Post On : Monday, September 25th, 2017
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate to join the Franchise Finance team on a full-time basis, as our Business Development Manager. This role requires a considerable amount of travelling throughout the UK and would be attractive to someone who really cares about customer service and has good sales skills.   Job Title:    […]
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  Donna King QFP has been our very successful ‘national roving’ Business Development Manager for the last three years and is very well known within the UK Franchise Sector. From a personal perspective Donna wishes to reduce the amount of traveling she does and is therefore sadly leaving us to take up a new challenge […]
Post On : Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
What is invoice finance? A ‘textbook definition’ of invoice finance: “Invoice financing is a general term used for asset based lending products that allow companies to finance slow-paying accounts receivable.” Let’s explore this is greater detail. Here’s what the Marketing Manager at Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance has to say; Invoice finance is a straightforward process. It begins when […]
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The franchising industry has grown by 10 per cent in the last ten years, with an impressive 97 per cent franchises profitable. The Future of Franchising special report, published in The Times, investigates what underpins the success of this industry. The report looks at the importance of corporate social responsibility within franchising, the rise of super-franchisors […]
Post On : Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
  One of the most common questions I am asked by both franchisees and franchisors goes along the lines of this: ‘What is the most important piece of advice you could give on maintaining good business and financial health?’ My answer is simple, you can only effectively manage a business when you are monitoring its […]
Post On : Friday, August 25th, 2017
  As a new franchisor, you are setting out on a very exciting business journey. Depending on the level of a franchisee’s start-up costs, borrowed finance may be required. It is therefore important to build positive relationships with a variety of lenders. You may decide to approach a traditional high street bank, asset finance provider, […]
Post On : Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Expert content provided my Neil Foster QFP, Business Development Manager, EKW Group.  Background: EKW are the leading firm of franchise accountants and are very different to traditional firms of accountants by the way we work with and support our clients. Our fee structures are simple and straight forward, our teams are highly experienced in the […]
Post On : Monday, August 14th, 2017
Family club franchise Busylizzy, based in West Sussex, has launched a range of pregnancy classes to add to its impressive portfolio of twenty two sessions designed for parents to enjoy with their little ones 0-4 years. Pregnancy classes ‘Mumstobee Pilates’, ‘Mumstobee Yoga’ and ‘Mumstobee Vibe’ – a low impact music and movement based class have […]
Post On : Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
  The global economy continues to achieve solid and geographically broad expansion. For 2017 as a whole, global GDP is now expected to increase by 2.7%, representing a significant improvement from last year’s anaemic 2.3%   But there remains a troubling absence of inflationary pressures, particularly in economies which are now operating at full capacity, […]
Post On : Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
  For some, access to finance has long been considered a barrier to business growth. The good news is, lenders love franchising. Proven and profitable business formats reassure lenders, providing them with confidence when making lending decisions. Assuming a franchisee is not funding a venture entirely from their personal savings, the key to the door […]