UK contactless limit increase – A treat for consumers or tricky fraudsters?

You probably already know that the UK contactless card limit is increasing to £100 in mid-October. Society is becoming increasingly cashless, and the UK government and payments industry is following the trend. But do the benefits outweigh the risks? First, the good news: a more frictionless shopping experience. If you use contactless now, you may be […]

What Can Elearning Do For Franchises? The Seven Cs of Online Training

Running a successful franchise is all about maintaining a high quality brand despite the challenges that come with franchising your business, and comprehensive training for franchisees and their staff is absolutely key. Of course, there are some things that need to be learnt in a hands-on environment, but so many elements of training – from […]

Finding the right finance with NGI

Finding the right finance can be a real stumbling block for prospective franchisees – and a major challenge for franchisors hoping to recruit them. Without the right savings or finance package, most people can’t afford to become new franchisees, and without them, the franchised business model is going nowhere. That’s a chicken-and-egg situation we’re dedicated […]

Would you rather be an entrepreneur or an employee? Why franchising isn’t just buying a job

For those outside of franchising, it’s a common notion that becoming a franchisee is essentially just paying for a job. However, this simply isn’t true. Becoming a franchisee gives people the chance to own a business in which they are invested and passionate – a stark contrast to working for someone and not reaping the […]

Franchise Systems

The basic presumption of operating a franchise is that it is a system of operating your business.  This applies whatever the business activity actually is from a man and a van operation to a multi-unit food operator. As a new franchisor especially, there may be a need to introduce technical systems and processes as a […]

Where trust meets conscience, the rise of the franchisee self audit

By Andy Cheetham Managing Director of Lime Licensing Group Interestingly, some franchisees will risk their entire business and personal reputations by deliberately breaching their franchise agreement with their franchisor. They also risk being sued and it’s likely the franchisor will win if the breach is proven. That leads to financial damages too. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

Managing employee wellbeing | New podcast and free guide

Managing employee wellbeing | new podcast and free guide Sunday 10 October marks World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. With the pandemic causing widespread disruption and change, it’s more important than ever to be checking in on […]

Important questions to ask your prospective franchisor

The journey into franchising is an exciting one. But before you sign anything, you should be sure to ask the following questions to your prospective franchisor, ensuring you get a full picture of the company and what any agreement entails. On their business How long have you been franchising? May I speak with your franchisees, […]

Online reviews and why franchise businesses must respond

We’re all used to sharing our experiences online – from the restaurants we visit, to the products we buy and the services we procure. Here, Jess Pritchard, head of corporate at Moneypenny shares why franchises can make online reviews work harder for business. To protect and grow revenues and cater for the shifting demands of […]

Time for your team to recharge? Don’t let your customer care suffer

Burnout is real. Multiple lockdowns and the constant uncertainty of the pandemic followed by an dramatic and sustained spike in demand has left franchise employees feeling stressed and overwhelmed. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 42% of people were still experiencing anxiety around the pandemic in February 2021[1] and the HSE has also revealed that […]