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Resources Archive: February, 2009

Redundancy was the best thing that happened to me….

February 25, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSRecruitment Franchises
Select Appointments Graham Rowan, former Distribution Operations Director for Prudential UK & Europe, feels that agreeing redundancy terms was the driver for a number of positive changes. He is now a proud franchise partner of Select Franchising and successfully runs 9 franchises across Scotland. Read more.

FASTSIGNS® Joins Initiative To Promote Franchising

February 25, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
FASTSIGNS International Inc. As part of its commitment to promote franchising as an excellent business model, FASTSIGNS® has joined forces with other leading franchise organisations and The Royal Bank of Scotland to host a series of free seminars throughout the UK. Read more.

Success in a Recession

February 24, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
The key to surviving in a recession is being involved in a company that will grow and be in demand during a recession. Gone are the days when luxury items were flying off the shelves – now the successful companies are the ones that provide a service or product that saves the customer money and optimises a business’ performance.The first episode of RTE’s Dragons Den has shown how much the economic... Read more.

Anti-piracy t-shirts make a splash

February 24, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
Recognition Express Branded goods experts Recognition Express in Horndean have produced t-shirts with an anti-piracy slogan for the Royal Navy’s patrol near Somalia. Read more.

Cafe2U Conference09 & Franchisee Awards - "The Power of the Brand"

February 20, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSCoffee Franchises
Cafe2U Cafe2U proudly held its third annual conference and Franchisee Awards on Saturday 31st January 2009. Read more.

Farnham Card Connection Franchisee Acquires Chertsey Territory

February 20, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSMerchandising Franchises
Card Connection Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced that its Farnham franchisee– Latif Twigeri has also acquired Card Connection’s Chertsey territory. Read more.

Switch on Your Career with RTE’s First Series of Dragons' Den

February 19, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
Ireland’s first series of the UK’s highly successful Dragons' Den starts this evening on RTE One at 10.15pm. Dragons' Den is a wonderful opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea to established and successful entrepreneurs. Franchise Direct is particularly interested to see what kind of business opportunities Ireland's entrepreneurs have to offer.The series’ judges will be... Read more.

Domino's Pizza Announces 10 New Outlets in Ireland

February 18, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry, Guide To Buying A Franchise
One of Franchise Direct's top franchise opportunities - Domino's Pizza has announced that it is planning an investment in Ireland encouraged by the growing demand for Domino's Pizza in Ireland.The Company announced a 18.4 per cent rise in sales last year and now plans to open 10 new outlets in Ireland in 2009, with each new store creating on average 30 new jobs.Visit Domino's Pizza's Profile on Fr... Read more.

Follow Small Business Start Up with The Sunday Times

February 17, 2009 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Industry
The entrepreneur section of The Sunday Times  is featuring a series whereby the paper is tracking the start up and development of three new companies. The series has been tracking the companies since 2006 and has told the story so far of all the trials and tribulations that each company has gone through.Julie Diem Le has set up her own company manufacturing sunglasses – Zoobugs. She left her job a... Read more.

Report from The Franchise Show in London

February 16, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
With the IFA Annual Convention in full swing in San Diego, it’s worth pointing out the franchising world extends beyond America. Franchise Direct was present in London recently for The Franchise Show in London and it was another blockbuster event. Taking place at the massive Excel centre in London on February 6th and 7th, the Franchise Show brought together franchisors and franchisees from all ov... Read more.
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