Couples in Franchising

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The article below was first published in Making Money magazine, April 2017 edition.   Linda Whitney explains what to think about before investing in a franchise together www.what-franchise.com. Could going into business with your life partner be a good idea?  Many franchises are run successfully by couples, but without a doubt, going into business with your other… Read more »

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Card Connection Stands Out with Help of Signs Express

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has been working with Signs Express in Norwich to develop new van signage for franchisee Martin Rolfe.  Martin who is Card Connection’s longest servicing franchisee of almost 25 years, supplies the Company’s extensive range of greetings cards and accessories to around 230 retailers in Norwich, Norfolk and… Read more »

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Card Connection’s Senior Team Marks 100 Years’ Combined Service!

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced its senior management team have now marked 100 years’ combined service working at the Company! “In today’s fast-paced business environment, it is remarkable that six senior people have remained in the same industry for so long, let alone with the same organisation!” confirms Michael Johnson,… Read more »

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Funding your business

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The article below was first published in Making Money magazine, July 2016 edition.  www.startupbusinessuk.net provides a guide to funding a new business which can be a challenge. Support for start-ups Trevor Johnson provides a definitive guide to the grants, loans and guidance available for aspiring entrepreneurs You have a great idea for a business, but how do… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchisee Capitalises on Coventry

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced Midlands-based franchisee, Subramaniam Suganthan (Sugan) has grown his franchise by purchasing the Coventry territory.  Sugan will now deliver the company’s extensive range of quality greeting cards and accessories to around 340 retailers in the cities and surrounding areas of Birmingham, Leicester and Coventry. “I joined… Read more »

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Life After Redundancy

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This article  was advertised in the December/January 2017 edition of Business Franchise The official magazine of The British Franchise Association.  It provides a guide to life after redundancy.

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Card Connection’s Franchisee of the Year is Force of Nature!

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has named its Franchisee of the Year as Robin Brisbourne. Robin who joined Card Connection four and half years ago runs the North Wales territory and was described by his regional sales manager, John Coe, as a ‘force of nature’! John Coe, regional sales manager, Card Connection… Read more »

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Card Connection Recognises Success in Scotland

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced Scottish franchisee, Elaine Anderson, has won the company’s Regional Franchisee of the Year Award. Elaine has supplied Card Connection’s range of quality greetings cards and accessories to around 170 retailers in the Glasgow and Fort William area since 2013. “Each year we recognise six regional… Read more »

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2016 is Positively Profitable for Card Connection Franchisees

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced 2016 has been ‘positivity profitable’ for franchisees. Managing director, Michael Johnson, confirms: “At Card Connection we are focused on quality in every aspect of our business. Our nationwide network of franchisees provides a top class service supplying greetings cards to retailers and our range is… Read more »

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Card Connection’s New Franchisees Grow Profits

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced new franchisees Gayan Weerakkody and his wife Anjana have been able to grow their franchise by 9% since taking over the Oxford territory in May earlier this year. Gayan explains: “The greeting card franchise was well-run by the old franchisees for more than 20 years,… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchisee Keeps Business Profits in the Family

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced franchisee Ian Scarbro has grown his business by 9.5% within his first year of trading. Ian took over the franchise from Eric Knight, father of his partner Suzanne, last autumn when Eric retired after 12 years with Card Connection. Franchise manager Penny Ellis explains: “Ian… Read more »

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Card Connection Franchisee Sees Scottish Sales Soar

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced that Scottish franchisee Munawar Mohammed has seen his sales soar since joining as a franchisee at the start of 2016. Munawar delivers and merchandises Card Connection’s quality range of greeting cards and accessories to retailers in the 200 square mile North East Scotland territory, which… Read more »

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Card Connection Makes Major Technology Investment in Franchisees’ Future

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Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection has announced the launch and roll-out of its new iPad application, specifically developed for its network of 67 franchisees across the UK. The new software now enables franchisees to run their entire franchised business ‘on the move’ from an iPad. In addition, functionality has been included to… Read more »

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