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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Are you looking to be your own boss and run a business that provides you with a healthy, residual income? If so, then Dolly Char could well be the franchise opportunity for you!
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In March 2015, the government announced a new initiative called “Making Tax Digital”. The aim of this was to bring the tax system into the 21st century and make it easier for individuals and businesses to keep their tax affairs efficient and in order. HMRC wants to have the most technologically advanced tax system in the world.
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Any franchisor will tell you that one of the most important elements of their growth is bringing on board franchisees who embrace the company culture and have the right traits …
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I recently found some fascinating articles about the history of franchising which I thought I’d share with you this week. Did you know it all started right back in the 1850s?
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No matter how small your franchise business, everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely and without any risks to their health …
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We are delighted to announce that the AFA has confirmed a partnership with Induction Junction and with immediate effect will be offering a new AFA member and franchisee e-learning service …
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As we are all aware, Brexit is a hot topic for UK businesses, and as the Conservative party conference comes to a close, I thought I’d consider the possible impact on the franchising industry …
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If you have a business website, you should ensure that it complies with the various relevant pieces of legislation including those relating to data protection …
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This week’s guest post is from, Kieran James of Paykeeper Ltd. As the title suggests, it’s about Millennials and how to inspire them into the franchise industry. So over to you Kieran …
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At EWiF, we’re trying to change the face of the franchise sector so that women have a much larger presence in the industry than they do currently …
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The Approved Franchise Association, or the AFA as it’s known, was born in 2012. I’ve been the CEO since June 2015, but have been closely associated with the organisation from the very early stages …
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With GCSE and A level results out within the last few weeks now is a good time to secure some school leaver help for your franchise. Could you interview them effectively?
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