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John Downes

The Business Development Company
Strategic Consulting

Contact Information:

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Level 2, Borders Tower, 1341 Dandenon
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
T: +61 3 9564-3444

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Clients I'm Seeking:


Companies with turnover between $20m and $200m looking to either grow or exit over the next three years

About My Business:


The Business Development Company delivers services to the franchising sector via: 1. Strategic and operational reviews of existing chains and franchise systems 2. Definition of the Franchise systems and structures 3. Development of operations manuals, recruitment manuals 4. Analysis of customer, franchise owner and franchise office performance 5. Site geo-demographic based location and deployment strategy 6. Support for site identification, site negotiation and store fit-out 7. Review of brands, visual identity and visual merchandising to maximise the take-up of the stores by customers in the Australian context 8. Recruitment of Franchise Business Owners and education programs to assist store managers to take equity in company owned stores 9. Provision of on-line tools to support the franchiser with on line policies and procedures manuals / training, Lease portfolio management and site essential service compliance and maintenance. Specialties growth strategy, franchising, Business strategy, site negotiation, retail leasing, project management, operations manuals, training, performance, compliance, business sales, Franchise recruitment, Retail Operations

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