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Winners revealed in 2015 Best Franchise Awards

November 27, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Associations
At the end of their highly successful annual conference, research experts Smith and Henderson yesterday announced the winners in the 2015 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Read more.

EWIF Award Categories Announced

November 20, 2015 / BLOG POST
EWIF are delighted to announce the seven awards categories for their 2016 awards. Read on to learn more about becoming an entrant or sponsor. Read more.

Greeting Card Franchises - What’s the Opportunity?

November 20, 2015 / BLOG POST Retail Franchises, Franchise Advice
When it comes to the greeting card market, the UK has a strong tradition of sending greetings cards and the sector can offer some interesting franchising opportunities in an established and stable marketplace. Read more.

EWIF members get involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 10, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Associations, Franchise Industry, Franchise News, Women in Franchising
EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) are delighted to announce that they have recently become a partner of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The primary focus of EWIF is to support women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging th... Read more.

Finalists Announced in 2015 Best Franchise Awards

November 5, 2015 / BLOG POST
Research experts Smith & Henderson have announced the finalists in the 2015 Best Franchise Awards sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The awards are based on feedback from thousands of franchisees that have completed the Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark. The survey asks franchisees to anonymously rate their franchisor on everything from training and support to shared goals and how it h... Read more.

Social Franchising proves a massive success

October 29, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Advice, Franchise Industry, Franchise News, Franchise Update
If you think about franchising then you probably imagine a business like a fast-food outlet that works by passing on experience and knowledge from one successful business to one that’s starting out. Here’s how it normally works: the franchiser gives the new franchise owner the right and obligation to run a new business in line with the franchiser’s original concept. After paying... Read more.

How to Start a Vending Machine Business

October 2, 2015 / BLOG POST General Franchise Information, The Franchisee's Perspective
Vending is the perfect business: money is entered, the product is received, and every transaction is in cash. Find out more about starting a vending machine business here. Read more.

How to write the perfect business plan

September 7, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry Related Articles, General Franchise Information
Writing an effective business plan is a key step in evolving your idea into a functioning, profitable reality. Franchise Direct looks at the key points your business plan should hit. Read more.

Franchise Direct MD Sean McGarry makes Franchise Business Radio appearance

July 31, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry, Franchise News
Franchise Direct managing director, Sean McGarry, had the pleasure of being a guest panellist on the July 15 episode of Franchise Business Radio, hosted by Pam Currie. Read more.

Franchise Direct Amazon gift voucher draw terms and conditions

July 1, 2015 / BLOG POST
Here are the terms and conditions for the Amazon gift voucher draw. Read more.
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