During the height of the pandemic, the one industry that the world turned to in order to survive lockdown was the arts. From online choirs to virtual dance classes, every element of the arts was consumed to spread much needed sanity and joy.
Why should anyone trust your business? It might not be a question you’ve asked yourself before, but it’s certainly one that your potential customers will ask before they hand over their money. Continue reading “How to build business relationships based on trust – Suzy Sanders, Alchemy VA”
The Holiday Franchise Company is excited to announce two new employees to the business in newly created roles, Chris Storey as the Training Executive and Jordan Luxton as the Marketing Manager. Continue reading “The Holiday Franchise Team Has Expanded! They are happy to welcome Chris Storey, Training Executive and Jordan Luxton, Marketing Manager to their team.”
Whilst each different review platform is more suited to specific industries, there are a few who stand out at being the most popular. One of these platforms is Feefo, who help their clients collect reviews from their customers in a variety of ways.
With lockdown restrictions likely to tighten and relax over the coming months in Ireland, it is a stark reality that large numbers of people are unsure of what the future holds for them, with many still unable to go back to work. Continue reading “Limerick mum starts languages business to fulfil local demand and support home education”
What’s your career background – what did you do before you joined Lingotot?
I am a qualified CELTA teacher, teaching English as a foreign language to adults. I currently work at Coventry University, teaching on the semester courses led by the MFL department. I have also taught on a 1:1 basis, teacher trained volunteers who would like to become tutors and I have mentored many students with their MA studies. Continue reading “Hear from Lingotot Franchisee Layla Riches about her franchise journey”
As businesses face an unprecedented challenge this year due to Covid-19, national education franchise, Lingotot, is delighted to have their hard work recognised across a number of business awards.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced many business owners and potential business owners to rethink their strategy. As time goes on, people are realising that a business that is not only able to continue operating during times of crisis, but actually thrives, is the type of business they need to focus on building.
This week, we caught up with AFA Member Stephen Sacks, founder of Funding Nav, a funding management company that helps small and medium businesses to become more profitable and cash generative. Continue reading “A Franchise Business That Thrives in Times of Crisis”
The Alchemy VA family are celebrating again this week as we reach the finals in the fourth business awards programme this year.
We were delighted to learn that Stephen Thompson, Head of Franchising at Cardiff commercial law firm Darwin Gray has been listed as one of the top leading franchise lawyers in the UK. Continue reading “Darwin Gray – Cardiff Lawyer One of the UK’s ‘10 Leading Franchise Lawyers’”
There are many different review platforms available, with some being accessible for all businesses and some being industry specific. One of the biggest review platforms around today is Trustpilot, who help many different businesses to collect reviews from their customers. Continue reading “TRUSTist vs Trustpilot”
When Cheshire-based Sophie Birley-Brown was placed on furlough back in March, she knew the time was right to look for something new. With many years of Operations and PA experience, she was keen to realise her ambition of running her own business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.