the Turtle Tots story

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Would you like to run a business teaching babies and toddlers to swim, backed by an established brand and all the training you need?

This week, our member spotlight blog focuses on AFA member Turtle Tots, a proven, award-winning, baby and preschool swim school, with over fifty licensees across the UK, Ireland and Australia.

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This week, our member spotlight blog is on a new and unique AFA member, Curves International. Curves is a boutique-style fitness club exclusively for women, offering a 30-minute circuit workout, small group exercise classes, coaching and personal progress tracking. Starting and running a successful franchise is an extremely rewarding experience, thanks to their proven business model and increased media presence.

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Are you considering setting up your own business and looking for a franchise opportunity?

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If you’d like to discover a multitude of high-quality franchise businesses under one roof, you need to come to our next franchise show!

The AFA, in conjunction with Expo South Ltd, is proud to announce the third of three, annual franchise shows across the UK. This time, the location is Cardiff.

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Clear Brew sign up their 41st Franchisee.

Clear Brew are well on their way to completing the goal of covering the entire UK by announcing their 41st franchisee, Neil Hickton, who will cover the Leicestershire region. Stephen Trezona, MD and owner of Clear Brew is delighted with the announcement as he considers it a major step towards brand strengthening and national coverage and further affirmation that the Clear Brew franchise package is continuing to appeal to those wishing to start their own business by being part of the UK’s leading beer line cleaning company. He also states that,

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Sing with your bump, baby or toddler in tow!


Our AFA members offer a fantastic and diverse range of business opportunities and, this week, our blog focuses on a franchise where every day is filled with laughter, music and song! It’s a rewarding business that enables you to provide a valuable service to your community, focusing specifically on mums with babies and toddlers, with an immense feel-good factor.

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1st May 2018 – An important date for VAT registered businesses


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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