Gavin Culmsee

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Gavin Culmsee is Chief Operating Officer of Bedshed, one of Australia’s largest specialist bedding and bedroom furniture franchises with a network of more than 30 stores across the country. A robust industry in Australia, franchising takes a lot of the risk out of starting your own business. Bedshed has grown steadily since it started in Western Australia in 1980 and is currently expanding on the eastern seaboard.

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

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...

Franchising: a secure, flexible career refresh

The recently released Franchising Australia Report from Griffith University tells a positive story for franchising, and particularly the retail sector. The report revealed there...

Three mistakes people make when starting a business

Whether you’re taking on a franchise, buying an existing business or establishing a start-up, starting a business comes with a never-ending list of challenges...

What should a franchisee expect from a franchisor?

There will be expectations that are unique to each industry, however, when buying into an existing franchise franchisees can expect to receive expert assistance from franchisors in a range of areas relevant to their business.

The top five qualities a franchisor looks for in a franchisee

Franchisors work hard to develop their business model into a format that can be easily replicated. To build an exceptional franchise brand, franchisors are looking for exceptional people to join their team.

How to create a positive workplace

It’s well known that a happy workplace is more productive, but it’s far easier said than done.

Five lessons business owners can learn from not-for-profits

There are some fantastic not-for-profits out there, which find great ways to engage stakeholders and raise awareness of their cause.

Five lessons small business can learn from athletes

It struck me on the weekend while watching the footy that there are a lot of things we as business people can learn from elite athletes.

Choosing a franchise that’s future proof

So you’ve decided to make the jump into the world of franchising… Now all you need to do is chose the perfect business from more than 1,300 franchise systems operating in Australia. Piece of cake, right?

How to change your career in five steps

Do you leap out of bed every morning at the thought of going to work? Does the workday fly by without watching the clock? If you answered yes – good on you – for those of you who didn’t, you’re not alone.

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