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Our Top 5 Franchise Business Ideas

Our Top 5 Franchise Business Ideas

Franchising had a big year in 2018, and it’s a trend that’s continued into 2019. With more and more businesses adopting the franchise model as a means [...]

CHOOSING A FRANCHISE
Franchisee – what is a franchisee? A complete guide

Franchisee – what is a franchisee? A complete guide

A franchisee is someone who purchases the right to use an already existing company’s brand name, trademarks, business model and proprietary knowledge [...]

BECOME A FRANCHISEE
Employee to entrepreneur: The 10 steps

Employee to entrepreneur: The 10 steps

There are lots of benefits of working for someone else. Regular wages, paid holidays, set working hours and generally less stress. But there are some [...]

TRAINING AND FRANCHISEE SUPPORT
Can you sell your franchise?

Can you sell your franchise?

While many individuals buy a franchise because they want to manage and grow their own business over time, there are a significant number of others who [...]

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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Franchise

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Franchise

In most cases, location is key to business success. If you’re working to establish the most successful franchise possible, you'll need to work out the [...]

TRAINING AND FRANCHISEE SUPPORT
Avoiding franchise failure

Avoiding franchise failure

Franchising is a great way to expand an already successful venture. With franchisees putting up the necessary capital and taking full operational control [...]

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Franchise metrics - What to measure

Franchise metrics - What to measure

If you’re hoping to imitate top performing franchisees and build yourself a profitable and sustainable franchise empire, you’ll need to ensure that you’re [...]

TRAINING AND FRANCHISEE SUPPORT
Becoming a franchisee: A complete guide

Becoming a franchisee: A complete guide

Becoming a franchisee is an attractive proposition for many business-minded individuals who dream of managing their own organisation. When considering [...]

BECOME A FRANCHISEE
How to run a business with your spouse

How to run a business with your spouse

For better or worse, your wedding vows can certainly be tested when you choose to run a franchise with your life-long partner. That’s not to say that [...]

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Refreshing your business brand

Refreshing your business brand

Choosing to rebrand any business is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, but for franchise brands, there are even more considerations to take [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING
Franchise Investment vs Profit

Franchise Investment vs Profit

Today, we explore the different franchise investments and how profitable you can expect to be. Before examining 10 ways you can make the most out of [...]

VARIOUS TOPICS – TRENDS IN FRANCHISING
Quit your job to start a business? What you should know

Quit your job to start a business? What you should know

You’ve always wanted to run your own business, but you haven’t come up with that killer idea yet. A friend suggests, “How about a franchise?” and suddenly [...]

LEGAL ISSUES IN FRANCHISING
Pet franchises for animal lovers

Pet franchises for animal lovers

If you're a real animal lover, chances are you've dreamt about starting up a pet-based business for a considerable amount of time. The good news is that [...]

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How to choose the right franchise

How to choose the right franchise

Finding the right franchise may be one of the most challenging decisions in your entire career. There are so many franchises to choose from that it [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING
Summer Business Ideas

Summer Business Ideas

For many budding entrepreneurs, home-based franchises seem to be the best franchises to invest in. After all, what’s not to love? You get the freedom [...]

FOCUS ON BUSINESS SECTORS
Finding apprenticeships for your business

Finding apprenticeships for your business

Hiring an apprentice is a costly way to fill a position, isn’t it? It’s much better to simply hire a candidate with all the necessary experience and [...]

TRAINING AND FRANCHISEE SUPPORT
How to sell your franchise

How to sell your franchise

If you’re selling your franchise, there’s a lot to do to prepare your business for the handover. How much control you have over the process will likely [...]

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ActionCoach: 6 things you didn't know

ActionCoach: 6 things you didn't know

ActionCOACH was founded in 1993 by Brad Sugars and was developed into a franchise opportunity in 1997. This fast-growing company now has over 1,000 business [...]

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

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, may be enough to fill you with dread. But for many, the comfort [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING
Takeaway businesses: Which brands franchise?

Takeaway businesses: Which brands franchise?

Fast food businesses were amongst the first companies to truly embrace the franchise model and demonstrate just how effective it can be. While most of [...]

CHOOSING A FRANCHISE
Conflict Resolution: 5 strategies you can use

Conflict Resolution: 5 strategies you can use

As a franchisor, you'll have to learn how to deal with conflict in a quick, practical and polite way. A good working relationship between franchisees [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING
Music franchises: How much profit can you make?

Music franchises: How much profit can you make?

Most people love music in one form or another. Whether you’re a fan of country and western, pop, rock or acid house, you probably take pleasure from [...]

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How to create a business blog

How to create a business blog

If you’re a franchisee, you’ve probably heard of content marketing, but maybe you feel like you haven’t got the time, experience or knowledge to start. As [...]

VARIOUS TOPICS – TRENDS IN FRANCHISING
Product or service business: Which one’s best?

Product or service business: Which one’s best?

As in the wider business world, franchises can be divided into two different groupings. There are those that sell products, and those that sell services. [...]

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Basic guide to franchising

Basic 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, [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING
Expanding your business abroad

Expanding your business abroad

If you’re interested in taking your business to different territories, you’ll need to know how to effectively prepare your franchise for international [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING
A guide to choosing the perfect franchise

A guide to choosing the perfect franchise

It takes a particular type of person to be able to run a successful business. Many aspiring business owners fail to achieve their dreams of becoming [...]

CHOOSING A FRANCHISE
Brand awareness: How do you build it?

Brand awareness: How do you build it?

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 [...]

DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN FRANCHISING
Protecting intellectual property: A complete guide

Protecting intellectual property: A complete guide

Franchising your business offers you the chance to use your franchisee’s capital to grow your business much more rapidly than if you chose to take a [...]

LEGAL ISSUES IN FRANCHISING
How to organise a networking event

How to organise a networking event

Networking events are a great way to inspire and motivate your franchisees. Many franchisors organise at least one a year to make sure that everyone [...]

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