#8: Becoming The King Of Strategy

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Before Steve Hansen started his career in business, he spent 13 successful years at the Commonwealth Bank, then three years in accounting with a major mining company.

In 1983 he became a franchisee of the fast food chicken takeaway chain, Chicken World / Big Rooster.

By 1991, he had built up 5 profitable stores in the Chicken World / Big Rooster group and left that group to form his own franchise company called River Rooster which was rebadged with a vibrant modern image in 2003 as CHOOKS fresh & tasty.

Steve, as the Chief Chook, Managing Director and owner of the CHOOKS fresh & tasty Encouragement Centre, recently sold the CHOOKS network after reaching an impressive 42 stores.

He is now a partner and management consultant with Think DONE Management Consultancy. http://www.thinkdone.com.au/

Steve is completely passionate about business and franchising, having received the Paddy Thompson Award for Contribution to Franchising in 2007 and holding a Diploma in Business (Franchising). Steve was the President of the WA Chapter of the Franchise Council of Australia from 2003 – 2008 and has been a state committee member of the Franchise Council of Australia since 1996.

This was the second time that I got the opportunity to sit down with Steve and this time was even more in-depth than the first!

Thanks for having a listen and a big thank you to my guest Steve Hansen for being on the show :)

Until next week,

All the best,



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