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Making an early exit: Can you leave a franchise before the end of the term?

Generally, the franchise agreement establishes how long your arrangement with the franchisor will last, and you'll be expected to fulfil these contractual obligations. However, in some cases, you may wish to terminate the contract before the term is up. Here [...]

Top tips for making as much money as possible from your franchise

If you're considering investing in a franchise and want to make as much money as possible from your business venture, there are several things you need to consider. Here, we take a look at how you can maximise profits as the head of your very own franchise u [...]

In the market for a great opportunity? Start a Minuteman Press franchise

If you feel like you’ve got what it takes to manage a printing and marketing business, you may want to take a moment to look at the excellent investment opportunity presented by Minutemen Press. With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, they’ve [...]

A guide to expanding your franchise abroad

If you’re looking to build an international franchise empire, you’ll need to put in an incredible amount of hard work to achieve your goals. Expanding into new territories can be hugely rewarding, but it’s not without its risks. Before you even begin conside [...]

The results are in: The winners from the 2018 bfa HSBC Franchise Awards.

The top franchises in the UK were shortlisted back in February as part of the British Franchise Association (bfa) HSBC Franchise Awards, and since then the nominees have been bursting to find out who the winners are. The wait was finally over when the kings [...]

Top 50 questions to ask before you buy a franchise

If you want to become a successful franchisee, it's critical that you perform comprehensive due diligence before you even consider buying a franchise. A franchise agreement is a legally binding document, and it's not as easy to get out of as it is to get in [...]

Have you got the énergie to start a gym franchise?

Since its launch in 2003, énergie has become the UK’s leading gym franchise. This has been achieved through their compelling customer proposition of excellent service, state of the art equipment at an affordable and transparent price. As well as the quality [...]

Attend franchise exhibitions to find the right opportunity for you

A franchise exhibition is a great way to find out about a whole range of franchise opportunities that are available to you with the added benefit of all being in the same place. Hundreds of franchise brands share their opportunities in franchise events up a [...]

Things to consider when buying an American franchise

In the UK we’re surrounded by famous franchises that were founded in America. Dominating the fast food sector, in particular, global brands such as McDonald’s, Subway, Papa John’s, KFC and Starbucks, adorn high streets up and down the country. And it’s not j [...]

Why a franchise makes the perfect family business

There are many reasons why budding entrepreneurs turn to franchising to start their own business. However, increasingly prospective franchisees are turning to the franchise business model as a way to work with their loved ones. While choosing to go into bus [...]

Enjoy a slice of the action with a pizza franchise

There’s no denying that Brits love pizza and it’s easy to see why. They can be customised to suit all palates, they’re affordable, and they taste delicious. What’s not to love? It’s no surprise then that there nearly 6,000 pizza stores across the UK to cate [...]

Conquer your fears and start a franchise

Fear, uncertainty and lack of confidence are all feelings that are entirely natural when you think about starting your own business. It's a daunting prospect that has the added pressure of wanting to succeed, not just for yourself, but for family, friends, i [...]

Ten simple steps to buying a franchise

If you're considering buying a franchise, there are several things you need to consider to ensure that you’re making the right choice. Here, we walk through a ten-step programme for franchise purchasing and provide you with all the information you need to ma [...]

A guide to building brand awareness for your franchise

If you're looking to build brand awareness, there are a few different things you need to be doing. Here, we look at how you can develop your franchise identity, raise awareness of your brand, and refine and improve upon its image. 1. What do you want t [...]

How to make the most of social media marketing

Social media marketing has quickly become invaluable to businesses of all types and sizes. It’s a way of reaching an enormous number of people at a low cost and with a minimum expense of time and effort. However, franchises need to ensure that they're follow [...]

Make a difference with a Seniors Helping Seniors franchise

If you want to manage a business that makes a difference to the community around you, there are various opportunities available to ambitious, business-minded individuals. However, some of the most significant franchise opportunities are to be found in the se [...]

The secret to being a successful multi-unit franchisee

For many franchisees, the ultimate aim is to build a franchise empire consisting of numerous units. Within the franchise model, this is a perfectly reasonable and achievable goal. The entire system is set up to facilitate expansion and franchisors are often [...]

Repair rather than replace: Top 3 home improvement franchises

The home improvement industry is a profitable and sustainable sector in which to operate. In recent years, there’s been a significant increase in the number of franchises attempting to make it in the industry. However, the greater competition has resulted i [...]

Fabulous and 50: Starting a franchise later in life

The old saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks is increasingly proven wrong by the rise in people over the age of 50 running successful franchises. Rather than planning for retirement, many budding entrepreneurs realise that they still have a lot [...]

Five ways to deal with underperforming franchisees

Franchising your business is a big deal. There are many advantages to choosing this route to expand your business, but there are risks involved too. Maybe the biggest of these risks is finding the right franchisees to run profitable franchises using your bra [...]

Who’s choosing who? Finding the right franchise

The thought of starting a business can be a daunting prospect. And despite the franchise business model being a less risky alternative to starting an independent venture, many budding entrepreneurs are still worried that they’ll fail. Thankfully, you’re muc [...]

A guide to longevity as a franchisor

When you consider the most successful franchises in the UK, you’d be right to think about brand giants such as McDonald’s, KFC and Wimpy. But what is it that makes them so successful? Well, it’s not just their size and global appeal, it’s also due to the len [...]

Avoid ‘emotional labour' with five franchises that will make you happy

We’ve all done it. Whether it be in the workplace or at a social event; sometimes it’s just easier to deal with a tough time by putting a smile on your face. But who knew that we could be doing ourselves some harm. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild has invented [...]

Why training is so crucial for a franchisee

Ask a franchisee the reason why they chose to make a franchise investment rather than starting a business from scratch, and most will say the training that the franchisor provides. Good franchises give aspiring entrepreneurs with a variety of skills from a w [...]

Teach others with a Tutor Doctor franchise

Owning a franchise can be both rewarding and lucrative when you get it right. And this is indeed the case if you choose to invest in a Tutor Doctor franchise. As a franchisee, not only will you play a part in helping to find the right education solutions for [...]

How to avoid making mistakes as a franchisee

For many aspiring entrepreneurs, the dream to become a franchisee is one driven by the desire to be the boss while enjoying the support of an established business. And most franchisees relish the franchise business opportunity. In fact, according to the Bri [...]

How you can earn a full-time wage with a part-time franchise

Earning a full-time wage on part-time hours sounds like a fantasy. In most cases, it is. However, the adaptable nature of the franchise model makes it uniquely suited to semi-absentee ownership. Here, we take a look at what you need to be doing to earn a par [...]

Could you benefit from a franchise mentor?

  There are many different ways to learn and many manifestations of the teacher-pupil relationship. For instance, individuals can learn from seminars, lectures, and workshops. They can develop their skills by shadowing an experienced professional. Then [...]

Have you got what it takes to be a master franchisee?

If you're considering becoming a master franchisee, there are many factors you can examine to determine whether you have the required experience and abilities. Being a master franchisee is substantially different from being a regular franchisee and requires [...]

Five restaurants you can own for £100,000 investment

If you’re looking to open a fast food franchise but want to restrict your initial investment to £100,000, there’s a couple of options available to you. Here, we take a look at five of the most attractive propositions in the fast food franchise market an [...]