Our Learning Program
Partners for 2017

In putting together our 2017 Learning Program, we have partnered with a limited number of reputable companies that deliver vital services to the franchising sector. We’re delighted to introduce you to them here.

Business Essentials

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Business Essentials provides business owners in Australia with a one stop shop for all things essential to business. We provide access to products and services from the very start of the business journey to the end — the sale or similar.

Whatever your journey looks like we may be able to help give you a different “take” on the steps you are taking to reach your business reason for being.

The starting point for us is to constantly update and offer products and services that are of use to businesses in Australia. We continue to build out our offering and our consultants can come to you to find out firstly what your needs are and may be in the future and then work out how we may be able to help.

Our consulting practice is the centrepiece, to journey with a business owner and provide them access to the extensive network of support we have on offer is a tremendous honour and one we enjoy immensely.

So if you are a start-up, a large group or someone in between and are looking for some support in any essential to your business, call Business Essentials and let’s see how we might help out.



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Shift8 is a market leader in point of sale and enterprise management software, formed specifically to meet the needs of franchised and corporate chains in the quick service restaurant space.

Top franchise brands in Australia are using Shift8’s system to manage their national or international point of sale network, featuring a cloud-based management and reporting suite with detailed business analytics and powerful reporting capabilities.

Proudly Australian owned, designed and developed, the software system is live in over 1000 locations across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Fiji.

Shift8 brings extensive programming, financial and operational experience in the Australian retail landscape, and over 50 years combined experience in franchising and food service, giving them a unique edge in software design and service.



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Xero is beautiful accounting software that millions of people love using to run their small business and franchises. Xero is available all over the world and runs in the cloud, this means you can do your finances using any device with an internet connection — anytime, anywhere. It connects with your bank account so each transaction comes up quickly and matches up — like it’s magic. You can send invoices to your clients and they can pay online, so you get the money right away. If you work with an accountant or bookkeeper, they can help manage your finances.



Franchising1st is an Australian organisation with deep and practical Franchising experience delivering franchise advisory and technology solutions that enhance profitability for both franchisors and franchisees.

With practical experience across retail and service industries in Australia and overseas Franchising1st works with brands small and large to prosper in a world disrupted by digital transformation.


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