Seminars & Speakers
Sandra Patterson : Franchising as a Couple
With some of the most successful businesses being run by couples, working with your partner can be a match made in business heaven. Couples often have different, complimentary skills, ideally suited to run a franchise requiring a broad skill set. Franchisors will look favourably on applications from couples - find out why in this session. Learn the positives and negatives of franchising as a couple from franchisors who have achieved success working together.
After leaving university Sandra qualified with Arthur Andersen as a Chartered Accountant working in the business advisory section for 6 years. In 2001 Sandra decided to go self employed and bought a local village shop and post office in the rural Galloway where she successfully implemented a local produce model which now 6 years after selling the shop still uses. Sandra also created an online courier matching company which was bought out by a US dotcom competitor, before joining her husband in Kids Bee Happy, a low investment childrens entertainment franchise offering unique Sand Art experiences and products. Sandra has 2 daughters aged 8 and 10 years old.