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Setting up a niche broker franchise: How Richard Hewitt did it

Richard Hewitt, Nimbus Broking Richard Hewitt, Nimbus Broking
Todd Stevens Comments 0 — 2 minute read

Richard Hewitt has always been close to the farming industry, having been born on a farm and even having tried his hand at being a jackaroo. His background, along with a degree in agricultural economics, has helped this leading agrifinance broker carve a niche for himself in NSW’s regional communities. 

In this episode of Elite Broker, host Annie Kane is joined by the broker and partner of Nimbus Broking to find out how he has done it. Richard will discuss his transition from agriculture to banking to broking and how he has gone from running an independent brokerage to setting up a niche franchise business.

You will also find out:

  • How the drought has impacted his business and client base
  • The main benefits and challenges that come with franchising
  • How he sources clients and finds leads in a niche sector

And plenty more!

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Articles of interest:

Government to redirect $3.9bn to drought relief programs
Westpac commits $100m in ‘discounted’ loans to agribusinesses
Regional bank asks APRA to change agribusiness standards

Setting up a niche broker franchise: How Richard Hewitt did it
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