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Coconut Creatives Is Expanding

In October, Coconut Creatives grew! Our new apprentices, Lauryn Newman and Laura Budd are ready to dive into franchise marketing!The southern office of Coconut Creatives has grown to incorporate two new apprentices, who are keen to understand all asp...

New EWIF Wales region in partnership with Darwin Gray Solicitors

Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) and Darwin Gray Solicitors, Cardiff are proud to announce the appointment of Stephen Thompson as Regional Chair for the newly consolidated EWIF SW and Wales region.EWIF would like to warmly welcome Stephen Th...

Moneypenny the UKs leading outsourced communications provider

Moneypenny provides a professional, 24-hour service that’s dedicated to handling calls and live chats for the franchise industry. We give your franchisees an experienced Moneypenny Receptionist, who together with their small team, gets to know ...

Coconut Creatives: Even the sky isnt our limit!!

The phrase, “The sky’s your limit” usually conveys optimism and the huge potential for growth and progress. But the Coconut Creatives team don’t believe even the sky should be our limitation! So, four of the team, Adam Loveloc...

Improve marketing for your franchisees with a web to print system

We have found that, whilst there’s an abundance of information on the web about marketing to prospective franchisees, it’s hard to find as much information on helping franchisees with their marketing to the general public. Putting procedu...

Green Hat People

Green Hat People design interactive business games and workshops. Installed as apps on Smartphones and Tablets, GHP trigger collaboration and engagement among conference attendees.  Forget passive spectators.  Green Hat People have been boo...

The Franchise Supplier Showcase 2017

Committing to spending a day away from the office can be a big ask, but not if it’s for a good reason and the Franchise Supplier Showcase certainly is that.Franchisors that attend our Annual Conference and Supplier Showcase tell us that it is o...

Why buying print in bulk can cost you time and money

For years we have understood that buying in bulk is more cost effective than buying products in small numbers. Whilst this is still often the case some companies rush into bulk orders without considering all the risks involved with placing a large or...

5 powerful benefits of peer to peer dialogue

Being a franchisor can be a tough job, and potential a lonely place. All those franchisees waiting on you for support, training and direction, which you are more than happy to provide – after all when your franchisees are happy, you can be happ...

Create a data driven business culture to manage your organisation

Looking for a full franchise solution? We can guide you through the process.Here at EKW Group we understand how important it is to monitor your franchisee performance, which is why we provide the necessary tools to create financial stability. We&rsqu...

How well do you handle customer calls

The customer journey starts hereCustomer service is hugely important for franchises. Regardless of the product it sells or the service it provides, how well customers are treated is vital to long-term business success.It’s what inspires people ...

Take a look under your brand bonnet

Brand mattersBusiness building is all about people, experience and brand. When we look after these assets we do our part in safeguarding our futures.It almost goes without saying that your brand is one of the most valuable assets. For this reason, we...

11 easy ways to improve your multisite or franchise business

It’s important to remember that, as with any business, setting up and managing a franchise or remote office takes time and money.As franchisors bring new franchisees into the business, the key is to help each new business launch as quickly...

All you need to run your entire business in one place

Tired of dealing with all the paperwork required to manage your business? We have the solution for you.At EKW Group, we understand how important it is to monitor all aspects of your business, which is why we are offering an intelligent service that a...

Effective marketing and sales campaigns are all about good communication

The key to a successful marketing campaign is sound communication. It seems completely obvious, doesn’t it? But if you look around at some of the efforts out there you would be surprised just how unobvious it appears to be! Get to the point, be...

7 ways you can save money with a centralised print system

How much time and money could your franchise head office be saving?We recently started working with a large multi-site business with over 50 sites across the UK that was struggling to manage all of the print orders and enquiries from its many offices...

Three key areas that can help franchisees utilise their franchise system

“You can survive in business without the help of a coach but to thrive, you need to be at the top of the game!”Ian Christelow has a deep-rooted passion for helping companies succeed. Having watched his father’s business fail as a ch...

Maximum marketing impact for minimum expense to drive your franchisees sales

Sometimes it is not how much you do, or where you do it, but what you do, and where you put it that matters! Whether it is innovation, a bright idea, or sometimes the obvious staring you right in the face, it does not matter where inspiration comes f...

Whether you’re an ambitious new Franchise entrant or an established brand poor communication costs money

We know that being able to teach and replicate your business model is essential for success and growth.However, the franchisee must follow the whole system, there’s no picking and choosing which parts of the systems they wish to use. It’s...

Coconut Creatives workshops sponsored by NatWest

Coconut Creatives and NatWest are proud to announce that NatWest will be sponsoring the Coconut Franchisor Marketing Workshops for 2017. As the workshops enter their 7th year, Coconut Creatives is extremely pleased to have such a respected name from ...

Coconut Creatives Top Five Tips to Encouraging Your Franchisees to Delve Into Marketing

Did you know that 64% of franchisees said they were dissatisfied with the marketing support received from their franchisor?Empowering your franchisees to effectively market their businesses, and providing them with effective tools and knowledge for w...

Please trust me it is not all about sales sometimes it is about trust

By Michael PearceI have a little question: do you think you have brand loyalty and trust? Or, in other words, do your customers trust your brand and the products / services you deliver?Joe Public (the average consumer) is exposed to thousands of adve...

Brand Control v Flexibility

As an entrepreneur, you are well aware that the creative process of developing a brand, whether in the form of a simple logo or a more comprehensive corporate identity, relies upon an extensive set of skills, imagination and experience which will und...

10 Adwords tactics you should implement in 2017 to keep ahead of your competition

We don’t go online anymore, we live online. Our media consumption habits have changed drastically over the past 5 years and we spend over 4 hours per day on digital devices. Media consumption on digital is now larger than TV, radio and print co...

Are you Hiring for Skills but firing for Attitude and Behaviour

Are you "Hiring for Skills, but firing for Attitude and Behaviour"? That’s the conundrum in a nutshell. The last time you dismissed anyone, it’s highly likely that it was for discipline, attitude or behaviour, not their ability ...

It doesn’t matter what sector you operate in ActionCOACH can take a good business and make it great

John McCarthy has been an ActionCOACH franchise owner since March 2014. His extensive experience of coaching and training in businesses, the military and sport, in partnership with a great system and team, have enabled John to assist business owners ...

How to minimise costly recruitment mistakes

With on-line recruitment now becoming the norm, the use of pre-employment personality tests as part of the screening process is now an essential element in recruiting new staff. But why is pre-employment testing so popular and why is it such an essen...

Driving Franchise Growth through Digital

How Adwords Changed The InternetGoogle AdWords turns 16 years old this this month. AdWords changed the internet from being about technology to being all about marketing.  It's self-serve keyword bidding system is why Google is the second biggest...

Taming your brand Monster

Taming your brand ‘Monster’besley & copp has been a specialist franchise supplier for over 12 years, looking after the brands of many well know national and international franchise businesses. Operations Director, Shane Tout had a few...

Friendly and Expert Advice Accepting Card Payments

Friendly and Expert Advice - Accepting Card Paymentsou can find us at the AcceptACard stand at the Franchise Supplier Showcase, where we will be delighted to answer any questions you may have about accepting card payments.Paya Card Services is the sm...

Life changing business support from ActionCOACH

Research consultancy, Smith & Henderson, has recently completed a survey of 250 clients being coached by ActionCOACH franchise owners. Taking a cross section of clients from across industry sectors in the UK, the results show a staggering 94 per ...

How to Reduce Your Card Processing Costs

When you start accepting credit cards, you’ll pay fees for everything from setup and application to processing and customer service. But no two providers charge the same and that’s why it’s so important to find the right merchant se...

CVs or no CVs That’s a good question

CVs or no CVs? That’s a good question... If I asked you whether you use CVs as an integral part of your recruitment process, my guess is that you would probably say “yes – of course! That’s the way we’ve always done it....

Believe in Print

In our last blog post we talked about understanding your brand and how to get your brand identity right. In this article we’ll be looking at applying that brand identity across brochures, packaging, advertising and exhibitions – yes, goo...

Paya Card Services Perfect for Franchise

Paya Card Services ... Perfect for FranchiseAs a franchisor, you understand the importance of differentiation and need to build a compelling business proposition to help your franchisees grow and attract potential new business.You specify the brandin...

Outsourcing could be the solution for you we’re here to help

Outsourcing could be the solution for you, we’re here to help! There comes a time when your business needs more insight, more expertise. Where bookkeeping and Year End accounts once sufficed, management accounts and consultancy are now requi...

Why Franchisors should manage franchisees local online search presence

Local search is about how and where your brand appears when people search for your services in their town. Your brand will appear in local search whether you like it or not. However, who should manage the franchisee’s local online presence? The...

Is your staging date fast approaching Don’t panic we’re here to help

Is your staging date fast approaching? Don’t panic, we’re here to help!Does the thought of Auto Enrolment fill you with dread? It certainly can do! We’re finding a lot of employers just don’t know where to start. We&rsqu...

Why a franchise territory name can deter customers in local search

Most franchises are ‘local’ and as such need to manage their local online search presence. In my blog, What is local search and why is it so important to franchises I talk about how franchises can improve their local search performanc...

How Well Are You Rated and Five Actions You Can Take to Ensure You Are Rated Well

How Well Are You Rated? – and Five Actions You Can Take to Ensure You Are Rated Well.By: Roger Pemberton, ActionCOACHI was lucky enough to attend the British Excellence Forum with a group of clients at Celtic Manor last month. There were some e...

Have you really got your branding right

Have you really got your branding right? When we talk about branding, we are really talking about brand identity, but before you can get your identity right, you need to make sure that your brand is right.What is your brand? In marketing terms, your ...

Franchisees feel the benefit of business coaching

Two Dyno franchisees took the decision to use Action Coaches to support their business growth along with the support they received from their franchisors. The results? A feeling of control from understanding the numbers in their businesses, how to ma...

Why would you use a business coach as a franchisee

Ian Christelow, UK Co-founder of ActionCOACH, the world’s number one business coaching franchise explains how using a business coach can help franchisees make more of their business. It is a common misconception that people engage a busine...

What is local search and why is it so important to franchises

Local search is the term given to any online search that includes a location or “near me” in the search query.  For example; “plumber Brighton”, “cleaners Brighton”, “restaurants near me”, “h...

The Franchise Supplier Showcase and Conference 2016

Introduction The goal of the Franchise Supplier Showcase is to build a trade exchange platform between you and the franchise community. Our promise to franchisors is to increase their productivity and efficiency. We achieve this...

Busting the HR myths in Franchising

The Franchise Supplier Showcase’s latest Hangout On Air was broadcast on 21st August. Nick Strong, director at the Franchise Supplier Showcase and Lindsay Parkinson, head of the franchise team at Avensure busted the HR myths in franchis...

Direct Debit Service Providers Appoint New General Manager

Kevin Morgan Joins the London & Zurich TeamDirect Debit Service Providers, London & Zurich are delighted to announce the exciting appointment of a new General Manager, Kevin Morgan. Reflective of the company’s success across a diverse r...

London and Zurich exhibiting at Leisure Industry Week 2014

Direct debit service providers return to leisure exhibition.Direct Debit service providers, London & Zurich are once again set to exhibit at this month’s Leisure Industry Week. Taking place at the NEC Birmingham on the 30th September until ...

Tackling Late Payment to Boost Business

Should your franchise model rely on regular payments, cash flow is crucial and late payments can be a minefield.  Some business-owners worry that chasing customers may damage relations, while others discover, to their cost, that a late payment p...

Are you managing your IT or using IT to manage your franchised business?

by Jason Paton in Franchise Sales and Development in the UK IT Systems play a vital role in the management and recording of business processes and transaction information. For franchisors, ensuring accurate information about their terri...

The 5 questions franchisee candidates will always ask

We all know how important it is that a new franchisee is the ‘right fit’ for a franchise, and that a colossal amount of time and effort can be required to find these ideal candidates. Given this investment, it’s crucial not to c...

Easing the pain of Term Renewals

Phew, it’s over again for a few weeks. As the end of each term approaches, we have to think about what’s happening next term, what classes are we going to run and which children are going to attend. There are a number of ways term ren...

Managing National Accounts

In many networks National Accounts are a key source of additional and regular revenue for our franchisees.Whilst the additional revenue is welcome, they often bring a large increase in administration. Common additional overheads are: Single point of...

Fail to plan and you’re planning to fail

Territory Mapping – Fail to plan and you’re planning to fail"I wish we’d paid closer attention to our territory creation when we first launched" is a commonly heard expression at Overview Mapping. Whilst some more vigila...

How Much Service Fee am I owed?

How Much Service Fee am I owed? - The perennial question asked by every franchisor.Franchise networks use different MSF (Management Service Fee) methods to help ensure they receive all the MSF due to them. The common techniques are:Fixed FeesPercen...

The Census 2011 A powerful and must have dataset for B2C Franchisors

Despite just entering 2013, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is just about to release a series of 2011 UK Census datasets at the lowest possible geography level. With a large number of franchisors relying directly on census data, or demo...

Helping Franchisees Improve their Sales

Many franchisees, unfortunately, do not put as much effort into the lead generation and sales process as we would like, but without the right tools it is difficult to track exactly what activity they are doing.The main way to gain true visibility...

Your franchisees or your territories which come first?

Your franchisees or your territories - which come first? This is always a thorny question. You’ve decided to expand your business by franchising, you need franchise territories to sell or areas to site outlets. How do you get going? Basica...

Showcase Programme November 2012

W E L C O M E After more than ten years of putting great business-building ideas in front of great franchisors  we’ve  further  improved  the  format of  our  Franchise Conference and Suppl...

PXtech wins Queens Award

PXtech receives prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise Leading business intelligence software provider PXtech has been presented with one of the UK’s most prestigious business awards as its global success was formally recognised ...

Five benefits of using a turnkey solution

For any business person thinking of franchising their business, one of the most important aspects is creating a turnkey solution. The term turnkey comes from the notion that such a comprehensive launch package will enable any new franchisee to &lsquo...

The Supplier Showcase Puts Food on the Table

22 February 2012 The Franchising Centre has again donated all of the delegate entry fees from its Supplier Showcase event to the Trussell Trust Foodbank project. Chairman Brian Duckett said “The Franchising Centre is pleased to continue its sup...

British Franchise Village Set For New York

19th December 2011 As part of a new “Introduction to the World” franchise development and marketing package foraspiring international franchisors, the International Franchising Centre (IFC) has arranged a British Franchise Village at the ...