The main goal of Franchise Direct is to support franchisors in their search for suitable franchisees. Since the company was founded in 1998, our main goal has been to steadily increase the quality of our services for our clients and users. We are proud of the fact that over 1,000 clients are highly satisfied with our services, which proves that we are on the right track!
In order to be able to provide a wider range of information for our readers and customers, we are looking for interested guest-authors for our blog at:
Our readers’ expectations:
- a high content of accessible information
- text that is not overly complicated and easy to read
- substantial information with a high degree of practical relevance
It is for those criteria that our editors read and approve every single article before we publish it on our blog. We only publish articles that provide substantial information on a topic that is of interest to our readers.
Perhaps you have recently read a book that provides interesting information on a relevant topic and would like to write a short review about it? We will be glad to publish your review on the book as one of our blog-posts.
Due to legal requirements, we have to inform you that the person who provides us with an article for publication has to be the holder of all copyrights (both texts and images) for all material that is related to the article. If your article complies with these requirements and we have decided to publish it in our blog, we will ask you to confirm the possession of all copyrights by email.
The publication of your article on our website is fully free of charge for you and for our readers.
In order to comply with our standards of quality, your basic layout of your article should follow some basic guidelines, such as:
I) Your title:
Keep your title short but catchy. The reader should develop an interest in the main article just by reading the title. Please note: The higher the significance of your title, the more readers will be interested in reading your article.
You should begin your article with a short paragraph at the beginning that serves as a short summary for the main content and the most important aspects. Use your introduction to lead your readers to the main content and to make them interested in reading on. The introduction should not be longer than 5-6 lines in total.
III) Main body paragraph:
This is the core-paragraph of your article. Try and divide the single aspects into individual text-passages. In doing this, you will provide a clear structure that makes it easier for the reader to follow you all the way through. The use of subheadings can also help to structure your article.
Write a short summary of the most important aspects of your article. Should you plan a series of articles, you can also use this section for cross-references to previous or upcoming articles.
To make the reading of your article as captivating for your readers as possible, the overall-length of your article should not exceed 800 words. Should the topic you are working on require longer articles, you might want to plan it as a series of articles.
Here are two examples of the types of posts that we think are particularly interesting to our readers.
This guest blog post was written by our US Franchise Editor - Donald Cranford on his trip to India and the differences and similarities which he saw in the Indian franchise industry: http://www.franchisedirect.co.uk/franchisefocus/franchising-in-india-part-1-the-context/
This is an article which we recently published on up and coming young entrepreneurs in the UK and the schemes and support services put in place to help the UK's young entrepreneurs: http://www.franchisedirect.co.uk/franchisefocus/the-young-entrepreneurs-of-the-y-generation/
If you want to, you can add a short paragraph to the end of the article. You can use it to introduce yourself or state some professional facts that our readers might be interested in (your job, your professional background etc.).
If you have an article that you like to publish on http://www.franchisedirect.co.uk/, please email it to me at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to working with you.