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Best Franchise Businesses Compete for £5k Prize

Franchisors are being urged to nominate their most successful franchise managers for a £5,000 prize, following the launch of the British Franchise Association (bfa) awards. The bfa Franchisee of the Year awards, sponsored by HSBC, recognise innovative franchisees ? such as those who have taken steps to improve their customer care or achieved growth despite the challenges of a difficult economic climate. Franchisors can nominate five franchisees each, with one nomination per region with the five regions listed as: London/South East South West & South Wales Midlands & North Wales North Scotland & Northern Ireland One overall winner will receive a £5,000 cash prize from HSBC along with a commemorative trophy. The second- and third-placed franchisees will receive £... »

#100thoughts

#100thoughts

Business owners sharing pearls of wisdom on social networking website Twitter could win one-on-one consultancy advice in a new business competition organised by HSBC. To enter, business owners should tweet their most insightful piece of advice in the Twitter format and include the hashtag #100thoughts. The total message must be no more than 140 characters. The five most inspiring and distinctive comments will each win a VIP invitation to a series of networking panel debates featuring leading business personalities such as economist David Bloom and serial entrepreneur Sir Eric Peacock. The invite-only events are being held around the country between May and July 2010, and the winners will get exclusive access to the expert panel for questions and debate. One overall winner, voted for by the... »