14 March 2017

And the winner is... Bedshed celebrates success at annual awards evening!

The annual Bedshed Awards are a night of celebration among our franchising family. At Bedshed, we like to give credit where credit’s due, and we love any excuse to come together and celebrate the network’s hard work and success.

This year, there were a number of award-winning entrants, including;


8 March 2017

Three things you never knew your franchisor could offer you

There are a number of benefits that come with a career in franchising. The luxury of being your own boss and the safety net of joining an established brand are just a few of the perks. What you may not know, however, is that your franchisor can (or should) be able to offer you a lot more than you might have thought.

A good franchisor doesn’t just set you up, take your money and leave you – they provide ongoing support, guidance and more!


23 February 2017

Franchising tips: how to spend more time with your family

Twelve years ago, Laurence Arnell-Smith of Bedshed Rockingham decided he wanted a change in lifestyle. Tired of working extended hours every day in an office environment and wishing to spend more time with his family, he decided to purchase a Bedshed franchise with his wife. Since then, he hasn’t looked back. He’s now able to spend more time with his wife and two children, and thoroughly enjoys the challenging yet rewarding nature of franchising.

Here Laurence shares his advice for parents who are considering starting a franchise.


31 January 2017

The beginner's guide to joining a franchise

There’s a lot of work that goes into starting a new business venture, and franchising is no exception. If you’re considering joining a franchise, and started looking for information, you have made the first step. However, actually finding the information you need can be a minefield, and it can be difficult to know what you need to know and what to do next.  Here’s our beginner’s guide to get you up to speed.

1. Consider your capital outlay


15 January 2017

Thought about running a franchise in 2017? Here's an incentive package valued at $275,000

As one of Australia’s largest specialist bedding and bedroom franchises, we’re excited to be expanding into the Sydney market.

In order to engage new franchisees, we are offering an incentive package valued at $275,000 over two years. For new franchisee partners looking to enter the Sydney market it’s a fantastic and unique opportunity.


22 December 2016

Do you want more control over your lifestyle in 2017? Three reasons why franchising could be for you

As the year comes to a close, it’s a great time to get thinking about what you want to achieve next year. Do you want to spend more time with your family? Are you tired of your 9 – 5 job? Owning a franchise can offer a happy medium – it is both challenging and rewarding, with ample financial benefits for those who work hard.

Here are three reasons why franchising could be right for you:


14 December 2016

Four questions you should have for your franchisor before you commit

There are many things to consider before you make the final decision to join a franchise. Owning a franchise offers both a rewarding and challenging experience, however it is extremely important to do your due diligence and get all the information you need before you sign on the dotted line.  Not only is it essential you’re prepared for what’s expected as a franchisee, but you also want to ensure you’re the right cultural fit for the franchise system you’re joining.

Here are 4 questions you should have for your franchisor before you make your final commitment:


12 December 2016

Get to know Sandra Green

Six weeks ago, Sandra opened a store at Hoppers Crossing, on the outskirts of Melbourne. But her journey with Bedshed started way before this. In 2002, she opened the franchise’s first store in Victoria, at Watergardens Shopping Centre, Taylors Lakes. To celebrate the opening of her Hoppers Crossing store, we asked her a few questions to get to know her better.

What got you into franchising?


24 November 2016

Do you have the skills needed to start a franchise?

The life of a franchisee offers many rewards – including a healthy work-life balance – yet there are some things to consider before you become your own boss.

At Bedshed we have over 35 years’ experience in franchising, and we know the skills it takes to make a new business a success. 


31 October 2016

What makes a successful franchise?

Once you have made the decision to change your lifestyle and own your own franchise, the next step is to determine which franchise you want to be a part of.

This is always the point where you begin extensive research to come up with the best answer. However, with so much information out there, where do you start? What makes one franchisor ‘better’ than the other?