When it comes to running your own business, there's nothing that tastes quite as sweet as becoming truly successful, alongside the benefits that come from being your own boss. If your ideal career involves running a sweet shop, however, this can seem like something of a pipe dream when you consider the competition from big retailers - but this doesn't have to be the case. Sweet shop franchises are an increasingly popular way for small sweet shop businesses to benefit from the connections, knowledge and support of bigger companies whilst still retaining an identity of their own.
One way of going about joining a sweet shop franchise is to become part of an already well-established company with a proven business format. When thinking of a particularly prevalent franchise that most people will recognise, one of the first names that comes to mind has got to be Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop. The characteristically old-fashioned brown frontage on the shop is an instant draw for passersby, whilst the sweets, stored ceiling-high in attractive jars, brings a sense of nostalgia and longing for kids both young and old.
Alternatively, there are some smaller sweet shop companies also keen to find new entrepreneurs to run franchised shops. An example of such a shop might be Sweet Perfection, who similarly to Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop focus on creating an aesthetically-pleasing, old-fashioned interior. They pride themselves on the support given to their franchisees, and with a company like this, you can rest safe in the knowledge they'll support you through the entire process.
It's a fact that the British love sweets, with sales of confectionery predicted to rise by 8.6% by the time we get to 2019. Whether it's a birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Easter, or just another special occasion, there will always be an excuse for customers to indulge themselves with a sugary treat. If you're passionate about confectionery, contact us to find out how you can benefit from becoming part of a sweet shop franchise today.