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Things to do in Franchises…

‘THINGS TO DO IN’ FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY

Your very own ‘work from home’ business

No experience necessary

Earn in excess of £50,000 in your 1st year

Be part of one of the most exciting, fastest growing online business directories in the UK

After an outstanding first 24 months, THINGS TO DO IN are offering the opportunity to become part of their exceptionally successful business.

WHAT IS ‘THINGS TO DO IN’?

‘Things to do in’ is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur ‘Paul Nash’.

The business consists of an online business directory which sits in prominent positions throughout all the major search engines for some of the most commonly used search terms in the industry.

Any new business added to a ‘Things to do in’ directory can expect to see fantastic results throughout Google. There is no other directory that we are aware of that can make such a statement. The results are simply outstanding with new businesses joining daily at an ever growing rate.

The business has gone from strength to strength over the last 24 months attracting attention from both consumers and also national media.

Click video above to watch ‘Things To Do In’ introduction

What do i get with a ‘things to do in’ franchise?

Full training and ongoing support (no experience necessary)
Fully responsive ‘stunning’ website directory ready to use
Gloss business cards
Full use of our ‘in house’ design and advert creation team
Stationery starter pack
Website maintenance support
Potential to earn up to £100,000 by year 2
Complete exclusivity in your chosen area
A chance to be part of the most exciting, fastest growing online business directory in the UK

IS IT DIFFICULT TO DO?

Absolutely not. You need no previous experience whatsoever in sales or websites/marketing. All you need is an upbeat, friendly attitude and a good work ethic. The rest is given to you by us, including full training and ongoing support.

About the franchise

Things To Do In Is a unique, local online business advertising directory which was set up in late 2013, the idea came about because we owned a children’s zoo in Clacton on sea and had decided to research how our customers had found us.

So we asked all of our customers how they had heard about our zoo and they would answer, seen the sign outside, been before, local, recommended etc,

but we soon noticed that around 70% of all customers had ticked the internet section so we then started asking everyone who said internet what search term they had entered and to our surprise 90% of these customers said oh we just typed in “things to do in Clacton” and when we entered this on Google this just brought up trip-advisor and days out with the kids.

There was no things to do in Clacton and so we bought this site and soon realised it was available in most towns throughout the UK and so the idea was born and it was amazing that it had not been bought before considering it’s the most searched term out there for anyone looking for something to do in a town or wanting to know what’s happening in their own town.

Things to do in was started as an attraction based business as the name implies, but it has now evolved into a unique local online business advertising directory, in fact almost all businesses that have joined us owe their first page ranking solely to the fact that they have their business advertised on our sites.

How will I get work?

There are many ways of getting work which equates to adding companies to our “Things To Do In sites”.

One of the great things about this Franchise is if you are not feeling a 100% you can email companies direct from home to set up appointments or better still, call companies and get meetings set up.

If you want to get out and about (which is the best way of getting new businesses on board) then you can go out and meet with companies. We have found this to be the most productive and enjoyable way of meeting new business owners and is a fantastic way of getting new businesses on board. When you tell them what we offer and for the price we offer it for, you will the fantastic response and the many businesses that join.

You can also go to networking groups or business shows. There are no limits to the way you can add companies and make some great friends along the way.

You can work the hours that suits your lifestyle. No more being tied to a desk or stuck in a factory. Being your own boss but with all the support you will ever need and make some great friends along the way.

What areas can I work in?

You can pick the area that suits you best if it’s still available. Most franchisees will pick their own local area to save on travelling costs and time and the fact being you may know many company owners already.But there is nothing to stop you owning two or more areas. We try to make each area that we franchise have 2,500 businesses.

SALES POTENTIAL…WHAT CAN YOU EARN?

We would expect you to earn over £50,000 with very low outgoingsand in excess of £100,000 in year 2.
What are we looking for in a potential franchisee

We are looking for a people’s person, who likes talking to and meeting people, if you have sales and some internet experience then great but if not we will give you full training in both fields.
What will this cost me?

The cost of this Franchise is £9,950
What are you waiting for?

This asking price offer is for a limited time only whilst we are building our brand Nationally. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly advisors to see if your area is available and find out more about this exciting opportunity.

— Read more on thingstodoinfranchises.co.uk/

If you need more info or want to discuss anything further please call Mike on 07960 872549.

Scotland hosts fifth international festival for public relations professionals – Scottish Business News

TODAY, PRFest, the world’s only festival dedicated to the public relations profession, has launched its first tranche of tickets, a brand new format and an international line-up for its event on Thursday, 18 June in Edinburgh. Public Relations and Communication Association (PRCA) has also confirmed its support.

Founder Laura Sutherland, a Chartered PR practitioner and crisis PR expert, from Glasgow, said: “I have spent time considering PRFest and what it means to those who come every year, from across the UK and beyond. I’ve also visited other events across the world in order to research content, format and best practice. I want to retain the intimacy of the event, but we need more conversation, sharing and action, underlining the value that public relations adds to organisations and this year, looking at purpose as our core theme.”

The first keynote announced is Alex Myers, founder and CEO of Manifest, an independent brand communications agency with offices in London, New York, Stockholm and Manchester. As well as coordinating Manifest’s operational growth, Alex has led creative communications strategies for brands as diverse as Virgin, BrewDog, Samsung and Help for Refugees.

Alex’s session “Building a creative process fit for the purpose economy”, will be followed by a second international speaker, Mary Beth West, a senior strategist from Maryville, Tennessee, who will host a conversation about “Waging ethics battles for positive outcomes”, reinforcing the ethical role public relations has and should play within an organisation.

PRFest will also focus on PR professionals as individuals, introducing elements of the programme including wellbeing and personal finance. Further programme announcements will be published on www.prfest.co.uk on 13th March and 1st May, timed with next level tickets being released.

Francis Ingham, director general of long-time PRFest partner, PRCA, said: “We’re excited to support and come along to PRFest once again on 18th June in Edinburgh. The event offers a fresh approach to out-of-office learning and has a richly deserved reputation for sharing intelligent thinking on the latest PR trends.”

“PRFest offers communication professionals the perfect opportunity to get away from London and other cities, and network with colleagues from across the UK and beyond.”

Added benefits this year include a free PRFest headshot for all ticket buyers and a buddy system for people new to PRFest. The annual influencer dinner, a let-your-hair-down opportunity for speakers, sponsors and attendees, will take place on the evening of the event.

— Read on scottishbusinessnews.net/2020/02/27/scotland-hosts-fifth-international-festival-for-public-relations-professionals/

Global tech investors lined up for EIE20 in Edinburgh – Scottish Business News

HOMEGROWN entrepreneurial talent and global tech investors are among those to feature at this year’s EIE20 in Edinburgh. 

EIE is an all-year round investor readiness programme run by Informatics Ventures and highlighted by Scotland’s leading tech investor event where 50 ambitious data-driven startup to scale-up companies pitch to investors from Scotland, the UK and around the world for seed to series A funding.  This year’s EIE returns to the University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall on Thursday 23d April.  

Michael Welch OBE, who sold online tyre retailer Blackcircles.com to Michelin for almost £100 million in 2015, will share his thoughts with attendees on his experience of taking an early stage venture through the startup stage to a successful exit to a multinational.  Welch, who is also the founder of Edinburgh-based fashion site Atterley.com is currently splitting his time between Edinburgh and Miami from where he recently launched Tirescanner.com, an online tyre retail site aimed at the US market.  

Mike Welch said: “Launching a startup is not for the faint hearted. The setbacks, stress and isolation are enough to put most off! But if you get it right, the rewards, in more than just monetary terms, can be so much greater than that achievable from a ‘normal’ job.

“A big part of getting it right is choosing a group of investors that you can develop a working relationship with. But getting the right investors on board is a tricky process and can make or break early stage companies.  It can also be a distraction for the leadership team that can take people away from the main task in hand – making sales and growing the company.  It’s great that the Informatics Ventures team and EIE provide a format that can help navigate founders through that minefield’. 

On the investor side, IBM Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and Octopus Ventures will join EIE20’s investor panel.  Deborah Magid, Director, IBM Ventures said: “I have coming to EIE every year since the very beginning when it was still a small event.  I was introduced to EIE by the person at IBM who handled our relationships with academia.  It’s now so popular that people come from all over the world!  There is a reason I come back every year – everything about the event is extremely well done, for the way they coach the companies, right down to the small details.”

Informatics Ventures will be announcing further keynotes, featured investors, partners and sponsors in the run-up to EIE20.  The team is also surveying its 500-plus alumnus companies for the latest edition of its Scottish Startup Survey, findings of which will be released in advance of EIE20.  

— Read on scottishbusinessnews.net/2020/02/27/global-tech-investors-lined-up-for-eie20-in-edinburgh/

McEvaddy brothers vow to continue to back Irish aviation business

McEvaddy brothers vow to continue to back Irish aviation business

Aviation entrepreneurs, the McEvaddy brothers, pledged to continue supporting their Irish business at the end of 2018 when it was almost €7.2 million in the red, new figures show.

Accounts just filed by Ulick and Desmond McEvaddy’s Omega Aviation Services show that it earned a profit of €5,525 in the 12 months ended December 31st 2018 but liabilities exceeded its assets by €7.2 million.

The accounts state that the directors, the McEvaddy brothers, confirmed that they would continue to support the company.

Auditor Richard Twomey of Richard Ensor & Co noted noted that there were a number of conditions that cast significant doubt on whether the company could continue as a going concern without the brothers’ support.

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/mcevaddy-brothers-vow-to-continue-to-back-irish-aviation-business-1.4183703?mode=amp

Exposed to coronavirus: How Irish business is coping with fallout

Exposed to coronavirus: How Irish business is coping with fallout

Dublin-based entrepreneur Maurice Healy says nobody from his “crew” in China has returned to work yet after the extended holiday for the lunar new year.

Movements of people and workers has been severely curtailed in China as authorities attempt to stem the contagion from the coronavirus that has resulted in more than 2,000 deaths and left almost half the population living under some form of travel restriction.

Healy Group imports about €15 million worth of vitamins and other ingredients for pharmaceutical and nutritional products every year for use by its manufacturing clients across the globe. China is one of the biggest manufacturers of raw materials that go into vitamin C supplements.

Traditionally, it is the first week of March before full production returns in China due to the lunar year holiday period, but the extended break due to the virus and ongoing restrictions on travel and movement of people have knocked out schedules this year.

“I doubt I will be taking any materials of any significant amount in the coming weeks,” says Healy, who is still trying to assess when things might return to normal. “I wish to God I could tell. There is no certainty from the conversations I have been having and I am having those conversations two or three or four times a day.”

Our plants right now are back working, but probably working at 30 per cent of capacity 

With the level of recorded cases of the infection now at over 75,000, almost 99 per cent of which are in China, companies across the world are desperately working out their exposure to the fallout as the virus disrupts supply chains, manufacturing plants, and business and consumer demand in the world’s most populous nation, an engine of global growth.

This week alone has seen tech giant Apple warn about how the outbreak is hurting business in China more than previously thought; Adidas and Puma reveal how production and demand for their German sportswear have taken a hit in Asia; Jaguar Land Rover resort to having car parts flown from China to the UK in suitcases as supplies dwindle; and Beijing reportedly weigh measures such as direct cash infusions and mergers to rescue some of its airlines as the industry has been virtually paralysed.

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.irishtimes.com/business/exposed-to-coronavirus-how-irish-business-is-coping-with-fallout-1.4178749?mode=amp

Upcoming Business Networking Events in Bristol, South West England

Upcoming Business Networking Events in Bristol, South West England

Upcoming Business Networking Events in Bristol, South West England

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Business Advertising Opportunities with MAN Media on Mike Armstrong News & One Stop Entrepreneur Shop Website – #MANews

MAN Media Advertising Opportunities on the Mike Armstrong News & One Stop Entrepreneur Shop Website – #MANews

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West Midlands business sees a return to growth

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Liverpool likely to sell Harry Wilson in the summer

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PREMFLIX: The Premier League reveals plans to develop Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed

PREMFLIX: The Premier League reveals plans to develop Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed

PREMFLIX: The Premier League reveals plans to develop Netflix-style streaming service to revolutionise how English football is consumed


— Read on mikearmstrong.me/premflix-the-premier-league-reveals-plans-to-develop-netflix-style-streaming-service-to-revolutionise-how-english-football-is-consumed/

Aldi to raise employee pay and hire 3,800 more workers | Business News | Sky News

Aldi to raise employee pay and hire 3,800 more workers | Business News | Sky News

Aldi to raise employee pay and hire 3,800 more workers | Business News | Sky News


— Read on marketing.wales/aldi-to-raise-employee-pay-and-hire-3800-more-workers-business-news-sky-news/

BAE Systems locates share surge through £1.5bn GPS deal | Business News | Sky News

You have to go back 15 years to find an acquisition as large as the one BAE Systems announced on Monday.

The company said it was buying the military Global Positioning Systems (GPS) of Collins Aerospace, the US defence contractor, for $1.93bn (£1.5bn).

BAE is also paying a further $275m for a leading airborne tactical radios business from Raytheon.

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/bae-systems-locates-share-surge-through-1-5bn-gps-deal-11913553

Department store Beales collapses into administration – BBC News

One of Britain’s oldest department stores has collapsed into administration, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk.

Beales has appointed KPMG as administrators after failing to find a buyer or new investment for the business.

The department store began trading in Bournemouth in 1881 and has 23 shops.

There will be no immediate closures and Beales stores will continue to trade, although the website is offline.

Beales had tried to secure rent reductions with landlords and was in negotiations with potential investors and buyers.

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-51176418

Businesses say they are still in the dark about post-Brexit trade with the EU | Business News | Sky News

British businesses say a lack information about the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU is still preventing them from planning for the future.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) found that 55% agreed they “will only be able to make planning and investment decisions with certainty when we understand our future relationship with the EU”.

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/businesses-say-they-are-still-in-the-dark-about-post-brexit-trade-with-the-eu-11913913

Free Business Networking in Newport, South Wales…

Free Business Networking in Newport Free Business Networking in Newport – Online Social Networking for Businesses in Newport… City Business Links – Newport are looking for some early adopters to join their online business networking platform for Newport Businesses to network, for FREE Online, with other Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire Businesses. If you are looking […]

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Next Introbiz Business Networking Event in Cardiff…

Hi All, We’re very proud to have had Google provide some business training at our last business event in Cardiff at the very first networking & business training seminar event of 2017 in the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff.  We really enjoyed the event on Thursday afternoon and we hope you all enjoyed the presentations and the […]

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New Business Networking Event in Newport, South Wales

Welcome to our post about a New monthly “Business Networking Event in Newport”, South Wales that we (WelshBiz) are doing in conjunction with the Neon Entertainment & Events Venue in Newport, South Wales… Newport Business Networking Event Details: The first Newport Business Networking Event at the Neon in conjunction with WelshBiz is on Thursday 2nd […]

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New Business Networking Event in Newport, South Wales

Welcome to our post about a New monthly “Business Networking Event in Newport”, South Wales that we (WelshBiz) are doing in conjunction with the Neon Entertainment & Events Venue in Newport, South Wales… Newport Business Networking Event Details: The first Newport Business Networking Event at the Neon in conjunction with WelshBiz is on Thursday 2nd […]

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New Business Networking Event in Newport, South Wales

Welcome to our post about a New monthly “Business Networking Event in Newport”, South Wales that we (WelshBiz) are doing in conjunction with the Neon Entertainment & Events Venue in Newport, South Wales… Newport Business Networking Event Details: The first Newport Business Networking Event at the Neon in conjunction with WelshBiz is on Thursday 2nd […]

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New Business Networking Event in Newport, South Wales

Welcome to our post about a New monthly “Business Networking Event in Newport”, South Wales that we (WelshBiz) are doing in conjunction with the Neon Entertainment & Events Venue in Newport, South Wales… Newport Business Networking Event Details: The first Newport Business Networking Event at the Neon in conjunction with WelshBiz is on Thursday 2nd […]

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Upcoming Comedy & Music Events for February and beyond at the Neon Entertainment Venue, Newport

If you like Live Music and Comedy then you should definitely check out the newly refurbished Art Deco Neon Venue in Newport. The old Odeon Cinema in Newport, which has been derelict for many years has recently been refurbished as an Entertainment and Events Venue in Newport and with it’s 3,500 capacity it is now […]

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See what happens at #Introbiz & The Vale Resort Business Club in Hensol Castle Friday 3rd February 7.30am..

Hi Everyone,  Come and join us for the 1st Introbiz Networking Business Club of 2017! This event is sponsored by Business Doctors.  We’re very excited to announce the very 1st Business Club of 2017! Held at the stunning Hensol Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, this is an event not to be missed. Taking place […]

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