Elite Franchise July 2020
Our lead exclusive interview this month is with recently appointed CEO of Anytime Fitness Neil Randall. As the company navigates its way through choppy COVID-19 waters its long successful business model won’t be tinkered with anytime soon. Nor should it be, given the Minnesota-based parent company already has 165+ sites in the UK and 4,500 globally in more than 35 countries.
For Insight this month our columnist Lisa Law, National Franchise Manager of Snap-on Tools, (Elite Franchise's TOP 100 (UK) 2020 No.1 Franchise) Since the early spring businesses around the world have been pivoting and adapting their services to suit the new needs of their customers, Snap-on Tools included! Lisa reflects on the period of change and how the proactive mindset of the brands 400+ franchisees around the UK has continued to drive the franchise forward.
Elsewhere we spoke to David Graham, founder and CEO of kid’s coding franchise, Code Ninjas. Before investing in a franchise, it’s crucial that you have a comprehensive understanding of the sort of entrepreneur you are. This will help you to recognise the particular skill set you will bring to your new undertaking. David gives us his six key entrepreneur profiles, which one do you fall under?
Finally James Thomas Franchise relationship manager at D&T chartered accountants is very excited that football has now returned to our screens. However, sport resuming has required some detailed and careful planning. For businesses, it’s important to apply the same logic. Proper planning is critical in any business situation we currently face. James Thomas gives his top tips on how to score big with the right franchise marketing.
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