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Bend It like Beckham: Top 5 Sports Franchises to Own

Bend It like Beckham: Top 5 Sports Franchises to Own

At the start of this year, David Beckham finally became the franchise owner of a Major League Soccer team after four years of hard work. Living the American [...]

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Turning Sadness into Success by Starting a Franchise

Turning Sadness into Success by Starting a Franchise

For many people, owning a business is the ultimate dream. But what happens when the chance to make that dream come true is born out of a nightmare? For [...]

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How to Be a Multi-Unit Megastar

How to Be a Multi-Unit Megastar

The popularity of multi-unit franchising is on the rise. According to the British Franchise Association / NatWest Franchise Survey 2015, 29% of franchisees [...]

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A Piece of the Jigsaw: Franchising Can Be the Right Fit for Entrepreneurs

A Piece of the Jigsaw: Franchising Can Be the Right Fit for Entrepreneurs

Why is franchising becoming such a popular choice for entrepreneurs just stepping out into the thrilling world of business ownership? Perhaps it's because [...]

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Start a Franchise with Marla Custom Blinds.

Start a Franchise with Marla Custom Blinds.

Specialising in residential and commercial blinds, Marla Custom Blinds is the largest family operated and owned blinds specialist on England's South [...]

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Developing an Effective Franchise Marketing Plan

Developing an Effective Franchise Marketing Plan

Whether youíre investing in a new franchise or looking for new ways to reach out to customers in your current franchise model, here are seven tips on [...]

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Mind the Gender Pay Gap: Why Women Should Consider Franchising

Mind the Gender Pay Gap: Why Women Should Consider Franchising

The pressure is on businesses to disclose how much they pay their employees by gender. Under new legislation, businesses with over 250 employees are [...]

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Franchisors: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Growing Too Fast

Franchisors: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Growing Too Fast

Itís human nature that when an entrepreneur franchises their business the one thing on their mind is growth. After all, expansion is probably the main [...]

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Why Scotland Is a Great Place to Start a Hotel Franchise

Why Scotland Is a Great Place to Start a Hotel Franchise

With its 6,200-mile coastline, Scotland boasts more beaches than Spain and Italy. Perhaps itís no surprise then that Scotland has overtaken the rest [...]

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Make a fresh start: Buy a Zero Dry Time franchise.

Make a fresh start: Buy a Zero Dry Time franchise.

Have you ever wanted your carpets cleaned, but didn't want the inconvenience of waiting for your home or office flooring to dry? If you have, then you're [...]

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Making the Most of Your Time: A Guide for Home-Based Franchisees

Making the Most of Your Time: A Guide for Home-Based Franchisees

Working from home is a luxury that is enjoyed by many franchisees up and down the country. The ability to work the hours you choose and run your business [...]

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Bringing South America to the UK with a Las Iguanas Franchise

Bringing South America to the UK with a Las Iguanas Franchise

Interested in setting up your own restaurant franchise? Passionate about international cuisine? Then find out how you could set up your own Las Iguanas [...]

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Lost In Translation: How To Effectively Expand Overseas

Lost In Translation: How To Effectively Expand Overseas

Whether youíre already an established global franchise or looking to expand into your first overseas territory, here is some advice on how you can successfully [...]

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The Reality Of Running A Hands-On Franchise

The Reality Of Running A Hands-On Franchise

Considering running your own hands-on franchise? From greater flexibility to lower costs, there are plenty of advantages of choosing this type of business [...]

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How Small Franchises Can Compete With The Big Brands

How Small Franchises Can Compete With The Big Brands

Starting your own small franchise soon? Although you might think itís impossible to compete with big, international brands, there are still plenty of [...]

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Keep Your Finger On The Pulse With A Business Doctors Franchise.

Keep Your Finger On The Pulse With A Business Doctors Franchise.

Business Doctors was founded in 2004 by experienced and skilled businessmen Matthew Levington and Rod Davies. Between them, the entrepreneurs have led, [...]

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Franchisors and Franchisees: Know Your Obligations From Day One

Franchisors and Franchisees: Know Your Obligations From Day One

The relationship between franchisor and franchisee is key to the success of a franchise. The foundation of this relationship is grounded in both parties [...]

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Itís Only a Laugh! Can Voice Assistants Lead To Cyber Attacks?

Itís Only a Laugh! Can Voice Assistants Lead To Cyber Attacks?

Itís been reported in the news that Amazonís Alexa has been freaking people out by laughing unprompted. Users of the best-selling voice assistant claim [...]

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Top 5 Habits of Successful Franchisees

Top 5 Habits of Successful Franchisees

Have you ever wondered why some people are successful, while some attempt to thrive in vain? Or why some franchises flourish, whereas others fail to [...]

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How to Avoid Workplace Accidents

How to Avoid Workplace Accidents

When you make a franchise investment, youíll want to do all you can to protect your new business. But an accident, by definition, is something that is [...]

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Whatís On the Menu for Restaurants? Tips for Franchise Success

Whatís On the Menu for Restaurants? Tips for Franchise Success

Recently the news has been dominated by stories of well-known restaurants experiencing difficulties throughout the UK. A succession of big names including [...]

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Business on Wheels: Start a Courier Franchise

Business on Wheels: Start a Courier Franchise

Convenience, choice and being able to compare prices easily, are reasons often cited for the increase in online shopping. In fact, according to the Office [...]

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And The Winner IsÖ The Best 18 Franchises According To The bfa

And The Winner IsÖ The Best 18 Franchises According To The bfa

The best franchise opportunities in the UK have been shortlisted in five categories by the respected British Franchise Association (bfa). The winner [...]

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How Will Your Franchise Be Affected By The New Data Privacy Law?

How Will Your Franchise Be Affected By The New Data Privacy Law?

Anyone investing in a franchise business will know that customer data can be one of their greatest assets. Understanding how to take care of this data [...]

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How To Build Customer Loyalty And Keep It

How To Build Customer Loyalty And Keep It

Building customer loyalty is an essential process for any franchise business. It helps to attract customers and then encourages them to stay. Getting [...]

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Top Tips For Protecting Your Franchise

Top Tips For Protecting Your Franchise

Making a franchise investment is a big decision and, as with any business, there can be risks involved. When you become a franchisee, there are lots [...]

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Build More Than Just Walls With A Home Improvement Franchise

Build More Than Just Walls With A Home Improvement Franchise

The cost of moving home is becoming increasingly expensive in the UK. In fact, the average deposit required in London is now a staggering £188,916, [...]

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How Franchisees Can Effectively Monitor Their Performance

How Franchisees Can Effectively Monitor Their Performance

Key performance indicators are an essential part of any business. And just because youíve invested in an established franchise system, it doesn't mean [...]

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Start A Really Cool Franchise With Aire Serv

Start A Really Cool Franchise With Aire Serv

Since 1992, Aire Serv has built a reputation for providing high-quality heating and cooling services to customers up and down the country. With more [...]

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Can You Be A Good Mum And A Good Franchisee?

Can You Be A Good Mum And A Good Franchisee?

Often being a working mum is a constant cycle of guilt. If youíre at work, you feel guilty for not spending time with the kids. When youíre at home, [...]

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