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Deb Farnworth-Wood

Founder, Australian Skin Clinics Franchise

Deb Farnworth-Wood is the founder of the Australian Skin Clinics franchise. Born in Kenya and raised in the UK, Deb moved to the other side of the world to retire – until an unexpected opportunity started her on the path to building a $70m empire. Having taken over a single, struggling franchise in 2007, Deb grew the business to 60 clinics across Australia and New Zealand and revitalised the brand, scooping up multiple awards in the process. Today, she is focused on a wide range of investments in the world of aesthetics and is a sought-after presenter on the global public speaking circuit. In this in-depth interview, Deb discusses the challenges associated with building a business from scratch, explains what makes a flourishing franchise, and shares her tips for repeated success.

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