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Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

The new route from the Channel Tunnel rail service is due to start in April. Source: BBC News

Shutdown averted as Trump signs budget bill

The second partial shutdown in less than a month lasted five hours before Congress passed a budget deal. Source: BBC News

US markets open higher amid volatility

Wall Street continues its week of ups and downs, with US shares opening higher. Source: BBC News

An investor's guide to the 'fear index'

The VIX "fear index" measures expectations of future share price movements - so how does it work? Source: BBC News

Come and meet Match Options at The Franchise Show in London in February

Interested in finding out more about a franchise with Match Options, but may not be ready to attend a formal meeting with them at their Head Office? Why not take the opportunity to come and meet them at The Franchise Show in London at Excel on the 16th & 17th February.  You can come and chat on the day or...

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Reports say scientists at a Russian nuclear bomb factory tried to mine crypto-currencies. Source: BBC News

Full potential of multi-unit franchising to be explored at exclusive conference

London’s first Multi-unit Franchise Conference will be held at Olympia on 9 March 2018, to deliver crucial insights into the lucrative world of multi-unit franchising. Franchising is recognised as offering many advantages to those pursuing business ownership. The support of an established brand, the tried-and-tested route to launch, operation and revenue, all create a formula for success. With research consistently reporting...

Who is the founder of McDonalds Fast Food Franchise?

History of McDonalds and Raymond Kroc With over 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries, McDonalds is a truly global phenomenon. Every day, the fast food franchise chain serves a staggering 68 million people – about 1% of the world’s population. As more and more branches open and increasing numbers of customers become hooked on burgers and fries, this percentage...

Baby swimming aiding development for Turtle Tot Helen

All parents want the best for their child, but in the case of Toni Mcgoverny-Stewart from East Lothian, whose daughter Helena was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain, nothing could have been more imperative than aiding her development and ensuring a consistent routine. Toni explains: “Due to hydrocephalus, Helena has had some minimal brain damage causing...

What is the history of the KFC franchise and how did KFC begin?

What is the history of the popular Fast Food franchise, KFC? One of the biggest names in fast food franchising, KFC has over 20,500 outlets in more than 125 countries and territories around the world. Although Colonel Sanders came around to the idea of franchising fairly late in his life, he still managed to use the business model to great...

Capita shares plunge after warning on profits

Capita shares have plunged over 40% after the outsourcing firm warned on profits and announced a major shake-up.New chief executive Jonathan Lewis said the company had become "too complex" and "driven by a short-term focus" and needed to change its approach.Capita, which issued a series of profit warnings last year, has again cut its profit forecast and revealed plans...

Byron outlets set to close in burger chain rescue plan

As many as 20 Byron outlets will close in a rescue plan for Byron, the struggling burger chain, approved by lenders and landlords. Simon Cope, Byron chief executive, said the company voluntary arrangement meant "a number" of restaurants would close. "We will do everything possible to redeploy staff to other sites and initiatives," he said.No outlets will close immediately,...

Fujifilm to take over Xerox as photocopier demand drops

Japanese technology firm Fujifilm is to cut 10,000 jobs by 2020 at its Fuji Xerox subsidiary saying it faces an "increasingly severe" market.It is also plans to take a majority stake in Xerox and combine the US company into the joint subsidiary.Fuji Xerox, which makes printers and copiers mainly in Asia and Australia, has been hit by falling demand.Formed...

M&S plans to close up to 14 stores

Marks and Spencer is planning to close 14 stores and cut hundreds of jobs.Six shops will close by April, including Birkenhead, Bournemouth and Durham. Staff have been offered jobs in nearby stores.The closure of another eight shops has been proposed, which will affect 468 staff.It follows a disappointing Christmas period for M&S, when sales of both food and clothing...

Top Sandwich Franchises Trending Today

What are the top sandwich franchises to own? A selection of tasty ingredients bookended by slabs of bread, the sandwich is one of the most popular dishes in the UK. According to British Sandwich Week, between us we manage to consume an impressive 11.5 billion sandwiches a year. That’s enough to go around the world about 44 times – more...

Rescuing child brides

All too often girls in countries across sub-Saharan Africa can be married off an early age, trapping them in a cycle that is almost impossible to escape.They can be held by poverty, sexual and domestic violence, and social stigma.But a charity, Camfed, is working to keep girls in school, in the belief that education can be the best protection...