Let’s Debate to Agree on Franchise Terminology

A topic I have broached before – who on earth started the trend of calling franchisees “franchise owners”?Similarly, what’s with the term “master franchisor” when describing the foreign party to an international franchise...

20 Unbeatable Reasons To Expand To The UK

By Brian Duckett. Published in Global Franchise (Jan 2019) Unsure about dipping your corporate toes in UK waters? Brian Duckett offers a score of good reasons to help you decide 1. The UK is a densely-populated market with excellent infrastructure, good broadband...

Where Have They All Gone?

By Brian Duckett. Published in Franchise World Magazine (Dec/Jan issue) When I attended the recent European Multi-Unit and Master Franchise Conference in London, one of my consultant colleagues from the U.S. made an interesting statement which he followed with an...

Planning and Goal Setting

As a coach and facilitator, I work with businesses and individuals by helping them create visions for their businesses, their future and inevitably, this leads on to setting objectives or goals for the long, medium and short-term. Generally, as a society, we deem new...

A Day In The Life of Our Chairman, Brian Duckett

Most mornings I’m awake by 6 a.m. and listening to John Humphries and his colleagues on Radio 4’s Today programme. A cup of strong coffee sees me in my home office by 6.30 where I’ll catch up on overnight e-mails from colleagues around the world or even have, for...

Then to Now…40 Years of Franchise World

2018 marks the 40th Year of Franchise World, who are the UK’s oldest franchising magazine and seen by many as one of the most newsworthy and informative. The Franchising Centre (TFC) and Franchise World have had a close relationship for almost the entire life of...

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