National Franchise Operations Conference
for franchisor teams who support franchisees
Driving Sales at the Local Level
Melbourne 24 May 2018 • Plus Masterclasses 23 May

Conference Partners

We are proud and grateful to have the support of the following Conference Partners who deliver great value to the franchising sector.

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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.

Kwik Kopy

Kwik Kopy has served the Australian small and medium business community for 35 years, with aconvenient network of Print & Design Centres located across Australia. Kwik Kopy Centres are run by passionate and committed franchisees who understand that every business is unique, and who provide reliable business printing, large format poster and signage services, creative graphic design,and innovative online solutions.

When you deal with Kwik Kopy you are dealing with people committed to helping you achieve your business goals, and who will provide you with practical advice to meet your budget, brand and turn-around expectations. Kwik Kopy is a leader in print innovation, with its online print management tool Zenith Hub used by many franchises and companies within Australia to control and distribute their branded assets, saving them time and money.

Cashflow It

Cashflow It® are the franchise finance experts,specialising in asset finance solutions for the franchise sector. With competitive rates and flexible terms from 12 months to 5 years, Cashflow It provides the type of funding that franchisors and franchisees need, including flexible rental, traditional leasing solutions and business loans tailored to your requirements. Cashflow It is a division of the Thorn Group, an ASX 200 company and leading Australian provider of financial services. With Cashflow It you can fund:

  • New and used equipment, including refinancing.
  • Fit-outs, store refurbishments and national equipment roll-outs.
  • Vehicles.
  • Buying an existing franchise.

Why Choose Cashflow It®?

  • Competitive rates.
  • 24 hours a day / 7 days a week Customer Service.
  • Preserve your precious capital.
  • Simple, manageable, low weekly payments.
  • Terms start from just 12 months.
  • Repayments are 100% tax deductible.
  • Flexible end of term options.
  • Experts in franchising.
  • Fast online application process.

Cashflow It Accredited Franchise systems enjoy pre-approval and other exclusive benefits. Talk to us today about getting your franchise system accredited. Why spend your hard earned capital when you can simply… Cashflow It!

Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath is one of the largest providers of accounting, audit, tax, business and financial advice to individuals and small and medium businesses throughout Australasia. We are part of the global Findex Group with a vision to empower our clients through a full range of quality financial services.

We have a network of over 110 offices enabling us to combine local knowledge with world-class technology to help our clients through their entire financial journey.

Our vast geographical footprint provides clients with direct access to over 3,000 expert advisers and professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ranked amongst the top 10 global accounting networks, our international affiliation connects our clients with more than 150 cities in more than 120 countries.


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.

Spectrum Analysis

Spectrum Analysis gathers, analyses and presents general and geographic market information. This information is used to assist Managers in the planning and implementation of more effective, efficient and profitable market strategies.

Spectrum was created through a growing need for more detailed market information within the Australian business community. More than ever before, decision makers in commerce and industry are demanding a higher standard of information, mapping and analysis with which to plan their operations.

Working in close contact with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Spectrum has brought together numerous sources of information that form our extensive marketing databases.

Despite its potential, data in its raw form is often meaningless to decision makers. Analysis and communication of information play a large role in providing the complete solution. Spectrum Analysis assures you that meaningful conclusions will be reached through the use of qualified statisticians implementing the most up to date analysis techniques.

From supplying and analysing market information to building complete predictive models, Spectrum Analysis has the resources to help you make more informed and profitable decisions.


BforB is Australia’s fastest growing Business Support network and is based on the concept of referral-based networking. Small, intimate and tightly knit teams drive strong relationships between each other based on a great understanding and deep respect for what each member delivers through their business, expanding those networks to neighbouring groups – and right across Australia.

Focused on strengthening micro, small and medium business across Australia, BforB is the right place for you if you are looking:

  1. For a great environment to build deep relationships with people across many industries.
  2. To drive business growth through trusted relationships and quality referrals and introductions.
  3. To identify strategic alliances for your business to improve profitability.
  4. To dramatically improve your skills in pitching, networking and selling exactly what you do.
  5. To grow your business, achieve and exceed your goals, and increase cash in the bank.

Established in the UK in 2001, BforB was brought to Australia in 2016 by Sarah Cobb who has built a strong technological platform, and created an environment which delivers extraordinary support in the personal and professional development of its members across the Eastern States of Australian and into South Australia.


Frustrated by the inadequacy of available HR management systems, foundU decided to create its own. The goal was simple — to create a platform that reduces the time spent on HR organisation while increasing HR efficiency. Any existing process that could be digitised would be.

The foundU Platform is an HR tool that is highly automated, sophisticated and simple to use. The uniqueness of foundU is not just what we do, but how we do it. Features such as applicant tracking, compliance, time & attendance, rostering and payroll are done quickly and efficiently with just a click of a button. Looking to the future, the foundU Platform is always searching for new ways to simplify HR tasks, while maintaining software usability. We have, and will continue, to solve for real problems.

Please contact us at if you want to improve your HR efficiency.


We believe that you deserve to know what your customers think and feel without having to use annoying surveys or outdated methods like Mystery Shopping.

RateIt is an exciting Aussie start-up that’s on a mission to be the world’s easiest and most delightful way to gather in-the-moment feedback that makes a positive impact on your business.

Come see our:

  • Beautiful tablets — which are ready to go out of-the-box.
  • Unique tokens — simply hand them out and they rate it on their phone.
  • Targeted ratings — via SMS or email.
  • If you’re obsessed about customer centricity, let’s chat!

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