The government has announced plans to encourage individuals to start their own business. The “New Industry, New Jobs” scheme announced on Monday included £250 million to invest in low carbon business opportunities and innovation. This will include initiatives on low carbon vehicles, as well as the nuclear and renewable energy
industries. Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, said “Backing green, l...
Watch this week's episode of Franchise Update to find out about innovative and enterprise awards as well as business funding available to you today.Download Franchise Update UK: 28/04/09, or view in the player below[flv] http://video.franchisedirect.com/16cdecd208fea9521cc80e85f5d0a205.flv [/flv]The 2009 winners of The Queen’s Enterprise Awards have been announced and Franchise Direct is delighted...
The World’s Leading Mobile Café Franchise expands its operations into Ireland Read more.
Enterprising Ollie Slack is not head boy of Greenacre School for nothing. He picked up a leaflet offering hoodies for school leavers, and asked his businessman dad if he could come up with a better deal. Read more.
Franchise Direct has started a news video podcast series featuring the latest news from the franchise and entrepreneur community.The Franchise Update series aims to provide users to the site with short news pieces on developments in the entrepreneur community as well as updates on franchise opportunities available today.Download Franchise Update: 21/04/09, or view in the player below
Mark Davies, 26, owner of FASTSIGNS® in Huddersfield is now in the lead position of the Texaco Havoline Ginetta Championship, after giving an impressive performance at Oulton Park on Monday (13 April 2009). Read more.
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced that its Platinum franchisees have seen an increase in sales, on average 13% up, compared with the same period last year, despite the economic downturn. Read more.
This month, the US and UK leading provider of computer assisted learning for children, ComputerXplorers, launches its first Irish franchise. Franchise Owner for Dublin South Nicola Cosgrave decided to set up on her own after working in her local primary school. Read more.
On Saturday 4th April, people queued up at Marlow fire station, in Marlow in Bucks, to get their cars washed, and managed to raise £1,756 for 16 year old, Elisha Herbert who is suffering from a benign brain tumour. Read more.
Coinciding with Obama’s revelations that the US economy is gradually starting to recover, Barclaycard has published a report on the Easter weekend which shows a decrease in hotel and airfare sales; but an increase in sales at department and DIY stores and garden centres.
Sales in department stores are up an impressive 26 per cent in the four weeks coming up to Easter break. DIY and gardening sale...