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Franchise opportunities do your research

Sunday, November 30th, 2008
Franchise opportunities do your research

Before travelling many miles for an initial meeting with a franchisor to discuss a franchise business opportunity it is important that the prospective franchisee should be able to answer the following important questions.

  • Are you serious about the franchise business opportunity?
  • Do you fit the franchisors franchisee job description/profile?
  • Have you examined other similar franchise business opportunities to build up a good picture of this particular franchise model?
  • Have you thoroughly researched this type of business to gain a good understanding about it?
  • Have you researched the area that you would wish to run a franchise business from to find out what competition already exists there?
  • Do you have any experience that may be of benefit to you within this field of business?
  • Are you cut out for this type of business?
  • How adaptable are you to learning?
  • Is your existing lifestyle suitable for you to able to run the franchise business properly?
  • Do you have the support of your family?
  • Do you have the self motivation required to succeed with your new franchise business?
  • Can you afford the franchise?
  • Could you financially survive for the first few months while the business got itself established?

    All these questions can be answered through doing a little research and I would strongly recommend doing so before arranging an initial meeting with the franchise business owner. You may unfortunately find out that the particular franchise that you were interested in would be unsuitable for you.

    This could save you valuable time in not having to travel many miles to meet up with the franchisor only to be turned away due to your unsuitability.

    Can you think of any others important issues that a potential franchisee should research?

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Oven spills cleaning tip No15

    Saturday, November 29th, 2008
    Oven spills cleaning tip No15

    I have carefully compiled a list of helpful domestic cleaning tips to help individuals in their constant  battle to keep their homes sparkling and hygenically clean! I am posting these household domestic cleaning tips over the course of the next few weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

     

    Cleaning tip No15 gives advice on cleaning oven spills.

     

    Oven spills can be cleaned by sprinkling salt immediately onto them, then once the oven has cooled the burnt on food can be cleaned off with a damp sponge.

     

    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Domestic Cleaning Industry Witnessing Boom Times

    Friday, November 28th, 2008

    Domestic Cleaning Industry Witnessing Boom Times

     

    Well this recession that isn’t a recession in some quarters is certainly anything but a recession within the domestic cleaning services industry.

    With many families in reality feeling the pinch due to the effects from increased costs in basic commodities such as oil and food many families who used to have one partner stopping at home to look after clean and maintain their family home have decided that they should both now go out to work to help cover the extra costs of these basic everyday commodities to maintain their quality of life.

    For domestic cleaning services up and down the country this as led to an increase in business because now that these family households have felt the need to get an extra income stream coming into their household they are now finding that they do not wish to clean and iron during the evening and weekends and as such many are turning to the services of domestic cleaning companies for assistance.

    Do you know of any other industries that this recession that isn’t a recession is bringing boom times too?

     

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Urine spillages cleaning tip No14

    Thursday, November 27th, 2008
    Urine spillages cleaning tip No14

    I have produced this list of domestic cleaning tips to help and assist members of the public in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes domestically cleaned! I am publishing the tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

     

    Cleaning tip No14 gives advice on cleaning urine spillages.

       

    Act quickly using washing up liquid mixed with water

     

    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Cleaning windows cleaning tip No13

    Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

    Cleaning windows cleaning tip No13

    I am producing a list of household cleaning tips to help and people in their everyday battle to maintain their homes in clean and shiny condition. I will be publishing these household cleaning tips over the coming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

    Cleaning tip No13 gives you advice on cleaning your windows.


    Windows can be cleaned simply by using a rolled up newspaper.

     

    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Franchisors commitment to the franchise business

    Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
    Franchisors commitment to the franchise business

    A franchisor should be totally committed to building and maintaining a highly professional and successful franchise network. A franchisor should expect that all franchisees will be 100% committed, and as such the franchisor should match their attitude with an equal commitment back towards their franchisees.

    A franchisor should treat every single one of their franchisees as fundamentally importance to their own long term goals. A franchisor should consider a failure of any of their franchise businesses to be a reflection on their entire operation. A franchisee should be assured that the franchisor after having taken great pains to ensure that they are the right person to run the franchise business, will dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to the task of helping them make a great success of their business.

    The franchisors business relationship with the franchisee needs to be based on joint co-operation, understanding and trust. There must be a mutual belief that if both the franchisor and franchisee are fully committed to making the franchise business successful, ultimately the franchisee will succeed.

     

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Candle wax domestic cleaning tip No12

    Monday, November 24th, 2008
    Candle wax domestic cleaning tip No12

    I am producing a list of domestic cleaning tips to help the public in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes spotlessly clean! I am deliberately publishing these domestic cleaning tips over the next few weeks in a very easy to take in one at a time manner.

     

     

    Cleaning tip No12 gives advice on removing candle wax.

     

     

  • Placing a brown paper bag over the top of the dried candle wax and then carefully running over the top of the brown paper bag with an hot iron will remove the hot candle wax that as spilt onto your carpets and upholstery.
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    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

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    Dolly Char whats in a name

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

     Dolly Char whats in a name

    I have often been asked Dolly Char where did you dream up your companies name from?  Well we sort of stumbled across half of the name due to a family tragedy a few years ago when my wife lost her dear father, but more about that later.

    Originally we were going to name our company Cheerful Chars for two reasons. 

    Reason one cheerful we hoped would give customers the impression of domestic cleaners happy in their work.

    Reason two the word Char is a very old word for cleaning ladies.  In Victorian times cleaning ladies were usually referred to as char ladies.

    Tragically as mentioned above my wife Carol lost her father around the time that we were thinking of a name to call our company.  Carols father was born Clarence Everett but from being a very young child of 4 years old he had always been known as Dolly.  He acquired this nickname by jumping onto an horse drawn milk float outside the house where he spent all his life, one of the local neighbours said doesn’t Clarence look like a little dolly sat up there! 

    So when Dolly died I suggested to Carol the idea of naming our company partly in memory of her father, Carol thought this was a great idea but obviously she first wished to consult with her mother, brothers and sister.  They were all very happy for this to happen and so the name Dolly Char was born.

    Many people comment not knowing the true story of how very clever it is having two very old cleaning names placed together Char (cleaning) and Dolly as in old fashioned dolly tub (dolly tubs were used years ago in the clothes washing process) 

    I wanted a name that got away from using the word maid and one that would be easy to remember.  I think Dolly Char fits the bill as it is short and going by feedback that we receive memorable.  

    Also in this age of the Internet I believe if someone comes across our company name whilst they are out and about that they will have a very good chance of remembering it when they arrive home and begin searching for it online.  

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

    domestic cleaning franchise blog, franchise business tips blog

    Chewing gum house cleaning tip No11

    Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
    Chewing gum house cleaning tip No11

    I am producing a list of household cleaning tips to help and the public in their constant battle to keep their homes tip top and domestically cleaned! I am publishing the cleaning tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

     

    Cleaning tip No11 gives advice on removing chewing gum.

    Chewing gum can be removed by hardening it first by the use of ice and then removing with the assistance of a blunt knife.

     

    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

     

    Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

    domestic cleaning franchise blog, franchise business tips blog

    Military Service Personnel make ideal Franchisees?

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    Military Service Personnel make ideal Franchisees?

    Recently I have been considering if there is a ideal group of people who would be easy to train and make great franchisees.

    My conclusion is that military service personnel with their regimented background would make great franchisees as they are moulded through their military training to follow instructions to the book.

    They would methodically follow the franchise bible or operational manual to the word without questioning its contents in most cases.

    If the franchisor noticed that they were doing something incorrectly within their business operation they would welcome instructions on correct operational techniques without creating much of a fuss over it.

    They would work very hard to make a great success of their business and not shy away from working long hours if and when necessary to get their business firmly and quickly established.

    Military personnel are these days also used to completing paperwork in a fashion that is organised and legible.

    Because of their recent military background they would be physically and mentally fit, which these are two of the greatest assets that they would require to succeed as franchisees.

    Military Service Personnel make sure that they are always presentable and would take great care in their personal appearance.

    Feel free to mention any other assets that military service personnel might have that would be beneficial to them becoming a franchisee

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    Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

    domestic cleaning franchise blog, franchise business tips blog

     

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