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managers who are there to support our team and through them we can give feedback. 8. How do you raise your brand’s profile in the community? I engage with the local sporting clubs by donating breads during the year or heavily discounting product for them. We happily donate bread to anyone who rings up for donations for sausage sizzles or charity events. We currently donate our surplus product to charity each night of the week, which is something Lisa manages and is passionate about. 9. What are your goals for the business? We want to grow the business. The shopping centre we are in is currently being expanded to include more retailers which we are really happy about. We expect the expansion will bring more shoppers who are coming into visit as opposed to passing through, which we intend to capitalise on. Originally we tried to be multi-store operators, but it didn’t work for us because we are both very hands on and we didn’t feel like we could properly oversee A D _ everything, F R C A F Mso A Your _ 1focus 3 -is very 2 much 2 0 1 3 - 0 making our location a success.

10. How has franchising changed your life? At the end of the day, I have always been my own boss but it allows you to do, within reason,

Since we took over the bakery we believe the head office support we have received has been instrumental in our success anything you want to do in life. If you want to go on holiday at any month of the year you can organise your staff around that. This lifestyle has enabled my wife and I to spend more time with the kids, we are able to pick them up from school and get involved in their extracurricular activities. It has also allowed us the money to be able to send our children to private school which we might not have been able to do. It 4has - 0given 4 T 1us 0 a: lifestyle 0 8 : 0 and 9 + work-life 1 1 : 0 0balance that we are very happy with. F

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