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Open a Bakery Franchise!

Originally uploaded on 28/09/2017. Updated on 25/03/2019. The Great British Bake Off effect is actually a thing! Each series leads to a peak in baking activity among viewers, with fans of the show rushing out to buy the ingredients to replicate the cakes [...]

A Guide to Taxes for Franchisees

Originally posted on 21/03/2018. Updated on 25/03/2019. As the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes, and just like any other business owner, franchisees have to pay taxes. The franchise fee that you pay to the franchisor doesn't mak [...]

Top 5 Pet Franchises

Originally uploaded on 25/01/2018. Updated on 25/03/2019. Brits are known for being a nation of pet lovers, and the stats only confirm our reputation. As many as half of UK households have a pet; 26 percent of which are dogs, while 18 percent of people own [...]

Top 5 Italian Food and Drink Franchises

Originally posted on 15/02/2018. Updated on 24/03/2019. Pizza, pasta, red wine whats not to love about Italian cuisine? The popular Mediterranean diet is characterised by five key elements that Brits appreciate in their food: simplicity, affordability, qu [...]

Top 5 Working From Home Franchise Business Ideas

Originally posted on 14/09/2017. Updated on 24/03/2019. Im sure that at some stage or another many of us have fantasised about quitting our nine to five jobs. Whether its avoiding the rush hour traffic or an arrogant boss, earning an income from the comfo [...]

How Investing in a Franchise is Worth it

Originally posted on 07/09/2017. Updated on 23/03/2019. Franchising has grown in popularity in recent years and this is partly because it is considered a much safer investment than setting up your own business. Naturally, theres less risk involved; youre [...]

Whos the CEO of BT?

BT is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world and is based in the UK in the bustling capital. It provides services in an astounding 180 countries and currently holds the title of the largest provider of broadband, landline and mobile se [...]

The Real Cost Of Running a Franchise in the UK

Originally posted on 01/09/2017. Updated on 22/03/2019. When most people dream of becoming their own boss, they think about being in control, having flexible working hours and a sense of job satisfaction. But with the perks, come concerns. Starting a busine [...]

Top 5 Dessert Franchises

Originally posted on 01/02/2018. Updated on 22/03/2019. Gone are the days when restaurants and pubs dominate the high street. Theres a new type of business in town and entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the growing dessert franchise industry. The market [...]

How and When Can You Resell Your Franchise?

Originally posted on 31/08/2017. Updated on 21/03/2019. When youre excitedly researching franchise opportunities and considering your future as a successful franchisee, selling the business you havent even started yet is probably the last thing on your mi [...]

Home Based Franchises: How To Do It Successfully

Originally posted on 04/09/2017. Updated on 21/03/2019. While working from home has the obvious benefits of being easy, convenient and flexible, dont assume that home-based franchises are an easier option. There are countless opportunities out there to sta [...]

How Much Money Will I Make as a Franchisee?

Originally posted on 05/02/2018. Updated on 21/03/2019. One of the key advantages to franchising is the ability to determine your own income. Rather than receiving a fixed salary like an employee, franchisees have the power to influence their own income. Th [...]

5 Things You Didnt Know About Schmidt Kitchens

 A Schmidt kitchen has the power to revolutionise the way you cook, dine, clean and socialise. The global brand strives to give its customers complete control and freedom in customising the design and functionality for their dream kitchen. Schmidt Ki [...]

The Best Fast Food Franchises in the UK

Originally posted on 02/10/2017. Updated on 20/03/2019. Burgers, fried chicken, fish and chips, pizza, curry the UK is a nation of fast food lovers, and everyone has an opinion about which is the best. Consumer preference for cheap, on-the-go food has per [...]

Boots Franchise - Does It Franchise in the UK?

With 170 years of history, Boots is one of the most beloved retailers on the British high street. As a reputable and wide-ranging health and beauty retailer, Boots has around 2,500 stores across the UK - so many, in fact, that it is thought that 90 percent o [...]

Best Western Franchise in the UK

The UK hospitality industry is a vast category encompassing anything from lodging, to event planning, to food and drink services. According to UKHospitality, the lucrative sector is thought to be worth between £100 billion and £130 billion. This su [...]

Do Hertz Franchise in the UK?

In the UK, the vehicle rental and leasing industry comprises more than 3,500 businesses and employs over 37,000 people, contributing almost £50 billion to the economy every year. Opening a franchise in the rental industry, then, could be a highly lucrat [...]

Topgolf Franchise in the UK

Golf is a popular club-and-ball sport with many benefits. You can play it your whole life - you dont have to be particularly fit and its low impact, so it doesnt have a negative impact on the body. Also, golf is an outdoor sport so you can get plenty of f [...]

Enjoy a Booming Business with a Baby Franchise

Originally posted on 31/10/2017. Updated on 18/03/2019. Parent and baby classes are becoming increasingly popular and the choice of activities are more diverse than ever before. From baby massage to toddler yoga, there are classes to suit every young ch [...]

Is There Such Thing As A Joint Venture Franchise Model?

Originally posted 23/10/2017. Updated on 18/03/2019. When youve made the decision to become the boss, franchising offers a great model of support, brand recognition and the ability to generate an immediate income. But this isnt the only way that you can [...]

How Does the Franchise Model Differ from Other Business Models?

Originally posted on 01/09/2017. Updated on 17/03/2019. Franchising can be a great way to start your own business. By partnering with an established business, franchisees benefit from their systems and existing customer base. The popularity of franchising [...]

Car Rental Franchises for Sale in the UK

The car rental and leasing industry has grown immensely over the past five years. Car rental firms help keep us on the road when our own vehicles are unavailable, when we are away on business and if we simply dont wish to buy a car outright. The UK car ren [...]

Chinese Food Franchises Opportunities in the UK - What's Available?

The number of Chinese food outlets in the UK has grown drastically ever since the opening of the UKs first Asian food restaurant over 100 years ago. Chinese cuisine has long offered Brits quick and nutritious food options and the sheer versatility of the ma [...]

Franchisor and Franchisee: The Importance of a Strong Relationship

Originally posted on 24/12/2017. Updated on 16/03/2019. Forging an effective franchisor-franchisee relationship is the key to most successful franchises, but theres so much more to it than just the franchise agreement. The franchisee and franchisor need t [...]

Top 5 Most Profitable Franchises For Under 20k

Originally posted on 13/02/2018. Updated on 16/03/2019. Affordable franchises do exist if youre prepared to think outside the box a little. Rather than going for franchises that require a substantial initial investment and plenty of working capital such as [...]

Home Care Franchises: Start One in the UK in 2019

Originally posted on 21/01/2019. Updated on 15/03/2019. The UK population is living longer and longer thanks to improvements in healthcare and lifestyle changes. As of 2017, more than 18 percent of people in the UK are aged 65 and over, and in 25 years tim [...]

5 Ways to Get Franchisee Ready

Originally posted on 14/04/2018. Updated on 15/03/2019. Becoming a franchisee is an attractive proposition for many business-minded individuals who dream of managing their own organisation. When considering the possibility of entering into a partnership wit [...]

Bar Franchises: Start Your Own in 2019

Originally posted on 29/01/2019. Updated on 15/03/2019. If youre considering investing in a franchise, you may have only explored traditional safe bets such as restaurants, fast food outlets, convenience stores and retail outlets. However, there are now [...]

Open a Travel Franchise in the UK!

Originally posted on 22/09/2017. Updated on 14/03/2019. Disappointing UK summers have led to sun-seeking Brits travelling to warmer climates in record numbers. According to ABTAs 2018 Holiday Habits Report, 86 percent of the UK population took a holiday ei [...]

Who is the CEO of M&S?

M&S is a staple of the British high street. Its shelves are stocked with a range of food, clothing and home products that are known for their signature quality. In recent years, the brand has focused on a strategy of global growth that has taken it into [...]