Franchising for the Owner-Operator
Franchising is a growing concept in starting new businesses. For the most part, franchises prove to be less risky and, in fact, are given special consideration for loans from banks, with special provisions. There are two types of franchising: the traditional trademark licensing franchise and the business format. There are some possible drawbacks to franchising that one should consider before jumping into purchasing a franchise. There is variability in value obtained from franchisor, amount of training offered, and effectiveness of national advertising programs. One should remember that the franchise agreements were designed according to the franchisor's needs and include clauses that limit flexibility in products sold, perhaps territory that can be covered and even in ability to do business if the franchise is sold. For the most part, after inspection, most who seek self- employment will find franchising appealing.
Publication Name: The Accountant's Magazine
All square in Swindon
Swindon, England, has a public square as a result of collaboration between the local council, an architectural practice and a commercial property owner. New Bridge Square is surrounded by buildings owned by Allied Dunbar and built between 1984 and 1992. Peter Carter Architects and Planners designed the public square in the centre. It is 60m wide and designed to make maximum use of sunlight while minimising the entry of westerly winds. The square is proving popular in the day time but is empty at night when offices and a restaurant are closed.
Publication Name: Architects' Journal
Subject: Business, international
Journeys to wellness
The battles of 3 women against illness are presented. Lois Klevan found that a positive attitude and caring support helped her through ovarian cancer. A healthy lifestyle helped Carolene Heart fight heart disease. Organizations and friends helped Orien Reid care for her mother who suffered from Alzheimer's.
Publication Name: Weight Watchers Magazine
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