Why a Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Franchise? Franchising has become an ever-present feature of the global economic landscape. In Australia, Franchising represents a dynamic small business sector contributing some 14% of the national GDP of Australia. It comprises of enterprising entrepreneurs as franchisors and franchisees employing a massive 600,000 Australian’s. Simply put: franchising works! Owned by the largest courier and logistics company in the world, UPS, an MBE franchise offers you the opportunity to accomplish your own potential in an industry that is idyllic for franchising. MBE has proven and professional expertise in all aspects of franchising, so it gives franchisees extra added support. This means you don’t have to go through the pitfalls that most new businesses deal with. Some of the benefits of an MBE franchise are: Independence Reward for effort Be your own boss Freedom Quicker start Lower risk You’ll receive full support from the MBE head office, a group that is dedicated to providing you with guidance, consulting and all the resources you need to make your MBE centre a successful business. Independence Independence, control over your destiny, and a more secure future, these are just a few reasons why people dream of their own business, and with MBE you can make the dream come true. Entrepreneurship can reward you with a better lifestyle. As one franchisee put it: “The independence of knowing that no employer is messing with my life is huge.” Reward MBE’s mission is about making Australian businesses more successful. There’s something very rewarding about helping local business people and solving business problems on a daily basis. As an MBE franchisee you truly have the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives and in the success of local businesses in your area. If you’re going to own your own business, why not make it highly satisfying work? Be Your Own Boss Been in the workforce for a while? Sick of your current job? Tired of working for people who don’t appreciate your talents? Company doesn’t want your contributions or ideas? Or perhaps you are just in need of a career sea change? The franchise way of doing business is unique – it offers the independence of ‘being the boss’ combined with the security of working within a business that is proven to be a success. Freedom Security brings freedom. Today, the only thing certain in corporate life is change. Downsizing, rightsizing, mergers, acquisitions. Security is no longer a reason to stay as an employee. In fact, business ownership can be argued to have significantly more security than working for someone else. Owning your own business means the freedom to organise your family life and enjoy the security of an income stream from a business. Site location MBE will assist you in locating a suitable retail presence in your selected suburb. From start-up, MBE franchisees receive unparalleled support in business systems, centre establishment, marketing, advertising and training. This frees you up to use your entrepreneurial skills to build a successful business. Quicker Start There is no need to re-invent the wheel as MBE provides the training, systems, processes and support for a quicker start. Training With MBE your training is extensive. Generally new franchisees receive: Four weeks hands-on operational training at a training centre, completion of a task book Two weeks Marketing and Operations training in our Sydney Corporate Office Access to dedicacted MBE training portal Regular training webinars Annual conference Centre visits and one-on-one Lower Risk With a franchise you have all the benefits of owning your own business, but with the added support of the proven methods and resources of a large company. As a new MBE centre owner, you will be making an investment in your future. Your investment will also make you an important link in our growing network. Of course we cannot guarantee your success – your own commitment, capabilities and business skills will play a significant role. Your choice, however, of a franchise business over a similar type of independent business would put the odds in your favour. Franchising is a highly regarded and flourishing business phenomenon worldwide and MBE is one of the best. Two thirds of small businesses fail within the first two years, but with the franchise system, you eliminate many of the start up risk factors. According to a U.S. Department of Commerce survey charting the success rate of small businesses, franchised outlets showed a significantly stronger survival rate than those choosing the independent route. In comparison, five years after opening, 77% of independent outlets had failed, whereas 92% of all franchised businesses were still in operation. From the start, you will receive unparalleled support in training, marketing programs, technology and finance. Independence, control over your destiny, and a more secure future, these are just a few reasons why people dream of their own business, and with MBE you can make the dream come true.