How Franchising Can Help You Start A Business

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I recently heard a statistic that the failure rate for a franchise in the first 3 years of operation is just 7%, as opposed to 35% for businesses more generally. I have not been able to confirm this figure but what is factual is that the rate of business failures is much lower for businesses that are based on a franchise than for any other type of business. Well known examples of franchise operations in Ireland include Snap Printing, McDonald’s, ...

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Why Ireland Needs an Entrepreneurship Education Policy

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A new report has been published by the EU called ‘Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe National Strategies, Curricula and Learning Outcomes’. The report finds that in Ireland “There is no specific national strategy for entrepreneurship education in general education”. This hardly comes as news to anyone involved in education in this country, and particularly to the many people who have attempted to persuade governments of all hues about the benefits of having an integrated entrepreneurship education strategy.

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