Graham Casey joined Signs Express as franchisee in Glasgow at the end of 2009. Having worked for Macfarlane Group PLC for over 30 years and leaving as a member of its board of directors earlier that year, Graham had reached a point in his career where he wanted to try something different but where he would be able to utilise all of his skills and experience. He was particularly interested in managing a fast-moving business where he could be involved in all areas from delivering excellent customer service through to team management and quality control. Read more.
As one of the very first franchisees to join the Signs Express network, Ken Bevis opened his centre in Grimsby in 1992. His career had seen him in the army and owning and operating an International Refrigeration Transport company and he was keen to start a new venture. Read more.
Read on to find out more about the success Steve Axtell is enjoying as a Spoton.net franchisee. Read more.
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced the first in a series of ‘limited’ gift products. Better known for supplying its quality greeting cards to retailers through 85 franchisees across the UK, the company this year aims to launch a ‘Party’ range and ‘Locker Lolly’ in addition to a ‘I hate speed cameras’ gift range. Read more.
This week's guest blog post is by Andrew Cutler, Sales & Franchise Director, Card Connection.
Getting your new franchise business – in financial terms - from ‘in the red’ to “in the ‘black’ as quickly as possible must be the aim of every new franchisee.
If you are moving from a regular monthly salary to self employed status through owning a franchise, then getting your new business venture...
National franchisor Ovenclean is ‘sizzling hot’ this year; with new customer enquiries up 20% year to date, on last year’s figures. Read more.
Three FASTSIGNS® franchisees from the UK were recognised for their outstanding sales volumes at the recent FASTSIGNS 2010 annual convention, held in Austin, Texas, where they were presented with special awards. Read more.
Signs Express (Peterborough) adds some extra sparkle to Autosheen Professional Car Care’s latest vehicle fleet. Read more.
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced today it has been selected by BP as the organisation’s sole greeting card supplier for its company owned forecourts. Card Connection’s network of franchisees will now supply and merchandise greetings cards to more than 370 BP stores across the UK. Read more.
If you’re looking to start your own business, there are a lot of factors to be considered. One of them is your local market and if you are living in a rural area or a small town, this can rule out a significant number of businesses such as large scale restaurants which simply will not attract the large customer base it will need to survive.