Motels and Hospitality (Page 5)

A couple of years ago, someone put me onto this little-known app called Netflix. Within about 15 minutes of having my TV connected to Netflix, I picked up the phone, called Foxtel, and cancelled my subscription on the spot… the $9.95 a month account that I’d opened on Netflix offered thousands of hours of on-demand, commercial-free entertainment, and had instantly removed the need for my $100 a month, ad-ridden, rerun-filled Foxtel account, forever. I’ve never looked back. These businesses are called disruptive innovators, or disruptors. They don’t create new markets they simply evolve existing markets and cause a disruption to the existing businesses trading inRead More →

Significant opportunities are now available in regional Australia for experienced, resourceful motel operators willing to back their own judgment and ability. Amid the fallout after the mining construction boom, fortune will indeed favour the bold. Many strong regional towns suffered a dramatic downturn as mining construction declined. Motels that experienced outstanding trading during the resource-fuelled boom, now find a remarkable high has been followed by a demoralising low. Some who reaped considerable benefits during the good times have, sadly, had their spirits knocked by the downturn. Understandably, they are ready and eager to sell and move on. So, as one door closes, another door opens.Read More →