A TAB franchise offers successful business leaders a real sense of financial freedom, personal satisfaction and flexibility.

Benefits of TAB Franchise Ownership include:

  • Low operating costs
  • Flexibility to achieve a work-life balance
  • Sharing your expertise to help others flourish
  • Proven equity-building business
  • Strong exit strategy For decades now, our Franchise Owners have helped tens of thousands of business owners achieve their personal and business goals. TAB is an equity- building business (based on protected territory and recurring long-term income streams), and we will work with you from the outset on strategies to maximise your net profits.

A culture of support

TAB is built on a foundation of respect for shared experiences and collective wisdom, and that value is embedded in how we support our Franchise Owners. We provide exceptional training and ongoing support from day one. We’ve got decades of experience helping new Franchise Owners launch their businesses, as well as ongoing collective support for ensuring your franchise thrives.

  • Daily telephone support for the first two weeks to reinforce the process
  • Targeted support for six months focused on Member recruitment
  • Monthly Peer Board Meetings with your fellow Franchise Owners to share experience and knowledge
  • Weekly Member acquisition and Member retention group coaching calls
  • Annual international TAB Franchise Owner conference

Your journey to success

Our training programme ensures our new Franchise Owners are confident and capable from the very beginning. We’ll support you in recruiting Members to establish TAB Boards and in providing the full range of TAB services to retain those Members for the long term.

During our intensive and interactive training course, our Home Office team will guide you step-by-step through the essential areas of:

  • Marketing for and acquisition of new Members
  • Interviewing and closing new Members
  • Strategies for Board composition
  • Using the full range of TAB’s proprietary tools
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Running coaching sessions
  • Member retention

    All of our training is highly participatory. We’re firm believers that to truly learn something, you have to do it for yourself.


One of TAB’s core values is lifelong learning. As a trusted advisor and a coach to business owners, there will always be areas for you to grow in knowledge and experience. In addition to our initial training, TAB offers a 24-topic management development training programme called the High Impact Manager® Training Program.

Designed to provide New TAB Franchise Owners with the tools they need to guide their Members, the High Impact Manager® Training curriculum will ensure you can fill any gaps in your expertise. Completed over a 12 month- period, the programme helps ensure that TAB Franchise Owners are fully educated on key business areas facing private business owners and are confident in coaching them across all areas of their business.

How often is it that you go to bed at night feeling a genuine sense of satisfaction, knowing you made someone’s life a little easier, or a little better? 

There aren’t all that many opportunities to be a part of a setting where you are allowed to guide multiple people with the experience you’ve gained over the years, where you can help them through a step-by-step process to achieve the vision they’ve had for their business – franchising with TAB can help you be just that person.

If you see yourself coaching members, being a leader in your own right and joining a community of like-minded colleagues, then a TAB franchise might just be the thing for you. 

There is the obvious advantage of adding value to the lives of several people, working on developing their businesses and acting as an overall advisory board, but what you may not know is that along with changing the lives of others, owning a TAB business can change your life too. 

A rewarding experience 

There is also an unmatched level of contentment felt across our TBOs. To transfer the skills you’ve learnt over the years in your corporate life to several people who are in the same place you were years ago, to provide clarity on the various obstacles smaller business owners seem to face, and be able to build a realistic business plan that ensures success – all in all, brings forth an incredible feeling of personal fulfillment.

Tim Horbury, the owner of TAB Adelaide City, SA, says he enjoys the feeling of selflessness within TAB and it’s community. “The reason I bought the TAB franchise and bought into the system was because there was a belief in the methodology of caring for other people and helping others.”

Franchisee for TAB Gordon and Sydney Hills, Andrew Lawrence says he loves getting people together to see the magic happen around the board table. “It’s the light of my life, having these people get together and make a real difference.”  

Unparalleled training and support

For starters, in the process of helping others achieve their vision and goals, you learn a thing or two about running your own business, possibly even finding solutions to your business problems while helping others find theirs. 

Our franchisees also have access to world-class training to improve their leadership skills and a team of talented business-owners with whom they can discuss ideas, share knowledge and receive advice.

Work life balance

Franchisees for The Alternative Board also enjoy flexible working lives, choosing their own workloads, hours and structure, to ensure they’re getting the most out of their careers. 

Spend more time with your family, working on things you’re passionate about and bonding with like-minded people.