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New business start up ideas

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Many people looking for new ways to start up a business do not realize the financial and costs and the amount of time involved. Investing in a franchise is the ideal way to get started. A franchisor will have already done the hard work for you, including everything from legalities, terms and conditions, logo design, website, templates to marketing materials and tried and tested strategies. Almost everything is laid out in a step-by-step guide commonly known as an ‘operations manual’ and training is also given in the proven to be successful business model.

By being part of a franchise there are many benefits compared to starting fresh on your own, there is always support from the franchisor and other

franchisees; As a group, costs can significantly be reduced due to bulk buying power; Sharing ideas and communication within the franchise network can bring fantastic benefits to all too.

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Domestic Cleaning Bradford Cleaning Service Video

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Susan and Alan Marshall who operate the Dolly Char Bradford & West Leeds domestic cleaning agencies have recently released the video below describing in depth the cleaning service that they provide locally in and around West Yorkshire.  

Dolly Char domestic cleaning agency offers the public a regular domestic cleaning service in and around the Bradford and Halifax area, with the same fully vetted and insured domestic cleaner on each visit. All Dolly Char Bradford cleaners are fully vetted and reference checked prior to them starting to clean for their domestic clients. Dolly Char Bradford offer regular weekly and fortnightly cleaning at a very reasonable price. Builders cleans, Spring cleans and one off cleans we are always pleased to quote you on. For further information please visit http://www.dollychar.com/domestic-cleaning-Service-Bradford.htm

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Franchise business opportunities

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Franchise business opportunities give budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to start up a business in a field of their own choosing without the usual risks that can be associated with new business start ups. 

 

Franchise business opportunities offer the budding entrepreneur a domestic cleaning franchise management teamgreater degree of confidence and security when setting up in business by presenting  them with a business model and recognised brand that has already been tested out and proven to be successful, unless it is a brand new franchise it will have been marketed successfully in various locations nationally already.   Often the newer franchise businesses will often offer certain extra incentives to the budding entrepreneur such as a cheaper initial franchise package fee and larger franchise territories in which to operate. 

 

Franchise business opportunities will usually offer the entrepreneur an exclusive area in which to market and trade their business, indepth initial training, ongoing regular support and stationary and business templates that they will require to operate, build, maintain and grow their business. 

 

Entrepreneurs although usually have a personal requirement to be self motivated, dedicated, regimented and above all else have an overwhelming desire and will to succeed with their new business venture.  A franchisor can only help to motivate their franchisees to a certain extent.

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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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Leaflets re ordering on time!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Well I returned slightly earlier than usual today from an afternoon feeding the mouths on people’s doors with my leaflets.

The reason that I finished slightly earlier than usual is due to the reason that I completely ran out of leaflets and my next order is not due to arrive until the middle of next week! So now I am stuck for a few days twiddling my thumbs waiting for their arrival.

Usually I judge my re ordering much better than this, but what as caught me out this time is the wonderful weather that we are having, I have been staying out for much longer periods of time and hence shifting larger quantities of leaflets per session.

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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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I Dreamed A Dream

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Susan Boyle’s moving performance on Britain’s Got Talent reminds us that we should not judge a book by its cover. You have to read the whole things or at least a good portion to really understand what it is all about. The same rule applies when evaluating a franchise business. Specifically:

1. Keep an open mind
Just because you may be familiar with a company, do not assume that you can simply tell from the product or service what your income, role, or lifestyle will be like. Thus it is critical to focus on the business model, not the widget.

2. Keep your emotions in check
Emotions — good and bad — can get in the way of objectivity. Thus, if necessary, pretend like you are a reporter trying to gather as much information as possible about a particular franchise company.

3. Keep the main thing the main thing
Information gathered should be trying to answer four key questions:
a) Does the business model work?
b) Do you want to execute the business model?
c) Will this model take you to your goals and dreams?
d) In other words, is this an owner’s role you will enjoy in the long-term?

By trying to answer these questions through a process of mutual due diligence rather than getting bogged down in the minutia of the details, franchisee candidates are better able to stay focus on what is really important — finding and investing in a franchise business to help create their desired future.

This post was kindly provided by Ursula Barzey

Ursula Barzey is a business advisor, coach and consultant for entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners. Her focus is on helping people take control of their destiny by making life changing decisions that will put them on a path towards creating and achieving their desired future.

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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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A maidservant or in modern terms a maid

Monday, May 4th, 2009

A maidservant or in modern terms a maid is usually a female person who is employed within the domestic service industry. A maidservant was once more commonly part of a much larger more elaborate hierarchy in large houses.

 

In recent times the domestic cleaning maid may be the only domestic cleaner that upper and even middle-income households can afford to hire.

 

Maids in general can offer the household a wide range of typical domestic cleaning chores such as cooking, ironing, clothes washing, cleaning the house, grocery shopping, walking the family dog, and even taking care of the families children.

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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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Work from home business for sale

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Whoops and double whoops I forgot this is not the high street marketplace where I could advertise an home based business for sale but instead the Dolly Char domestic cleaning blog, please forgive my slip up and except my apology!

Oh well since I have now realized that this should be a domestic cleaning blog post and not a work from home business for sale advert I suppose I ought to make amends, hmmm what can I think of, oh yes I will give you an idea for a potentially profitable home based hobby business for free instead.

As spring is in the air and our gardens are beginning to come into bloom have you ever considered the idea of making, painting and selling garden ornaments?, they are very easy to make once you have been furnished with the knowledge!

All you need to start this home based hobby business are latex moulds, mixing bucket, plywood, cardboard, trowel, Sharp sand, Ordinary Portland cement, water, paint brushes, sponge and paints. An example of what can be achieved without much effort is shown above.

Once you have manufactured yourself some stock you will then need to find some customers to purchase them from you. I would suggest that you could attend craft fairs, garden fetes and car boot sales. Also many garden centres and aquatic centres will sometimes be willing to take some of your stock on a sale or return basis.

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Choosing the status of your new business

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

When you start your new business its status will be that either of a SOLE TRADER, PARTNERSHIP or a LIMITED COMPANY.

A sole trader is the simplest type of business from the point of view of formalities and restrictions for an individual. If you are operating the business on a partnership basis then I would recommend that you have a partnership agreement drawn up by a solicitor.   

Your accountant, solicitor or bank manager will advise you on the advantages and disadvantages to you personally and to your individual business, with regards to the status of your business.

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Work from home business disadvantages

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Work from home business disadvantages

If like me you are the boss of your own work from home business then I am sure that you will agree that there are a few disadvantages in doing so, below I have noted a few disadvantages that come to my mind, maybe you can add some more, please feel free to do so.

It can be a nightmare trying to get away from your work because living on the job you feel an urge to keep working!

If you do not regulate your daily working life then this can be detrimental to your personal or family life.

Friends who know you work from home can become regular visitors and so get in the way of your work schedule.

When starting up your work from home business it might put an heavy financial strain on your family budget.

Family members but mainly children can become an hindrance coming in and out of your office messing about and making a noise which doesn’t make phone calls sound very professional also it can and will upset your concentration!

It can be a job in itself to keep yourself motivated, as you do not have a boss to worry about!

Personally I would not change a thing as i believe that working from home is really great, but what I am trying to convey is that there are often disadvantages in many things that we do.

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Setting up your Home Business Office

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Setting up your Home Business Office

 

If you are considering setting up an office in your own home to run your own work from home business from it is important to consider a few very important points regarding where you would situate your office.

Where should I place my office within my home?

You should take into consideration the other side of your life if you have one (personal/family), it would not be a wise choice to say partition part of your main living room off as you could well find that in a very short space of time that you are trapped and feel compelled to work all hours, as you would be potentially bothered by your phone ringing at any time of the day/night, also you might well succumb to temptation and feel a compulsion to constantly sit in your office checking emails etc with the door slightly ajar so neglecting your family to a great extent. Also you could well find that during normal office hours intrusions into your working day could become all to common by your family and even friends and this could cause your business problems.

In my own case I have recently finished building during my spare time an extension to the rear of my property to serve as my work from home, home based office. This extension is an integral part of the house and designed in a way that if we were to move it would swiftly be able to convert into a large dinning room or even an extra living room etc. The office is designed so as there is only one door for entering or alternatively for exiting. For potential fire reasons the main window opens to a 90-degree angle to enable any staff to be able to escape if disaster struck and the means of escape through the only door were subsequently impaired. At weekends and during the evenings if I so desire I can now lock my office door and retreat to the front of the house and lead a normal family life.

An ideal room to run your work from home business from within your own home is also a small bedroom if you have a spare one available. Again like my office you could shut the door and leave your business alone during your out of work hours and so devote your spare time to your family.

Personally although my ideal location, although others may well wish to disagree would be to build a purpose built office or convert an existing building such as an old stable block into an office on my land but independent from my household. Unfortunately I did not have this option available to me but I do know that there would be many people out there who would have. This option although would certainly have extra security and insurance implications connected to it so it would be very advisable to do research into these added implications before commencing with your work.

Other outside options are porter cabins and even converting old caravans. Personally but mainly for appearance reasons I would never ever consider this option, as I do not think that it is ideal in ones garden! Maybe I am a snob as I am aware of home based businesses that have gone down this route, but unfortunately its not a route that I would go down.

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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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