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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”
Our partners Croner share with us some important legal developments for 2020.
2019 was a busy year for employment law, but 2020 is set to be even busier.
Continue reading “2020’s Top Legal Developments”
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.
Continue reading “Reduce Financial Stress and Simplify Life with Roden Associates”
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.
Continue reading “Increase engagement and turn your website visitors into customers with Melu”
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.
Continue reading “An interview with The Office Genie, Sponsor of the Best Franchise Support Award”
Paul Mitchell, Managing Director, explains how Accentiá supports the AFA and why they made the decision to sponsor an Award.
Continue reading “An interview with Accentiá, Sponsor of the Franchise Network Contribution Award”
Customer data is very often at the core of franchise business.
Ensuring GDPR compliance helps protect sensitive private data whilst gaining the trust and loyalty of your customers.
Continue reading “Why becoming GDPR compliant is important for franchise businesses”
I’ve personally used The Office Genie for many years. The virtual reception service they offer is actually a part of the Extra Help franchisee package. They recently came on board as an AFA partner. The Office Genie provides many services, but there are two in particular you should be thinking about for yourself and your franchisees.
Continue reading “Introducing The Office Genie”
As many of you will know, I have been working within the franchising industry for a number of years now. As well as establishing and managing my own franchise network, Extra Help®, since 2010, as the CEO of the AFA I have gained considerable experience in assisting business owners with franchising their businesses and helping franchisees to select the best franchise for them.
Continue reading “Accentia Announcement”
Here at the AFA, we always love to hear about our members’ charitable activities and, this week, I’d like to tell you about Nationwide Cleaners and their efforts to sponsor a courageous and determined local teenager, Elise Jones, with her forthcoming trip to Peru to help underprivileged communities.
Continue reading “Nationwide Cleaners Sponsors Teenager’s Peru Expedition”
This week, I would like to tell you about Scamps & Champs, an AFA member that provides a wide range of pet services to local communities.
Continue reading “Do you love animals and would like to run a business based around your passion?”
A Camberley-based oven valeter is celebrating a successful 10 years in business.
Paul Hellewell, owner of Ovenu Camberley, is to mark the milestone by expanding his business with the potential addition of a sub-contractor over the next 12 months
Continue reading “Camberley oven valeting firm set for expansion as it celebrates 10th anniversary”
If you happened to be paying Bath Cats and Dogs Home a visit on Thursday 26th April you may have noticed a number of people wearing red! This is due to the first annual AGM for the ever growing team of Dog First Aid Franchise Partners being held at the centre on that day and what a great day it was too!
Continue reading “Dog First Aid Franchise Ltd holds first AGM in Bath!”
This week, our member spotlight blog focuses on AFA member Lingotot, who runs award-winning language classes for thousands of children in local communities, schools and nurseries.
Continue reading “Lingotot”
This week, I’d like to tell you about one of our AFA partner members, Presentations Unlimited, a marketing agency that provides a full range of marketing services …
Continue reading “Partner Spotlight: Presentations Unlimited Marketing services for franchises …”
Government start-up loans for franchisees …
This week, I’d like to tell you about a new AFA partner company, Outset Finance. They offer low-cost loans for would-be franchisees who need to raise funds to get them started …
Continue reading “Partner Spotlight: Outset Finance – Government start-up loans for franchisees …”
Insurance services for the franchise industry …
This week, I would like to tell you about CBS (Insurance) Ltd, a brand new AFA partner member that provides insurance services to a wide range of businesses, particularly within the franchising industry …
Continue reading “Partner Spotlight: CBS (Insurance) Ltd”
A genuinely beneficial and rewarding business …
Gymboree Play And Music is the global leader in early childhood development programmes. It was established in 1976 by a Californian mother, Joan Barnes …
She had tried to find a safe, fun place for parents and children to play together. Unable to do so, she decided to form her own. Gymboree Play And Music began its UK operations in January 2000 and has since grown to over thirty franchises across England and Scotland.
Continue reading “Member Spotlight: Gymboree Play And Music”
Essential hygiene systems and products …
Today, I’d like to tell you about another AFA member, Westcountry Hygiene, a supplier of essential hygiene systems and products to the food, care and hospitality industries …
Continue reading “Member Spotlight: Westcountry Hygiene”
This week, we’re showcasing the flexibility of franchising by publishing some words by Peter Munro from Nationwide Cleaners. One of his franchisees, Laurence, runs his UK franchise from Spain and it works brilliantly …
Continue reading “Running A Nationwide Cleaners Franchise From Spain It’s all about good communication …”