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Extending a hand to fellow franchisees

September 29, 2014

Who better to support franchise business owners with growth and development than another franchisee? As small business and franchise owners themselves, TAB (The Alternative Board) coaches are perfectly placed to support other franchisees with their businesses. This is the most recent development at TAB and many franchisees have been taking the opportunity to tap into […]

Would bookkeeping add up to the right future for you?

August 29, 2014

Did you realise over 500,000 businesses were set up last year? Did you know over half of those may not be around in two years’ time, with the biggest reason being poorly managed finances. However, one fact that is certain, all of these businesses will need a bookkeeper to record and manage their transactions. It […]

Squeezing new franchisees out of your existing database

August 21, 2014

Many franchisors spend a large section of their budget constantly trying to generate new leads but what many of them don’t realise is that their existing database is a great resource for finding new franchisees, explains Sally Anne Butters, Director of Media at Coconut Creatives. Your existing database is a great resource for your franchise […]

The Power of Public Speaking

August 18, 2014

Public speaking at exhibitions can be nerve-wracking and for most franchisors it is not their favourite part of franchise recruitment but it is a valuable and extremely effective way to generate those all-important leads, says Sally Anne Butters, Director of Media at Coconut Creatives. Being nervous before giving a speech is natural and many franchisors […]

Franchisees multiply at Rosemary Bookkeeping!

August 14, 2014

Rosemary Bookkeeping’s franchise network is due to get even bigger in the coming weeks as two more franchisees finish their training. Ashish Brahmbhatt and David Vasey will both be launching their franchises this month. Ashish will be running Rosemary’s very first family-run franchise, he will be running the business with his father and sister-in-law and […]

Next generation of Ringtons customers

August 7, 2014

Helping out in their communities is just one of the ways that Ringtons ensure that the brand is well-known in their local area. Ringtons in Newcastle is no exception having recently partnered with a group of business students to assist them in setting up their own coffee bar! Ringtons, a mobile tea and coffee business, […]

Wheels of success in motion

July 30, 2014

Andy Wilson, a franchise owner with The Alternative Board (TAB) since April 2011, likes to make sure that he is involved in his local community as much as possible. Not only does he run his own rock music schools for children in the area, he has also recently completed an impressive, self-organised charity bike ride. […]

Finding your perfect franchisees!

July 29, 2014

Many franchisors jump in and allocate their franchise recruitment budget without taking the time to really understand their ideal franchisee profile, causing long-term problems, explains Sally Anne Butters, Director of Media at Coconut Creatives. Whether you have a brand new franchise opportunity or a 100-strong network, taking the time out of your everyday workload to […]

Planning your franchise recruitment throughout the quiet summer months (Part 2)

July 16, 2014

As the quietest period of the franchising year, summer is the best season to prepare your franchise recruitment marketing for the busy autumn period, says Sarah Carlile, Founding Director of Coconut Creatives. As mentioned in my previous blog, enquiries during the summer slowdown rapidly as most people go on holiday or have their children at […]

Martin & Co opens for business in the Highlands

The UK’s largest property franchise is celebrating the opening of its northernmost office this month, as Martin & Co Inverness arrives. The latest franchise owners to join the team are husband and wife duo, Tony and Karen MacIver, who both have a strong business background having previously owned a teddy bear franchise and their own […]