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Cover story: Pilot spa810 ‘medi-spa’ sees impressive figures
After a 12-month trading period since launching in the UK last year, the U.S. brand spa810, reports that its pilot salon has experienced impressive figures and introduced new treatments for its clients.

TaxAssist filed tax returns for over 100,000 clients
TaxAssist, with over 375 offices, filed over 100,000 personal tax returns on behalf of its broad spectrum of clients.

Business Partnership: ‘Utterly fascinating if you love business’
Business Partnership says it has become the largest independent business broker in the UK as its franchisees broker businesses in value range from below £50,000 to in excess of £1m.

What you can and cannot claim
Billy Whitaker from d&t looks at some of the legitimate expenses that can be claimed against tax for subsistence, travel and entertainment, providing certain criteria are met.

Waitrose opens fourth Sushi Daily
Waitrose & Partners have opened a Sushi Daily in its Oxford Botley Road store, the franchise’s first sushi counter in the city but the fourth outlet to be opened by Waitrose & Partners in the county of Oxfordshire.

Using ambition to succeed
Pip Wilkins, chief executive of the BFA, urges those looking to join a franchise to let their ambition shine, as it is a desirable trait that franchisors consider in a prospective franchisee.

Contingency plans – make sure they are in place
Julie Taylor of Franchise Resales says that looking at this year alone from the UK floods to the coronavirus pandemic, having a business contingency plan in place not only helps to prepare for the worst but enables a business to be more flexible when unforeseeable challenges arise.

Franchising: a perfect solution to the UK’s pension pot drain
Rik Hellewell, the founder of Ovenu, believes franchising is an attractive solution for those who are at risk of exhausting their pension pot after taking a pension drawdown.

Franchising – from idea to reality
Farrah Rose of The Franchising Centre talks about how franchising a business is a big step not to be taken lightly, but the potential rewards as an effective business model can bring success as exampled by one of its clients, Water Babies.

How franchisors should deal with the impact of coronavirus
Mark Abell of Bird & Bird discusses how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could have long-term business implications for franchisors in terms of their supply chain, consumer demand and franchisees.

Electronic signatures – the new normal in franchise agreements?
Gordon Drakes of Fieldfisher discusses how businesses need to embrace electronic signatures and reconfigure their systems as working life shifts online due to social distancing and travel restrictions during these uncertain times.

Your renewal terms may bring some surprises
Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton sheds light on the importance of franchise renewal terms and how they need to be fair to both parties.

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