12 December 2016

Get to know Sandra Green

Six weeks ago, Sandra opened a store at Hoppers Crossing, on the outskirts of Melbourne. But her journey with Bedshed started way before this. In 2002, she opened the franchise’s first store in Victoria, at Watergardens Shopping Centre, Taylors Lakes. To celebrate the opening of her Hoppers Crossing store, we asked her a few questions to get to know her better.

What got you into franchising?


24 November 2016

Do you have the skills needed to start a franchise?

The life of a franchisee offers many rewards – including a healthy work-life balance – yet there are some things to consider before you become your own boss.

At Bedshed we have over 35 years’ experience in franchising, and we know the skills it takes to make a new business a success.


31 October 2016

What makes a successful franchise?

Once you have made the decision to change your lifestyle and own your own franchise, the next step is to determine which franchise you want to be a part of.

This is always the point where you begin extensive research to come up with the best answer. However, with so much information out there, where do you start? What makes one franchisor ‘better’ than the other?


20 October 2016

Not just a life but a lifestyle: how to make money in franchising

Most of us want to find a happy medium when it comes to our careers. We want something that is rewarding, challenging, but most of all something that pays enough to support our family and the lifestyle we aspire to.

Here at Bedshed, we see many examples of how franchising offers substantial financial rewards. Tony Schafer, from Bedshed Aspley, is a case in point. Two weeks before his fortieth birthday, he bought a Bedshed franchise. Since then, he hasn’t looked back.


12 October 2016

Are you looking for a new business venture? Here's an offer you can't resist

We are one of Australia’s largest specialist bedding and bedroom franchises; and we’re about to move into the Sydney market.

In an Australian first, we are offering an incentive package valued at $275,000 over two years to new franchisee partners in Sydney. It’s an offer prospective franchisees looking to open a store in Sydney can’t resist!


28 September 2016

Franchising: Future proof your career

It's no secret that the workplace is changing. Digital transformation and conflicting reports of economic uncertainty means Australians are on the hunt for a secure way to future proof their career, with many considering franchising as a safe and secure option.

Here are a few reasons why franchising may be the right investment for you:


07 September 2016

Personality traits of a franchisee - is this you?

Bedshed franchisees come from all walks of life, each bringing to the table varied skillsets and experience. The good thing about franchising is that many of the traits needed to run a successful operation are transferable from other industries, or can easily be picked up.

We’ve pulled together the common themes and trends we see in the personalities of our franchisees - do these sound like you?


16 August 2016

4 things you never knew you'd do as a franchisee

You’ve probably heard a lot about the lifestyle and financial benefits that come with being a franchisee. However, there’s also a combination of other exciting things you might not expect that come when you sign on the dotted line. We’ve asked our franchisees and uncovered some of the perks of franchising:

1. Become king (or queen) of the frequent flyer club


04 August 2016

How I changed my lifestyle to what I've always wanted

Having worked in the bedding industry for over 20 years, David Penman, of Bedshed Kawana, is a seasoned veteran when it comes to understanding the challenges and commitment it takes to be successful.

While David now has the flexibility and the freedom to work, within reason, to the hours of his choosing, this did not come without careful planning. Before joining the franchise network, David owned nine different bedding stores across Queensland. Since joining Bedshed, he is now at the point where he can focus his attention on the one store, while still enjoying a healthy work/life balance.


08 July 2016

How to start a business and get your beauty sleep

Many of us have been told ‘not to lose sleep’ over a particular difficulty or challenge, but this is advice business owners can find difficult to follow. This week is Sleep Awareness Week, where we are all reminded of the importance of a good night’s rest. If you’re thinking of starting a business but want to get your beauty sleep, franchising could be a great option.

Many of the key concerns involved with starting a new business are mitigated by a franchising model. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; support, work life balance and stock quality are some of the key things that keep small business owners up at night.