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Franchising with Fernandez – Episode 13

Franchising with Fernandez

Episode 13 – How your franchisor can assist with local area marketing

What assistance should you expect from your franchisor in regard to local area marketing? In this episode of Franchising With Fernandez, I speak with Bronwyn Butcher from 5 Star Retail, a decorated franchisee about what she has done to build her business, what’s worked for her business and the importance of getting involved in your local community.



WIN your ticket to the 2019 BDA Franchise Finance Australia WA State Franchising Conference

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Franchise Finance Australia, we are giving away a FREE ticket to the 2019 BDA Franchise Finance Australia WA State Franchising Conference on 18 June.

Valued at $185, your ticket will give you the opportunity to see a great line up of speakers, like Jim Penman, Founder of Jim’s Group, talking about how he turned $24 into Australia’s most successful franchise chain, plus franchisee and franchisor panels, networking drinks and more!

Entry is easy, just tell us the question you would like to ask Jim Penman. 

We’ll select the best answer as the winner.

Entries close 10 May 2019.

 

There are so many reasons to come along

  • Great networking 
  • Keynote from Jim Penman, Founder of Jim’s Group, speaking on how he turned $24 and a lawn mower into Australia’s most successful franchise chain
  • Fanstastic speakers 
  • Franchise sector update
  • Franchisor panel
  • Mulit-unit franchisee panel discussion
  • Our post-event networking drinks so you can make some more great connections. 
Jim Penman of Jim's Group

Jim Penman, Founder Jim’s Group

Natalie Brennan

Natalie Brennan, GM Muffin Break FoodCo Group

Event details

When: Tuesday, 18 June 2019, registration opens 8.15am

Where: Beaumonde on the Point, 306 Riverside Drive, EAST PERTH WA

Cost: Delegate tickets $185

Visit the conference website for more details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at:

admin@bda-online.com.au

bdaonline.com.au

 

Event sponsors:

BDA
Franchise Finance Australia
Walker Wayland WA
Family Business Australia
Symons & Co Legal
Whiteroom Finance

Franchising with Fernandez – Episode 12

Franchising with Fernandez

Episode 12 – What’s involved in buying a Cheesecake Shop franchise

In episode 12 of Franchising With Fernandez I speak with Ryan Potts, Senior Area Manager for The Cheesecake Shop on what’s involved in buying a Cheesecake Shop Franchise, including how much it costs and what areas in Western Australia they are currently looking at for expansion.



Franchising with Fernandez – Episode 11

Franchising with Fernandez

Episode 11 – Local Area Marketing

In this episode of Franchising With Fernandez, I speak with Justin Van Camp, the Bridgestone Select franchisee for Victoria Park in WA. Justin shares some of his local area marketing success stories as well as some strategies that didn’t work so well. I also talk about the importance of local area marketing and some tips to think about.



A cracking day had at the 2019 Symons & Co Legal BDA Franchising & Business Corporate Charity Golf Day

Thank you to all who attended our annual BDA Franchising & Business Corporate Charity Golf Day on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at Maylands Peninsula Golf Course – it was a fantastic day!!

We would especially like to thank all of our sponsors – Symons & Co Legal, Silver Chef and TAG Financial Group, plus all of our generous in kind sponsors – for you support in making the day possible.

Thanks to everyone involved for your generosity as we raised a significant amount of money for MSWA, an amazing organisation that supports people with neurological conditions, their families and carers by providing health-care services.

The day was jam packed with fun; everyone arrived at 10.30am to kick off the day with the sausage sizzle and to discuss team tactics! At 12pm there was a shotgun start and a few surprises on some of the holes; a $50,000 hole in 1 competition, wine and cheese tasting, yoghurt tasting, whacky goggles and AFL star Mark LeCras having a hit.

As teams starting arriving back the scores were tallied up. We all enjoyed some delicious cocktail food and refreshments before Mark LeCras’ interview with our own Mark Fernandez, followed by our charity auction which raised some more money for MSWA. The day ended with the announcement of the winners for 2019!

Congratulations to our overall and hole prize winners:

1st Place – Bruce Reynolds, Peter Martin, Kelvin and Nathan Giles

2nd Place – Wayne Holmes, Nathan Park, Tony Morgan and Angus McNamara

3rd place – Steve Harris, Sam Harris, Chris White and Marcus Stafford

Longest Drives – Chris White and Sam Haigh

Nearest the Pins – Gareth Lane and Jim Lloyd

Longest Putt – Sean Thorpe

Closest Hole in 1 shot – Tony Morgan (missed it by just 1.5m!!)

If you attended on the day and haven’t already filled out our quick survey we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Fill the survey out here.

To view all the photos of the day, visit our Golf Day website.


Coming up next…

The next event on the BDA calendar is the 2019 BDA Franchise Finance Australia WA State Franchising Conference on 18 June 2019 at Beaumonde on the Point, Perth.

Secure your tickets now to hear great speakers like Jim Penman, founder of the hugely successful Jim’s Group, fanrchisee and franchisor panels, plus much more.

Get your tickets here

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Thank you to our 2019 Symons & Co Legal BDA Franchising & Business Corporate Charity Golf Day sponsors

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Mark LeCras appears courtesy of Ultimate Proportions

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Symons & Co Legal announced as Platinum Sponsor for 2019 BDA Franchising & Business Corporate Charity Golf Day

Business Development Alliance (BDA) is delighted to announce Symons & Co Legal as the Platinum sponsor for the 2019 BDA Franchising & Business Corporate Charity Golf Day on Tuesday, 2 April at Maylands Peninsula Golf Course.  

Symons & Co Legal is a rapidly growing multi-disciplinary law firm that operates in two locations, we have an office in the CBD and an office in Joondalup. The firm practices in all areas of law including commercial, franchising, and  business advisory

Continue reading “Symons & Co Legal announced as Platinum Sponsor for 2019 BDA Franchising & Business Corporate Charity Golf Day”

BDA’s summary on what the Franchising Parliamentary Inquiry means for you

On 14 March 2019 the Parliamentary Committee handed down its findings on its inquiry into the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct. The committee has called for a number of changes – 71 recommendations in all.

With so many recommendations, franchisees, franchisors, employees, suppliers and business owners, are now wondering, “how does this affect me?”

To help demystify the committee’s recommendations and bring some clarity to the 300+ page report, I invited franchising lawyer, Joe Lazzara, Principal at LSV Borrello Lawyers, to share his insights on the recommendations and their likely impact on the franchising community.

Download the full BDA & LSV Borrello Lawyers Report into the Franchising Parliamentary Inquiry

This report provides you with more detail on how the Franchising Parliamentary Inquiry recommendations will impact the franchising community.

Prepared by leading franchise experts Mark Fernandez, Director of BDA and Joe Lazzara, Principal at LSV Borrello Lawyers, it includes:

– An outline of the Parliamentary Inquiry

– Summation of the key recommendations

– Run down on what’s next and what to keep in mind

Still want to know more? Get in touch with BDA today for a FREE 1 hour business consultation. Reach us at admin@bda-online.com.au or 08 9228 9812.

Franchising with Fernandez – Episode 10

Franchising with Fernandez

Episode 10 – “How the Franchising Parliamentary Inquiry Affect You?”

In the latest Franchising With Fernandez episode I take you through just how the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Franchising will affect you. Joe Lazzara, Principal at LSV Borrello Lawyers shares his insights into the Inquiry’s recommendations and how it will impact the franchising community.



BDA Charity Golf Day – Hole in 1 Announcement

Win $50,000* in BDA’s 2019 Franchising & Business Corporate Charity Golf Day Hole in 1 Competition

Thanks to TAG Financial Group, we are offering up $50,000 in a Hole in 1 competition at our Charity Golf Day on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at Maylands Peninsula Golf Course.

Every registered player on the day will have the opportunity to try their luck at hitting a hole in 1 and winning $50,000, courtesy of our friends at TAG Financial Group.

Along with your chance to take home the $50K in cash, we’ll have some great prizes, giveaways and activities to ensure a fantastic day on the course.

The day will also include a networking luncheon, followed by a Q&A with 2018 West Coast Premiership player Mark LeCras and charity auction, with all proceeds going to our charity partner MSWA.

Don’t miss out on your chance to try your luck at our $50,000 Hole in 1 Competitionp

Tickets are limited and are selling fast.

* Conditions apply for terms and conditions please see our website bdaonline.com.au



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EVENT DETAILS:


Where: Maylands Peninsula Golf Course, Swanbank Road Maylands WA 6051
When: Tuesday 2nd April, 2019
Time: Registration 10:30am for Shotgun start at 12pm sharp – 5:00pm

Cost: From $149 + GST per person (half-day registration available 2pm-5pm)
Website: http://bdaonline.com.au/golf-2019/

Click Here for information and to register.



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Franchising With Fernandez – Episode 9



Episode 9 – What does it cost to buy a franchise? –

In episode 9 of Franchising With Fernandez, we talk with three special franchisor guests on what it costs to buy a franchise, what they look for in new franchiees and what’s involved in buying into their franchises.

Guests include Manie Van Vuuren, WA Franchisor for Jim’s Building Inspections and Termite and Pest Control, Michelle Draper, WA/SA State Manager for Oporto and Robert West, CEO of Jesters.


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What our clients say about us.

  • "A quick one to say thanks for Tuesday night. I thought it was a great venue, great atmosphere and a bunch of knowledgeable and colourful business people. Hats off mate!" 

    Chris WalkerWriter & Editor, Wordfox
  • "Mark has extensive franchising and business experience and combines this knowledge with great enthusiasm and drive. He is a brilliant person for bouncing ideas around and always brings creativity and a fresh perspective to the table. Would recommend Mark for his wide ranging abilities in policy, strategy, industry knowledge and innovative thinking."

    Jackie DihmOwner, FitChips
  • "Mark and I always seem to catch up at just about franchising event around the country. He is deeply immersed in the business community and is a great source of help and advice when required. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and a really nice guy who is always a pleasure to catch up with."

    James ScurrManaging Director, Cashflow It
  • "Mark brings a sense of energy and positivity to everyone he meets. I have total trust in him as a fellow consultant, and together we are able to get great outcomes for a client we jointly work with. He has an instinctive understanding of how businesses work, and is able to bring structure and systems which enable businesses to replicate and grow. He is comfortable working with financials, whilst his greatest strength is probably his insight into people. Mark is supportive and encouraging, yet not afraid to be honest and forthright when required. I look forward to working with Mark on future projects."

    Jayne GriffithsHR Director, My Hr Adviser
  • " I must say you put things in a way that made me understand things and I really got lots from our session and plan to be making changes in the future. I look forward to the next steps in our meetings." 

    Sandy AndersonManaging Director, Spruce Ups
  • " On behalf of Legalwise Seminars, we wanted to thank you for chairing our Franchise Law seminar. We are extremely appreciative of your significant contribution. Overall, the feedback received from the seminar has been excellent and we are delighted with the outcome." 

    Sintija DobrotinsekProgram Manager, Legalwise
  • " Mark has an extensive franchise consulting and business development practise in WA and beyond, and is an active contributor to the franchising industry through his membership of the Franchise Council of Australia WA Chapter Committee. Mark is a diligent and hard working adviser and he generously shares the benefits of his knowledge and experience with others for the betterment of franchising as a whole. Amongst Mark's outstanding qualities as an adviser are his willingness to rigorously pursue improvement and challenge the status quo, and to be honest and direct in his advice."

    Veronica JumeauxPartner, HWL Ebsworth
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