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Why You Should Try Before You Buy a Franchise

Why You Should Try Before You Buy a Franchise

When you make any big purchase in your life, chances are you think long and hard before you decide. Part of your decision-making process will be influenced [...]

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Your Future Could Be Looking Bright with a Leightons Franchise

Your Future Could Be Looking Bright with a Leightons Franchise

In 1928, H.O. Leighton started the Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care family owned business. Now 90 years on, the company has been passed on from one [...]

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Pros and Cons of Joining an Established Franchise System

Pros and Cons of Joining an Established Franchise System

When most people think about franchising, they conjure up images of famous franchises such as McDonald’s, Subway and Starbucks. But with over 900 franchise [...]

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Five Ways To Be a Fabulous Franchisor

Five Ways To Be a Fabulous Franchisor

Franchising is a great way to expand your business, but it takes discipline and hard work to make sure that you have a concept that can be replicated [...]

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Brits Love Bread: Taste Success With One of Our Top Five Bakery Franchises

Brits Love Bread: Taste Success With One of Our Top Five Bakery Franchises

Bread sales are on the up for the first time in three years, according to Nielsen data, thanks to a change in consumer eating habits. The "no-carbs" [...]

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Top Tips on Applying for Franchise Finance

Top Tips on Applying for Franchise Finance

Most new franchise units are part financed by traditional business lenders, such as the high street banks and specialist franchise financiers. This means [...]

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Top 5 Causes of Franchise Conflict and How They Can Be Avoided

Top 5 Causes of Franchise Conflict and How They Can Be Avoided

Many experts argue that conflict between franchisors and franchisees should be avoided at all costs. In reality, a frictionless, ever-harmonious relationship [...]

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Make a Fresh Start With a Nationwide Cleaners Franchise

Make a Fresh Start With a Nationwide Cleaners Franchise

Nationwide Cleaners Money back guarantee*. Award winning. AFA member. High income. Work from home. Flexible hours. Financing available.£4,000 [...]

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The Importance of Franchise Networking

The Importance of Franchise Networking

  Though networking is vital to all types of business venture, it’s of particular importance to franchising. Franchising's organisational structure [...]

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Franchisors: How to Deal with Franchise Failure

Franchisors: How to Deal with Franchise Failure

Failure is painful for anyone to deal with but for franchisees, the failure of their business is more than just losing their investment; it's the loss [...]

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How to Promote Your Franchise Using Social Media

How to Promote Your Franchise Using Social Media

Social media is quickly becoming one of the most critical aspects of digital marketing. Consumers are choosing to migrate from traditional means of sharing [...]

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Top Tips on How to Become a Profitable Franchisee

Top Tips on How to Become a Profitable Franchisee

Profitable franchises do not become successful overnight. They take hard work, determination and dedication from the ambitious franchisees that run [...]

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

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 [...]

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Top 20 Franchise Terms Explained

Top 20 Franchise Terms Explained

Before you consider making a franchise investment, you should understand all the lingo. You’ll need to know the franchise definition for lots of terms [...]

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Take centre stage with a Noodle Performance Arts franchise

Take centre stage with a Noodle Performance Arts franchise

If you’ve got a dream of being your own boss, love being on stage and are passionate about working with children, then running a performing arts franchise [...]

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Reasons why you should consider investing in a new franchise system

Reasons why you should consider investing in a new franchise system

While many investors are taken by franchising’s most prestigious brands, others are more excited by the smaller, emerging franchises that may become [...]

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Want to buy an existing franchise? Pirtek could be right for you.

Want to buy an existing franchise? Pirtek could be right for you.

Known for being one of the leading engineering franchises in the UK, Pirtek specialise in repairing burst and damaged hydraulics and piping and operate [...]

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How to steer clear of bad franchises

How to steer clear of bad franchises

When you’re first researching franchises, it can be difficult to establish whether they're an excellent investment opportunity or not. Important information [...]

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Schools out for summer: Start a franchise to keep the kids entertained

Schools out for summer: Start a franchise to keep the kids entertained

If you listen carefully, you can hear the squeals of excitement from children all over the country. The summer term has come to an end, and now the kids [...]

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Making your mind up: Top 5 things to consider before you invest in a franchise

Making your mind up: Top 5 things to consider before you invest in a franchise

If you’ve always dreamed of being your own boss but don’t know where to start, then you may want to consider making a franchise investment. Unlike starting [...]

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Capture the moment with a Venture Studios franchise

Capture the moment with a Venture Studios franchise

Venture Studios is the UK’s leading photographers of portraits and proposes an incredible franchise business opportunity for ambitious individuals with [...]

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Why starting a franchise is an excellent choice for new mums.

Why starting a franchise is an excellent choice for new mums.

The number of women starting a franchise is on the rise. According to the British Franchise Association / NatWest Franchise Survey 2015, there has been [...]

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How franchisors can help their franchisees to succeed

How franchisors can help their franchisees to succeed

The franchisor and franchisee relationship can be complicated and challenging to manage. In some respects, the franchisor and franchisee want the same [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Why a franchise makes the perfect family business

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 [...]

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Enjoy a slice of the action with a pizza franchise

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. [...]

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Conquer your fears and start a franchise

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 [...]

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Ten Simple Steps to Buying a Franchise

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 [...]

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