Client Case Studies

Razzamataz

Before entering the 'Dragon's Den' on the BBC, Razzamataz used our services to set up their franchise model. Take a look at how we helped.

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News

  • Franchisor of the Year Awards 2016

    Monday March 21st 2016

    A diverse range of businesses will compete for the biggest accolades in UK franchising after the British Franchise Association (bfa) revealed the shortlist for the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2016.

    The 17 finalists hail from multiple business sectors, from swim schools to logistics and health care to home improvement. Featuring up-and-comers alongside some of the biggest brands in the sector, franchisors were required to evidence their company culture, franchisee support, innovative practices and commitment to franchising ethics to reach this stage.

    The 2016 finalists are:

    bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2016

    Emerging Franchisor of the Year (five years or less in franchising) 

    Franchisee Recruitment Award

    Award for Innovation

    Customer Focus Award

    Finalists will present to a judging panel of industry experts on 12 & 13 April, with winners announced at a black-tie dinner on 23 June in Nottingham. 

  • The Kitchen Depot

    Thursday October 15th 2015

    Congratulations to Mark McCay and his team on the launch of their new Kitchen Depot franchise. Fo information have a look at the recruitment website:  http://thekitchendepotfranchise.co.uk/

  • International Franchise Conference

    Tuesday February 17th 2015

  • Pirtek MBO

    Tuesday February 17th 2015

  • Do you want to Franchise?

    Friday March 28th 2014

  • Business Breakfast 2014

    Friday March 28th 2014

    This is the centrepiece of the Scottish Franchise Week 2014. This year the speakers are Trevor Brocklebank, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care and Lisa Tobias the inspirational Domino's Pizza franchisee. The keynote speaker is Gordon Sheddon the British Touring Car championship driver - just don't ask him if he also answers to the name of "The Stig"!

  • Scottish Franchise Exhibitions

    Friday September 13th 2013

    Thursday 19th & Friday 20th September sees the Scotland Franchise Show return to both Glasgow & Edinburgh ...

    ...and the exhibition will see 30+ of the top UK, Irish & Overseas Franchised brands exhibit..

    • All of whom are looking for locals to become their new business partner
    • All of whom have innovative, inspiring and proven franchised business formulas
    • All of whom have licenses available throughout Scotland

    The event is free to enter and open between 12.30pm – 7.00pm on the Thursday in Glasgow and 10.00am - 4.00pm on the Friday in Edinburgh

  • Coming Soon.....

    Friday September 13th 2013

    Buying a Franchise Tuesday 17th September 2.00pm till 4.30pm at Hillington Innovation Centre

    Fine Tune your Social Enterprise All day on Friday 20th September at the Norton Park Centre, Edinburgh

  • Coming soon....

    Friday March 8th 2013

    Put a note in your diary - AMO Consulting will be holding a franchise clinic from 10am till 2pm at the Lighthouse in Glasgow on Friday 12th April. Email me if you'd like a chat about any franchising issues.

  • 10 steps

    Friday March 8th 2013

    1.         Plan it well

    It’s easy to write down everything you know – but is there a logical flow? I like a 3 part manual: How you’ll help a franchisee get set up; how they run the business day to day and how they do the admin.

    2.         Make it yours

    You can get a generic manual on the internet for £500. It’s irrelevant and will waste your time. It’s your business so the manual must have your DNA through it from beginning to end.

    3.         Make it short

    There are no prizes for having a long manual filled with nonsense. Use flow charts and bullet points rather than eloquent prose – fine words waste time!

    4.         It’s about the whole business

    Cover all the areas – approved suppliers, interview questions for staff, cleaning routines, opening times, handling complaints....it’s not just about recipes and frying temperatures.

    5.         Share the workload

    Get your staff involved in writing it. They know their jobs better than you – maybe even better!

    6.         Change things first

    Don’t write about bad processes – change what you need to change within your business first. Get your business running the way you want it to before letting a franchisee copy it.

    7.         Try it Out

    Put your manual into practice before you use it to train a franchisee – get the wrinkles out of it

    8.         Get it sense checked

    Ask a friend to read it through – someone not involved in the business who doesn’t know the jargon. Can they understand it?

    9.         Use Photos

    Picture speak a thousand words – and are more easily understood. It makes the manual less dull too.

    10.       Keep it up to date

    Don’t just stick the manual in a drawer once it’s done. Get a notebook and write down all the questions you’re asked by franchisees that weren’t in the manual and update it every 3 months.