Bruce Billson, Chair of Franchise Council of Australia interviewed by SBS Small Business Secrets

Last week, our new chair of the Franchise Council of Australia and former Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson was interviewed by SBS Small Business Secrets about the franchising sector.

I thought I’d share the link to the interview here because Bruce really shared some great information on the Franchising sector and why it is a great way to get into business.

A notable quote from Bruce was his rule of thumb.

“For every $1000 you’re going to spend buying a franchise unit, do an hour of homework.  Make sure it’s right for you.”

I’m currently on the Franchise Council of Australia board as the Queensland/Northern Territory Chapter President.  I’ve spoken of this before and why I believe it is important that I contribute to the Franchise industry.  It is important for me and our franchisees that we are up to date with all that is going on in the franchising industry and I believe that to be part of the industry, I also need to be a participant, not just a member.

I’ve been honoured to spend some time with Bruce, along with the new CEO of the FCA, Damian Paul and I’m really liking the direction both of these leaders are taking the Franchise Council of Australia and also the franchising industry in Australia.

I’ve been a franchisor for more than 20 years now and I’ve seen lots happen in those years.  I know first hand just how good franchising can be and the results that franchisees can achieve.  Our Gutter-Vac franchisees are going from strength to strength, improving every year.  To say I’m proud of what we have created and the simple fact that because of this system, our Gutter-Vac franchise, many families, many individuals, get to live their life with success.

Franchising, as Bruce says in his interview, allows people to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves.  It is such a thrill to watch a new franchisee come in and take our system and then create their own successful franchise business.

So, if you have ever considered joining a franchise – Gutter-Vac or another system – then it would be worth a few minutes of your time to watch this interview with Bruce.  You can find it at:

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