05 April 2018

Want to get more out of your business by doing less? Tips for budding franchisees

This article originally appeared in Dynamic Business

There’s a common misconception in the small business world that being your own boss means you sacrifice a healthy work/life balance. While putting in extra hours can be important, particularly in the early stages of your journey, there are certain tricks and systems you can put in place to ensure your business will thrive in the long run. Successful profit turnover can and should be coupled with reasonable working hours, but how can you make it happen for you?


20 March 2018

A new year, a new opportunity: why franchising could be for you in 2018

This article originally appeared in Inside Small Business

Are you looking for a fresh start to your career in 2018? Something that is challenging and rewarding, but also allows you to support your family and lead a comfortable lifestyle? The beginning of a new year is a great time to consider these important questions, and the type of business venture that will allow you to achieve your life goals. It’s no secret that starting something new requires hard work and determination, and franchising is no exception. For those who work hard, particularly in the initial stages, franchising offers both flexibility and substantial financial rewards.


15 March 2018

Bedshed Franchisees' Achievements Celebrated at Annual Awards Evening

This article originally appeared in Business Franchise Australia

At the beginning of each year, Bedshed holds an annual awards evening to acknowledge excellence and dedication among our close-knit franchise network. We like to give credit where credit’s due, and love any excuse to come together and celebrate each other’s hard work and success.


13 November 2017

Bedshed franchisee reveals behind-the-scenes secrets of a Bedshed buying trip

A little over four years ago, Patrick and his wife Gill Weiner opened their store at Nunawading, Victoria. They’d heard on the Bedshed grapevine about the bi-annual buying trips that Bedshed hosts across Asia including Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and China. However, it was only this year that they decided to take up the opportunity to attend.

Here, Patrick shares what you can expect from a buying trip with Bedshed.


03 November 2017

Debunking the myths of franchising: #1 your voice won’t be heard

When it comes to the myths surrounding the world of franchising, we’ve heard them all! From lack of work/life balance to financial instability, there are a number of misconceptions about franchising, often circulated in both the industry and media, that don’t always paint the full picture.

If you’re considering joining a franchise, it’s important to remember that every franchise system is different. Each franchise will have their own way of incorporating franchisees into their network, and from there how they work with (and treat) them. At Bedshed, we know our own model can put any negative rumours to rest, starting with the common myth that your voice won’t be heard.


14 September 2017

What you wish you knew then - franchise owner gives advice to his younger self

Stewart Herman, of Bedshed Melville, has been a franchisee with Bedshed for almost 21 years. During this time, he’s certainly achieved a lot – however it hasn’t come without its challenges.

It’s no secret that a successful and prosperous career takes hard work and determination, something Stewart knows all too well. While reflecting on his time with Bedshed so far, we asked Stewart what franchising career advice he would give his younger self.


07 September 2017

Bedshed's General Manager Gavin Culmsee features in Inside Retail podcast

A little over four years ago, Patrick and his wife Gill Weiner opened their store at Nunawading, Victoria. They’d heard on the Bedshed grapevine about the bi-annual buying trips that Bedshed hosts across Asia including Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and China. However, it was only this year that they decided to take up the opportunity to attend.

Here, Patrick shares what you can expect from a buying trip with Bedshed.


06 September 2017

Lifestyle vs career: How to have the best of both worlds

All successful careers require hard work and determination. Franchising is no different. The majority of people want to find a happy medium when it comes to their careers. They want something that’s rewarding and challenging, but most of all something that pays enough to support their family and the lifestyle they want.

There’s a lot of reasons people go into franchising – independence, financial sustainability and a career change are up there as some top examples. But for many, the promise of having flexibility and work/life balance is the biggest appeal.


11 August 2017

Who's who at Bedshed - get to know Gavin Culmsee

As a leader in the franchising industry, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Bedshed’s General Manager, Gavin Culmsee, has been with the business for nine years, leading the network of 24 franchisees. Since joining the team, Gavin has overseen the successful expansion and growth of the network across the country.

Here he shares some valuable insight from his time at Bedshed.


27 June 2017

The key to running a successful franchise

So, you’ve made the decision to change your life and own your own franchise. You’ve done your homework, determined the franchise you want to be a part of and your doors are officially open for business. What’s next?

It may come as no surprise that starting your own franchise can be hard work, but with the right tools and support, good planning and a solid network, you can position your franchise for growth and success.