Bedford Drain Doctor Voted ‘Most Progressive’

Stuart Brock’s decision to launch his own Drain Doctor Plumbing business covering Bedford, Milton Keynes and the surrounding villages has proved a winner after he was named most progressive new franchisee at the national group’s annual awards ceremony.

Franchise Confidence Booms

Business confidence amongst kiwi franchisors has risen to record levels, with the latest Franchising Confidence Index strongly outpacing other measures of business confidence.

Preschool Chain Expands Brand Further Into State

A Pennsylvania-based preschool chain plans to open as many as seven new centers in the Greater Hartford area over the next two years.

Papa John’s New Franchisee For Hertfordshire Sets Record For First Week’s Trading

Luigi Forgione who opened his Papa John’s pizza outlet in Ware, Hertfordshire, in March with his brothers Tony and Libby Forgione, saw takings up in excess of 20% in the first week compared to other Papa John’s store opening in the past 12 months.


Australian Billionaire To Build Titanic II

An Australian billionaire said Monday he’ll build a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard and its maiden voyage in late 2016 will be from England to New York, just like its namesake planned.

Naperville, Illinois Dogs Love Running! Franchisee Has Record 2012 First Quarter

The Naperville, Illinois franchise location of Dogs Love Running!


Today in Entrepreneurial History: April 30

1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.

Franchisees Need To Remember Their Business Is Not Their Own

When the judge in the much-publicized Tim Hortons class action court case dismissed the franchisees claim, he took careful measure to note that, despite mountains of evidence provided by both sides, the case was, at its core, not complex at all.

Fresh Berry Opens Doors May 3 With Fundraiser

Fresh Berry frozen yogurt shop will open Thursday, May 3, in Rushmore Crossing.

Changes On Tap For A&W Restaurants

With oldies rock playing in the background, Doug Martzke talks about the future of A&W restaurants from one of his stores in downtown Green Bay.