Earl Enterprises, the company that owns 1990s sensation Planet Hollywood, has turned to franchising to bolster expansion of its newer ventures
Richard Branson has announced he’s giving staff at Virgin’s UK and US headquarters an unlimited holiday allowance. No doubt they’re happy with the news but does it make good business sense?
While the awards won by dog-boarding franchise Wagging Tails are a real vindication of its approach, for co-founders Lisa and Jim Suswain, the company’s success is all about placing the needs of dogs first
Wok & Go’s fresh take on noodles and franchising is winning new fans at home and abroad
What, more than anything, will give high-street franchises a shot in the arm?
Guiding a business with a 120-year legacy into new territories may seem daunting but Wilkins Chimney Sweep has shown just what new management can do
Logistics has not typically been considered a female-friendly industry. But Kate Lester says her feminine traits have helped her create a business built on teamwork, ethics and respect
Most industries have struggled over the last decade but franchising has seen record growth. What makes it such a powerful economic force?
In 2014, Anytime Fitness was awarded the top spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, trumping long-established brands such as McDonald’s and Subway. But founder and CEO Chuck Runyon says longevity is the true test of a stellar business
Pam Bader was married at 16 and had her first child at 18. By the time her offspring had grown up and flown the nest, a unique opportunity to grow and run a franchise presented itself – and Bader grabbed it with both hands