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#EffectiveCommunication - How to be less confusing
By Rebecca Allam
In April, the theme we chose to focus on was how we can all be better and more effective with our methods of communication. This could be in reference to our overall business message, how we communicate with staff and trusted partners, how we educate our network about our business, how it works, and what the benefits are. This can also refer to the methods we choose to deliver this communication, regular follow-up calls, emails, newsletters and to consider if we are using a method that makes sense to the receiver.
Following our nomination to win the Gold, goes straight to the top of our best achievements in 2021 so far.
So, what helped us win this accolade this year of all years ...
With our support during the pandemic, one of our franchise brands was able to onboard 14 new franchisees, despite the on-going effects of the pandemic and we helped another launch their franchise in August 2020 in the middle of the pandemic and then assisted them in recruiting 6+ new franchisees so far. These 20 new franchisees have the potential to provide employment for over 100 people. These were just the results for two of our clients.
We work with franchise clients across all sectors and areas, from advice and consultancy to franchisee recruiting and even testing the feasibility of a brand to become a franchise. We work with brands across the UK who embrace us as part of their team and we enjoy supporting those brands as each of them demonstrate the passion, drive and motivation to make a difference with the businesses they have built and continue to build upon.
We were so proud to be able to deliver these results, especially in such uncertain times, but more than that we have been proud to be part of the many meetings, reviews, changes and developments that have been put in place to achieve those successes.
This last year has been tough on everyone and as a business, that works with other businesses, we have not only seen the impact on ourselves but the companies around us, with who we work so closely, and with whom we are considered as part of the team. But hard work pays off, as has been shown by the recognition of the award for ‘Best Franchising Supplier’.
As a company, we don’t spend much time focusing on the negatives and are always planning to do what we can with the time, resources, experience and skill set we have, in any eventuality. So, after the shock of the pandemic, we got back into the swing of things and carried on doing what we do best – working hard for our clients to help them reach the goals we had set out to achieve.
But coming back to the award, we were up against other businesses in our category such as Barclays and Franchise UK, so we were just happy to list as a finalist but when the January deadline came around and this video was released to us, we couldn’t quite believe it! We are so very grateful to receive it and dedicate it to all our wonderful clients whom we couldn’t have done it without.
If you want to grow your business and you would like to find out if franchising is the right route for your brand
If you have a franchise and would like support in recruiting franchisees
Or by calling 01772 367 367
From lockdown to back to business, will we be going from pause to play or Restart and Fast forward?
As we take the finger off the pause button and follow the road map back to some form of normality, are we as businesses facing the challenge with the correct mindset?
#ManagementAndMotivation - How to Achieve the Perfect Team By Rebecca Allam
In March we have been talking all about managing your team and how to motivate them to be the best they can be. Even if you have a small team, even if that "team" is just yourself and some outsourced companies. The one solid in all our discussions, and what we think is the route to good management and motivation is COMMUNICATION!
Throughout February we have been highlighting the many reasons business development is crucial to business survival. We have had some great discussions at 'Peerworking' on the subject such as:
How do I get my pricing right?
Should I increase my rates?
Am I getting the correct message across??
All of the above are examples of questions that people find themselves visiting more than once over the life of their business. This is because a business is constantly changing, as is the environment we live in so these are things we must constantly be addressing, and if we stop this is when it can become detrimental.
By Helen Livesey – Director at The Business Clinic
For many, the last year has provided a bumpy road and going into 2021 it doesn’t look like the journey will be coming to an end any time soon. But is there a way that collectively, we can smooth the path and support each other to make the ride a little easier to handle? I’d like to explore that with you today.
Have you taken stock of the future and your business or are you still living in the here and now?
January is that one time of the year we all use to make our vows of "new beginnings". It's something we look forward to, celebrate and for a while there we might have even been convinced it had the power to wipe out Coronavirus and allow us all to get on with our lives for 2021... Not so much luck.
Getting Your Injection of Reflection! By Rebecca Allam
Throughout the month of December, we are asking you lovely people to get reflecting on the times you have had this year. Now it may not have been as straight forward as the many years before it but in some ways, you may have learned even more about yourself and your business this year than in any previous ones, as it truly has been the ultimate test for a lot of us.
Each year we like to get people thinking about the following:
Throughout October, we made it our mission to remind you how important it is to stay on top of your finances.
For the most part, people decide to embark on their business ventures for more reasons than just raking in the money. For a lot of us, it's because we have a passion for that particular skill or activity, for others, it's because they see what they do as a way of helping people and is very rewarding. But ultimately when you start your own business money has a very big part to play, it's the difference between having a successful company or an expensive hobby.
Why Franchising Could Bring You the Future You Want
By Helen Livesey – Professional Adviser at Mr Franchise
In today’s current climate we are all facing the unknown, whether that be in our careers through facing redundancy or having our hours cut back. Within our families and relationships with restrictions placed on who we can and can’t see whilst maintaining the health of ourselves and the people around us. As well as our day to day routines being interrupted by not being able to go to the gym and look after our mental health.