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Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Ann Richardson, Director of the Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm’s Franchise. Ann has been in the business for 30 years and shares with us her stories about the business, raising a family in the business, the joys and the fun times of working with animals and what makes working with animals such a wonderful experience.
If you have ever had the dream of working with animals have a listen rediscover your love of animals and the dream of being your own boss.
Moving to Australia and working with animals for the first time
- Working roles
Ann describes her position in the business franchise and her husband’s role
- Learning on the road
Learning the ropes of the animal husbandry industry and the rules to be established
- Is it a franchise?
Copy cat competitors and becoming a franchise
- Highlights of Ann’s Career
Funny anecdotes about working with animals and working with Dream World
- An education and lifestyle in itself
How the business works, learning, adapting and changing with the times.
- The training and requirements of the franchisee
Stories about coming on board with the franchise and finding the right franchisees
- Customers and events
Who the customers are and where you can find a travelling farm
- Famous faces
Celebrity endorsements and credit with national companies and organisations
- A day in the life
Expenses, working hours and the care of the animals
- The ideal franchisee
What type of person works best with a travelling farm franchise, and who Ann and the head office team are looking for
- Ann’s methodology
Ann’s techniques and strategies for bringing on the new franchisees and how a simple phone call reveals more than you know
- How to get in touch
Methods to enquire about the business and the check list before you call about a franchise.
Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms
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About the business
Old Macdonald’s Travelling farms, (Est. as a Franchise Business in 1991), operates throughout Australia ‘ bringing the bush to the City every day with excitement and education for the young, and nostalgia for the not so young!’ We provide a friendly and professional service, together with healthy and clean animals, a features which has been a strength of the business over the 25 years.
The variety of animals we bring may vary depending on the season, some of the cuddly animals may include, kids, lambs, calf, alpaca, piglet, chickens, chicks, ducks, guinea pigs and rabbits, (where allowed). Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms take pride in presenting beautiful, clean, friendly unstressed animals. They are bathed regularly, vaccinated, wormed, and are groomed before an event. During a visit you will experience hand feeding and bottle feeding (please enquire for more details). Everyone can brush, pat and cuddle our babies.