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Franchise Direct announces the launch of its Irish franchise portal

Franchise Direct, one of the world’s top franchise portals, is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new national website to serve the Irish franchise market.

Franchising has grown exponentially in Ireland over the last two decades. Franchise Direct’s Irish website not only matches entrepreneurs with top franchise opportunities, but it hosts insightful, self-produced videos that explain everything you need to know about owning a franchise.

Franchise Direct is one of the biggest players in international franchising. With offices in Atlanta and Dublin, Franchise Direct has a truly global grasp of the industry. Its Irish website is its seventh national portal, sitting alongside websites focused on the American, Canadian, British, French, German and Spanish franchise markets.

Not only does Franchise Direct’s Irish website feature top franchise opportunities, but visitors can also view exclusive video interviews that explain all of the specifics of buying and choosing a franchise. Franchise Direct has interviewed a representative of Ulster Bank on the matter of receiving financing for your franchise, a solicitor on the legal issues of franchising and an accountant with years of experience assisting franchisees, and much more. The Franchise Direct video library is your destination for all the essential information on franchise ownership.

Franchise Direct is particularly eager to launch its Irish franchise portal because the company was founded in Ireland. As a member of the Irish Franchise Association, Franchise Direct has witnessed firsthand the rise of the Irish economy.

"Franchise Direct have been very supportive of the Franchise Industry in Ireland over many years, through their website, seminars, and their Franchise Surveys, carried out biennially,” said John Green, member of the Irish Franchise Association, “We are proud to have them as members.”

With the boom of the celebrated ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy, franchising experienced huge growth on the Emerald Isle. Some of the world’s biggest franchise brands, like McDonald’s and Subway, now have prosperous operations in Ireland, while the franchising industry has developed to include a mouth-watering range of sectors and industries. The Irish Times recently reported that turnover for franchises is “in excess of €2 billion” in Ireland, with over 270 franchises employing more than 25,000 people. Not bad for a country of just over 4 million.

And although the Irish economy has stalled during the global economic downturn, franchising has a proven history of inspiring economies back to life during recessions. Franchise Direct is excited to be playing an enhanced part in Irish franchising during this period.

Ireland is awash with entrepreneurial spirit, as well as outstanding franchise opportunities. Franchise Direct is looking forward to lending its global expertise to this growing franchise market.

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