Our Team

Sarah Cobb

Our network of professional service providers

Sarah works with a whole network of companies providing services to assist her clients, to provide a comprehensive service to meet Cariblue client's needs.

Sarah Cobb
Managing Director

Cariblue Consulting and Franchising

Sarah Cobb
Managing Director
BA, MBA, GAICD, CDE, AFAIM

Business Growth, Strategy and Market Research:

Sarah provides strategic planning knowledge and driving business plans and changes into a range of different industry sectors. She is an accredited facilitator of AICD courses and has an extensive 30 years experience in business management and strategic growth and development in the private, franchise and government sectors. She has a reputation for thinking strategically and challenging entrenched thinking, yet working alongside her clients in providing practical assistance.

Sarah believes in the important of understanding the market and the customers you service, or plan to service, hence her passion for market research.

Franchising:

Franchising is an effective way to scale businesses and she has been a keen advocate of franchising since being CEO of national franchise, First Class Accounts, with over 150 franchisees nationally. She works with businesses who are looking for opportunities to scale their business, everything from duplicating to two branches continuing with the existing ownership to developing and launching franchises and then assisting them to grow nationally.

In 2012 Sarah brought BforB business networking franchise to Australia and having set up and tested the system in South East Queensland has now begun franchising with the objective of rolling out nationally.

Director and Board:

Currently Sarah is:

  • Managing Director Cariblue, www.cariblue.com.au
  • Director BforB Australia , www.bforb.com.au 
  • Chairman Enterprise Workshop,  www.enterpriseworkshop.org.au

Previously in her career, Sarah has been a board member of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and  a member of the Franchise Council of Australia's Queensland Committee

Awards:

Sarah was the 2013 QLD/ NT 'Franchise Woman of the Year.' and is a former member of the Franchise Council of Australia's Queensland committee. She was the also the 2012 Australian Institute of Management Owner Manager of the Year for the Gold Coast.

Our network of professional providers

Our team now consists of a network of professional providers whom we offer to our clients, at their choice, in areas we they can value add. However we also work well with our client's professional providers. Ultimately our goal is to get what our client's need, implemented and creating real results for them.

Our network includes companies such as :

  • Accountants - suitable for growing companies, advice on structuring, franchise accounting, international
  • Lawyers - commercial and franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Digital strategy - websites, online marketing, ecommerce, SEO, online marketing
  • Social Media
  • Graphic design, packaging design
  • Finance, factoring, franchisor and franchisee finance
  • Insurance
  • Property and leasing consultants and advisers
  • Shop design and fit our services nationally
  • Online training providers
  • Online compliance
  • Government grant and assistance program contacts

Professional Affiliations

  • Australian Institute of Management - Sarah Cobb, Managing Director, is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors - Sarah Cobb, Managing Director, is a Graduate Member, having completed the AICD's Company Directors Course.
  • Achaeus Institute for Entrepreneurs - Sarah Cobb, Managing Director, is a graduate of Achaeus' Queensland Enterprise Workshop program and a Certified Developer of Enterprises.

Cariblue is committed to ongoing professional development and life-long learning

 

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