starting their own business is the only way to get a decent job. Buying a franchise is one way to do that. Already by 2016, the franchise sector in Australia was worth more than $146 billion.

But is being a franchisee right for you? It’s time to ask yourself some hard questions about your own skills and experience. As well as what you want your time spent running your own business to be like…

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Sixth MBE Western Australian Centre Opens

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Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) latest centre in East Fremantle recently opened. The new centre conveniently located on Silas Street, adds to the existing WA centres in the Perth CBD, Northbridge, West Perth, Applecross and Joondalup. With the addition of each centre, comes the ability to collaborate and offer faster, more convenient services.

MBE East Fremantle offers shipping, printing, mail boxes, communication and business support services to business and private customers. New owners Hana and Hartonny Jap have extensive postal, freight and shipping experience, having previously owned an Australia Post store. Their backgrounds, combined with extensive training completed at MBE Head Office, are set to ensure customers receive expert packing and freight advice.

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7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Franchise

7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Franchise MBE Australia

Evaluating a franchise opportunity needs to be done carefully. But there are plenty of steps you can take to rule some options out. To do this, you will need:

  1. A copy of the FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) for all the franchise opportunities you want to evaluate
  2. An unbiased starting position
  3. Honesty about your own skills
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Sales and marketing are oxygen for your business

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You’ve opened your doors on your first day of trading. You expect to see customers flood in. That trickle of people – appearing in ones and twos over the next few weeks – isn’t what you had in mind. Don’t the wider public know about all of the time and effort you’ve put into perfecting your services? Don’t they understand the years of experience which have gone into making them just right?

In short, no. They don’t. Because you haven’t told them. That’s where your sales and marketing departments (even if that’s just you in the beginning) come in. Without them, your business is going to start to choke…

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5 easy networking tips to get outside of your comfort zone

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Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Networking doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But taking some baby steps towards building your own network doesn’t have to be a big deal.

Here are some straightforward networking tips to get even the most private of persons out of their comfort zone:

1) Ask people questions about themselves

Most people love to talk about themselves. It’s not boasting. Well, not all the time. It’s just human nature. You’re your own specialist subject – and everyone likes it when someone takes an interest in them.

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Mail Boxes Etc. Australia Launches eLearning Platform MBE Academy

In striving for continued excellence, MBE implemented research last year to determine business growth opportunities. Findings concluded that the MBE business model in Europe is quite different than in Australia, with 80% of their revenue being derived from shipping and logistics services. In Australia, the main focus for MBE’s revenue is on printing services. MBE Europe has achieved this success in the shipping, logistics, packing and fulfillment arena through implementing strong selling skills.

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MBE Worldwide acquired PostNet International Franchise Corporation

Milan, 18 th of May 2017 – MBE Worldwide, one of the largest third-party logistics, printing and communication service retail networks in the world with 1,600 locations globally, purchased PostNet International Franchise Corporation (“PostNet”), a leading design, printing and shipping franchise with 660 locations in 9 countries.

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How 3D Printing Can Help Your Business?

3D Printing – it’s a developing technology that has recently been revolutionising the manufacturing industry in far more ways than one.

It has been available for a number of years strictly in engineering fields, but in more current times we are upgrading and stretching its capabilities to enable use in a multitude of other areas. Think Jewellery, Medicine and even Food; the opportunities are almost endless with 3D printing.

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