Fun Science, the UK based franchise making science accessible for kids, has published the results of their biscuit-dunking “Big Experiment”.
The Big Experiment was designed to provide entertainment and satisfy curiosity during the lockdown brought about by COVID-19. Children and parents across the UK were asked to dunk three types of branded biscuit into water. Using an online metronome provided by the company, participants were able to determine exactly how many four-second dunks it took for a biscuit to break. Continue reading “It’s official – the chocolate digestive is the most dunkable biscuit!”
Fantastic Services, the UK’s leading home-maintenance company, demonstrated exceptional growth with another strong month in franchising. In the last two months, the company welcomed nine new Area Development Franchisees to its family.
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Tubz have developed with guidance from the World Health Organisation a Safe, non alcohol based Hand & Touchpoint Sanitiser which forms a covalent bond with surfaces and helps prevent the spread of viruses to other surface throughout your business! Continue reading “Our members Tubz are keeping your business and customers safe, everyone’s top priority since COVID-19 broke out… A new opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals?”
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If your business has survived the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, you and your franchisees may well be wondering what’s next for the franchising sector. With a recession looming and restrictions still in place, it’s inevitable that things aren’t going to be easy for any of us. Continue reading “A Boost for Your Franchise Business When It’s Needed The Most”
The UK’s leading property-maintenance company is making its custom-built training platform available to everyone. In the light of recent events, the company supported thousands of essential workers and struggling businesses by delivering free cleaning to the UK’s essential workers and developing new antiviral services for commercial clients. Along with that, to mark their 11th anniversary, Fantastic Services decided to empower all the people who lost their job during the economic turmoil, as well as those who gained motivation to start a new business.
Continue reading “Fantastic Services is paying it forward by opening up their exclusive online training to all”
16th June 2020: At a time when many are seeking more flexible, homeworking career options, a new book is promising to empower virtual assistants (VAs) to create their own thriving businesses.
Continue reading “Alchemy VA – “I have poured my heart into writing a book which will help and inspire others” New book is set to empower aspiring virtual assistants”
Dream Clean Ovens are a professional family-run business, like many businesses they have faced enormous pressure with the situation we all found ourselves in – find out more about their journey through this crisis below.
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Hear from our members The Holiday Franchise Company, who have understandably faced huge challenges recently, yet have remained a leading figure in their industry. They share their recent reviews, and the story of Jenny their franchisee, who runs Tiger Eye Travel their franchisee of the month! Continue reading “THE HOLIDAY FRANCHISE COMPANY – BACKED BY THE HIGHEST RATED TRAVEL AGENT”
Suzanne Cox and Kristy Roff are celebrating the first birthday of their Get Ahead VA Berkshire and North Hampshire franchise. It has certainly been a busy year, full of unexpected challenges and surprises.
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All across the UK, children’s entertainers and activity providers are adapting to our current ‘new normal’. One business that has been adapting in a variety of different ways is Fun Science which has franchised branches across the UK. Read on to find out about some of the different things that Fun Science branch owners are doing. Continue reading “Fun Science – Adapting to Covid-19 as a children’s activity franchise”
Tidy Green Clean, the leading environmentally-friendly cleaning business that operates on a franchise model, is continuing 2020 with its commitment to growth, with the appointment of two new Regional Directors, including its first in England. Alex McCarthy is the Regional Director for Northern England and Callum Cruickshank is Regional Director for Aberdeen West.
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Franchise theatre school network continues to support talented youngsters with thousands of pounds worth of training
Despite the closure of schools across the UK, a Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise wanted to continue offering incredible opportunities to young people with a passion for the performing arts. Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been working with children for the last twenty years and has offered in excess of one million pounds in scholarships and grants to help children participate in the theatre arts. Continue reading “Franchise theatre school network continues to support talented youngsters with thousands of pounds worth of training”
The home-maintenance franchise company manages its way through the crisis by striking three new area development agreements. Along with the new services they launch, this expansion proves that Fantastic Services always finds a way to grow. With innovation and competitiveness, they are pushing through the crisis to reach the final destination – success.
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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.
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That’s what friends are for …
Have you ever considered starting a business with a friend? Starting up on your own can be daunting, and you may have been advised not to mix business with pleasure …
Continue reading “Top Tips For Starting A Business With A Friend”
And how to overcome it …
An effective franchisor will offer ongoing support and training to their franchisees as a matter of course and ensure they have everything they need to run their businesses successfully …
Continue reading “The Reasons Why Franchisees Underperform”
Keeping in touch with your franchisees …
Without a doubt, one of the most crucial elements of a successful franchise network is regular communication with its franchisees, whether that’s regarding the everyday management of the business, training and ongoing support, or just relevant news …
Continue reading “My Top Five Tips for Successful AGM Planning”
Visualise it to achieve it …
Many company CEO’s advocate the concept of vision boards as one of the most successful way to achieve medium to long-term goals. Franchisors can adopt this process within their head office team and cascade this methodology through the BDM’s and Franchisees …
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The AFA presents a short article on the benefits of franchising.
Why go into business? There are many reasons why someone would want to go into business for themselves; everyone has their own. But, whether it is to be their own boss, work hours to suit themselves, fit around family life, fill a market niche, or financial security, there is one factor that everyone wants… SUCCESS. You may decide to remain a small company, but long-term success in business generally means growth and for sustainable growth, you must expand. This can be either through additional company-owned operations or through franchising.
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Franchising started with Isaac Singer way back in the 19th century!!
Mr Singer wanted to distribute his sewing machines outside his geographical area and provide training on how to use the machines, as people wouldn’t buy them without training and retailers did not provide this service. Mr Singer started selling licenses to people in different parts of the country, this licence gave permission for the owner of that licence to sell and teach people how to use the Singer sewing machine. This bought the use of the sewing machine to the public where before it had only been for commercial use.
Continue reading “A Brief History Of Franchising”