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Franchising and Small Business is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. The focal point of the unit is an exploration of the two central options available to someone aspiring to open their own business. As well as understanding the distinct advantages of each, you will then gain a comprehensive understanding of the marketing, management and operational issues involved in running a small business.
After understanding the two central routes, independent and franchise, you will begin to explore legal issues and the need for rigorous market research. Following this, you will examine different financing options, how to access business advice, and how human resource management typically works in smaller organisations. Finally, you will learn about managing growth, and how to plan an exit strategy if a franchisee decides to go it alone.
Ultimately, whether you’re interested in establishing your own business, or perhaps you’d simply like to understand how one goes about it, Franchising and Small Business provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how to set up a small enterprise. Crucially, you will not only learn the formative stages of develop, but also how to manage growth and ensure success as the potential of the business comes to fruition.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, level 3 units assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area.
In this Franchising and Small Business unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.