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Hi Guys, Just joined and am thinking of starting up early next year.

Can anyone tell me what Franchisees charge and do you fellas charge GST. Am pondering on starting 2 companies 1 for No GST other for GST on commercial basis although have to talk to accountant yet.

Whats an average charge per hr was thinking a dollar a minute but maybe bit cheaper if I don't have GST or Franchise fees, Any thoughts or suggestions?

 

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I presume this topic has been flogged to death but when you start from scratch need to make sure that every stone has been turned.


Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:46 PM

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Majority of us on here are not in a franchise.

 

I'm not registered for GST.

 

$1 a minute is good, more is better.


Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:01 AM

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I'm all private residential, semi-retired and prefer to keep it simple so may not be appropriate for your circumstances but my jobs between $40 and $60 - average 30mins to an hour - I've found the sticking point is a $60 quote for a home lawn here in southern Brisbane - don't get them if I go over that - so I prefer the smaller $45-50 jobs for maximum hourly rate - corner blocks a pain (don't have a rideon tho) - mulch where you can and mowing rate can be $100/hour - travel time is then the thing that will kill your rate - compact your run as you go - this is my third summer and I'm starting to get 2 or 3 in the same street - starting out I always dropped leaflets up and down the street of any new jobs.

 

ABN, Public Liability, register name - I'm a sole trader - IMHO think a Police Check cert may be a good idea to sell trustworthiness.

 

Good luck


Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

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Welcome mate

Im no expert your accountant would be best person to talk to.

But i think just run one company with out gst for now.

when your turnover gets close 75k or what ever it is register then for gst other wise your need to charge gst and do bas statements for only a few jobs.


As what to charge that can vary so much depending on the area.

No point working for peanuts might as well go broke sitting on the lounge chair ha ha

As others have said get all your legal stuff sorted as well.

If it was me i would avoid franchises my mate is in a large mowing one and says it was the worst thing he ever did. But you hear of many happy operators at the same time.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

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Majority of us on here are not in a franchise.

 

I'm not registered for GST.

 

$1 a minute is good, more is better.

^^  What he said!! 

Get a GOOD accountant even he is a bit expensive, a few hundred once a year could save heaps.

Like Smokey said dont worry about gst for awhile till you are making money and ''personally'' i wouldnt go down the franchise road.


Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:44 PM

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Grumpy hat on Grae says…

 

The motivation behind a Franchise business is…

 

To make the person that owns the franchise business 'Lot's of money'.

 

The people that buy the franchises are the 'cash cows' and it all seems to head downhill from there.

 

(only my opinionated and ignorant opinion which may not be true in a small percentage of examples)


Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:06 PM

I am overly optimistic, I am 3/4 full of beer again!


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Grumpy hat on Grae says…
 
The motivation behind a Franchise business is…
 
To make the person that owns the franchise business 'Lot's of money'.
 
The people that buy the franchises are the 'cash cows' and it all seems to head downhill from there.
 
(only my opinionated and ignorant opinion which may not be true in a small percentage of examples)


Hit the nail on the head mate they paint a very pretty picture when buying in
Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

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What they all said!!!

Best wishes and good luck


Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:55 PM

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What they all said from me as well.

 

I will say a two company structure is pretty complicated. $550 to register each company, about $250 per year in filing fees for each company, two bank accounts, two tax returns (plus your own personal return and one for the wife if you are income splitting). For all those admin costs to make sense you will need to be turning over big bucks. There is a lot to be said for a simple sole trader or partnership structure at least when you are starting out. A quick chat to a good accountant is in order.


Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:16 AM




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