How not to franchise by the EU!

As a business advisor I often find myself getting involved in advising on franchising as an expansion policy. Only last week a successful restaurant in my locality was discussing precisely this. Within a short time of discussing the necessary conditions for success, the restaurant owner decided that he needed to do much more and...

Will those who say it won’t happen…..

In my work I have been lucky enough to see the steady growth of the entrepreneurial culture and have never ceased to marvel at the speed and originality of developments in all spheres of our lives. Whether watching videos of operations by robots controlled by my friend who I see regularly at symphony concerts,...

Is there a lesson in the madness?

This week I was mildly amazed at a story that more people had applied to go on the latest series of Love Island than had applied to Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The actual score was 85,000 to Love Island and 35,000 to Oxbridge! My first thought was that we were now living in a...

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