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Business Bank Accounts

Business Bank Accounts

Oh my god! Opening a business bank account has always been tedious. So when my Son and I launched our new marketing agency (www.developingbrands.co.uk) we contacted Yorkshire bank, thought I’d give them a try.  Actually you end up with Clydesdale bank. But I filled the form in online and waited. I waited some more and…

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Franchise Staff Recruitment

Franchise Staff Recruitment

Franchise Staff Recruitment has now got easier. Finding the right people to help you on your franchising journey is a constant challenge that many of Lime Licensing Groups clients struggle with. Good people are hard to find.  I like to think that I am a solution provider as much as a consultant. So, Lime Licensing…

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7 steps to a free marketing plan

7 steps to a free marketing plan

Franchise owners, just like non franchise owners need to apply sound small business skills to what they are doing. A common statement I hear is that marketing is too expensive. #Rubbish. If you’re a local business you can spread the word about your business without expense. Get busy and do the following at least: Free…

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Franchise Seminars & The Paparazzi

Franchise Seminars & The Paparazzi

Actually I do like the franchise media and over many years now have some lovely friendships in place. Last week I was speaking at the International Franchise Exhibition delivering one of my franchise seminars. It was entitled “The Idiots guide to franchising any business”. The seminar room was full at 60 people which was a…

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Important tips when buying a franchise resale

Important tips when buying a franchise resale

Let’s assume you’re in the market for a small ongoing concern costing around £25k Is the seller cashing out for genuine reasons? Get that question answered first and foremost. You have to know why it’s for sale. Whatever answer you are given you then need to satisfy yourself that it is genuine.  Next, you’ve gotta…

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International Franchise Show 2019

International Franchise Show 2019

Excel Centre 5th & 6th April I’ll be working on Lime Licensing Groups stand which is No. 782 located by the seminar theatre dedicated to franchise suppliers. Come and have a listen to my seminar on “franchising any business” which aims to be a basic guide to the main considerations when franchising any business. 

The problem with side gigs

The problem with side gigs

It’s the first of February and in my industry at least January is always a mental month. Despite that I have managed to keep improving the two sites I’m experimenting with. Both are getting better as each week rolls by. I’ve made good progress in the first month. New things take longer It’s been interesting…

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Love a nice plugin

Love a nice plugin

In addition to learning wordpress with this site I have also revamped another website for a telemarketing brand that I own called the Cold Calling Club. The company has been fully booked for sometime so ironically it’s website wasn’t in any way a necessity. I think it’s last update was probably 5 years ago! But…

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