A Franchisor’s Guide to dealing with troublesome franchisees

A Franchisor’s Guide to dealing with troublesome franchisees

That old truism, the 80/20 rule will tell you that in your franchise network 20% of the people will be taking up 80% of your time. These may be franchisees who are under-performing, not co-operating or even rebelling against the systems you are trying to impose, through your franchise agreement, operations manual and the evolution […]

Can any business be franchised?

Can any business be franchised?

An interesting question and one which has the answer – ‘it depends’! A franchise comprises a licence to allow another party to operate the franchisor’s business. So the first element that must exist before a franchise is launched is a business, not an idea, but a real business with an operating track record that shows […]

Why your private messages may not be so private anymore

Why your private messages may not be so private anymore

The European Court of Human Rights has just delivered its decision in a case concerning an employer in Romania who accessed an employee’s Yahoo Messenger account, accessed and printed personal messages between the employee, his fiancée and his brother, some of them intimate and containing details about his sex life and dismissed him. The printed […]

Owen White sponsors BFA’s ‘Women In Franchising’

Owen White sponsors BFA’s ‘Women In Franchising’

Yesterday, on a blustery day in Stratford on Avon, over 100 women involved in the British franchising industry met to network, share best practice, hear real life success stories and learn from some of the best in the industry. The event was the British Franchise Association’s ‘Women In Franchising’ event and Owen White were very […]