Franchising could be your next career move

THE British Franchise Association (bfa) has approached firms across Merseyside making redundancies in a bid to offer fresh hope for the staff affected by job cuts. Association director general Brian Smart said: “We have written to all of those organisations announcing redundancies to offer the bfa’s help in providing free sound advice to those individuals for whom business start-up might be an option.

Liverpool Echo
January 23, 2009

Franchising could be your next career move
Neil Hodgson

THE British Franchise Association (bfa) has approached firms across Merseyside making redundancies in a bid to offer fresh hope for the staff affected by job cuts.

Association director general Brian Smart said: “We have written to all of those organisations announcing redundancies to offer the bfa’s help in providing free sound advice to those individuals for whom business start-up might be an option.

“We will follow up these opportunities and make sure that good franchising, as represented by our bfa members, both franchisors and our professional affiliates, is properly recognised.”

He added: “As important as it is to educate people about the many benefits of buying into a franchise, not least its higher success rates than other business start-ups, it is also just as important to educate them about the realities.

“Success in franchising comes from hard work and dedication and in particular through the determined and disciplined utilisation of the franchisor’s proven business system.

“With such a variety of brands and industries now involved in franchising it is vital to know where to go and who to speak to.”

The bfa believes its advice on franchising will prove essential for those looking at franchising as their next career step.

It is the self-regulating governing body formed in 1977 by the major franchising organisations looking to accredit franchise systems that meet the strict ethical and business criteria of a good franchise.

For more information on franchising, upcoming bfa seminars and to register for exhibition tickets visit: www.thebfa.org


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