Industry spotlight: Business services
As the rate of skilled workers in Australia increases steadily, the franchise sector is positioned well to provide a wealth of new business opportunities.
The evolving global economy has placed a greater emphasis on business literacy, with the ability to provide specialist skills becoming an invaluable professional asset.
As a result, one such sector experiencing strong growth is the business services industry, providing valuable advice, administration and management to Australian businesses small and large.
Inside Franchise Business takes a look at three franchise brands providing industry professionals with the structures and support systems to start their journey into entrepreneurship.
One of Australia’s most recognisable franchise brands, Snap has carved out a reputation for quality production and service through its commitment to community.
With a heavy focus on innovation, Snap has embraced the technological and traditional elements of print and online marketing solutions.
Franchisees with Snap can enjoy multiple support systems and access to the latest products and services, in addition to ongoing training courses.
Snap is looking for franchise partners who are service oriented, entrepreneurial and motivated to make a real difference in their business client’s lives, in areas throughout Australia.
Freight and logistics franchise, InXpress has been able to emulate in Australia, the high performance standards and franchisee success that have made the brand a global industry leader.
Operating in 14 countries across the world, with a franchisee network of over 360, the brand offers partners a fully-integrated, web-based customer shipping platform with minimal risk and a low investment rate.
InXpress Australia franchisees receive state of the art training, world class support and all the tools needed to build a successful business from the ground-up.
The company also has a ‘Young Guns’ program for budding entrepreneurs and university graduates ready to take on the challenge of business-ownership.
No previous experience is necessary as full training is provided, however a passion to succeed in sales and to build a successful freight consulting business is a definite advantage.
Specialists in process and technology consulting with a focus on business outsourcing, Valenta BPO is an Australian-owned agile franchise opportunity.
The brand helps businesses identify process and technology improvements to increase productivity and operations, with the ability to outsource tasks to its dedicated team of staff all over the world.
As a franchisee, flexibility is key, with partners encouraged to slowly build their network of clients, allowing for ease of integration into business-ownership.
The model is catered towards corporate executives, BDMs and mothers returning to the workforce who have strong corporate/sales experience.
Valenta BPO presents a rare franchise opportunity to enter the booming B2B market, with freedom of movement and the backing of a supportive franchise network.
Continued structural change in the economy, opportunities from growing Asian trade ties, digital change and automation will see more workers enter the business services sector.
A greater emphasis on specialised skills is predicted to lead to a rise in new businesses, with current opportunities presenting a low entry barrier and strong return on investment.
If you are ready for a career change, consider if a business services franchise is for you!