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The UK's Largest International Franchise Event Returns to London in March

February 24, 2015 / BLOG POST Franchise Associations, Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise Industry, International Franchising, The Franchisee's Perspective
Learn the important details of the British and International Franchise Exhibition, set to take place on 13 and 14 March at London's Olympia and set to help aspiring franchisees and franchisors alike. Read more.

Gym Franchise Anytime Fitness to Sponsor the UK's Leading 2015 Franchise Exhibitions

February 10, 2015 / BLOG POST Fitness Sector, Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise Industry
Globally renowned gym franchise Anytime Fitness has been announced as the event sponsor of The National Franchise Exhibition in February and The British & International Franchise Exhibition in March. Read more.

Discover the World of Franchising at The National Franchise Exhibition 2015

February 2, 2015 / BLOG POST Entrepreneurship, Franchise Associations, Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise Industry
On 20 and 21 February, the 2015 National Franchise Exhibition will take place at the NEC, Birmingham. This is a significant event for anyone thinking of starting their own business, as all franchises on display are top brands approved by the British Franchise Association. Read more.

2015 Set to be a Brilliant Year for Entrepreneurs

February 2, 2015 / BLOG POST Entrepreneurship, Franchise Industry, Franchise News
The first month of 2015 is only just over, but already the rise of interest in the franchise industry shows that this year is going to be a buzzing one for people in the UK planning to start their own business. Read more.

Stick to That New Year's Resolution and Start Your Own Business

January 20, 2015 / BLOG POST Entrepreneurship, Guest Bloggers, Guide To Buying A Franchise, Interviews With The Experts, Starting Your Own Business
Alan J Gibson, QFP, FCMI, has provided us with wise and informative articles over the last six months, and ends now with tips on how to ensure that you stick to your new year's resolution of going through the process of becoming a franchisee. Read more.

Franchise Industry Enjoys Rapid Growth across the UK as Franchise Direct Breaks Records

November 24, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise News, Franchise Industry
Franchise Direct UK, the country’s number one franchise directory for more than 15 years, is reporting rapid growth in the UK franchising industry, at a rate higher than the newly buoyant national economy. Read more.

The Secrets of Pitching for Franchise Investment

November 21, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guest Bloggers, Funding the Franchise Business
Alan J Gibson is a knowledgeable franchise consultant, and he knows how to pitch for investment. Now he reveals how to persuade the bank to lend you money: the documentation required, how to prepare, and the mistakes to avoid. Read more.

IFA Launches a Competition So Young Entrepreneurs Can Join the Franchise Industry

November 11, 2014 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Associations, Entrepreneurship
All the big franchises had humble beginnings. The International Franchise Association has set up the 'Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising' competition, a campaign targeting young entrepreneurs around the world and asking them to submit creative new ideas for the franchise industry. Read more.

Going to the National Franchise Exhibition? Meet Some of the Exciting Franchises on Offer…

September 23, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise News, The Franchisee's Perspective
Don't forget to find out information about the franchises before you go to the Exhibition. Doing your research will not only earn you greater respect in the eyes of these established brands; it will also give you an advantage over the other potential franchisees. Read more.

The Practical Steps to Becoming a Franchisee

September 18, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise, Guest Bloggers, Franchise Advice
In his previous article, Alan J Gibson provided us with tips on how to find the right franchise for you. 'Play to your strengths', 'look in the mirror', 'choose with your head as much as your heart'...now all that contemplation is out of the way and the franchise hath been chosen, he gets down to business and explains what the practical steps are for getting yours up and running. Read more.
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