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Welcome to

W.A. McGowan Consultants

Bill McGowan is the author of the newly released book "Be Your Own Boss", and leads the WA McGowan Advisory team, solving business challenges that improve growth and efficiency. 

Bill McGowan was born and grew up in New Zealand and currently resides in Sydney with his family. Bill has been self-employed in various businesses since the early 70s and is now retired. He started and sold many businesses over the past 50 years. In early 1983, he established the franchised business known as Fastway Couriers.

 

Fastway became a household name in Australia and New Zealand in the transport and franchising sectors. The business was also developed internationally. When he started Fastway, he was shocked at how many potential franchises had no idea about running their own business, so he developed many franchises, training programmes and manuals to assist them in understanding how to operate their own business. 

When he retired, he decided to put the knowledge he had learnt over the years into this book.

Bill has extensive business experience and has been a guest speaker for many years at conferences & corporate events in over 30 Countries around the World, focusing on topics such as franchising, goal setting, growing sales, managing sales teams, team building, corporate change, motivation, marketing, recruitment, logistics, business & market place change, research and business planning.

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The W.A. McGowan Consultancy Team

The W.A. McGowan Consultancy team is at your disposal at any time of the day to help you solve your business challenges and improve the growth and efficiency of your business.

Each consultant operates their own business under their own ABN.

Our Services

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Business Consulting

We use our years of practical on-the-ground business experience to tailor-build a solution for your company’s needs in this ever-changing world.

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Motivational Speakers

Whether you are planning a conference or corporate event we will personally work with you, to tailor and develop a results-orientated event.

PUBLICATIONS

Be Your Own Boss

Bill McGowan was born and grew up in New Zealand and currently resides in Sydney, Australia with his family. Bill has been self-employed in various businesses since the early 70s and is now retired. He started and sold many businesses over the past 50 years. In early 1983, he established the franchised business known as Fastway Couriers. Fastway became a household name in Australia and New Zealand in the transport and franchising sectors. The business was also developed internationally. When he started Fastway, he was shocked at how many potential franchises had no idea about running their own business, so he developed many franchisee training programmes and manuals to assist them in understanding how to operate their own business. When he retired, he decided to put the knowledge he had learnt over the years into this book.

 “Be Your Own Boss” is an information source for people thinking of starting or buying a business based on Bill’s 50 years of business experience.

The book has been designed as a guide to help people organise their thoughts and to decide whether being their own boss is really for them.

Bill has tried to use everyday language and tried to make the book easy to understand.  Starting a new business is complex at the best of times and his aim has been to make this process as manageable as possible.

Bill’s personable writing style and extensive knowledge in starting a business from scratch, make this book the most intriguing, absorbing, informative and must-read.

Be Your Own Boss Bill McGowan

“Be Your Own Boss”” has been nominated for the following Book Awards:

  • Best Book Awards – Business, Careers

  • Goody Business Book Awards – Entrepreneur

  • BookFest Book Awards – Business, Entrepreneurship

  • Royal Dragonfly Book Award – Newbie Awards

  • Best Book Awards – Entrepreneurship & Small Business

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