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We at Newtek had been planning to expand our business through franchising for some time.

Everyone we spoke to had not given us a clear way to go about this successfully and were very costly, until i met with Nick James from
Franchise Central, who made it clear to me and in simple terms showed us a plan to make our goals a reality at a fair price and timely.

The proven experience displayed and key client examples shared with us gave us a lot of confidence and trust in Nick and Franchise Central.

The Franchise Development package offered by Franchise Central was competitive and a Complete Service along with the given very good franchisor referrals made the decision easy for us to appoint Franchise Central to assist us in Developing our Franchise System documentation.

Franchise Central was the only consultancy who offered everything required to franchise our business, recruit franchisees, finance and ongoing support, a total solution in franchising.

We found working with Nick and his team very enjoyable, easy and professional with a personal touch.

We would highly recommend Nick and Franchise Central to anyone thinking of franchising their business or seeking real straight talking advise about franchising or finding a good franchise opportunity.

 

 Mardy Bettagodage – Newtek Cleaning
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We have had a great positive experience with Franchise Central. Nick James from Franchise Central has helped us in buying our first 2 franchises.

Nick has provided a great service, support and guidance throughout the process and has been quick and efficient in handling any of our queries.

 Meghna Yadav Franchisee – Brainworks
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Franchise Recruitment may seem a great idea, however there are only a few who truly qualify. With my extensive Franchise Industry experience I commenced a due diligence journey and this exercise revealed certain characteristics I should ensure the anointed recruitment group, contained the desired criteria.

In our case the Franchise Consultancy were and not limited to:

1. Specialised in the franchise industry

2. Experience and know how of both the role and function of a Franchisor and Franchisee

3. A group that would ask to review the Franchsior prior to their engagement

4. Provide personalised service

5. Contains a 360 feedback process

6. Contains a system and process that provides an increased chance of successfully recruiting a good fit to the brand

7. Contain a comprehension of the Code of Conduct within the franchise sector – This is where problems truly begin.

Upon review, experience, collaborative approach together with a discovery of Franchise Central’s previous successes by contacting other Franchises that utilised their services I did not hesitate to engage Franchise Central.

The greatest standout was that we spoke directly to the Principal of Franchise Central and he remained in constant contact throughout the entire process. I was even invited to provide operational discussions with potential franchisees from early in the recruitment process, reinforcing Franchise Centrals ethos and mission to the recruitment program of quality franchisees.

From the onset , Franchise Central not only were professional with their approach, but their comprehension of the franchise relationships within a network gave a truly simulated personal appeal to the entire process

For any serious franchisors who are considering to expand their business via Franchising, Franchise Central and more so Nick James should be formulated into their discussions as soon as possible.

 Evan Drakos – Beds For Backs
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Real Fruit Ice Cream was firstly introduced to Franchise Central by our CPA accountancy practice. In due course we researched possible Franchising Entities and subsequently made our choice to accept our CPA’s recommendation.My initial meetings were with Nick James and we had very low key chats with him being able to hear of our aspirations and limitations whilst also being introduced to his extensive portfolio of his client base.

His honesty and frankness quelled any inhabitations that I may have felt or held. We shared family histories and values and over the ensuing months our report with one another both professionally and personally developed. His ability and people skills have made Real Fruit Ice Cream feel very confident that our launch and recruitment of our Franchisee Network will be very successful. Nick believes and is passionate of our products and services.

 Bob Irvine – Real Fruit Ice Cream
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As an experienced Franchisor with over 20 outlets in Perth WA, we were seeking representation on a National & International basis to assist Pasta Cup with its expansion plans in seeking quality franchisees and Master Franchisees.

Franchise Central came highly recommended by an associate. The extensive experience and client list of Franchise Central was impressive to me.
What stood out in particular about Nick James of Franchise Central was his willingness to talk and at least discuss the Pasta Cup franchise business model and its future.
My experience and dealings with Franchise Central and the team has been good both professionally and friendly as well as knowledgable in their feedback and actual know how.
In particular, i like the personal approach and interest in our franchise by Nick James, very professional.
Working with Franchise Central and Nick James we have been able to comply to strict regulations and the Code of Conduct in seeking better quality business partners as franchisees and master franchisees.
Pasta Cup and myself would absolutely recommend Nick James and Franchise Central if one is seeking to Franchise their Business and seek Franchisee Recruitment.

 Stuart Bernstein – Pasta Cup
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Making the choice.

I initially spoke to 2 people regarding franchising prior to Franchise Central.
The first at an exhibition, based in Brisbane. They were well organised but seemed to have a set price, quite expensive, to deliver on the model/operation manual. Legals were going to be on top of that. The second person was very helpful, and happy to discuss, though they didn’t appear to have a set plan or options.
I then contacted Franchise Central, after a first meeting a document was produced which provided a plan, the potential benefits and options regarding services and costs. The choice for Franchise Central was because of price and the ability to choose applicable options. Eg: disclosure document, franchise document, assistance with operations manual. I took some time deliberating, Nick got back to me pretty much according to my time line. Then I decided to move forward. Payment plan was also helpful.

Dealings.
Developing the documents:
The documents were produced in a timely manner and iterations were completed concisely and clearly. Good assistance for clarification during their development. We’ve been able to have friendly/fun conversation, but also frank conversation when the need arose. Franchise Central responded to my feedback In a positive way.

Since beginning advertising the franchise:
This is where Franchise Central has been a real asset in terms of their commitment to dealing with franchise enquiries, learning about franchising from them, going through the process of signing new franchisees, completion of documents. Nick’s experience has been invaluable.

I decided the franchise was the best model for my education model, in order to expand. It has been achieved though we are still working towards goals of expanding the network.

Yes I would highly recommend Franchise Central /Nick James to anyone considering franchising their business and also for the recruitment.

 John Grundy – Brainworks
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We chose Franchise Central to represent us as soon as we had met Nick. His professionalism and straight shooting style was aligned with our company and personal ethos so we knew that Franchise Central would be the right company to represent us.

The outstanding track record, the years’ experience and the companies/brands associated with Franchise Central made Franchise Central stand out from the rest.

Nick is extremely knowledgeable about the Franchising industry. He is always happy to listen to your ideas and offers sound advice when asked.

He is a family man and that was important to us as his value show when you deal with him.

Nick takes time out for us and we consider him to be a friend as well as our consultant, we enjoy his company on a personal level as well as professionally.

We are still on our franchise roll out journey. In each and every step so far Franchise Central have delivered on our expectations.

We would definitely recommend Franchise Central and Nick James to others considering Franchising their Business or anything to do with Franchise Development and Franchisee/Master Franchisee Recruitment.

They are experts in their field of Franchising and you should only want experts representing you and your Business.

 Stephen Lowery MD – The Global Local cafe 
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After diligent research in sourcing the right people to franchise my business, I chose Franchise Central to develop the My Cube franchise system and documentation. In the initial meetings and discussions with both Nick and Mary, I immediately found that they presented very experienced and professional in the business of franchising. From the very onset and throughout the course, they were readily available, very approachable and direct with both consulting and advice. Franchise Central understands the dynamics of a business looking to expand and grow without forsaking the personal touch of taking into account the business owners individual requirements. In my view, the team behind the Franchise Central name has a proven track record in being consistently innovative, forward thinking and industrious in the franchising arena. If you are looking to franchise your business and/or expand through recruiting franchisees, Franchise Central gets the job done!
Stanley Hsu – My Cube
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” We were first hesitant in franchising our business but Nick from Franchise Central was able to explain the benefits of expanding through franchising and we don’t regret making the decision to go ahead with Franchise Central.

Once the franchise development and documentation was completed, Nick has done a great job in assisting Smile Bar with the Recruitment of several franchises.

Franchise Central has a strong network that is invaluable for all your franchising requirements. The service support is excellent and they are always willing to help with advice. Great team – we highly recommend Franchise Central to any business looking to franchise and expand.”

 David LamhoutSmile Bar
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” I first came across Franchise Central on Google search and realised that they had worked with a few clients of theirs that I knew. I rang these clients to ask what they thought of Franchise Central and not only did I get very good responses but they highly recommended using Franchise Central.

So when I rang up Franchise Central to ask the question of why I should franchise my business, they asked all the relevant questions and answered any questions I had thought about going down the franchising path. Then a pleasant man came out to see me at my office.

I was surprised at Nick James’ professionalism and how he conducted himself – I knew that I had found the right people to help me develop my business into a franchise system.

Franchise Central maintained a consistent level of professionalism throughout the course – I highly recommend Franchise Central for anybody who is thinking of franchising their business – I do not think you can find a more helpful company in achieving your franchising requirements and goals.”

Steve Konstantinou – AMA Alloy Motor Accessories
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“Nothing Succeeds like Success! The very reason I beat a path back to Franchise Central!

For Social Media Business Boosters and Propel Apps, Web listing and EDM Blasts provided by Franchise Central result in the most successful conversion rates of all external advertising – the inquiries we receive are quality not quantity.

I see a logical explanation, experience! Mary and Nick offer trusted industry experience, their creativity, ideas, help and know-how is based upon many years of proven success.”

Max Collins – Franchising International Pty Ltd
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“I am really glad that I chose Franchise Central as the franchise consultancy to sell my business, as it left me free to continue working while they looked after the details of selling. Nick made the whole process of selling my franchise business so much easier. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a truly qualified franchise consultant to sell their franchise. I could not have done it without his expert knowledge and professional process during the whole transaction.”

John Woolley – Top Snap (Former Franchisee)
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“In my opinion, you won’t find anybody as good as Franchise Central. I say Franchise Central because in my opinion, there aren’t many good sales and marketing people out there – Franchise Central offers everything that a Franchisor is looking for.”

Stephen Raff  – Ace Body Corporate Management
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“From the very first meeting with Mary and Nick, we knew we were in the right hands. The team at Franchise Central are highly professional, results driven and a joy to work with. They made it their business to create a synergistic relationship from the very start – the best part is that they actually believe in our business and continue to perform beyond the call of duty to far exceed our expectations. Initially they worked closely with us to provide an excellent franchise system documentation package. We look forward to a long and mutually fruitful association with the team at Franchise Central in expanding the Vulcano Gelato franchise network nationally and internationally. If you are looking to franchise your business or require assistance in expanding your franchise network, we highly recommend Franchise Central without hesitation.”

Josephine Colombo & Gino Maniaci – Vulcano Gelato
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I would recommend using Mary, Nick and the team at Franchise Central anytime and believe they offered a good professional service with the expansion of Danoz Directions. Even today, I still get calls from Mary and Nick to find out how my family and I are – that is service that money cannot buy. It is about relationships and friendships something which is rare in business and something that Franchise Central offers.”

Michael Amler – Danoz Directions
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“I am glad I met and worked with the Franchise Central team, as they contributed to my success. I granted my first franchise in 2000 and in just a few years granted over 260 franchises. To this day I know that Mary and Nick are only a phone call away for advice.”

Robert Simpson – Black & White Home Services
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“Franchise Central is an affordable and encouraging consultancy. They were able to cover all the areas for us as new franchisors. I have found Franchise Central always ready to assist with advice and able to offer a full range of services.”

Wendy Brentall – Wendy’s Music
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“Mary and Nick have a sound knowledge of the industry. They are very professional and caring, with an attitude of excellence to service and detail. They are fun to work with and took the headache out of franchising. We would highly recommend their services to prospective business owners, considering franchising their business.”

Jan & Ross Sutherland – Dial A Concierge & Dial A Wife
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“Since meeting with Nick, from that first encounter I knew that Franchise Central could produce the goods that I needed to develop our franchise system. The Franchise Central team as a whole has been so supportive in every aspect of this great system through establishment, creative design, multimedia solutions, marketing, internal development, positive attitude, involvement and some great advice.”

Dave Clark – The Poultry Place
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“The team at Franchise Central has provided us with the support required to get our business off the ground and market our brand in the most productive and professional way possible.”

Tony Diana  – Sweet Explosion
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I’ve always found Mary and Nick from Franchise Central extremely professional and trustworthy. They have been fabulous and instrumental for the success of several of my clients. Having worked closely with the team at Franchise Central since 2000 – I can honestly say that they are innovative, provide exceptional service, have a genuine interest in the success of both Franchisors and Franchisees and can tailor a franchise to your needs and experience as well as ensure you are involved in the right coaching and mentoring principles. Whether you are looking to franchise your business and/or recruit Franchisees, I highly recommend Franchise Central.”

Jim Genes – Subject To Finance
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