Will student debt be the death of small business?

Will student debt be the death of small business?

According to the latest Australian University Student Finances Survey, students are now leaving university with a personal debt averaging $37,217. The situation is even worse in the UK where graduates commonly owe as much £50,000. It’s not great a great position to be in when you’re looking for your first job especially when that job may not be so easy to find. One alternative for many young...

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Casual Dining

Casual Dining

The economic downturn has sent many businesses reeling, yet casual dining is continuing to thrive. So what are franchisors in this highly competitive sector doing to ensure their franchisees ride out the storm? Bucking Bull Carvery, Roasts & Grill; 24 outlets across Australia Stuart Beechen, Managing Director “While restaurants often see an immediate drop in business during an economic...

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Automotive

Automotive

Do you need to be a petrol head to take on a franchise in the automotive sector? No…and yes. It’s true that most of the skills involved can be can be taught – but what can’t be taught is passion. However impressively a franchise stacks up on paper, passion is the fuel that drives the hard work and dedication fundamental to every successful business. Ecowash mobile franchisee Sue Taylor...

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