YouTube showcase for Paris-based pioneers

From BusinessWings: A new YouTube channel is showcasing high-tech innovations which owe their success – in the case of an electric vehicle, its very existence – to support from the Paris region’s primary business body.

Launched by the Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA), the Paris Region Channel provides a platform to local and overseas entrepreneurs who have chosen the French capital as the base for their operations.

Already the YouTube portal features more than 30 videos in which Paris’s most dynamic entrepreneurs explain how grants, research tax credits and other investment incentives from PREDA have helped them bring new products to market.

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Jani King enters the big league

From BusinessWings: Now competing with the biggest players in the sector, Jani King is in the market for the very highest calibre of franchisees.

The franchise package offered by the commercial cleaning specialist, which counts Diesel, Pizza Hut, Travelodge, Odeon and Wagamama among its burgeoning client roster, has evolved to reflect the brand’s ascendance to the industry elite.

Ian Thomas, chairman of Jani King in the UK, explains why the company’s propulsion to the top end of the market has made the franchise opportunity even more lucrative: “Jani King’s success has always been built on the pursuit of high quality candidates – in fact, we deal with some contracts directly because we’ve been winning custom faster than we can find enough franchisees of the right calibre. We’d always rather wait for the right person than risk compromising brand standards in the delivery to the end-user customer.

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