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Cafe percolates well with Ronald

How you too can brew success after redundancy as a mature-age worker
The Courier Mail
Business Opportunities Section
25 January 2014

Mr Curtis, 61, paid $129,000 for his Bowen Hills-based mobile franchise five years ago when his state public service job was deemed redundant. “It’s everything I had imagined it would be,” he said. “There have been no rude shocks. It was a real turnkey operation, including the vehicle, training, setup. “By nature I am a very social person so I get great personal satisfaction out of dealing with hundreds of different people every day. You build a rapport with regulars.”

Cafe2U Australasian recruitment manager John Stanton said the company had 150 franchisees nationally and 230 worldwide.

“Not only do we encounter a lot of mature-aged workers at Cafe2U (more than 50 per cent) but we also see a lot of mature-age workers who have found their positions have been made redundant inquiring about franchising with us.

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