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Franchise Direct Asia Opens Portals in Malaysia and Singapore

April 1, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry, Franchising in India, International Franchising
Over four billion people; the largest land area in the world; more than 40 countries including the huge India and the Philippines…all of these features mean that Asia is one seriously significant continent. And it was never going to be long before Franchise Direct entered it. Read more.

“Would You Shop Here?” How to Present Your Franchise's Products and Services

March 25, 2014 / BLOG POST Marketing, Franchise Advice, Advertising, Retail Franchises
While your franchisor will usually give you excellent training on how your services and products should be presented, as a franchisee you are still working independently and are responsible for how the public sees your business. Read more.

What Happened at The 2014 Franchise Show in ExCel, London?

February 25, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise Industry, Franchise News, International Franchising, Marketing
On 14th and 15th February, the greatest franchise exhibition of the year was held in the ExCel Exhibition Centre, London. We just couldn't miss it, and three of our sales team travelled from Franchise Direct's European Head Offices in Dublin to set up stand and converse with franchise clients and potential franchisees. Here UK editor Ann-Marie gives us a day-by-day report on the whirlwind trip that they enjoyed so much. Read more.

Rain, Rain, Go Away…Franchisees and How to Claim Insurance in Times of Flooding and Gale

February 7, 2014 / BLOG POST Financial Services Franchises, Financing a Franchise, Franchise Advice, The Franchisee's Perspective
In these days of damage caused by natural disaster, most franchisees can turn to franchisors for financial and emotional assistance. However, claiming insurance is often still a necessity in order to make the small business operational again. Read more.

Franchise Direct To Hit the Franchise Show 2014 (14-15th February)

January 17, 2014 / BLOG POST Advertising, Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise News
The biggest franchise exhibition of the year is next month…have you put it in your diary? Read more.

The Franchise Associations and Groups You Can Join

December 23, 2013 / BLOG POST Franchise Associations, International Franchising, Women in Franchising
The new year is approaching, and it’s a good time to consider starting membership in a new network. There are quite a few associations and groups relevant to franchisors and franchisees in the UK, and here we provide a list of short descriptions of each one. Read more.

Franchise Direct Create Their First Video!

December 11, 2013 / BLOG POST Advertising, Franchise Industry, Franchise News, Marketing
Franchise Direct are proud to announce that their first video advert has been made. The 30 second piece is a fun cartoon titled ‘Franchise Direct Makes You the Boss’ that shows how people from all backgrounds can run their own business by getting into the franchising system. The video shows four people: one who lost his job, one who wants to work from home after having a child, one... Read more.

Technology: the Future of Franchising

November 29, 2013 / BLOG POST Marketing, Guest Bloggers, Franchise News, Franchise Industry
In this article Michael Johnson, the Managing Director of the market-leading franchise Card Connection, gives his opinion on how technology will affect franchising in the future: in the areas of efficiency, business models, training, marketing, franchisors’ responsibilities, and positives and negatives. Read more.

Men and Franchising Suit Each Other

November 26, 2013 / BLOG POST Entrepreneurship, Women in Franchising, Food Franchises
Much emphasis has been placed on women in franchising – even Franchise Direct have a valuably informative section on the topic in our site’s info centre. But last week saw International Men’s Day, while men make up 72% of the UK’s franchisees. Shouldn’t they be getting a blog of attention too? Read more.

Ulster Bank on Franchising and Showing It Off

November 15, 2013 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guest Bloggers, Franchise Exhibitions, Advertising
Here Ulster Bank’s Business Manager answers questions about the bank’s views on franchising, their extensive preparation for last month's expo, and whether or not they’ll do it all again next year. Read more.
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