Top 5 Fastest-Growing Major Economies In 2015: India To Overtake China’s Real GDP Growth

Top 5 Fastest-Growing Major Economies In 2015: India To Overtake China’s Real GDP Growth

On the whole, across emerging and developing Asia, low international prices for oil and other key commodities are supporting growth, but a sharp price reversal could undermine the outlook and hurt companies and consumers.

The Worst Reasons To Acquire Rights For A Franchise

The Worst Reasons To Acquire Rights For A Franchise

While there are no “right” reasons as it is highly subjective matter, there are actually many “wrong” reasons for making such a commitment. And these erroneous thinking could be the first step towards the opposite of success.

Can Customisation Cross Into Mainstream Apparel?

Can Customisation Cross Into Mainstream Apparel?

Digital innovation brought huge change to the landscape of apparel retailing, and now it is beginning to exert its influence over manufacturing, with more apparel firms creating opportunities for garment customisation.

A Franchisor’s New Year Resolutions Checklist

A Franchisor’s New Year Resolutions Checklist

It is that time again where people set goals to try and do better and achieve more for the upcoming new year. As a franchisor, this means a little bit more because most decisions you make will impact franchisees.

How To Assess Franchise Opportunities

How To Assess Franchise Opportunities

With many franchisors out there clamouring for attention, identifying the franchise which will suit you and earn you the best returns can be difficult. After all, it will be a long term investment.

Keeping It Real: Consumers And Trust

Keeping It Real: Consumers And Trust

Intangible as it may be, reputation is a key asset of any consumer goods company, allowing it to command a premium for its brands, attract and retain the best talent and earn consumer loyalty.

The Pros And Cons Of Franchising

The Pros And Cons Of Franchising

The franchise business model is not for everyone. Undoubtedly the biggest drawback for many is the lack of control, while the main advantage is probably the reassurance of buying into a business that is proven to work.

5 Mistakes You Might Have Made When Delivering Your Franchise Pitch

5 Mistakes You Might Have Made When Delivering Your Franchise Pitch

The franchise pitch should aim to strengthen interest and clear any doubts. But sometimes, the opposite happens and the prospective franchisee leaves the meeting feeling even more confused or loses interest.

Asia Pacific: World’s Most Heavily Licensed Toys Market

Asia Pacific: World’s Most Heavily Licensed Toys Market

While the US is the birthplace of many international licenses through the influence of its Hollywood blockbuster movies, Asia Pacific is one of the biggest licence-driven traditional toys and games markets globally.