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Resources Archive: April, 2009

Government Backs The Greens

April 29, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
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... Read more.

Franchise Update - April 28th, 2009

April 28, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
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... Read more.

Cafe2U Launch First Franchise in the Republic of Ireland

April 28, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSCoffee Franchises
Cafe2U The World’s Leading Mobile Café Franchise expands its operations into Ireland Read more.

Ollie and his dad fix hoodies for school leavers

April 23, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
Recognition Express 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 Update April 21st, 2009

April 21, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
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  [flv] http:... Read more.

Local business gets a fast finish!

April 21, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
FASTSIGNS International Inc. 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.

Card Connection Platinum Franchisees See Sales up 13%

April 20, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSMerchandising Franchises
Card Connection 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.

ComputerXplorers Springs into Dublin

April 17, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSInternet Franchises
ComputerXplorers 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.

Streets awash with eager fundraisers

April 17, 2009 / FRANCHISE NEWSPrint & Sign Franchises
Recognition Express 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.

Sales in Home Improvements and Gardening Retail Outlets Increase

April 15, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry
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... Read more.
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