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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 [...]

Are you a born trainer? Start a Sandler Training franchise

If you're interested in owning a training and personal development franchise, there's one name in the franchise world that stands out. Sandler Training is the world's leading sales and management training franchise and has an incredible amount of industry ex [...]

Be the best: 4 habits of successful business owners.

Countless words have been dedicated to trying to uncover the secrets to business success. There are numerous articles devoted to divulging the key characteristics of high-flying businesspeople. The truth is that there isn’t any single attribute or habit that [...]

How to offer franchise customers a great customer service

It doesn’t matter what type of business you run, customer service is of the utmost importance. The franchise model is no exception, and many franchises can attribute their downfall to poor customer service. Consequently, it’s incredibly important that you lo [...]

Five stress management techniques that every franchisee should use

All franchisees experience some stress during their time at the helm of their business, and you need to have stress management techniques in place if you’re to cope with it in the best possible way. Franchise companies face a wide range of challenges, and it [...]

Five hot franchises for the summer

The UK is experiencing a heatwave with the temperate reaching 30C making it hotter than parts of the Mediterranean. But while Brits rush to the beach or a local park to make the most of the sunshine, the entrepreneurs amongst us are taking advantage of the i [...]

How to be a compliant franchisee

At first glance, a franchise business looks much the same as any other business investment. Both give you the chance to be your own boss, achieve a healthier work/life balance, and allow you to do a job that you’re passionate about. But in reality, there are [...]

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 the boss because they don’t believe that they have the right skills or abilities. This is where the role of a [...]

Pros and cons of buying an existing franchise

What’s better than buying a franchise? Could it be choosing to invest in an existing franchise for sale instead? Well, there are many reasons why this could be the right decision for you. After all, when you buy a new franchise, you’re bringing a new brand, [...]