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What’s 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 Jamie’s Italian and Byron have closed restaurants due to financial problems. Pizza chain Prezzo has als [...]

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 for National Statistics, a whopping 87% of consumers bought a product online in 2016. As well as being [...]

And The Winner Is… 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 will be announced at the prestigious British Franchise Association and HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 20 [...]

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 and complying with data protection law helps franchisees to build relationships based on trust and loyalty [...]

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 customer loyalty right enables popular franchises to create a robust customer base and differentiates them f [...]

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 of things to think about, but there are some simple steps that you can take to mitigate some of the risks ass [...]

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, according to Zoopla. So, it’s no wonder that homeowners are deciding to stay put, rather than moving home [...]

How Franchisees Can Effectively Monitor Their Performance

Key performance indicators are an essential part of any business. And just because you’ve invested in an established franchise system, it doesn't mean that you don't need to monitor the performance of your new business continually. Not only will this allow [...]

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 than 200 franchises located around the world, when you join this business, you’ll be part of an established [...]

Can You Be A Good Mum And A Good Franchisee?

Often being a working mum is a constant cycle of guilt. If you’re at work, you feel guilty for not spending time with the kids. When you’re at home, you feel guilty for not being in work. Add being a business owner into this equation and it just magnifies th [...]

Clean Up With a Jani-King Commercial Cleaning Franchise

Jani-King has been established since 1969 and became a cleaning franchise just a few years later. Jani-King franchise then came to the UK in 1992 and is now the world’s largest commercial cleaning franchise company. The success of this recognisable brand ha [...]

Why Franchising Works For All Kinds Of ‘Preneurs.'

The word entrepreneur is used almost synonymously with business owner in the world of franchising, but what does it actually mean? Well, the word was first created by a French economist Jean-Baptiste Say in the 1700’s, and is actually translated as ‘adventur [...]

A Guide To Interviewing Franchisees

When you’re testing the suitability of prospective franchisees, it’s important to focus on more than just their financial situation. To find the right candidate for you and your franchise model, you need to spend time and effort developing a quality intervie [...]

Avoid Franchisee Burnout By Taking Time Out.

Taking on a franchise business opportunity can be likened to having a baby. Being kept awake all night, thinking and talking of nothing else, and feeling like you're on an emotional rollercoaster; the similarities are endless. And just like having a newborn, [...]

Make Your Voice Heard: Learn To Become A Confident Public Speaker.

Successful franchises are led by confident, experienced and knowledgeable franchisors. The ability to share your qualities and recruit prospective franchisees may rely on your capacity to stand out from the crowd and give compelling reasons why they should j [...]

How To Help Other Franchises With A B2B Franchise

When considering a B2B franchise, you may be surprised at the number of opportunities that are available and how many benefits are associated with owning a business franchise. Advantages of a B2B franchise A business franchise tends to be profitable for th [...]

Prepare Your Franchise To Weather The Storm.

The UK has recently been battered by blizzards, strong winds, and snow which has caused death and disruption all over the country. The weather system labelled the ‘Beast from the East’ combined forces with storm Emma to produce the most challenging weather c [...]

Which Is Best? Big Brand Name Or Niche Franchise?

In most instances, bigger means best; but does this apply to franchising? From a security perspective, the answer is probably yes. After all, the safety net that a big brand name can offer an inexperienced franchisee is pretty appealing. However, the best f [...]

What Happens If Your Franchisor Goes Bust?

You did everything right. You followed advice and performed your due diligence before signing the franchise agreement. You entered the contract feeling confident that the franchisor had developed a robust franchise system and established a trusted and recogn [...]

Taking the Lead with a Dogknows Franchise

Dogknows has been established as a dog walking franchise since 1999. During this time, the business concept has evolved to above and beyond offering a dog walking service. Franchisees are taught how to train dogs and how to read a dog’s body language and be [...]

Is Franchising A Risky Business?

Buying into a franchise comes with many benefits, but it's far from bulletproof. Even the most successful franchises face risks and potential pitfalls. So, what are the risks associated with the franchise business model? The franchise business model cannot [...]

Improve Your Customers’ Lives While Building Your Franchise

A 2017 report by Mintel found that a third of adults in the UK believe that they’re healthier now than they were 12 months ago. This boom in healthy living is partially attributed to the increase in wellness bloggers sharing content with audiences via social [...]

Overcome the Barriers to Becoming a Franchisor

For many entrepreneurs, franchising is the perfect way for them to expand their business. It's relatively risk-free too, as franchisees are responsible for the entire cost of opening locations and therefore are more determined to succeed. This enables franc [...]

The Do’s And Don’ts of Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise is a huge commitment. You’re investing a lot, both financially and emotionally, and a contract should only be entered in to after thorough consideration and research. Failing to do your due diligence may lead to buying a franchise that is [...]

The Benefits of Consulting a Franchise Accountant

The advantages of franchise investment opportunities are well known. It’s a proven concept and offers products or services that have been tried and tested. You benefit from brand awareness, and you have the support and training from an experienced franchisor [...]

Make A Clean Sweep With A Wilkins Franchise.

When it comes to sweeping chimneys, Wilkins know their stuff. After all, Tom Wilkins started the business way back in 1895 as a ‘one man and a bicycle’ operation. Over the last 120 years, the business has been handed down through generations of the family, [...]

A Franchisors’ Guide to Supporting Franchisees

The focus that franchisors place on franchise development is vital to prospective franchisees. This is particularly the case for those who have never managed their owned business before. Franchisees choose to join a franchise because they want to be their o [...]

Franchise Discovery Days: How to Prepare to Attend Them

In your quest for the perfect franchise business opportunity, you’ll have considered your budget and completed due diligence to find the right franchise for you. Now that you’ve narrowed down your search to just one franchise, things are about to step up a l [...]

Fresh Air and Franchising: 5 ‘Out Of The Office’ Franchises

There’s a common misconception that business owners need to be based in an office staring at a computer screen all day to be a success. But this isn’t the case and shouldn’t put you off starting your own business. Working outside can have many advantages, i [...]

How Likes, Shares And Retweets Can Help Build A Franchisees’ Business

If you’re like 64% of the UK population, you’ve got an active social media account. Whether you’re fanatical about Facebook, inspired by Instagram or transfixed by Twitter, chances are you spend time visiting one or more social media platforms on a daily bas [...]