GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 68

A GirlGI Guide to International Franchises A shortcut to setting up your own business abroad? Suzie McCafferty For anyone living overseas or thinking of moving to another country, the process of setting up a business can be daunting. There are likely to be linguistic, cultural and legislative barriers to overcome not to mention the tasks of obtaining premises and recruiting the right people. For some, purchasing a franchise can be a massive shortcut. I began my franchise journey 14 years ago as a director of an ink cartridge refill franchise business and it’s taken me all over the world. After successfully building up a franchise network of around 70 outlets in the UK and overseas I became a board director of one of the UK’s largest recruitment businesses in charge of their franchise network. Since then I have gone on to establish my own independent franchise consultancy working with leading franchise brands internationally to help them build and grow their franch ise networks worldwide. “I’m a GGI because all roads lead to somewhere; and somewhere is the place to be”