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Member Spotlight: Tots Play

Classes and parties ...

Today's member spotlight is about AFA member Tots Play, a multi-activity, developmental play programme of movement and sensory-based classes for babies and toddlers ...

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A Brokerplan Network Case Study

The power of their financial contacts ...

This week, I'm handing over the reigns of this blog post to John Kent of Brokerplan. He's written a case study about one of his business partners, Darren Peacock ...

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12 Top Tips To Help You Conduct Effective Interviews

Part of the AFA Member E-learning Programme ...

With GCSE and A level results out within the last few weeks now is a good time to secure some school leaver help for your franchise. Could you interview them effectively?

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4 Brilliant Tools You Need In The Franchise Industry

Re-imagining accountancy for the 21st century ...

This week's guest post is from, Kieran James of Paykeeper Ltd. It's about some brilliant tools you can use in the franchise industry. So over to you Kieran ...

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The Franchise Now Expo 2017 Milton Keynes

Come and be inspired ...

Are you considering setting up your own business? Have you thought of investing in a franchise? The AFA is proud to announce the first of a series of annual franchise shows across the UK ...

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DOR-2-DOR Leaflet Distribution Launches 3 New Franchisees

In Walsall, Coventry and Harlow ...

DOR-2-DOR leaflet distribution and printing have just launched 3 new franchisees for Walsall, Coventry & Harlow increasing its network to 70 franchisees across the United Kingdom ...

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The Rise And Rise Of Franchising In The UK

With growth comes risk ...

Research has recently revealed that nearly 100% of UK-based franchisees have recorded profitability in 2016. This is great news for both franchisees and franchisors ...

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Running A Nationwide Cleaners Franchise From Spain

It's all about good communication ...

We're showcasing the flexibility of franchising by publishing some words by Peter Munro from Nationwide Cleaners. One of his franchisees, Laurence, runs his UK franchise from Spain ...

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Let's Get Back To Basics: What Is A Franchise?

It all started with a sewing machine ...

I recently found some fascinating articles about the history of franchising which I thought I'd share with you this week. Did you know it all started right back in the 1850s?

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Issues To Consider Before Signing A Franchise Agreement

Remember, it's a major commitment ...

I've been doing a lot of research this week, looking into types of franchise agreement, ensuring that the AFA only signs up ethical franchisors who really want to help those they work with ...

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Making A Difference In Your Local Community

Getting involved can only benefit your business ...

I often find that there is a common misconception that franchises are merely part of large, corporate organisations rather than being local businesses. This is far from the truth ...

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Risk Assessments And The Right Level Of Staff Training

Health And Safety training for all ...

No matter how big or small your franchise business, everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely and without any risks to their, or anyone else's, health ...

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