Far be it from me to plug the competition, but…

…regular readers who want to see more on franchises (Wednesday used to be franchise day on this blog but we expanded it to include finance as well) could do decidedly worse …

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13th February 2008 at 11:00 am

…regular readers who want to see more on franchises (Wednesday used to be franchise day on this blog but we expanded it to include finance as well) could do decidedly worse than to click here. You’ll find a podcast from The Franchise Show.

There are interviews with high-turnover franchisors and franchisees, as well as a blog dedicated entirely to the subject. Don’t imagine we’re abandoning franchises here, not a bit of it, but if you want more specialist information more regularly it’s a good starting point.

Guy Clapperton

Guy Clapperton is a freelance journalist who specialises in small business issues and has written for the likes of The Guardian, the FT and the Daily Mirror. Guy has written about finance and franchising for SmallBizPod. http://www.guyclapperton.co.uk

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  1. David Bell says:

    Thanks for mentioning the podcast Guy, we are about to record our fifth episode that features an interview with the Director General of the BFA, Brian Smart. That should be up in the next few weeks.

  2. Monevator says:

    Thanks for the heads up, I’ll go check it out.

    One thing I’d hope to see is more honest evaluation of the likelihood of making particular sums of money with the franchise.

    The magazines really gloss over this in their features. I guess you can see why since they’re so dependent on display advertising, but I’d hope online reviews/features can be a little bit more honest.

    Keep up the good work here — I usually listen via iTunes, rather than the site, nice mix of people you’re getting.

  3. Thanks, ‘Monevator’ – I think a lot of the problem with reviews of these things in magazines is that the journalists involved are career journalists like me. We’re not about to set up a franchise, nor have we any experience in doing so, so our opportunity to do a proper review about a franchise’s prospects are limited.

    Oh, and you won’t get the blog through iTunes, so do come back to the site sometimes! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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