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A Round Up of Inspirational TEDTalks for Franchisors and Franchisees

March 15, 2016 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Industry
We’ve put together the top eight TED Talks that every franchise owner, franchise holder and aspiring franchisee should watch. So put the kettle on, dig out your headphones and use your next break to get motivated! Read more.

Would-Be Franchisees Should Look at the Facts as Well as the Figures

May 15, 2015 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise
Five essential pieces of information that every potential franchisee needs to look out for when reading a franchisor's prospectus. Read more.

Why Writing a Business Plan is Essential for Franchisees

February 9, 2015 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE Starting Your Own Business, Interviews With The Experts, Guest Bloggers, Franchise Advice
It can be incredibly tempting to procrastinate or even dismiss writing a business plan document. But in this article, the wise and experienced franchise consultant Alan J Gibson explains why it is so important to put one together, and how to do it successfully. Read more.

Stick to That New Year's Resolution and Start Your Own Business

January 20, 2015 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise
Alan J Gibson, QFP, FCMI, has provided us with wise and informative articles over the last six months, and ends now with tips on how to ensure that you stick to your new year's resolution of going through the process of becoming a franchisee. Read more.

The Secrets of Pitching for Franchise Investment

November 21, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Funding the Franchise Business
Alan J Gibson is a knowledgeable franchise consultant, and he knows how to pitch for investment. Now he reveals how to persuade the bank to lend you money: the documentation required, how to prepare, and the mistakes to avoid. Read more.

The Practical Steps to Becoming a Franchisee

September 18, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise
In his previous article, Alan J Gibson provided us with tips on how to find the right franchise for you. 'Play to your strengths', 'look in the mirror', 'choose with your head as much as your heart'...now all that contemplation is out of the way and the franchise hath been chosen, he gets down to business and explains what the practical steps are for getting yours up and running. Read more.

How to Find Your Ideal Franchise – Self-Assessment, Investigation, and Due Diligence

August 18, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise
Alan J Gibson is an experienced franchise consultant with The Franchising Centre. In his latest blog article, he gives 10 excellent tips to consider when you are faced with the daunting task of choosing the right franchise for you. Read more.

Franchising Versus Going It Alone: The Five Types of Potential Franchisee

July 10, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise
Alan J Gibson, QFP, FCMI, is an experienced franchise consultant. He will be providing us with blog posts for the next few months, and in this article he takes a new approach to categorising potential franchisees into five different types, asking if they're suited for the task of setting up a franchise. Read more.

Time for a Change? – The Top Ten Reasons to Buy a Franchise

June 10, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise
With less than a month to go to the halfway point of 2014, this is an ideal time to take stock of the year and your aspirations to set up your own business. Read the article that summarises perfectly how franchising provides the right candidates with proven systems, tools, training and support to help them combat the main reasons for business failure. Read more.

“Would You Shop Here?” How to Present Your Franchise's Products and Services

March 25, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews With The Experts, Franchise Industry
While your franchisor will usually give you excellent training on how your services and products should be presented, as a franchisee you are still working independently and are responsible for how the public sees your business. Read more.
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