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Setting Up Strategic Affiliations

January 6, 2012

Have you ever considered working alongside a competitor? Have you thought of taking advantage of another company’s database? Do you know which businesses serve the same customers as you with a complimentary product or service? We have and therefore so have our clients. A strategic affiliation occurs when 2 companies (or more!) want to help […]

How to Budget & Measure ROI

Setting a budget to support your business objectives is absolutely key. If you plan to achieve your objectives, you also need to plan the route to that goal and a big part of this is understanding what budget you need to set aside. Many business owners are unsure of what to spend on marketing activities […]

MatchPoint: Double Redundancy Calls for a Matchmaker!

December 20, 2011

Steve Almond, 48, has spent most of his career in the pharmaceutical industry but after taking voluntary redundancy twice he decided to take a step outside of his comfort zone into the world of franchising, and hasn’t looked back since. “I started in research and development at AstraZeneca and after a few years I moved […]

Care with a capital K – Kare Plus has their priorities right

This is a really exciting time for the healthcare industry. Established in 1989, Kare Plus is a recruitment agency that works within the healthcare market worth £Billions each year. Kare Plus franchisees manage the recruitment and placement of their workforce with the support of a head office team. Kare Plus is committed to excellent customer […]

Going it alone? You’ll never be on your own with FASTSIGNS

Jenny Boreham set up in FASTSIGNS® Chelmsford in 1996 after she split from her partner. She had started and established a training company working with large organisations so was no stranger to running a business but this time she was completely on her own – or so she thought. Jenny explains how she came to […]

FASTSIGNS: Much More Than Signs and Graphics

FASTSIGNS® is the global leader in the sign and graphics industry with over 540 franchises worldwide. For years they have been known for producing eye-catching signage and graphics of the highest quality at sensible prices but the UK and US Franchisors are not prepared to leave it there! FASTSIGNS Franchise Partners can now benefit from […]

Cafe2U: 3 great years with the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise

Faye Cochrane loves coffee and, having held management positions with coffee houses in the past, it didn’t take her long to choose Cafe2U as her new business venture. Just 3 years on, she has celebrated launching her third van onto the roads of Edinburgh! Cafe2U is the world’s largest mobile coffee franchise system and their […]

New Operations Director at Cafe2U Brings a Fresh Cup of Thinking

The world’s largest mobile coffee franchise Cafe2U has welcomed Will Vernon to the post of Operations Director. Will’s 21-year career with Whitbread including 4 years as Head of Brand Standards & Training at Costa shows Cafe2U’s drive to take its last 5 years of success in the UK and build an even brighter future. Tom […]

UK Franchisees Influence New Best Franchise Awards, Revealed by the Smith & Henderson, Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark

Smith & Henderson, a specialist franchise research firm, has announced today the winners of the inaugural Best Franchise Awards. This follows an industry-wide study of franchisee satisfaction, involving over 1,000 existing franchisees, to understand what franchisors best deliver on their promises, training, support, financial and non-financial rewards. “With almost 1,400 different franchise opportunities available in […]

How to Identify a Good Franchisor – Sarah Carlile writes for Making Money Magazine, December 2011

December 2, 2011

With around 850 franchise packages on offer in the UK alone, there is plenty of choice available. So how do you start your search? Sarah Carlile, Founder of Coconut Creatives, the franchise industry’s leading provider of marketing services for franchise recruitment, explains what you need to look out for. Among the total packages on offer, […]