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Is Wetherspoons a franchise?

Wetherspoon is one of the most recognisable pub brands in the UK. With just under 1,000 pubs situated all over the country, Wetherspoon is frequented by young and old alike. But is Wetherspoon a franchise? Wetherspoons background J D Wetherspoon plc, bra [...]

Find Out More About the Top Franchises in the UK

How do define the top franchises in the UK? Are they the biggest, the most successful, those that have built an instantly recognisable brand? The truth is, the top franchises can be labelled as such for a whole host of reasons. The best way to determine if [...]

Electric Company: Are There Franchises?

While franchising is a popular business model in many different industries, it's yet to penetrate the electrical sector. Here, we take a look at whether there are any electrical franchises and, if so, what opportunities they offer investors. Are there fran [...]

Get the Spark for Electric Supplies: Start Your Own Business

The electrical supplies sector is a massive industry that generates substantial amounts of revenue every year. Here, we take a look at the state of the industry, where its heading, and why franchising is so well suited to the industry. Electrical industry [...]

Retail Shops: Develop Your Own with a Franchise

If you already own and run a business, you may think it's too late to get into franchising. However, this is definitely not the case. Many franchises offer existing business owners the opportunity to convert their company to a franchise unit. Typically, the [...]

Retail Stores: Run Your Own High Street Franchise

Have you always wanted to head up your own retail store? Have you always fancied being your own boss? Do you think you've got what it takes to manage a business? If you answered yes to all three questions, you might want to consider franchising. Here, we ta [...]

Everything You Need to Know About The National Franchise Exhibition

Discover the perfect franchise opportunity at The National Franchise Exhibition on the 5th and 6th October, exclusively in association with the British Franchise Association (bfa). The NEC in Birmingham will host this prestigious event where you can join th [...]

Buy a Business with Franchising

If youre thinking of buying a business, you should also consider entering the franchise system. Starting your own business in the franchise sector allows you to make use of your franchisors established reputation, as well as their experience and expertise [...]

Flower Shop Franchises in the UK Are Ready to Blossom

For many people, owning a florists is an ideal career. Those with a passion for flowers should take a look at some of the existing floristry franchises available but also consider whether there's a gap in the market for something entirely new. Industry co [...]

Make Money Online with Franchising

In recent years, more and more online businesses have adopted the franchise model. Though they do so for many reasons, one of the most important is that it is often hugely profitable. Here, we take a look at how you can make money online by following our 10 [...]

How to Start a Business with a Franchise

If youre considering starting a new business, the first decision you'll have to make is what type of company you want to own. Are you going to run a pet store? A print shop? An estate agent? A car dealership? A marketing consultancy? The list is endless and [...]

Online Business with Franchising

If youre looking to launch an online franchise, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here, we take a look at a few of the most popular online franchised businesses and explain why theyre so successful. Common features Online franchises come i [...]

Tim Hortons Franchise Whats Involved?

If you've ever visited Canada, chances are you've seen or tried a Tim Hortons coffee. As the iconic franchise expands its operations in the UK, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at what makes the business unique and why it might be a good inv [...]

Free Franchises Do They Exist?

  Have you ever heard of a free franchise? Has the thought of a free franchise opportunity captured your imagination? Does such an opportunity even exist, or is it merely a marketing myth? Here, we take a look at whether free franchises are a real phen [...]

HIIT - Discover HIIT Fitness Franchise

If youre into health and well-being and have considered opening a fitness franchise, theres a good chance you will have heard about HIIT. However, despite it being fairly ubiquitous, not everyone understands what HIIT is, how it benefits individuals, or wh [...]

Property Agent - A Guide on How to Be a Property Agent

There are dozens of real estate franchising opportunities available to those considering starting their own property business. However, choosing between different franchises, making sure that youre fully prepared for the road ahead, and developing the skill [...]

Open a Leonidas Belgian Chocolate Franchise

If you enjoy a cheeky sweet, opening a chocolate franchise in the UK may sound like the best idea ever. With a Leonidas Belgian chocolate business, it may just be. Here, we take a look at what makes this chocolate franchise such an appetising prospect. Fra [...]

Greggs Is It a Franchise?

Greggs is possibly the biggest name in UK baking and one of the most beloved high street stores in the country. Most companies of its size would have considered expanding via the franchise model but Greggs is a little bit different. Here, we take a look at w [...]

Beauty Store Why You Should Consider Opening Your Own Beauty Store Franchise

If youre considering starting a new business, there are many exciting franchise opportunities in the beauty sector. Here, we take a look at what makes the beauty industry such an appealing prospect and why you should consider investing in your own beauty st [...]

Bakery London - State of the Market in London

London is one of the biggest baked goods markets in the UK and home to some incredible independent and franchised bakeries. If you're looking to open up a baked goods franchise in the capital, there are several franchises to choose from, all of which occupy [...]

Organic Food Store A Franchise Opportunity

The organic food industry represents one of the most exciting investment opportunities around. However, no franchise has yet emerged to capitalise on the gap in the market. Here, we take a look at whats happening in the industry, who the main competitors ar [...]

Pet Store 10 Steps to Opening Own Your Franchise Pet Store

For some, owning and managing a pet store is a dream career. For some lucky franchisees, it's a reality. If you've always wanted to run a business, the franchising system may be the answer. Here, we take a look at 10 of the most important steps you'll need t [...]

Kitchen Store - A Guide to Opening your Kitchen Franchise

The kitchen industry contains many exciting franchise opportunities. Here, we take a look at how the kitchen industry is faring, what types of business are popular, and which existing franchises are having a good year. If you're looking to open a kitchen sto [...]

Sandwich Shops State of the Market in 2018

Fast food has always been franchisings forte. However, few types of food have proven as popular as the humble sandwich. Here, we examine the state of the sandwich industry in 2018 and take a look at five exciting franchising propositions. Sandwich shops fo [...]

Optician London - Which Optician Franchises in London?

If you're looking for business opportunities in London, you may want to consider the optical industry. There are plenty of opportunities within the capital, and the industry is currently in good health. Here, we take a look at which London franchises are mos [...]

Car Repair - Start with a Franchise

If you have a passion for cars, you may have always dreamt of owning your own auto-orientated business. In the franchising sector, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. It's not just for car lovers though. Anyone with a firm grasp of business fundament [...]

24/7 Fitness Own a Fitness Franchise

If youre looking to start a fitness franchise that attracts a diverse crowd and provides users with all the flexibility they need, a 24/7 gym may be the business for you. With demand for 24/7 fitness services at an all-time high, there's plenty of opportuni [...]

German Doner Kebab Franchise Open a Kebab Franchise in the UK

Franchising has always been associated with fast food. In some ways, it's the perfect model to facilitate this particular type of business' expansion. However, in the past, fast food franchising typically focused on restaurants that sold unhealthy "junk [...]

EasyGym Franchise Open a Gym Franchise

The fitness sector is filled to the brim with franchise opportunities. However, few businesses can match the big-name appeal of the EasyGroup brand. Here, we take a look at their relatively recent expansion into the fitness sector and examine why EasyGym is [...]

Fit4less Franchise How Does It Work?

In recent years, the fitness industry has experienced unprecedented growth. This has resulted in a wealth of clubs, gyms and fitness centres being established. Its also resulted in the fitness industry developing a large number of niche markets. Fit4Less ar [...]