James OBrien

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Do You Need Luck To Run A Successful Franchise?

Written by James OBrien on Mar 03, 2015

As you go about your day, I doubt you often stop to think about how many franchises you interact with. There only 930 franchise systems in the UK, but in total there are 39,000 franchised businesses, whether that’s a coffee bar, a fashion store, a petrol station, a fast-food restaurant, a convenience store or even a recruitment business!

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Why Franchising is Like a Marriage

Written by James OBrien on Mar 27, 2014

When individuals embark upon the process of considering a franchise as the next stage of their career it should be the start of a long-term relationship.  Franchise contracts last for a minimum of 5 years and can run to twenty years plus with automatic renewals.  The first time a prospect meets with a franchisor, it's a blind date!

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Opportunities for Non-Executives on the Rise

Written by James OBrien on Jan 06, 2014

The role of the non-executive has come into its own in recent years, with opportunities for Non-Executive Directors (NED) and Non-Executive Chairmen (NEC) to play a crucial role in the growth of businesses, both large and small, now greater than ever before.

In many respects there’s never been a better time to take up a non-executive position. Although competition is strong, heightened awareness of the value non-executives can bring to an organisation continues apace. Proven high flyers with the right mix of experience and attributes are particularly well placed and increasingly in demand as businesses gain understanding of the positive impact they can have. 

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