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EDITOR’S COLUMN


“couples in franchising have certainly found that two heads are better than one”


To coin a phrase…


Business Franchise


EDITORIAL & PUBLISHING EDITOR


Annie Blinkhorn annie.blinkhorn@vmgl.com


SUB-EDITOR Alexis Thompson


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Jane Lelence


DESIGN & PRODUCTION Tom Kilpatrick 020 8394 5272 production@businessfranchise.com


PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Tracy Shah


ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGER Nicola Angle 020 8394 5281


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ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Andrea Duffy 020 8394 5283 andrea.duffy@vmgl.com


proverbial bad penny, they’ll turn up time and time again… Seriously, though, I am on the lookout


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for alternatives to the following: ‘despite the economic doom and gloom/fi nancial outlook/headlines/forecast, our business is doing well’ and any other expressions for the recession-proof qualities of franchising. These are welcome words of course but – owing to the sheer number of franchisee case studies thriving and surviving in otherwise uncertain times – the downturn- beating story is turning into something of a cliché itself! But that can certainly be no bad thing – least of all for the case studies in our


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s an editor, I should be very wary of writing in clichés but you can bet your bottom dollar that as sure as night follows day, and much like the


Special Feature (pages 32-35) on couples in franchising who have certainly found that two heads are better than one. Also enjoying a booming trade are the


franchisees interviewed in this month’s Market Focus, on automotive franchises. Tempting though it is to reach for a few motoring puns, I’ll leave that sort of thing to the ‘Top Gear’ lads, and simply add that it’s good to see a successful female franchisee fl ourishing in the car-repair industry (pages 36-37). This issue also contains plenty of legal and


fi nancial advice, as well as our regular Q+A feature, plus an industry insider gives his guide on page 28 to getting the most out of Discovery Days, for anyone already that far down the road of franchising. As for everyone else, bon voyage for your journey of discovery to come!


Annie Blinkhorn Editor


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