Oct 25

Slowdown increases interest in franchising

More people are considering a move into business as a result of the economic downturn and the arrival of the end of the recession and that’s a fact.  Franchises are be snapped up everywhere; why is because it’s the safer option assuming you want to start a business. More than 2,000 people have registered on […]

Sep 27

Franchising – is it new? No…

Although franchising is mistakenly thought to be a twentieth century innovation, the concept has its first beginnings in the European feudal systems of the middle ages. When landowners began granting rights to peasants to use land in exchange for a fee and part of the profits, they were actually practicing a system that would evolve into […]

Jul 18

Lifestyle businesses are fine – you have permission to start one

I have never understood the antipathy and dislike that otherwise rational people have for lifestyle business. The heart of the issue is this question: what constitutes business success? I guess for some it’s size; others  have other measures. In an age of growing awareness of carbon footprint, in a time when the fastest growing businesses are […]

Jul 5

Incapacity claimant cheats to end; whoever they are..

The government has signalled its intention to intensify the assessment of incapacity benefit and encourage those who are fit for work back into employment. George Osborne said it was important to protect those with “genuine needs”, while cutting the welfare bill in order to reduce the budget deficit. Last year £12.5 billion was spent on […]

Jul 4

Find solid businesses in recession

What types of franchises traditionally are more solid during a recession? Let’s face it, the mere word “recession” strikes fear into many people, because it implies hardship, job loss, and therefore, loss of income. So, in times of recession, those without jobs, but with the economic means, will seek to replace routine employment with self-employment. […]

Jun 30

Business Link goes – thank god for that.

Mark Prisk said the network, subject to speculation about its future for several weeks, is to be shut down due to the amount of money spent on telling entrepreneurs where to get advice. “The regional Business Links have spent too much time signposting and not enough time actually advising,” the MP told Real Business. “We’re going […]

Jun 19

Business – do you start one in 2010 or not?

The courage to begin separates dreamers from achievers. Your difficulty and the difficulty of everyone who ever desires to achieve anything worthwhile comes in the movement. Don’t always be intending to live a new life but never find a time to begin living it. Most people fail because they never get started. They don’t go […]

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