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Resources Archive: November, 2008

Save Yourself a Commute!

November 24, 2008 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Industry
Starting your own business has additional perks other than reaping the rewards of your own hard work and setting your own hours. It can also help you save valuable time and money by shortening or getting rid of your daily commute.New surveys show that people with their own businesses end up saving about three work weeks per year since they can choose where they work, which often significantly lowe... Read more.

WOMEN IN FRANCHISING WITH OSCAR

November 24, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSPet Franchises
Oscar Pet Foods Oscar provides the perfect opportunity for women to start their own franchise, with the constant back-up support that is sure to make your business a success! Read more.

Are you a risk taker?

November 18, 2008 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Industry
Taking risks isn't for everyone. Many people are cautious about the decisions they make, especially decisions concerning their finances and their future. The word "risky" may even hold negative connotations for some people. But if you're willing to make the leap and take a risk, you may be more likely to succeed.According to new research from the University of Cambridge, risky decisions can lead t... Read more.

Card Connection Franchisee Acquires Hertford Area in Time for Christmas Sales

November 13, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSMerchandising Franchises
Card Connection Card Connection announced that its Chelmsford franchisee has further increased the size of his territory by acquiring the Hertford area just in time to introduce Christmas sales stock. Read more.

ComputerXplorers is coming to a school near you!

November 12, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSInternet Franchises
ComputerXplorers School is about to get a lot more interesting thanks to ComputerXplorers, fun and exciting ICT classes for 3-13 year olds, being launched across Sussex by Worthing based Mark Bullen this week. Read more.

FASTSIGNS put the Spotlight on Top Franchises

November 12, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
FASTSIGNS International Inc. With the credit crunch providing ample doom and gloom amongst many business owners and employees, FASTSIGNS® were pleased to give out awards and praise at their annual convention in Oxford. Read more.

Small Businesses Get Funding

November 11, 2008 / BLOG POST Funding the Franchise Business, Franchise Industry
With the economic downturn causing capital to freeze up, The European Investment Bank (EIB), via Britain's High Street banks, will make £4bn of funding available to small and medium-sized firms (SMEs). This will take the form of £1bn in loans per year for four years.The EIB makes the terms of the loan more favourable to SMEs, as the EIB can borrow funds from money markets on favourable terms and p... Read more.

Are you still considering running your own business?

November 11, 2008 / FRANCHISE NEWSHome Improvement
Aspray Property Repair and Claims Management One Aspray franchisee, David Spafford, Sheffield, has highlighted the following four points for Franchise Direct about operating a franchise to encourage future owners. Read more.

Opportunities in Retail Franchises

November 7, 2008 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE
According to the British Retail Consortium, the retail market in the UK is huge, accounting for at least 20% of the UK’s economy and worth over £265 billion. Retail shops in the UK see more than 1/3 of consumer spending, as people prefer to physically go to retail stores to do their shopping. These retailers are varied in what they offer, ranging from children’s clothing stores... Read more.

Domestic Cleaning Franchises Doing Well Despite Economic Circumstances

November 3, 2008 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Industry
Despite the current economic climate, cleaning franchises are still performing well. People are more strapped for time than ever before, as they struggle to make ends meet by taking on second jobs or starting a new business for job security reasons. And they still need clean homes, so they are increasingly turning to domestic cleaning services for help.In the last three years, the UK domestic clea... Read more.
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