Sarah Stowe

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The top 10 challenges your franchise business has to face in the new world of work [report]

29/10/2015

The workforce world is changing, and franchisors need to face up to the challenges. The latest report from Deloitte, Global Human Capital Trends 2015, outlines 10 trends and highlights what needs to be done.

What is the role of a CFO in today’s franchising environment?

29/10/2015

Financial matters are at the heart of franchising and people with financial responsibility play a key role in the success of franchises. So how does the role of a chief financial officer shape up today?

6 dysfunctions of town hall meetings

29/10/2015

Most franchisor executives and franchisees have experienced group meetings that have become so negative, many of the participants have vowed not to attend again in the future. This usually has more to do with the process of how meetings are conducted, than the content or the issues being discussed.

What can you do to help your franchisees avoid financial distress?

29/10/2015

There can be many reasons for franchisee failure and some are beyond the capabilities, or the responsibilities, of a franchisor to affect. But when it comes to financial management, there is a role for the franchisor.

12 ways to be a franchise success

29/10/2015

“Franchising was so much harder than I could have ever imagined. Franchising in paper and theory is awesome but the actual reality is incredibly different from that.” So says Telstra Young Businesswoman Award winner Tina Tower, founder and franchisor of the Begin Bright franchise.

Closing the gap on disadvantage: survey

29/10/2015

Could the franchise sector play a leading role in closing the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders?

Tips for a new financial year

29/10/2015

Happy new financial year! What can you do to ensure a smooth 2015-16? Planning needs to be a regular part of your business management, and to ensure the plans are on track, you will need to review the business too.

Five things I’ve learned about growing a franchise network

29/10/2015

The biggest mistake many new franchisors make when structuring a business, is failing to model the business from the franchisee’s perspective.