Franchise case study: Zoe McKibbin, Razzamataz Edinburgh and Razzamataz Glasgow South
Meet multiple franchise owner with Razzamataz Theatre Schools Zoe McKibbin, age 27 from Glasgow. Zoe took over the Edinburgh school in 2016 and Glasgow South in 2018.
Continue reading “Find out what being a multiple franchise owner of a theatre school has been like during COVID”
Martial arts millionaire and former friend and bodyguard to Michael Jackson has come on board to take a Dragons’ Den backed business to new levels. Matt Fiddes is an entrepreneur and franchising expert, who runs one of the largest chains of martial arts schools in the world with more than 1,000 locations. In fact, it was Michael Jackson who first introduced Matt to the world of franchising.
Continue reading “Enter the new dragon – Our members Razzamataz have a former friend and bodyguard to Michael Jackson joining their head office team!”
Our lead exclusive interview this month is with Commercial cleaning services provider, Ecocleen, and how it does what it says on the tin. In fact, it does it rather well. Managing Director, Jean-Henri Beukesexplains the company’s recipe for success. Click here for our main interview this month.
Continue reading “Elite Franchise September 2020 updates”
Husband-and-wife team Zororo Mubaya and Terence Kavuru, are celebrating their first business birthday after securing their Driving Miss Daisy franchise in August 2019.
Continue reading “1st Year Birthday Celebrations for Driving Miss Daisy Didcot”
In 2014, just one week after swimming the English Channel Ian Davies was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells.
It was important to him to show that having cancer should not stop people from doing things and stretching themselves. Continue reading “Driving Miss Daisy: Ian Davies – Our Ultra-Distance Rowing Hero”
During the April lockdown Nigel kept himself as busy as possible within sensible parameters and in line with legislation. Naturally with the client group he supports, work at times was limited. However, having received permission from Dementia Together, RS’s daughter was able to continue to book Nigel in a variety of ways.
Continue reading “Lockdown in Ipswich – how Driving Miss Daisy Franchise Owner Nigel Stead kept himself busy and his clients amused July 2020”
The BBX community takes pride in encouraging many business like-minded individuals to achieve their goals, and so, we are running “Sparetember” again due to much success of last year, to help out charities by trading what we know best.
BBX bring business and charities together to maintain an active CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program. We believe that charities can utilise spare capacity in business to improve the world.
Continue reading “Our members BBX are promoting Sparetember – Last year they raised an amazing £45,000 for charity!”
Are you considering buying a franchise but are slightly trepidatious about exactly how they work and what you can get out of them? That’s not surprising. There are some differences in the way franchises work to other businesses. But it doesn’t have to be scary or confusing.
Tens of thousands of people across the UK run successful franchise businesses, drawn to them by the established business model, the additional support, and the sense of being part of a wider organisation – but still with added benefits of being your own boss and having a greater degree of freedom.
Continue reading “BUYING INTO A FRANCHISE: TIPS FROM OUR FRANCHISEES IT’SEEZE FRANCHISE”
We are really excited to be featuring on the AFA blog and cannot wait to share with you all what we have been up to recently. We really have pulled together over the past few months and have came out the other end stronger and more ready than ever before – with three new Franchise signings might we add. Stay tuned… Continue reading “Hello from the Little Learners Franchise Team!”
Award-winning virtual agency Get Ahead VA is delighted to welcome a new franchisee for the East Midlands to support businesses in Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Burton-on-Trent.
Continue reading “Get Ahead VA welcomes new franchisee for the East Midlands”
Holidaysplease is a hugely successful & multi award-winning travel agency.
They run The Holiday Franchise Company, who are accredited by The Approved Franchise Association and The British Franchise Association, which supports people in setting up their own branded, fully bonded, online travel agency. Continue reading “Holiday Franchise Company are recruiting!”
“Lancashire entrepreneurs deserve the headspace to do the work they love
during this challenging time”
Eloise Robb, from Chorley, started an Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) hub from her home office last month, with the purpose of providing flexible, remote admin and PA support to growing businesses under the trusted Alchemy brand. Continue reading “Alchemy VA welcome an experienced Lancashire-based Virtual Assistant to help small business owners and entrepreneurs recover, rebuild, and thrive post-Covid.”
Catriona : PetStay Highlands & Moray Branch
“When I read about the PetStay franchise model I thought it sounded perfect for me, I think the idea had been simmering for a while before things fell into place. Continue reading “Hear from PetStay franchisee Catriona how she created a thriving business supporting her local economy and community”
Emma: PetStay Durham & Darlington Branch
I have always been passionate about animals, especially dogs so I did a google search on possible careers that I could pursue involving dogs. I found PetStay and knew it was for me and after meeting with PetStay and the team at Head Office I knew I had found a new path to follow. I was given all the training and support I needed to start my new venture. Continue reading “Hear from PetStay franchisee Emma how she turned her passion into a business”
Isabelle : PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth Branch
I’ve been involved with dogs all my life; in fact they are my passion. When the opportunity arose to run the PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth branch, it was my dream job. Continue reading “Hear from PetStay franchisee Isabelle how her dream came into reality”
Sophia: PetStay Norfolk Branch
Having been a vet and finding that this didn’t match family life anymore, I had changed over to teaching Animal Management. After doing that for 7 years, the system had changed so much, it was taking over my life and I wanted something that would mean I could put in more or less time, as it suited me and that IF I put in more time, I would reap the benefits from it myself. Also, I wanted more job satisfaction and less stress. Continue reading “Hear from PetStay franchisee Sophia how PetStay helped her create more work life balance”
Award-winning virtual agency celebrates 10 years in business
Virtual agency Get Ahead VA is delighted to be celebrating ten successful years in business this September. The team of over 40 franchisees and virtual assistants are looking forward to celebrating in virtual style, in light of current social distancing measures.
Continue reading “Virtual agency Get Ahead VA celebrates 10th anniversary”
Hopes Happy Hounds (HHH), a UK-based pet service franchise plans to double in size within the next 18 months. This low-cost franchise, initial investment is just £2995, is very affordable to people who have recently been made redundant or are looking to top up with a second income.
Continue reading “AFFORDABILITY IS KEY AS PET SERVICES FRANCHISE AIMS TO DOUBLE IN SIZE”
Performers can now start their own business with no franchise fee
Multi-award winning theatre school Razzamataz is throwing a much needed lifeline to performers whose careers have been left devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Continue reading “RAZZAMATAZ THEATRE SCHOOL THROWS LIFELINE TO STRICKEN PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR”