Franchising can be an ideal way to quickly and cost-effectively expand your business. But there are downsides.
Today, husband and wife team Matthew and Dale Burke recall the headaches of franchising their business, What Scratch?
For a great insight into the cost, time and personal challenges of becoming a franchisor, make sure you read their account.
Elsewhere, blogger Adam Franklin explains how the web has changed start-ups’ marketing budgets forever and mentor Michael Halligan goes through the pros and cons of taking on a rival head-on.
Oliver Milman, editor