What motivates me is unwavering – the drive to help businesses and their owners prosper and grow. There’s no one size fits all approach to growth, it always depends on the individual, what they want to achieve and the business.
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While employing several thousand people across various companies over the years, I have been fortunate to have Sergio in my corner to help guide me through what has been a roller coaster business ride at times. Today we are not just great business colleagues but very close and loyal friends.
I first engaged Sergio Alderuccio in 2013. Working with Sergio helped lay the foundations for a growing business. During our time working together he assisted us in negotiating an attractive long-term lease, secure funding, put in place a capable leadership team, navigate some tricky staff negotiations, open a second store and enjoy an overseas holiday.
In addition to assisting with the performance of the business, my work with Sergio has helped me enormously to develop and grow as a leader. As a seriously empathetic and compassionate person, it has often been difficult for me to make tough calls. Too often I have tried to help and please others; and more often than not, these decisions have compromised the business and put me personally under significant pressure. My confidence and decisiveness in decision making has improved exponentially working with Sergio. I back myself and my decisions rather than second guess myself as in the past. I am still compassionate and empathetic, but I make decisions that are right for me and my business.
Being an employer operating a successful business, is a multifaceted often challenging commitment. I engaged the services of Sergio and his team for a number of reasons, in addition to his impressive list of brands that he helped to succeed and his network of professional contacts.
Further, Sergio’s big picture, holistic, professional approach to business and life, resonated with me and my core values.
I started my career in franchising in 1981 when the practice was still in its infancy in Australia. In 1983, I founded the specialist franchise consultancy, Franchise Developments, a pioneering business of its kind at the time. Franchise Developments successfully innovated itself to maintain its industry leadership position for over 25 years. It grew many businesses into household names, including Crust Gourmet Pizza, Noodle Box, Nandos, Auto Brake Service, Forty Winks, Pack & Send, Autobarn, Jenny Craig and Hudsons Coffee, among others.
Many of my clients start out with me as their mentor or business growth consultant in order to progress to a position where they’re ready to franchise. Other businesses I work with maintain mentoring as a source of accountability and support.
Sergio’s experience and dedication were instrumental in developing the systems and strategy that helped us turn our small group of outlets into one of Australia’s most well-known, homegrown franchises, now part of a publicly listed company. I would highly recommend Sergio to anyone serious about wanting to grow their business.
– Michael Lagos, Crust Gourmet Pizza
I have known Sergio for over 25 years and throughout this time have found him to be the highest quality advisor on franchising. Sergio advised Forty Winks in our move from a co—operative buying group to a fully-fledged franchise company, from 34 outlets in 1991 to 93 outlets nationally when I retired as General Manager at the end of 2007.
Sergio’s expert knowledge in franchising is second to none in the industry.
– Roger Wilson, Forty Winks