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5 Things to Consider Before Painting the Exterior of Your House

Repainting the exterior of your house is a really simple way to boost your home’s curb appeal. And better yet, it’s something that can be done at a reasonably low cost. However, with lots of DIY disasters out there, it’s a good idea to do your research before getting started on any home improvement project […]

What’s the best time of the year to remove trees?

Tree removal might seem like a pretty straightforward process. However, it’s a delicate task that does require some significant skill and know-how. Removing a tree isn’t as simple as picking out the tree you want to get rid of and cutting it down with a chainsaw. There are many considerations to keep in mind before […]

Anthony O’Connell – The Vinnies CEO Sleepout

The Vinnies CEO sleep out is on June 23, probably the longest and maybe the coldest night of the year. While it is only one night and not real a true experience of being homeless, it does provide an opportunity for CEO’s to have a taste of rough sleeping and most important to raise funds […]

Your ultimate indoor plant survival guide

Indoor plants are fickle things. One minute they’re thriving, and another minute they’re crying out for help. However, with plenty of research out there to support the health benefits of indoor plants, they’re definitely worth keeping around! The good news is that there are lots of simple things you can do to keep your indoor […]

How can a bookkeeper help my business?

Good financial management is the key to any business’s success. However, not every business owner has the time to thoroughly track their business’s financial records on a weekly basis. In between finding new customers, managing staff, and keeping clients happy, there’s very little time at the end of each working day to properly complete important […]

What are the best ways to market my new franchise?

It’s a competitive market these days for small businesses, which is why having a good grasp of marketing principles has become ever more important for small business owners in Australia. The way you market your small business will play a huge role in how far your business goes, which is why it’s always worth taking […]

How do I start a Jim’s franchise?

Starting a business is no small feat. It requires a tonne of hard work, plenty of patience, and a great deal of resilience. However, starting your own business can also be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. The sense of achievement that comes with building a business from scratch is truly second […]

How do I start a rubbish removal business in Australia?

Whether you’re moving homes, moving offices, or embarking on a renovation project, there will come a time in everyone’s adult life when they’re called to bring in the help of a professional waste removal service.  You might be surprised to learn that skip bin businesses and rubbish removal businesses in Australia are booming. With careful […]

What qualifications and equipment do I need to start a fencing business?

There’s been a surge in demand for fencing services over the past several years. The recent increase of building and construction projects Australia-wide has helped to boost fencing businesses all across the country. In fact, the global fencing industry is projected to grow significantly over the upcoming years, so if you’ve ever considered starting a […]

3 unexpected benefits of replacing old glass in your home

Glassmaking has a long and mysterious history. We know very little about the origins of glassmaking as a technique, but it’s widely believed that the Mesopotamians were the first to discover the process of glassmaking around 4,000 years ago.  These days, glass is everywhere. It’s become such an ordinary material that people tend to take […]

How do I start a pressure washing or window cleaning business?

As Australians get busier and busier, consumer demand for window cleaning and pressure washing services have skyrocketed. This year, the market size of the commercial cleaning sector in Australia has been estimated at a whopping $13.2 billion!  Pressure washing and window cleaning are both highly sought-after niche services within the commercial cleaning industry. So, if […]

What are the conditions of a franchise agreement?

Purchasing a franchise is a big decision. Not only is it a significant financial commitment, it’s also a long-term time and energy commitment. That’s why it’s important to do your research and to examine your franchise agreement in detail before you sign on the dotted line.  Franchise agreements are critical documents that set the stage […]

How do I start a Handyman business in Australia?

We’re a nation of DIY lovers here in Australia, but many of us just don’t have the time to put the theory of DIY into practice. Embarking on that home renovation project on your own might sound good in principle, but the reality is that many DIY projects actually require significant time commitments.  Many Australians […]

How to paint your house in an eco-friendly way

Going green isn’t only better for the planet, it’s better for humans, too. Making sustainable choices in your day-to-day life is one of the best things you can do, as an individual, to contribute to the long-term health of the world around you and also to your own health.   The market for eco-friendly paint has […]

How to start a carpet cleaning business

Owning a carpet cleaning business is an excellent and low-cost way to pursue your dreams of being a small business entrepreneur. Not only are carpet cleaning services in high demand, they’re also relatively simple to start up. So, if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to start a carpet cleaning business, we’re here to answer […]


Believe it or not, but the end of financial year is already fast approaching! It’s a busy time for small businesses and individuals alike, so it’s a good idea to get organised well in advance so that you don’t end up scrambling to meet your deadlines.  Tax time can sneak up on you quicker than […]

How do I become a Jim’s franchisee?

With over 4,300 franchises and counting, Jim’s Group is one of the fastest growing franchise families in the country.  It might be hard to believe but here at Jim’s Group, our franchisees receive far more work than they can take on. Just last year, we turned away over 300,000 leads simply because we didn’t have […]

When do I need to hire traffic control?

Car ownership is at an all-time high in Australia. With over 20.1 million registered motor vehicles nationwide, Australia has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world! Our busy roads mean that traffic control has become an ever-important consideration for any project that utilises public roads or shared pathways.  Whether you are […]

How do you pay for super and tax when you’re self-employed?

Australia is one of the best places in the world to start a small business. In fact, in 2020, small businesses accounted for over 97% of all Australian businesses! Owning your own business certainly provides for a greater level of freedom over your day-to-day, but it also comes with a far greater amount of responsibilities. […]

Do insurance policies cover pest control?

Damage caused by pests can be extremely invasive and expensive to repair. Bugs, insects, and other pests cost Australian households an estimated $600 million worth of damage and repairs each year! When damage occurs in the home, the natural instinct is to look at your home insurance policy. But did you know that most insurers […]

How to start a pest control business

The Australian pest control industry is a billion dollar industry (literally!). As of 2022, our pest control services industry has a market size of $1.3 billion. The pest control services industry is expected to grow by 3% this year, so if you’re looking for a high-growth business opportunity to pursue in 2022, this could be […]

How much can you earn with a Jim’s franchise?

Since 1989, Jim’s Group has been paving the way for small business franchising in Australia. Today, we are Australia’s largest franchising family, with more than 4,300 thriving franchise businesses across the country. At Jim’s Group, we put our small business owners first, which is why we continue to welcome thousands of new franchisees into our […]

The 10 fastest growing divisions at Jim’s Group

Did you know that there are over 50 service divisions at Jim’s Group? From gardening franchises to cleaning franchises, there’s a Jim’s service out there for pretty much everything.    We’re constantly innovating here at Jim’s Group. With new divisions starting up all the time, we’ve firmly made our place as one of the fastest […]