Entries by Ben Wright

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Being the boss…

Since time immemorial people have been interested in running their own business, and according to The Office of National Statistics, in 2001 there were 3.3 million self-employed people in the UK (12% of the labour force) which rose to 4.8 million by 2017 (15.1% of the labour force). More and more people are looking to […]

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Working With A Family Member

The franchising industry has a huge number of family owned and run businesses. This is interesting as this has a direct correlation with the idea that franchising can support a work-life balance that new franchisees are often looking for. Over the last 18 years, I have met a combination of husband and wife, mother and […]

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Investors In Franchising

Franchising is changing! Up until the last few years, a Franchise business has generally been run by an owner-operator making sure that the business is performing, and that the staff are following the systems and processes set out in the Operations Manual by the franchisor.  By being close to the ground, and working in the […]

Mental Health at Work

It’s Mental Health week this week and this had my mind wondering about how we, Michael, Dave and I are able to spot anything that could be a mental health problem in the workplace and how we might be able to adapt our systems and processes to support someone. It’s easy to say “well surely […]

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New Beginnings

Sometimes we can be so involved in the day to day routine that our lives revolve around, that we don’t think about, let alone have time to stop and consider how we actually shape our lives. We do sometimes choose our new beginnings. We choose to change direction for example by changing our job, going […]

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What will 2018 bring?

As the year comes to an end and we reflect on the last 12 months in the franchise world it’s clear that times are changing, both in the economy and the way that we shop. The internet is playing a huge part in our decision making and buying process. Who would have thought that a […]

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Ripe and Ready

Is your business ripe for the picking? Autumn is in full swing; the weather is changing, and we are beginning to prepare for the festivities of Christmas and New Year. As the year draws to a close we start to think about what the New Year will bring. If you are thinking about a change, […]