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Resources Archive: August, 2008

Redundancies Can Be a Good Thing!

August 29, 2008 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise
We've all heard the statistics about how the franchising industry in the UK is flourishing! And that gave us some insight into the fact that redundancies can lead people to start their own businesses or franchises. This is proving to be true, all across the UK. According to research conducted by the GetSet for Business consultancy, 40% of business owners say their fear of losing financial securit... Read more.

Do you have what it takes to successfully start your own business?

August 28, 2008 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise
Owning and operating a successful business can be a very satisfying way to earn a living. But are you prepared for the responsibilities associated with owning a business? You should carefully consider the self assessment checklist below before starting your own business. It lists the personal attributes and factors which increase your chances of success.Personal Qualities I am prepared to work har... Read more.

FASTSIGNS franchise solves sub-zero signage problem

August 28, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
FASTSIGNS International Inc. FASTSIGNS® Milton Keynes franchisee Alan Grimes has developed a bespoke signage solution for the sub-zero temperatures of his local indoor skiing centre SNO!zone. Read more.

FASTSIGNS to Bolster Image of Portable Toilets Limited

August 27, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
FASTSIGNS International Inc. Bridgend based Portable Toilets Limited (PTL) have turned to local sign and graphics specialist FASTSIGNS® Cardiff to help them brand over 27 vehicles, 3 tankers and 12 trailer mounted toilets. Read more.

Franchising is a safer option in the credit crunch

August 22, 2008 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Funding the Franchise Business, Starting Your Own Business
Learn more about why people are confident in the franchising industry, even when the economic climate is bleak. Read more.

What About Those Taxes...

August 19, 2008 / BLOG POST Funding the Franchise Business, Franchise Industry
When you start your new franchise, you'll find that there are certain accounting and tax responsibilities that follow. Whether you're an accounting whiz or not, you will need to find a way to figure out what kind of taxes your new business owes, and whether or not you need to register for VAT.This may get even more complicated for franchisees when the basic tax threshold is raised later this year.... Read more.

Achieving The Elusive Work-Life Balance...

August 18, 2008 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Industry
The most common reason small business owners and franchisees set up their own business is in order to achieve a better work-life balance. This has been proven time and time again, in polls by and in a recent study by the Franchise Relationships Institute.In fact, in the UK, employees are becoming burnt out from constantly being available for work. A new Standard Life study show... Read more.

Card Connection Launches New Management Focused Strategy to Help Franchisees Maximise Profits

August 14, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSMerchandising Franchises
Card Connection Card Connection has today announced it has launched a new management focused business strategy to help its franchisees maximise profits. Read more.

What's Your Franchise's Carbon Footprint?

August 13, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
There's been a lot of talk in recent years about climate change, and it's increasing in public awareness. With this heightened sense of awareness, you might want to find out about your business' carbon footprint!One of the easiest ways to measure your impact on the environment is to find out how much your carbon footprint is, or the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced from all your business... Read more.

Franchising Flourishes in the UK

August 12, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry, Guide To Buying A Franchise
Although there have been indications that the economy in the UK (and worldwide) is facing uncertainty, franchising in the UK has been growing! According to the NatWest/British Franchise Association Survey released recently, in 2007, the franchise sector was worth a record £12.4 billion (up from £7 billion in 1997 and £10.8 billion in 2006). That means a growth of 15% last year!Franchisors and fran... Read more.
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