bfa Annual Conference

bfa Annual Conference

While the rest of the country might be heading to the polling stations, the Owen White franchise team will be heading to Nottingham to attend the British Franchise Association’s annual conference on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June.

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 […]