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2015 Set to be a Brilliant Year for Entrepreneurs

January 26, 2015 / BLOG POST Entrepreneurship, Franchise Industry, Franchise News
The first month of 2015 isn't over yet, 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' 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.

What is a Franchisee? In the UK and in 2014

September 1, 2014 / BLOG POST The Franchisee's Perspective, Funding the Franchise Business, Franchise Direct Visitor Survey, Entrepreneurship
Do more men or women want to be franchisees? Which industry wins every year? The most interesting results of Franchise Direct UK's Prospective Franchisee Survey 2014 are analysed here, and compared to those in the US and those from previous years. Read more.

How to Find Your Ideal Franchise – Self-Assessment, Investigation, and Due Diligence

August 18, 2014 / BLOG POST The Franchisee's Perspective, Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Advice
Alan J Gibson is an experienced franchise consultant with The Franchising Centre. In his latest blog article, he gives 10 excellent tips to consider when you are faced with the daunting task of choosing the right franchise for you. Read more.

Franchising Versus Going It Alone: The Five Types of Potential Franchisee

July 10, 2014 / BLOG POST Starting Your Own Business, Interviews With The Experts, Guest Bloggers, Entrepreneurship
Alan J Gibson, QFP, FCMI, is an experienced franchise consultant. He will be providing us with blog posts for the next few months, and in this article he takes a new approach to categorising potential franchisees into five different types, asking if they're suited for the task of setting up a franchise. Read more.
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