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You Can Have It All: Become a Franchisee and Keep Your Career

Have you ever considered the idea that you may be able to become a franchisee and keep your career? For some, it’s an incredible opportunity to become a business owner, without risking everything. For others, it’s a way to achieve financial security. Most su [...]

FASTSIGNS: Get On Board with This Exciting Sign Franchise

 FASTSIGNS Specialised in selling, marketing, producing, or installing visual communications including signs, graphics, [...]£25,000 Minimum investmentBusiness & B2B ServicesRequest information Read more [...]

Profitable Franchises Which Could Make You Rich

There’s an incredible number of franchises to research before you make your final investment decision. For most franchisees, the ultimate aim is to make money. This means picking a profitable franchise and making sure that you’ll be able to work well within [...]

Which Is Better for Your Business? Franchising or Licensing?

Licensing and franchising are two similar business models that are distinguished from one another by a few important features. Here, we take a look at the definitions for both models, provide some examples, and explore the advantages and disadvantages of eac [...]

How to Develop a Strong Franchisor and Franchisee Relationship

A healthy franchisor/franchisee relationship is essential to a functional, profitable, and successful franchise. If these two important individuals aren’t able to cooperate and work together, there’s a good chance that conflict will soon surface, and insurmo [...]

Do You Have What Franchisors Are Looking for in a Franchisee

Any franchisor with a good understanding of the recruitment process will know that finding the right franchisee can be extremely challenging. They’re likely to have an imagined ideal candidate in mind and will judge applicants against their image of the ‘per [...]

A Guide to Building Customer Loyalty

All businesses, no matter their size nor the industry they operate in, can afford to ignore the issue of customer loyalty. If a franchise isn't getting repeat customers, it has to attract new customers repeatedly. This is not only expensive, but it's also un [...]

Six Things You Need To Know About Franchising That You Can't Find Online

For most people looking for information, the internet is their first port of call. This is likely to be true of franchisees doing their research, too. However, there are some things that you won’t find online. Here, we take a look at six aspects of franchisi [...]

Dig Deep and Become a Metro Rod Franchisee

Metro Rod We're the leaders in UK's drain cleaning and maintenance.£25,000 Minimum investmentCleaningRequest information Read moreIf you’re looking for an exciting franchise opportunity that is profitable and offers it [...]

Recruitment Tips for Franchisors

Finding talented franchisees can be incredibly challenging. Bringing individuals into the organisation can be disruptive and requires a great deal of investment on behalf of the franchisor. Consequently, you need to get it right. Here, we take a look at our [...]

Four Key Elements of a Successful Franchise

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and starting up your own business? Yes? Well, you’re not alone. According to a study from tech retailer Ebuyer.com, 80% of Brits aspire to be business owners one day. But these dreams fail to become a reality for m [...]

What You’re Expected To Do as a Franchisee and How To Do It

Let’s start at the beginning. What is a franchisee? A franchisee is an individual that’s granted the rights to do business using the franchisor's trademark, trade name, and business model. The franchisee buys a franchise from the franchisor for a franchise f [...]

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 by your experience of what you’re about to buy, and this can only truly be gained by trying it out fir [...]

Five Things Not To Do When Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise is a huge decision to make. Even though you’re investing in an established brand name and have the support of the franchisor, you still need to be prepared to work hard and be driven to achieve success. As with starting any business, you [...]

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 generation to another and is still going strong. Of course, Leightons has remained in business thanks to [...]

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 brands available to invest in, how do you know which are the best franchise opportunities for you? Th [...]

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 in multiple locations. It's also essential for franchisees that they can run profitable franchises while fol [...]

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" diet trend adopted in recent years has seen sales of loaves decline significantly, but things are [...]

Do You Have An Eye For Talent? Start a Recruitment Franchise.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to identify unrealised talent, nurture it to its full realisation, and then direct it towards a suitable outlet, you may want to consider starting a recruitment franchise. Though there are numerous different franchises i [...]

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 that most franchisees must go through the finance application process. Here, we offer our top ten tips c [...]

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 between a franchisor and franchisor is not only impossible but also undesirable. Conflict can be inc [...]

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 Minimum investmentCleaningRequest information Read more If you [...]

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 and emphasis on expansion mean that networking is one of the most vital skills franchisees can master. H [...]

The Benefits of Being an Area Developer

  If you’re dreaming of becoming the owner of a large franchise empire, you may be exploring ways to open several units in a relatively short period. Area development agreements are one way of doing this, and they can benefit franchisees in many ways. [...]

ActionCOACH Founder and Chairman Brad Sugars’ Tips for Success

Brad Sugars has demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit from a very young age. From just 15 years old, Brad had a newspaper delivery round. But unlike many schoolboys, Brad wasn’t delivering the papers himself; he had employees to do that. Fast forward a co [...]

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 of their livelihood too. Many franchisees may have chosen to invest in a franchise rather than starting an [...]

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 and receiving information to using social media as their primary way to communicate. This provides eno [...]

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 them. It’s one thing to follow your dream of becoming the boss but another thing to turn your passion [...]

As the festival season heats up, why not consider a music franchise?

UK music festivals are renowned around the world for their creativity and their determination to showcase the coolest acts around. The most popular festival is undoubtedly Glastonbury which attracts a whopping 120,000 music lovers each year. But things will [...]

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 [...]