Magazine: Oct/Nov 2019 issue

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Cover story: Goodbody Wellness’ third store launches franchise
Goodbody Wellness has opened its third store in Bristol, as ‘proof-of-concept’ for its business model that sells CBD (cannabidiol) products and is now actively seeking franchisees.

Muffin Break celebrates as it rises to 65 UK stores
The café bakery chain is celebrating its 18th birthday in the UK as it opens its 65th store in Colchester, Essex, following a succession of openings on the south coast of England.

Choppaluna to launch in the UK Hero
Brands has announced that it is bringing a new healthy-eating chain Choppaluna to the UK and plans to open its first flagship store in London.

Lending support from Barclays
Tony Geary, national head of business development at Barclays, introduces the banks’ services for both franchisees and franchisors to help support the sector.

The Yehudi Menuhin School
The world-renowned Yehudi Menuhin music school is being advised by the legal team at Bird & Bird on setting-up its first international school in China.

MyWaggyTails offers three new business models
MyWaggyTails, a new pet care franchise, has launched three business models with a starting price of only £1,999 for its Dog Walking option.

Five top tips for running a franchise with your partner
Metro Rod co-franchisee, Jo Yates, give us her top five tips for running a franchise with your partner.

Why franchising is ideal for women searching for a business
Pip Wilkins of the BFA, explores why franchising is suitable for women who desire to own and operate a business.

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail
James Thomas QFP, commercial manager of d&t, advises franchises to plan ahead for the New Year now to ensure their business is future-proofed and ready whatever the outcome of Brexit.

‘When is the right time to sell my business?’
Julie Taylor or Franchise Resales, answers the question and explains how the best time to sell a business is when you have purposely planned it, which can take some time to implement.

Break the ‘Brexit Blues’
Mark Abell of Bird & Bird, discusses as a ‘Hard Brexit’ looms ever closer how franchisors should not be down hearted as many markets outside the UK offer the perfect way to beat those ‘Brexit Blues’.

How to select and what to expect from your franchise lawyer
Gordon Drakes of Fieldfisher, says that franchising is a complex area of law and, aside from ensuring that your business is “franchisable” choosing the right franchise lawyer is a key strategic decision.

If it must come to parting, try to make it amicable
Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton, explains the steps the parties need to take to protect their interests and salvage as much as possible from the break-up.

Read more franchise news stories on:
Anytime Fitness, Bright & Beautiful, Domino’s, Drain Doctor, Dream Doors, Driver Hire, Ecocleen, Gymophobics, Home Instead, Konzepts, Petpals and Stagecoach Performing Arts.