Enter the new dragon – Our members Razzamataz have a former friend and bodyguard to Michael Jackson joining their head office team!

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.

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Lockdown in Ipswich – how Driving Miss Daisy Franchise Owner Nigel Stead kept himself busy and his clients amused July 2020

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.

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Our members BBX are promoting Sparetember – Last year they raised an amazing £45,000 for charity!

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.

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BUYING INTO A FRANCHISE: TIPS FROM OUR FRANCHISEES IT’SEEZE FRANCHISE

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.

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Alchemy VA welcome an experienced Lancashire-based Virtual Assistant to help small business owners and entrepreneurs recover, rebuild, and thrive post-Covid.

“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.”

Hear from PetStay franchisee Catriona how she created a thriving business supporting her local economy and community

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”

Hear from PetStay franchisee Emma how she turned her passion into a business

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”

Hear from PetStay franchisee Sophia how PetStay helped her create more work life balance

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”

Virtual agency Get Ahead VA celebrates 10th anniversary

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.

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Debutots AGM goes online with a bang!

The Debutots network AGM went online this year and was a huge hit with franchisees.

 

Founding Director, Charlotte said “Having been through the whirlwind of taking classes online and re-writing the rule book for holiday camps and classes moving forward, it was time to concentrate on how we can find our resilience; adapt to an ever changing landscape and look after our mental health.”

 

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