Shifting from running a number of very successful Caltex Petrol Station franchises to a Signarama franchise was always going to be a big shift especially given neither Melissa nor Gary Marshall had any experience in the signage/printing field.
Fast forward five years and they are winning awards and leading the field in many areas.
Have a listen to find out how this entrepreneurial duo has achieved so much success in such a small amount of time.
Some Secret Sauce highlights from this episode:
The one thing we've tried to instill in everyone in the business is that we need to be positive.
When you are a husband and wife team running a business, there are things that might be becoming overwhelming for you that you can discuss with your partner that you couldn't talk about with staff members.
Differentiate yourself with professionalism, speed to market and the quality of your work.
Keep honing your skills & don’t miss an opportunity to study, learn, grow.
Make sure your weekends are yours and take time to have your own hobbies. You've got to find that time either after work or on weekends to have your own time to do what you like otherwise you’ll burn out.