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Franchising offers better work/life balance

Charlie Moncrieff had been working around/in IT for over 20 years before he decided to take the plunge and look for a new career move. Deciding that he wanted to work for himself and give himself the possibility of a better work/life balance with his kids, but with a solid support system behind him, he started to look at franchising and the IT opportunities available. In this exclusive interview, Charlies discusses why Computer Troubleshooters ticked all the boxes for him.

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I wanted more quality time with my family, so I needed to make a change

Suj Legha has been self-employed since he was 21 years old and his passion for business start-ups has taken him on a journey of personal development that has led him to becoming a great business coach with his ActionCOACH franchise.

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Interview with Renee Mackay, Edinburgh, TaxAssist Accountants

Renee Mackay is from a training and development/IPD background but had run her own business for nearly ten years before buying into TaxAssist Accountants. Before that she had worked with LloydsTSB and Telewest Communications. Customer service was (and still is) her background.

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Interview with Frank Sutherland of Autosmart International, Aberdeenshire

Frank launched an Autosmart franchise business in Aberdeenshire and hit the ground running due to the tried, tested and trusted formula of the business system. Frank is celebrating after being shortlisted for franchisee of the year award by the British Franchise Association.That he loves cars is icing on the cake.

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Interview with Scott Blyth of etyres, Edinburgh

Scott Blyth launched his etyres Edinburgh franchise in July 2014 and has already made a big impression on local businesses and securing sales on the back of word-of-mouth recommendations. Continued support from Head Office and other Franchise Owners based in Scotland has helped Scott get off to a great start.

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Interview with Jim Stewart of Greensleeves Lawn Care, Aberdeenshire

Jim Stewart of Greensleeves Aberdeen has been enjoying running his lawn care franchise since 2011. Originally from an executive background within the electronics industry when Jim found himself facing redundancy he chose to embrace the opportunity and purchase a Greensleeves lawn treatment franchise. Jim now enjoys running his business whilst working in the outdoors and is extremely proud of the success he has achieved so far.

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Interview with Morag Readman of Bright & Beautiful, East Lothian

Morag Readman launched her own Bright & Beautiful business in East Lothian after looking into franchising as a way to be in business for herself but not by herself. In this exclusive interview, Morag shares her experiences of setting up a franchise, the training and support she received, as well as the challenges and benefits of such a venture.

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Interview with Forbes Davidson of Subway, North East Scotland

Forbes Davidson is a successful SUBWAY® franchisee with three stores across North East Scotland in Perthshire, Dundee and Montrose. He is due to open his fourth store with the brand in Blairgowrie shortly, and has two further stores in development.

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Seeking ambitious franchise owner for Scottish franchise opportunity

Andy Kelly shares his experience of franchising with the Original Poster Company since early 2012 and he is now looking to sell this lucrative franchise so as to take up a voluntary post with a children's charity. Find out more here.

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20 Years of success and counting with Rainbow International

Noreen Hughes and her husband Kevin have been part of the Rainbow International franchise since 1996. Starting in East Kilbride, they now have eight territories successfully up and running. Kevin started the business as a sole trader but, due to ill health, had to take a step back. Cue Noreen; a business leader with passion and drive!

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