8 July 2016

How to start a business and get your beauty sleep

Many of us have been told ‘not to lose sleep’ over a particular difficulty or challenge, but this is advice business owners can find difficult to follow.  This week is Sleep Awareness Week, where we are all reminded of the importance of a good night’s rest. If you’re thinking of starting a business but want to get your beauty sleep, franchising could be a great option.

Many of the key concerns involved with starting a new business are mitigated by a franchising model. According to the Sydney Morning Herald; support, work life balance and stock quality are some of the key things that keep small business owners up at night.


When starting a business, it can be easy to feel like you’re all alone. When you join a franchise, you join a family. At Bedshed, advice and support are offered from the first moment you make contact, from contract queries to financial support. Another additional benefit of franchising is that you don’t have to be an expert in everything - for example marketing is run centrally by Bedshed with input from franchisees, giving you one less thing to worry about!

Work/life balance

Franchising can be a great way to grow your savings without the risk of starting a new business. This means many of our franchisees here at Bedshed are able to spend more and more time with their families as the business matures – in fact, that’s why many of them joined Bedshed in the first place! Once you have the right staff in place anything is possible, from always being there to pick up your kids from school to taking a day off to study.

Stock quality

It’s true what they say – you’re only ever as good as the product that you sell. At Bedshed, franchisees have access to a range of quality products to sell which they have had significant input in selecting – the best of both worlds! We run a twice yearly buying trip open to all franchisees, where everyone is given the opportunity to build relationships with suppliers and input into stock choice.