As many of you will know, the AFA is currently experiencing phenomenal growth, as more and more business owners turn to us for accreditation and guidance to help their businesses grow via franchising.
With this in mind, we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Business Development Manager, Sarah Canny. With a background in sales and customer services, Sarah has a BSc Hons in Psychology and is widely travelled, having lived in both Australia and China.
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Do you have a genuine passion for travel and love designing holidays?
Have you always wanted to work in the travel industry but worry you don’t have the professional experience of this exciting industry.
Continue reading “Our newest Member The Holidays Franchise Company”
Do you dream of running your own beauty salon and could do with the support and backing of a well-established brand?
Continue reading “Treat yourself to a beauty franchise with Mooeys”
I’m writing this blog shortly after returning from our first, Annual, AFA Conference, which took place on Thursday 28th March at the Jury’s Inn in Oxford. I have to admit I’m still buzzing from it, as it really was fantastic, and the feedback we’ve already received from attendees suggests they agree!
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This week, our spotlight blog is about an AFA member called Mess Around, which organises sessions and parties across the UK that provide children with the opportunity to get messy and explore new, sensory activities. With lots of activities to explore, including their famous, painting wall, little ones can squelch, pour, mix and get messy to their hearts’ content.
Continue reading “Would you like to run your own messy play business?”
This week, our blog focuses on Go Yoga, an AFA member that offers a unique way to build a successful and financially rewarding business within a network of knowledge, support and training. Your studio becomes your community and enables you to become involved in the fast-growing wellness industry and make a valuable contribution to your local area’s overall wellbeing.
Continue reading “Are you a yoga teacher or enthusiast? Looking to transform your passion into a successful business?”
Franchising continues to be a recipe for long-term, business success
The BFA and NatWest recently released their 2018 Franchising Landscape Report and I was extremely encouraged by their findings, which I would like to share with you in this week’s blog post.
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I’ve personally used The Office Genie for many years. The virtual reception service they offer is actually a part of the Extra Help franchisee package. They recently came on board as an AFA partner. The Office Genie provides many services, but there are two in particular you should be thinking about for yourself and your franchisees.
Continue reading “Introducing The Office Genie”
Here at the AFA, we are always keen to highlight and celebrate achievements within the franchising sector and, today, our blog focuses on Elite Franchise’s recent announcement of their top 100 franchises for 2019.
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Are you interested in working with children to deliver something a bit out of the ordinary – not just your usual playgroup or arts and crafts class? Do you have a passion for numbers and shapes and like the idea of inspiring children with creative and exciting, maths-related activities?
Continue reading “Spaghetti Maths”
You may have read the recent statement by Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, which mentions a copycat franchise association that has just been established in the UK.
Continue reading “Statement from Claire Robinson, CEO of the Approved Franchise Association”
You may remember that, on a recent blog, I announced that we had partnered with The Business Show at ExCel in London, which took place last week. We also had our own stand at the show and I have to say it was a fantastic experience and well worth exhibiting.
Continue reading “Sharing the Franchising Love at ‘The Business Show’ in London”
As many of you will know, I have been working within the franchising industry for a number of years now. As well as establishing and managing my own franchise network, Extra Help®, since 2010, as the CEO of the AFA I have gained considerable experience in assisting business owners with franchising their businesses and helping franchisees to select the best franchise for them.
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With headquarters based in Watford, House of Colour, the UK’s premier personal stylist and colour analysis experts, is celebrating record successes in 2018.
Continue reading “House Of Colour Celebrates Record Success”
Direct mail distribution and print specialists Dor-2-Dor are celebrating the growth of their 60 strong network of franchises with the addition of a further four franchisees strategically located throughout the UK.
Continue reading “Dor-2-Dor celebrates the opening of four new franchises to serve more businesses throughout the UK”
This week, I am very excited to announce that the AFA is partnering with The Business Show, Europe’s largest business exhibition, which is taking place on the 14th and 15th November 2018 at ExCel in London. The AFA will be exhibiting on stand 1850.
Continue reading “Partnership with the Business Show London Excel”
LinkedIn is a great professional networking tool to communicate with existing and potential franchisees, connect to peers, monitor competitors, and find new talent for your franchise.
Continue reading “What Your Franchise Should Know”
Ovenu, the UK’s leading oven valeting franchise, has welcomed three new franchisees to its growing network.
The Wokingham, Berkshire-headquartered company has extended its geographical reach with new franchisees taking up territories in Aylesbury, Bicester and Banbury, as well as Stonehaven.
Continue reading “Ovenu celebrates hat-trick of new franchisees”
Are you looking for a low-cost franchise that gives you the chance to have lots of fun at work, interact with children and their parents and grow a successful business?
In this week’s blog, I’d like to tell you about an exciting, new AFA member called diddi dance, a provider of dance classes for preschool- age girls and boys.
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Recent statistics show that the size of the UK cleaning industry is estimated at a staggering £7 billion! Whilst there are numerous home-help, domestic cleaning companies, businesses often struggle to find a reliable, contract cleaning service to ensure their premises are always cleaned to a consistently high and professional standard.
This represents an enormous opportunity for Q Cleaning Ltd, one of our AFA members, which concentrates solely on commercial cleaning.
Continue reading “Q Cleaning Franchise”