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The Best UK Food Franchises in 2019

Originally posted on 21/09/2017, Updated on 26/12/2018 For as long as anyone can remember, restaurants and food-orientated businesses have been adopting the franchise model. In fact, food retailers and franchising seem as though theyíre a match made in h [...]

Top Fitness Franchises in the UK

The list of reasons for not going to the gym is nearly as exhaustive as the benefits of taking exercise. Expensive membership fees, fear of complicated machinery and feeling intimated are the most used excuses for choosing the sofa over the running machine. [...]

Franchise Agreement: 5 Things to Look Out For

Just like a pre-nuptial arrangement, a standard franchise agreement details the rights of each party during the relationship, as well as setting out the processes involved in ending it. Romantic, right? Well, it may not be as exciting a read, but a franchise [...]

Why Small Franchises Are a Good Investment

Most people dream of starting their own business, but are often held back by lack of finance or the fear that it could all go wrong. Being an entrepreneur comes with an element of risk, but there are ways to minimise your exposure including considering low c [...]

Love Cars? The Top 5 Car Franchise Opportunities

The UK has a love affair with cars. Often the second biggest purchase after our homes, many people have a connection with their car with 80% of Brits enjoying driving according to a recent AA Populus poll. And itís not just Brits that love UK manufactured ca [...]

Weíre All Screaming for Ice Cream: Our Top 5 Ice Cream Franchises

Whether itís served in a cone for the kids, scooped onto a hot apple pie for desert or eaten straight from the tub on movie night, ice cream is the UKís favourite treat. With ice cream parlours popping up all over the country, this once sea side luxury is no [...]

Nursey Franchises - From Play School to Childcare!

Childcare provision plays a fundamental part in the UKís infrastructure. It allows parents to work and is beneficial for the development, both physical and mental, of future generations. And this is reflected by the fact that childcare continues to be high o [...]

Top 5 Cleaning Opportunities to Start In the UK

The cleaning industry is diverse. Whilst some businesses focus on domestic cleaning, others target the larger commercial cleaning opportunity. Thereís also a huge market for the speciality cleaning services concentrating on areas such as windows, carpets and f [...]

Is the Franchising Model Right for Me?

Running a franchise business is easy, right? The franchisee just has to follow the franchise business model thatís been put into place. The franchisor just needs to support the franchisee, who is paying them a monthly royalty fee to do just that. Simple. Now, [...]

Our Top 5 Franchise Business Ideas

Article updated 26/12/2018 08:00 Franchising had a big year in 2018 and all signs point towards an even better 2019. With more and more businesses adopting the franchise model as a means of facilitating impressive growth across the UK, would-be franchisees [...]

Our Top 5 Franchises You Can Start for Under £10k

Being the boss and running a business is a dream for lots of people, but many are put off by the planning and funds that are needed to start a business of their own. This is where franchises offer the perfect solution. Not only do franchises give the chanc [...]

The Best Retail Franchises in the UK

The retail industry is big business. The value and volume of UK retail sales is so vital to the economy, that the monthly data collected from businesses in the retail sector is used to determine the financial health of the nation. And although times have been [...]

The Top Coffee Shop Franchises in the UK

We're a nation of coffee drinkers In a world of Ďgrande no-whip white chocolate mochas with an extra shot, made with soyí, itís reassuring to know that the unassuming latte is still a favourite with coffee loving Brits. And boy, do we love coffee? In 2015 [...]

Why You Should Start a Courier Franchise

Posting letters may be on the decline with the younger generation choosing to communicate via text and email, but the parcel delivery market is set to grow. The Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index 2017 reported that 2016 was a great year for the industry with [...]

Are Low Cost Franchise Opportunities a Good Investment?

Being your own boss is a dream that can be achieved by buying a franchise business. And with the number of low-cost franchise opportunities on the rise, this dream is more attainable for even more budding entrepreneurs. Be mindful though that not every franchi [...]

What is the British Franchise Association?

The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the trade association for franchising and acts as the respected voice of authority for both franchisors and franchisees. The primary objective of the bfa is to offer impartial advice and guidance for people looking to [...]

How to Franchise Your Business

  When youíre running a successful business, deciding whether to expand via franchising is a big decision to make. Itís difficult to know whether itís the right thing for you to do for your employees, your customers and for you. So, before any decision [...]

Franchise Finance: How Do You Get it The UK?

The benefits of having access to an existing brand and operating system when buying a franchise are widely accepted, but when it comes to financing your new venture, there are even more advantages to franchising. Firstly, based on experience, franchisors ten [...]

How Do You Run A Successful Franchise In The UK?

Running any business is hard work, and owning a franchise business is no different. Sure, youíve bought into a franchise with a tried and tested business model and you get support and training from the franchisor, but franchising can still be tough. Youíve inv [...]

A Guide to UK Franchise Shows and Exhibitions for 2018 Ė 2019

Want to know more about franchising but havenít got a clue where to start? If the answer is yes, then you can find a tremendous amount of information by attending franchise events that take place across the country. Hereís a run-down of upcoming British Fra [...]

Franchisor Definition - What is a Franchisor? A Complete Guide

A franchisor is a person or company that grants the license to a third party for the conducting of a business under the franchisor's marks. The franchisor owns the overall rights and trademarks of the company and allows its franchisees to use these rights and [...]

What is the Franchise Agreement?

Youíve researched franchise ideas, youíve chosen the right franchise for you and attended a great discovery day. So, what happens next? The responsibility lies with your chosen franchisor to give you a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document. As the name s [...]

Franchise Costs and Fees Explained

Buying a franchise can be a dream come true. Being your own boss and running a business with a proven concept and brand is the perfect scenario for budding franchisees. But, what about the franchise costs and fees? How much does it really cost to set up your [...]

Franchise Definition: What is a Franchise?

Youíve dreamed of being your own boss, giving orders rather than taking them and being in charge of your own workload. Running a franchise allows you to do all this, but what is a franchise? Hereís the definition according to the International Franchise Asso [...]

Franchisee - What is a Franchisee? A Complete Guide

The thought of entering the world of franchise ownership may be daunting, but in truth itís a great way to start a business with an established reputation and brand. So, what is a franchisee? Simply put, the person who permits the franchise license is called a [...]