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The Importance of Discovery Days

Discovery Days provide a great opportunity for franchisor and franchisee to meet and get to know each other in a relatively informal environment. For years, franchisors have seen Discovery Days as a crucial part of the recruitment process as they play a mass [...]

Successful Franchises: Seven Steps To Promote Your Business

It may be stating the obvious, but to become one of the most successful franchises, you must have a robust marketing plan to attract franchisees. To build an appealing franchise business for sale, you need to grab the attention of prospective franchisees and [...]

Franchise Resales: The Advantages of Buying One

The British Franchise Association / NatWest 2015 survey, highlighted some impressive statistics which demonstrate the growing appeal of franchising. The franchising industry continues to contribute to the UK economy with a rise of approximately 46% in the la [...]

Capture The Moment With A Photography For Little People Franchise

Photography for Little People was founded 12 years ago by Jan Massey and Melanie Armstrong, a mother and daughter duo from the North East. The business was started after the founders opted to fill a niche gap in the marketplace by capturing pregnancy, new-born [...]

Completing A Self-Assessment: Is Franchising For You?

Franchise businesses are an appealing proposition for those who want to be their own boss. And whilst many understand the process involved in how to become a franchisee, the means of appreciating if their personality is suited to a franchise model is less co [...]

What Is A Pilot Franchise?

Franchising is the simplest and quickest way to expand a business for entrepreneurs who want to grow their empires to a size that they can’t manage on their own. However, the most successful franchises excel at replicating the same model across different loc [...]

Franchising - The Rise of the “Mumpreneur”

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of working mothers in the UK has grown by massive 1.2 million over the past 20 years. There are now 4.9 million mothers with dependent children in the workplace, an increase of almost a third from 3 [...]

Marston’s Pubs Franchise: Take A Look At What’s On The Menu

With more than 180 years of brewing experience, Marston's have managed to create the perfect pint. Customers in over 1,700 pubs across the country get to enjoy the tipple alongside a wide range of other drinks - there's something for everyone. And, if you’re [...]

Starting a Franchise: Top 5 Things You Must Do

Franchises are a great way for budding entrepreneurs to become their own boss whilst enjoying the benefits that come with buying a franchise business for sale. With the reduced risk of a proven business model and support from an experienced franchisor, the c [...]

Franchising: Planning Your Exit Strategy

When you’re thinking of opening a franchise business, it seems strange to start considering how it will all end too. But that’s exactly what should happen. Your franchise goals, whether they’re big or small, should be documented in your business plan, alongs [...]

Franchise Directory: 20 Key Franchise Terms Defined

The world of franchising is full of technical words, phrases and acronyms that can seem daunting when you’re just starting out. You should always consult franchise professionals to support you on your franchising journey who will help you make sense of many [...]

A Franchise or an Independent Business - Which Is Best?

If we’re all honest, being our own boss is a dream many of us have at some stage in our lives. But what are the factors that stop most of us fulfilling our dream? Fear of failure, inadequate resources and no idea of what business to start are all reasons why [...]

Franchise Business Plan - 3 Reasons Why It Is So Important To Franchisees

Number one on the list of things to do for any entrepreneur should be to write a business plan. And this is no different for a franchisee. It’s a common misconception that just because choosing to buy a franchise is deemed a less risky route to being the bos [...]

Open A Creams Franchise: An Opportunity With Extra Sprinkles

Back in 1998, Adam Marni and Balal Aqil had a dream of starting an innovative ice-cream franchise that offered its customers quality desserts in a unique environment. But it would be another 10 years before that dream became a reality. Adam and Balal made ma [...]

Franchise Territory Defined

The benefits of the franchising model are well versed, but many of the issues that affect independent businesses, also apply to franchises. Just as a high street crammed full of shops selling the same product would result in less profitability, and ultimatel [...]

You’re Guaranteed Success With A Franchise…And Other Myths

So, you want to start your own business? You have the dedication, the work ethic, and in a financial position to start your own business. You have a strong desire to be your own boss; there’s just one thing missing. You don’t know what business you should st [...]

Papa John’s Franchise: Get a Slice of the Action

Papa John’s has over 5,000 restaurants in more than 45 countries and territories worldwide, but this well-loved pizza franchise started from very humble beginnings. In 1984, John Schnatter (or Papa John as he is now known) bought a pizza oven and opened his [...]

Clean Up With a Merry Maids Franchise

For over 35 years, Merry Maids has been offering domestic cleaning services across the country. Now with nearly 100 franchise locations in the UK and 600 worldwide, this professional cleaning franchise is worth considering. Not least because it has the suppo [...]

Successful Franchises: 5 Ways To Get There

It’s a common misconception that when you buy a franchise, you’re guaranteed success. In truth, running a franchise is just like running any other business. It takes hard work, dedication and commitment; and even then, failure is a possibility. But what a fr [...]

It’s Show Time: Start A Theatre Education Franchise

The idea of standing in front of an audience and speaking, let alone singing, dancing and acting, fills most adults with dread. Being centre of attention is not everyone’s idea of fun, but for thousands of youngsters throughout the UK, attending drama and th [...]

Hammer Home The Benefits Of Starting A Tool Franchise

The UK ‘Do-It-Yourself’ market seems to be divided into two groups of people. The avid DIY-er is still prevalent and Brits love spending weekends and bank holidays improving their homes, with DIY still a favourite pastime. However, the ‘do it for me’ generat [...]

Franchise Finance - Do The Numbers Add Up?

You’ve spoken with the franchisor, attended the Discovery Day and you’ve fallen in love with the idea of being your own boss. Yes, you’re pretty certain that you’ve found the right franchise for you. So, now it’s time to consider the financial aspects of the [...]

Take The Road To Success With A Driver Hire Franchise

For over 30 years, Driver Hire has been leading the way as the UK’s biggest supplier of recruitment services to the transport and logistics industry. With over 100 offices across the country, Driver Hire supports drivers and logistics staff who are seeking w [...]

Subway Franchise: Get Your Teeth Into A Great Opportunity

With over 2,500 locations in the UK and Ireland, and more than 44,000 stores in over 110 countries, this sandwich franchise has come a long way since 1965. Back then, Fred DeLuca lent some money from his friend Pete Bucks, and opened his store in Connecticut [...]

Online Franchises: Become Part Of The Digital Revolution

In 2015, the digital sector contributed £118 billon to the UK economy and over 7% of the UK’s gross value added. And according to Tech City UK, the digital sector is creating jobs 2.8 times faster than any other industry. Sound like a good time to start [...]

You’re Hired: How Apprenticeships Can Help Your Franchise

Hiring an apprentice is a costly way to fill a position, isn’t it? It’s much better to simply hire a candidate with all the necessary experience and qualifications, right? Well, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is the case. However, according to key [...]

Reap The Rewards Of Research With Franchise Due Diligence

We’re all familiar with due diligence – trying on an outfit before we buy, taking a car for a test drive and looking at reviews before we book a holiday. But when it comes to buying a franchise, the need for doing our homework is more important than ever. Un [...]

Buy Big: Join Forces With a Retail Franchise

Franchising is big business. There are currently 44,200 franchisee-owned businesses in the UK which is an increase of 14% since 2014. The bfa/Natwest Franchise Survey confirms that 97% of franchisee-owned units reported profitability, making it an obvious ch [...]

Franchise Finance: Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG)

Being turned down for a finance facility is often incredibly disheartening, particularly when you feel you have a strong and viable business plan that you can’t realise. If you’re wondering what your next move should be, you may want to consider the Enterpri [...]

Franchise Resales: Legal Issues to Consider

Many UK franchises have been around for long enough that their businesses have matured, resulting in a greater number of franchise resale opportunities on the market. If you’re looking to invest in a franchise, you may want to explore the advantages and disa [...]