Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail 

Fail to plan, plan to fail

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the business plan is one of the most important documents you and your business will produce as it explains what you hope to do, how much money you need, if you are borrowing money and how you propose to pay the money back. More

How to Choose the Right Franchise for You how to choose the right franchise

Choosing a franchise is a very exciting opportunity and is something that you should take your time with to ensuryou get the one that suits you best.  More

Franchising and the LawFranchising and the Law

One of the most important things aspiring franchisees should do before they sign on the dotted line is to consult a good solicitor and make sure they are happy with the terms of the franchise agreement. More

Managing Your Franchisees

In Sport it is accepted that a top quality manager can make average players perform above themselves, creating a unit that is greater that the usm of its parts. The same is true of franchisors - but what exactly are the qualities required to effect such improvement and how are they acquired? More

Are You Made of the Right Stuff Are You Made of the Right Stuff

Do you think you have what it takes to become a franchisee? Do you have the burning ambition to make a success of your life? More

A Franchise or Business Opportunity A Franchise or Business Opportunity

So you want to start your own business? Congratulations but do you know whether you want to start a franchise or a normal run of the mill business opportunity? And do you know the difference? More

Why Franchising Works Why Franchising Works

Have you ever wondered why franchising works? Or why some businesses fail and others don't? Most business leaders agree that you have a better chance of success if you go down the franchising route. More

Finding the Funds Finding the Funds

Even the best ideas need finance to get them off the ground, which makes it essential for aspiring franchisees to understand what banks are looking for as well as what they are offering. More

The Franchise Checklist The Franchise Checklist

Michael Bradley of the Irish Franchise Association suggests some questions aspiring franchisees should ask before signing on any dotted line. More

Patently Obvious PrecautionsPatently Obvious Precautions

As part of its preparations, a franchise business should tie down intellectual property such as patents and trade names and make sure any requires registrations or licenses are in place. More

Reasons to be Skillful Reasons to be Skillful

Fail to prepare, prepare to Fail, is one of the most common business mantras. Responsible, well managed franchise operations are aware of the role training plays in preparing their franchisees for what lies ahead. More

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