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Going for Growth: How to grow your business on a budget by Emma Jones

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The Networked Venture

It’s not strictly a franchise but a model I’m seeing take off is the ‘network model’ which involves similar principles to franchising in the careful selection and training of self-employed agents who represent your brand. You don’t hire staff full-time but do bring together a collection of talented and highly-qualified individuals to service sizeable contracts.

It’s a model I’m convinced we will see develop across more markets and sectors. There are a few key elements to it:

Founding team – who have the vision to create a business based on a small and nimble central team, with work outsourced to an army of professionals.

Quality workforce – with a rigorous selection process and ongoing training in place so the company ...

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