Archives for October 2013

West Midland’s Premier League Clubs Take A Hammering

That was a bad weekend for Premier League football in the West Midlands, with both Villa and Albion going down to Everton and Liverpool respectively. The result means that both Villa and Albion remain in mid-table with the same points while fans of Everton and Liverpool are all starting to dream of the Champions League. […]

A testing weekend for West Midlands football

This week Aston Villa are looking forward to playing Everton at Villa Park. I am sure the media will be focussing on the battle of the Belgians. Villa will be delighted to see Christian Benteke back, and I thought he really made a difference when he came on against Spurs last weekend. The Villa defence […]

Don’t solve the wrong problem and don’t buy a business card

  There are many good reasons for buying a franchise. The freedom of running your own business with the level of support you might expect in employment. A tried and tested business model that means you can avoid making obvious mistakes. Ultimately it is a great shortcut to owning and running your own successful business. […]

A Frustrating Weekend for West Midlands Football

That was a weekend that promised so much and really failed to deliver. Out of all the West Midlands football clubs only Walsall managed to win. A very good 3 points at home to Stevenage saw them record their first home victory in League One since August. This was a really important win as they […]

An important weekend for West Midlands football…

  Well the international break is over and England can be proud of what they achieved. They qualified for the World Cup. Job done! But that means we can now get back to league football and after the break I can’t wait. This weekend is a really important one for all the West Midlands clubs. […]

Football Franchise Is Fun, But Not A Hobby

I am lucky. I love football and my business is football related. As an international franchisor and CEO of the Bugs Group I love my work, and the fact that I get to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children every week is really good. But just because I enjoy what I […]

If Real Madrid were a franchise…

Imagine you could buy Real Madrid as a franchise opportunity… It would be a ‘no-brainer’ right? A proven history of success, a clear identity, lots of happy customers, star quality and constant reinvestment of monies raised.  Sadly Real Madrid is a football club and not business franchise opportunity, but when you’re considering a franchise all […]

Practice makes perfect: Why it takes 10,000 hours to be a success.

How many hours a day does your child / players practise? The greatest athletes, entrepreneurs & musicians emerge only after spending at least three hours a day for a decade mastering their chosen field.  With this in mind how many  hours per day do you /your child/ your players practise? Sir Bobby Charlton said that England […]

FootieBugs Holiday Camps

FootieBugs offers a safe and fun camp for children from 5-11 years throughout all school holidays!      We have camps running in the following areas (click the area for more info):   South Birmingham and Solihull Dates: 20th Dec – 22nd Dec Worcestershire Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead Chester & Surrounding areas   To register […]

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