Bigger is Always Better for Card Connection Franchisee

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When it comes to growing his business, Robin Brisbourne, Card Connection’s franchisee in North Wales has become the very definition of ‘Mr Consistent.’ In fact, his territory has shown growth in every year since he took on the franchise in 2012. “I challenged myself back then to try to boost the business by over 50%,… Read more »

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Spread a little hope this Easter

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With Covid restrictions beginning to relax and vaccine coverage increasing, there’s a real positive upswell in hope for the future. Easter has always celebrated the season of rebirth and nature renewing itself once more, as we move towards brighter days ahead! What better time to send some Easter cards and spread a little positivity to… Read more »

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16 Years Taking Care of Business

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After 16 year as a franchisee with greeting card supplier Card Connection, nothing gives Martin Sweeney more of a buzz than installing new displays, reviewing their sales and then challenging himself on how can improve them. His drive an enthusiasm has seen him expand his territory from Wakefield, back in 2005, to also take on… Read more »

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Stirling

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The very heart of Scotland could all be yours if you have the ambition and drive to invest in Card Connection’s Stirling franchise. You’ll be taking over an established business with many prestige customers including Spar, BP Simply Fresh, Bestway, Nisa, KeyStore and a host of Independent stores. The franchise area includes Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling… Read more »

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SUCCESS BUILT ON TRUST

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After 8 years as Card Connection franchisee for Glasgow, Elaine Anderson could be excused if she took her foot off the gas a little. Not a bit of it. In the last year she’s recorded an almost 29% growth in sales!How has she managed this? Her Franchise Manager, Andrew Henderson sums it up in one… Read more »

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Want to run a thriving business? Look no further.

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Offered for sale is the thriving Card Connection franchise territory of Oldham. Oldham is a town in Greater Manchester, amid the Pennines and between the rivers Irk and Medlock. It has a population of 230,800.Boasting a current turnover of over of £83k, and currently growing at 11%, despite the pandemic, this territory has an attractive… Read more »

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Sharing a Little Love in Lockdown

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  Valentine’s Day has long been an important chance to exchange cards, with the first ones being sent in the 18th century. Initially handmade, as pre-made cards were not yet available, lovers would decorate paper with romantic symbols, including flowers, love knots and lines of heartfelt poetry. Card Connection are proud to continue this loving… Read more »

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Triumph in Adversity

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Were all painfully aware of the difficulties many sectors of the economy have suffered during the Covid pandemic, but there are some examples of companies who have still thrived.  One such is greeting card publisher, Card Connection, who saw an 8.7% increase to their sales in 2020. Managing Director Michael Johnson explains this phenomenon. “As… Read more »

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FRANCHISING – A BUSINESS YOU CAN BANK ON

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In a recent What Franchise article, business advisory specialist Phil Archer points out that the franchise sector is still moving forwards, despite the challenges brought by the Covid crisis. This is certainly true of greeting card franchisor Card Connection; whose franchise network grew by 8.7% in 2020. “Greeting cards have always proven to be resistant… Read more »

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A SIGN THAT YOU SHOULD TRY FRANCHISING?

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If you’re looking to start the New Year with a change of direction, how about taking on a greeting card franchise for a thriving area of the UK? These Card Connection franchise territories are all for sale right now and all have grown between 2% right up to an amazing 35% in the last calendar… Read more »

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How do you keep up with the Joneses?

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Card Connection franchisee Clive Jones is a man never to settle for the way things are. When he bought the franchise territory of Bristol & North Somerset over 25 years ago, inheriting just 59 stores, the outgoing franchisee said there weren’t any more shops to be gained as new business in the area. In his… Read more »

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FINDING A BETTER WAY

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2020 will go down in history for how Covid-19 created hardship for people all over the world.In adversity, many found a new inner strength to affect big changes in their own lives and in their communities, none more so than the nation’s favourite, Sir Tom Moore. He raised millions and inspired us with his quote,… Read more »

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LOOKING FOR A FRANCHISE THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES?

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What do Bournemouth, Plymouth, Ayr & Oldham all have in common? Give up? These are franchise areas that are currently for sale by greeting card franchisor Card Connection.  All these territories grew between 6% right up to an amazing 32% during the last year. On top of seeing thriving new business gains in 2020, the… Read more »

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CHANGE BRINGS OPPORTUNITY

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As a writer of articles on franchising for the Daily Mail and many other publications, Linda Whitney points out in her recent ‘What Franchise’ article that the franchise sector is well known for weathering economic storms. She also highlights that the changes brought about in 2020 by the global pandemic has thrown up winners and… Read more »

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Card Connection help you wrap with Care this Christmas

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As we try to put as much joy back into the Covid affected Christmas, the recyclability of Christmas giftwrap is again in the spotlight.It’s true that there are some types of giftwrap that are printed on a plastic film, or on paper that uses shiny foils and sparkly glitters, but we use none of these… Read more »

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Keeping ahead of the competition

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Colin and Penny Ellis have been with Card Connection for over 5 years and are still pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved from a well-run, established business. In the past year, with all the challenges that COVID has thrown their way, they have still managed to grow their area by almost 8%. Much… Read more »

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GETTING YOUR 2020 CHRISTMAS STARTED!

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Nothing signals the approaching Christmas festivities more than that first Christmas card dropping through your letterbox! Fortunately, no mater how your shopping might be restricted this year, Card Connection have thousands of Christmas card displays ready and waiting for you in essential stores across the breadth of the country. So, stock up now on those… Read more »

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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Successful franchising is built on the teamwork between hardworking, enterprising franchisees and the well-proven business models from established franchisors. However, many franchisees have also built their success on another form of teamwork that’s much closer to home. “Going into business with a partner or other family member offers immediate benefits, “explains Michael Johnson, managing director… Read more »

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BE AT HOME WITH YOUR WORK

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A recent piece in What Franchise magazine pointed out that 4 in 10 franchises can be run from the comfort of your own home. In the article, Frank Miller of Tudor Doctors points out several of the key benefits: • LOWER SET UP COSTS & OVERHEADS – The financial efficiencies are many. No extra rent…. Read more »

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL!

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With the Covid 19 pandemic threatening to drive a huge wedge between us all this Christmas, taking the time to send a personally hand-written Christmas card is an opportunity we really shouldn’t miss. Recently, BBC Business reported Howard Mustoe pulled together a number of different opinions on the subject.“The very act of putting pen to… Read more »

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Franchising – Your Next Step after Redundancy?

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In a post-Covid world, redundancy is sadly more likely for many people. However, as one door closes, another new one can open. Franchising can be a key to unlocking that door, allowing you to invest in a bright new future. “Franchising might not be the first option that springs to mind if you’re facing redundancy… Read more »

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The ‘New Normal’ in Greeting Card Sales?

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Coronavirus has led to marked changes in people’s behaviour and this extends even to the greeting cards they are choosing to send. “We’ve seen some very obvious changes,” confirms Kelly Courtenay, Creative Director of greeting cards publisher Card Connection. “Lockdown and social distancing means people are thinking much more deeply about relationships with their friends… Read more »

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Making it a Great Christmas, Come What May!

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In these uncertain Covid times, no matter how different this Christmas might be, one thing is guaranteed to remain reassuringly the same.“We have our usual full range of around 70 brand new designs on offer for Christmas 2020,” explains Kelly Courtenay, Creative Director of Greeting card publisher Card Connection. “And since our cards are primarily… Read more »

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For Sale – Oldham

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Offered for sale is the Card thriving Connection franchise territory of Oldham. Oldham is a town in Greater Manchester, amid the Pennines and between the rivers irk and Medlock. It has a population of 230,800Boasting a current turnover of over of £82k, With an attractive combination of rural and urban customers, the business is centred… Read more »

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Edinburgh the Inspiring Capital

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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current turnover of over £68k. Taking in profitable locations either side of the Firth of Forth, this newly independent Card Connection territory has been created from a previously larger territory. Its compact size covers 78 trading outlets, including names like Spar, BP Simply Fresh,… Read more »

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Bournemouth

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Looking for the perfect business? Card Connection has a solution, a great opportunity to supply greetings cards and accessories to retail outlets within our Bournemouth Territory, which is now for sale.Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast. Bournemouth was voted the… Read more »

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Welcome to Plymouth

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Offered for sale is this exclusive Card Connection owned territory with a current turnover of over £79k generated from over 115 outlets. There is a good balance of National Accounts and independent stores which includes well-known brands like Costcutter, Booker and Central Stores to name but a few. Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city and… Read more »

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A Great Place to Start!

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According to a recent What Franchise.Com article, both Plymouth and Edinburgh are judged to be amongst in the Top 10 places in the country to start up a business. That’s brilliant news for the astute buyers who are quick to snap up one of these two Card Connection greeting card franchise territories that are currently… Read more »

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Community Hero

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From Dundee to the tip of Scotland, Munawar’s franchise territory is huge. However, cards are so important for people to share special moments in their lives, that even in Lockdown Munawar was determined to help Scots stay connected. He phoned every one of the 200 stores he supplies, to discuss how he could keep them… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchise Aspires To Greater Things

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When Kochchu Udayan took on a new career challenge by purchasing the greeting card franchise for Chesterfield back in July 2019 he did so because he actually wanted to work less! “I’d run a convenience store for 4 years with my wife Gemma, but this was in addition to a chilled food delivery business which… Read more »

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The Gateway to the Highlands

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For sale is this exclusive Card Connection territory with a current turnover of over £68k. Situated at the heart of Scotland, it incorporates the busy towns of Falkirk and Grangemouth and further North, the thriving cities of Stirling, Perth and Dundee. Travelling West it takes in Drymen, Loch Lomond and East Dunfermline. A together a… Read more »

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