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Australia is Moving

Franchisor Open Forum Series
11:00 am

Admission is free!

Ticket price - $

Mary Aldred
CEO, Franchise Council of Australia
Jon Sully
Founder of BDC Partners, CEO BDC Property Partners and former franchisor with Famous Fish and Michel’s Patisserie
Bruce Billson
Founder of BDC Partners, former federal Small Business Minister, and Non-Executive of Judo Bank and Deakin Uni Business School
Bruce McFarlane
Director of BDC Partners, CEO of the BlueRock Group and Managing Director of BlueRock Law
David Lindsay
CEO of BDC Partners, former franchisor with Salts of the Earth and GM of Haymes Paint Shop

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Australia is on the move. The new environment we find ourselves in has sparked a huge shift towards working remotely, starting new businesses and exploring franchise opportunities. In fact, it’s been described as the largest entrepreneurial boom since the Menzies era. With franchising a big driver of new business activity, the question is: How do we prepare to make the most of it? 

Join special guest Mary Aldred, CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia, and the team from BDC Partners as they explore what it means to be an entrepreneur in the current times. The session will be an interactive, small-group meeting with the opportunity to discuss and learn more about the following:

  • Why franchises haven’t been impacted as severely by the market downturn as independent business owners
  • What the data tells us about the surge in franchising interest and changing consumer behaviours
  • How people are taking back control through franchising
  • How to leverage scalability to adapt to the ‘new normal’
  • What the future of CBDs looks like as the result of a moving workforce




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