Franchise Business Opportunities
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Paul's Bark Busters' Journey
(Paul Labrum Bark Busters Mornington Franchisee)
Eighteen years ago I found myself job hunting, only to discover that at fifty two I was too old to do anything. A franchise of some sort seemed the obvious way forward but in what field? I looked at everything from carpet cleaning to mobile mechanics. Then I found Bark Busters on Google and thought “you can make a living training dogs?”
I phoned head office and had a chat with one of our founders, Danny Wilson, and sure enough was convinced that you can. Danny flew down to Melbourne to “interview” me and half an hour later we shook hands over a beer and off I went on my Bark Busters journey. Two weeks of intense training and I was on the ground with my own business. I was as nervous as a kitten conducting my first solo lesson, but it went well and my confidence grew with each lesson. Knowing that I had the support of head office and importantly my fellow franchisees was, and is invaluable. I have been lucky enough to have a six week holiday in Europe, fully supported by head office and my colleagues. And when I had some serious health issues again everyone pitched in to support my customers while I recovered.
Eighteen years in one job is unusual in this day and age, but I have one colleague who is celebrating twenty-two years with Bark Busters. Why do we stay so long? Because it is satisfying to see that turn around in people and their dogs. Being a Bark Buster is more of a vocation and a lifestyle than a mere job. I still get that buzz when I put on my uniform and head out to another lesson. The people that use our methods are already committed to getting a result, they may ease off after a while and that is why our guarantee is invaluable. Recalls to existing customers are all about putting them back on track, the dog remembers even if the owner doesn't.
I may be easing back a little by selling one of my territories, but I am still enthusiastic about being a Bark Buster for some time yet.
Established areas available
An established business is an excellent way to continue an existing and reputable area. A business resale enables you to hit the ground running and to continue an area that is already generating income. You will benefit from a well-established internet presence and existing customer referrals. Our established resales benefit from the goodwill already built up over many years from our existing business owners.
The established areas for sale include the following:
- Adelaide North West - find out more
- Central Coast - find out more
- Illawarra & Southern Highlands -find out more
- Inner City Sydney- - find out more
- Melbourne East - find out more
- Melbourne South East - find out more
- Northern Beaches - find out more
- Townsville - find out more
- Western Region VIC - find out more
New Business Opportunities
A new business opportunity provides a great way to mould a new business to suit your needs. The following areas for sale are where we do not currently have a presence. These areas would make an ideal choice for anyone looking to start a new business without an existing customer base. These can be financially advantageous as they command a lower price than a well established area.
The new business opportunities include the following:
- Cairns (QLD) - find out more
- Greater Hobart (TAS) - find out more
- Northern NSW - find out more
- Northern Tasmania - find out more
The following new areas are under caretaker service, meaning a trainer is currently servicing the area but the new area is still up for sale. This can be advantageous as there is a customer base already built however you will still have the opportunity to build it fresh as it is a new area.
- Bendigo (VIC) - find out more
- Brisbane South (QLD) - find out more
- Geelong & South West (VIC) - find out more
- Gold Coast South (QLD) - find out more
A Huge Industry... Growing Faster Than Ever
Australia spends in excess of $12.1 billion a year on our furry friends. That's over three times the amount spent on pets a decade ago. The market for Bark Busters is enormous. Experience has shown that once one of our dog training franchises is established in a local area, the word spreads quickly about the effectiveness of the services.
Click here to read our Bark Busters 'Tail'.
If you are interested in taking over one of these existing territories or purchasing a new territory, contact us for more information.