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Get ahead in Franchising and Small Business

Entering business for the first time can be daunting — there’s so much to learn, so many different aspects to consider and you don’t know what you don’t know, which can be dangerous.Franchising and Small Business

Although entering a franchise gives you added support, there are still some business skills you require, which generally aren’t included in the franchise training program.

And before you sign a franchise agreement, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the type of business arrangement you’re entering into, and to know what to look for when assessing a franchise opportunity.

Starting a business usually involves a large financial investment and if the business fails, because you missed something, the affects can be devastating and long-lasting.

Now there’s an easy way to find out what you need to know

Whether you’re considering entering a franchise business, or starting your own independent business the Franchising and Small Business course at Griffith University will provide you with the knowledge and skills to help make your business a success. 

In just 13 weeks, you’ll learn about:

  • Evaluating franchise and business opportunities
  • Legal agreements in franchising and business sales
  • Undertaking due diligence
  • Site and Territory selection/considerations
  • Establishing supply chains
  • Managing staff
  • Preparing budgets and cashflow forecasts
  • Legal structure for business ownership
  • Initial marketing / opening promotions
  • Managing business growth
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Planning to exit a business

The course is delivered face-to-face at Griffith University’s Logan campus or online with expert lecturers and industry professionals, and you can ask questions anytime during lectures, tutorials, over the phone or online via email.

BeCFE logost of all, the course is designed and delivered by a university so you know you’re getting independent information which is on the money, and not designed to steer you towards a particular franchise or business.

Plus, you'll earn Certified Franchise Executive Points for completing this course.

Further Information: Free Franchising and Small Business Information Pack

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