Ireland Franchise Case Studies Archive
Eddie Mulrooney, Sligo,
"I chose franchising and MCV as it offered me an alternative to the stressful life of management, with the headaches, targets and budgets, and upper managers with no people skills. With franchising I could put all my efforts into something that was for me and which also gave job satisfaction."
Like any successful businessman, a good franchisor is always on the look-out for a new opportunity. Having spent more than a decade developing the Snap Printing and Contours Express franchises in Ireland, Ed Murphy and Michael Kearney have set their sights on a new market with Home Instead Senior Care, which provides services to elderly designed to help them continue to live in their own homes.
Steven McCreery, Dundalk & North Co. Louth, Eddie Rockets franchisee
I started up the Computer Troubleshooters Louth office back in November 2005. The reasons I decided to start up a franchise were that I was concerned about how secure my job was in the manufacturing company I worked for and it also wasn't in the career area which I wanted to be in.
"I had a very strong desire to run my own business. I had tried my hand by buying into a non-franchise business but found that being a part owner wasn’t for me. I decided that franchising offered a time-proven process to complement my desire was the way to go."