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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DIY OR DESIGNER? HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE CHOICE YOU WON’T REGRET

We asked our Partners It’seeze websites their opinion on DIY vs professionally designed websites –

 

You’ve probably already heard it said that every growing business needs a website. This is actually one step away from the truth; what every growing business needs is an effective website. You see, even if your customer base is primarily local, most customers will find you first online.

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Why are AFA members awesome? What does the AFA Seal of Approval stand for? How does our accreditation process work? If you have ever asked any of these questions, please read our new blog!

What is the AFA?

People often assume that any franchisor can become a member of the Approved Franchise Association, as long as they pay the membership fees. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth!

 

In this week’s blog, we thought it would be a good idea to explain exactly what’s involved in becoming a member of the AFA. How do we ensure that every member of the AFA meets our criteria and can demonstrate their ongoing commitment to our values?

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Should Customer Reviews be Part of Your Post-Lockdown SEO Strategy? Our Partners TRUSTist share the latest developments!

There have been more searches for the term “SEO Agency” on Google over the last few weeks than at any other point in the last five years. As businesses start to return to normal, they are rightly so, trying to make up the lost ground during lockdown and are starting up their marketing activities again. As more businesses start to increase their spend on SEO activities, businesses need to be inventive to remain competitive. Continue reading “Should Customer Reviews be Part of Your Post-Lockdown SEO Strategy? Our Partners TRUSTist share the latest developments!”

August updates from Elite Franchise

Elite Franchise August 2020 

Here are a very few of the ‘hottest’ stories so far this August brought to you exclusively by Elite Franchise.

Our lead exclusive interview this month is with Global CEO of Tutor Doctor Frank Milner. Frank’s new objectives are to make the company a household name across the globe. And with 350 franchisees operating 680 territories in 15 countries, it’s now on its way to achieving that. Click here for our main interview this month. Continue reading “August updates from Elite Franchise”

A Boost for Your Franchise Business When It’s Needed The Most

Would you like some free publicity for your business?

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”

Reduce Financial Stress and Simplify Life with Roden Associates

If you have ever attempted to franchise your business, you’ll know how crucial it is to ensure your financial systems are easy to follow, well organised and scalable. That’s why it makes so much sense to work with our fantastic AFA partner and proud sponsor of our forthcoming AFA Awards, Roden Associates.

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Increase engagement and turn your website visitors into customers with Melu

These days, more and more websites seem to be offering live chat support. There are many advantages of using live chat on your website, as it’s usually a lot faster than telephone or email support. It means the customer avoids having to plough through annoying menus, just to reach the topic they need support with or information on, and provides instant answers to queries, eliminating the wait for an email response.

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An interview with The Office Genie, Sponsor of the Best Franchise Support Award

Sponsor Gold Square

Jacqui Frost, Chief Genie and Deliverer of Wishes, explains why she chose to cast some Genie magic on the AFA Awards

The AFA Awards event, taking place on Thursday 19th Sept, promises to be spectacular and truly magical, particularly with the involvement of The Office Genie, our valued Partner Member.

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