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Resources Archive: March, 2009

Straight Talking Government Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs

March 31, 2009 / BLOG POST Guide To Buying A Franchise, Funding the Franchise Business
In line with the government promise made in the 2006 Budget, the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform have today announced the rearrangement of government funding and support for business start up, growth and redevelopment. The previous 3,000 grant schemes and publicly funded business services and support schemes have now been reduced to a more easy to manage number, startin... Read more.

Here Come The Girls: More Women In Business Than Before

March 26, 2009 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising, Guide To Buying A Franchise
Time for some good news!! With all the doom and gloom about the economy, it’s refreshing to receive some good news in the business start up sector – especially for us girls!The results of a recent study released by Barclays show that the number of new business start ups has risen despite the economic down turn. 436,600 new businesses were started in the UK in 2008, up from 432,200 in 2007. Local B... Read more.

Paris Franchise Expo

March 25, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
Paris recently played host to a large delegate of representatives from the franchise industry. The Expo brought together over 400 companies and welcomed innovations from over 110 existing brands. The exhibitors represented over 18 countries worldwide, and the Expo hailed as highly successful especially during such economic uncertainty. The Expo was also attended by our own Celia Marrec, Salesperso... Read more.

FASTSIGNS helps to soften the blow

March 24, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
FASTSIGNS International Inc. Local business FASTSIGNS® Chelmsford has been working alongside the Chelmsford Borough Council Town Centre Management Team to minimise the negative effect of the Woolworths closure last year. By using the empty shop windows they are working to promote Chelmsford in a more positive way. Read more.

Welcoming sign from local business

March 24, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
FASTSIGNS International Inc. Children and staff at Avonmore Primary school have been collaborating to make their main entrance a real talking point! They’ve been working with their local FASTSIGNS® centre in Hammersmith to design and produce a new welcome sign. Read more.

Secure Better Financing with a Franchise Opportunity

March 23, 2009 / BLOG POST Funding the Franchise Business
During these tough economic times, securing finance for small businesses is becoming increasingly difficult. It is emerging however, that securing credit insurance coverage could prove more difficult that financing. Financial institutions have stated that they will be increasing their premiums to customers by up to 40% and that coverage of more risky industries such as retail and construction will... Read more.

Pupils at St Mary’s have Fun Xploring Computers

March 19, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSInternet Franchises
ComputerXplorers Pupils at St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Melton Mowbray are developing and honing their IT skills through innovative ‘clay animation’ classes being run at the school by ComputerXplorers South Midlands. Read more.

Recognition Express Introduces Transport Co. to the World of Promotional Gifts

March 19, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
Recognition Express Alton-based Recognition Express has secured a new convert to the world of promotional gifts. Read more.

Card Connection Franchisee Set on Growth Strategy

Card Connection Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced that its franchisee for the Chesterfield area is set on growing his business despite the widely publicised economic downturn. Paul Du Toit has recently purchased the neighbouring franchise territory of Lincolnshire to more than double the size of his region which now incorporates more than 250 retail outlets. Read more.

Lights, Camera, Action!

March 13, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSInternet Franchises
ComputerXplorers Pupils at Moreton Morrell Church of England Primary School with a flair for ICT will be joining ComputerXplorers every Tuesday for the next six weeks, to take part in a digital movie-making programme called ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’. Read more.
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