Gavin Culmsee

Gavin Culmsee

Gavin Culmsee

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Gavin Culmsee is Chief Operating Officer of Bedshed, one of Australia’s largest specialist bedding and bedroom furniture franchises with a network of more than 30 stores across the country. A robust industry in Australia, franchising takes a lot of the risk out of starting your own business. Bedshed has grown steadily since it started in Western Australia in 1980 and is currently expanding on the eastern seaboard.

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Want to get more out of your business by doing less? Tips for budding franchisees

There’s a common misconception in the small business world that being your own boss means you sacrifice a healthy work/life balance. While putting in extra hours can be important, particularly in the early stages of your journey, there are certain tricks and systems you can put in place to ensure your business will thrive in… Continue reading Want to get more out of your business by doing less? Tips for budding franchisees

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Franchising: a secure, flexible career refresh

The recently released Franchising Australia Report from Griffith University tells a positive story for franchising, and particularly the retail sector. The report revealed there were 1120 business format franchisors in Australia last year, and despite the flat economic environment we’ve been operating in, franchise brands have grown. This has subsequently led to increased sales turnover… Continue reading Franchising: a secure, flexible career refresh

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Three mistakes people make when starting a business

Whether you’re taking on a franchise, buying an existing business or establishing a start-up, starting a business comes with a never-ending list of challenges and, while each business is unique, there are a few common mistakes that people make when starting out. 1. Trying to ‘do it all’ Your business is very much like your… Continue reading Three mistakes people make when starting a business

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What should a franchisee expect from a franchisor?

There will be expectations that are unique to each industry, however, when buying into an existing franchise franchisees can expect to receive expert assistance from franchisors in a range of areas relevant to their business.

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The top five qualities a franchisor looks for in a franchisee

Franchisors work hard to develop their business model into a format that can be easily replicated. To build an exceptional franchise brand, franchisors are looking for exceptional people to join their team.

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