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Are you ready to become a franchisee? Check out our checklist

If you’re thinking of becoming a franchisee, there are a few things you'll need to consider before you sign up. The decision to start a new franchise will commit you to an extended period of hard work and long hours. It requires that you be absolutely sure o [...]

Go barking mad for a PetStay franchise

If you've always loved dogs and are considering ways you can translate this affection into a well-paying job, a PetStay franchise may be the ideal solution. With over ten years of experience in the pet care industry, PetStay is one of the world's leading dog [...]

How to find fantastic franchisees

Becoming a franchisee often requires balancing skills. On the one hand, a franchisee needs to successfully operate their own business while, on the other hand, adhering to your rules and business model. This is a skill that not all budding entrepreneurs poss [...]

Run your digital franchise from absolutely anywhere

The benefits of working from home are becoming increasingly appreciated by small business owners all over the UK. In fact, according to research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research and YouGov, home businesses have grown from strength to stren [...]

Keep it in the family: Top 5 tips for running a franchise with family

The thought of working with your family, let alone starting a franchise with them, maybe enough to fill you with dread. But for many, the comfort of working alongside a family member who they can trust completely is the recipe for success. If you’re consi [...]

Why buying a franchise is a good choice in times of economic uncertainty.

The last 12 months have seen some significant political changes taking place in the UK. This can create uncertainty and apprehension for all business owners, including franchisees. With Britain’s imminent exit from the EU, is now a good time to consider buyi [...]

Train the next generation with a Progressive Sports franchise

Progressive Sports is a well-established and proven sports franchise that provides physical education to children between the ages of three and 13-year-olds. It’s the mission of Progressive Sports to make sports and exercise accessible to all while inspiring [...]

Top 10 frequently asked questions about franchising.

1. What is franchising? Franchising is the granting of certain rights by one party (the franchisor) to another (the franchisee), which enables the franchisee to own and operate their own business based on the franchisor's franchise business model. For the r [...]

Make do and mend: Our top 5 home improvement franchises.

A new study by Queen’s University Belfast, based on census data over 40 years, has shown that renters and homeowners in England and Wales are far less likely to move than in the 1970s. The research has found that at least a million fewer people moved up the [...]

Tips on how to be innovative as a franchisee

One of the biggest myths about franchising is that creativity and innovation cannot be achieved by franchisees. Many people believe that for a franchise system to be a success, franchisees must adhere to routine, standardised and predictable processes and pr [...]

Start A Gem Of A Franchise With Diamond Logistics

Kate Lester was working for a courier company back in 1992 when she had a lightbulb moment. She thought “I can do better than this”, and so she decided to start her very own 24/7 courier service. Ten years later she had grown such a successful business that [...]

Get Moving And Start An Online Estate Agent Franchise

In recent years, online estate agents have proven an excellent investment opportunity for anyone looking to manage their own franchise. Digital technology has advanced to a point where a brick-and-mortar business is no longer necessary, and many franchises h [...]

A Guide To Writing An Excellent Operations Manual

The franchise operations manual is an essential document that all franchises need to put a great deal of time and effort into perfecting. If you're new to the concept of a franchise operations manual, we've constructed this helpful guide to creating a great [...]

How self-confidence can equal success for franchisees

Self-confidence is an integral factor in the success of most entrepreneurs. It allows individuals to believe in their decision-making abilities and push onwards, even when times are tough. Here, we take a look at how self-confidence impacts franchisees and w [...]

Go digital with Activ Net Marketing

Opening a franchise with Activ Net Marketing gives you the opportunity to run a successful and profitable web marketing business from the comfort of your own home. You’ll join the growing number of Activ Net Marketing franchisees up and down the country who [...]

Join the UK’s Number 1 Commercial Finance Network with Brokerplan

The Brokerplan Network was established in 2004 and operates under the brands, White Rose Finance and Acumen Finance. Well respected in the commercial finance industry, Brokerplan is a full and active member of the National Association of Commercial Finance B [...]

Start An Environmentally Friendly Franchise With Green Square.

When starting a franchise, it's important to look for a business that demonstrates excellent potential for growth. Green Square – a renewable energy specialist – are operating in an industry that is likely to be at the heart of the upcoming energy revolution [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Franchising

If you’re new to franchising, there can be a lot to learn before you’re ready to take your first steps and begin thinking of buying a franchise. However, once you’ve got your head around the basics and understand why it’s a popular business model, there’s no [...]

Should you buy a franchise with your head or your heart?

Buying into a franchise is a big decision. There’s a large number of factors to consider before you sign up and pay your franchise fees. It’s also important to study your own motivations for wanting to do so. Is your heart over-ruling your head? Is your hear [...]

How to Buy a Franchise with a Limited Budget

Have you always dreamed of being your own boss but are afraid that you won’t be able to afford the costs involved? While it’s true that the upfront costs of starting a franchise can be significant, it doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to become a franchisee [...]

The Three Big Reasons Why Franchisees Fail and How to Avoid Them

The 2015 NatWest and British Franchise Association survey on the franchising industry shows that, of the 44,200 franchisees in the UK, a record 97% recorded a profit. This is mainly because budding entrepreneurs buy into a proven franchise model which has [...]

Our Top 5 Franchise Concepts Which Are a Break from the Norm

When most people think of a franchise business opportunity, they instantly conjure up images of McDonald’s, Subway and Starbucks. But not all franchises are large, global brands within the restaurant industry. There are many different franchises available fo [...]

Who Will Win Natwest’s EWIF Awards?

Each year, EWIF have an annual award ceremony to acknowledge the critical role that women in franchising play and to celebrate their successes. The 2018 awards will take place in Bishopsgate, London, on Tuesday 15th May. The awards offer a chance for over 15 [...]

Top 5 Tips for Reducing the Stress of Being a Busy Franchisee

When you first start out on your franchising journey the feelings of excitement and anticipation get you through those tough early days. But this can quickly wear off leaving you tired and stressed. Fear not though, you’re not alone. Owning a franchise can b [...]

Prince Louis Has Been Named But What Will You Call Your New Franchise?

Born on 23rd April 2018, the third child of William and Kate has now been named. Little Louis Arthur Charles will formally be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. It took four days for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to name the new prin [...]

Messi wins fight to trademark his name: What you need to know

Arguably, Lionel Messi is the world's most talented football player. He has scored over 600 professional goals, and he holds the record as the highest scorer for both Barcelona and Argentina's national team. And just as franchise brands can trademark their n [...]

Why it’s Important for Franchisors to Visit Franchisees.

A good franchisor will try and visit their franchisees as regularly as they can. While it’s not always possible to do it as often as we’d like, there are several good reasons for trying to do so. Here, we explore why it’s important for franchisors to visit f [...]

Own a Retail Franchise That Helps Your Customers to Make Money

If you've been looking to invest in a franchise with high potential for growth but haven’t yet found the ideal business, take a look at Cash Convertors or Cash Generator. With a pre-owned goods franchise, you can help your customers make money, without losin [...]

Invest In a Secure Franchise with Lockforce UK

If you’re looking to become franchisee with a renowned Locksmith franchise, look no further than Lockforce UK. As one of the country’s most exciting emerging franchises, it’s able to offer franchisees an invaluable combination of industry expertise and ongoi [...]

Is A Master Franchise The King Of Opportunities?

When a franchise is ready to expand into new international markets, there are a few different ways they can consider doing so. One of the most popular options is master franchising. For individuals looking to manage and grow a business over a large area, mas [...]