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What are the most successful small businesses?

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy. In 2020, small businesses accounted for over 97% of all Australian businesses! A healthy, thriving, and sustainable small business sector is more important than you may think. When our small businesses thrive, our communities thrive. Small businesses create greater opportunities for job creation, greater opportunities for innovation, […]

What is a strata report and why do you need one?

Every property that goes up for purchase in Australia will come along with a title. Although they may sound like just another boring piece of legal jargon, titles are actually extremely important. Your property’s title will contain all the legal details about what you’re buying when you make the purchase and will henceforth be used […]

What You Can and Can’t Put in a Skip-Bin

It’s amazing how much stuff a household can accumulate over a year. From clothes and trinkets to tools and appliances, we’re all guilty of holding onto things that will never get used from time to time. Whether you’re doing a general spring clean of your home, or preparing for a home renovation or landscaping project, […]

When should I resurface my driveway?

Our driveways are one of the most heavily used surfaces on our property. From gaps and cracks to potholes and dips, you’re bound to notice some sort of wear and tear at some point over the years.  The good news is that in most cases, all a driveway needs is a straightforward resurfacing. Driveway resurfacing […]

5 Expert Home Renovation Tips That Will Save You Time & Money

Whether you’re renovating your investment property or your family home, any kind of home renovation is a monumental project. Like any big project, renovations require expert planning and careful preparation. Without these two things, your dream home improvement project could quickly turn into a living nightmare.  With years of experience working on home renovation projects, […]

Our 7 Best Tips for Controlling Pests This Summer

From breezy backyard barbeques to long picnics in the park, there’s a lot to look forward to this summer. One unfortunate downside of the warmer seasons, however, is the increased presence of bugs, insects, and other annoying pests. It goes without saying that having your home and gardens plagued by mosquitoes, flies, and other insects […]

What’s the best time of year to get solar panels installed?

As one of the sunniest places on earth, it comes at no surprise that Australia has the highest solar uptake in the world. In 2021, one in four Australian homes had a solar system installed on the property; and in 2020, over a quarter of our electricity was generated from renewable sources. With the prices […]

How do I start a Jim’s Fencing franchise?

The rise of building and construction projects in recent years has resulted in an increased demand for fencing services around Australia. The fencing industry is projected to grow significantly over the upcoming years, so if you’ve ever considered starting a fencing business of your own, now would be the perfect time.   With over 160 […]

4 things everyone should know about bookkeeping

The origins of bookkeeping can be traced back all the way to the ancient world. Evidence of financial records can be found in the archaeological remnants of civilisations gone by, including Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, and Ancient Rome. The development of modern bookkeeping is most commonly attributed to Luca Pacioli, an Italian mathematician who was active […]

The ‘Jim’s Jabs’ Merchandise Initiative

Jim’s Group will give 200 pieces of exclusive ‘Jim’s Jab’s bucket hats and T-shirts to anyone who uploads proof of their vaccination to social media using the #jimsjabs #jimsgroup. Once you do this, please direct message our page with your postal address and what item you would like. If it’s a shirt, please tell us […]

The ultimate guide to pool fence regulations around Australia

It’s that time of the year again. With spring and summer just around the corner, families across Australia are preparing their backyards for the warmer months. The backyard swimming pool is a hallmark of the Australian summer. Not only are pools a great way for friends and families to spend time together, they’re also a […]

How do I start a Jim’s Mowing franchise?

Since 1989, Jim’s Mowing has been providing reliable and high quality lawn mowing and gardening services to homes and businesses across the world. With over 1,500 franchisees working across Australia and New Zealand, Jim’s Mowing is the Group’s largest and oldest division.  There are many reasons why Jim’s Mowing continues to grow with each passing […]

How often do First Aid Kits need to be checked?

Access to a First Aid Kit can quite literally mean the difference between life and death. That’s why it’s a legal obligation for all businesses in Australia to have at least one working First Aid Kit in their workplaces.    As per the guidelines provided by Safe Work Australia, any person conducting a business or […]

Renting a House? Here’s What You Need to Know About Condition Reports

If you’ve ever rented a house, you’ve probably come across a condition report. Although condition reports vary state-by-state, they all essentially perform the same function. At its core, a condition report is a document that provides information to a landlord about the current condition of a property. When undertaken at the start and the end […]

How many Jim’s services are there?

From dog grooming to pool care, it seems like Jim’s does it all. With over 4,350 franchisees Australia-wide and 50 divisions available on the market, Jim’s Group is Australia’s largest franchising family and a leader in the mobile service industry. What started out as a humble gardening side-gig is now one of the most instantly […]

How to Fix 3 Common Door Problems

Much like everything else in our homes, doors can suffer wear and tear over time. Although regular maintenance will help to preserve your doors, there’s still a high chance that you’ll have to step in from time to time to fix up some minor issues here and there. The good news is that most common […]

Three reasons why MBCM Strata Specialists use Jim’s Franchisee’s

Managing an Owners Corporation is not something the franchisees at MBCM Strata Specialists take lightly. There are many tasks to juggle, not least the selection of trades to use on the common property they manage on behalf of their Owners Corporation clients. One thing which is common across the MBCM Strata Specialists network is the […]

Top 5 FAQs About Broken Glass Windows

Glass is a staple in every home, but we all know it has one big downside: it can easily be broken, instantly transforming an everyday fixture into a major safety hazard. Unfortunately, a wayward cricket ball or footy smashing your window is a pretty common occurrence in Australia. In more sinister circumstances, windows are often […]

How To Fix A Leaning Fence Without Replacing It

A fence is the supportive all-rounder keeping your home safe and secure. Depending on your preferences, your fence may just be a functional part of your property, or it may also be an accent piece that completes the look of your home.  Either way, a leaning fence can be a big problem – not only […]