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Sector Spotlight: Business Opportunities in the Food Sector

Sector Spotlight: Business Opportunities in the Food Sector

In this article we shine a spotlight on the food sector and some of the top business opportunities it offers. By the end you should have a better idea [...]

What Is Multi-Level Marketing?

What Is Multi-Level Marketing?

Ever wondered what multi-level marketing (MLM) is? Here, we take a deep dive into the business model, looking at its pros and cons, as well as some of [...]

Reopening the Economy: 20 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Now

Reopening the Economy: 20 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Now

 As the UK slowly starts to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners are asking themselves tough questions about the [...]

18 Tips for Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Season Ahead

18 Tips for Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Season Ahead

It’s never too early to start preparing for the holiday season. Here are 18 fantastic seasonal marketing ideas to boost customer engagement during the [...]

Franchising 101: Managing Redundancy Like a Pro

Franchising 101: Managing Redundancy Like a Pro

No business owner wants to make staff redundant, but if worst comes to worst, you need to know how to handle the process efficiently, professionally [...]

12 Things to Consider When Identifying the Right Location for Your Restaurant Franchise

12 Things to Consider When Identifying the Right Location for Your Restaurant Franchise

Location can make or break a business, especially in the retail and restaurant sectors. If your venture is to succeed, you’ll need to do research and [...]

More Examples Demonstrating the Resilience of Franchising During the Current Health and Economic...

More Examples Demonstrating the Resilience of Franchising During the Current Health and Economic...

The resilience of franchising has long been one of its greatest strengths. If you’re wondering whether franchises are recession-proof, we’ve picked [...]

Lessons Learned: How the COVID-19 Crisis Proved the Resilience of Franchising Yet Again

Lessons Learned: How the COVID-19 Crisis Proved the Resilience of Franchising Yet Again

It’s safe to say that the large majority of businesses have struggled due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, we do believe that the resilience of franchising [...]

9 Reasons Why Small Franchises are a Good Investment

9 Reasons Why Small Franchises are a Good Investment

Many people dream of starting their own business but are held back by lack of funding or the fear that it could all go wrong. If this sounds like you, [...]

Franchising 101: How to Build a Budget For Your Franchise (Part 1)

Franchising 101: How to Build a Budget For Your Franchise (Part 1)

Learning how to build a budget for your franchise is one of the most important things for any new franchisee to get to grips with. A good business budget [...]

10 Clever Ways to Protect Your Mental Health as a Franchisee

10 Clever Ways to Protect Your Mental Health as a Franchisee

Running a business isn’t easy – in fact, it can be incredibly challenging at times. Franchisees are dedicated to making sure their unit is profitable [...]

Understanding The Best Way to Use the Recent VAT Cuts

Understanding The Best Way to Use the Recent VAT Cuts

A 15 percent cut to Value Added Tax in the hospitality and tourism sectors is just one of the measures Chancellor Rishi Sunak put in place during the [...]

5 Tips for Reopening Your Business Safely Post-Lockdown

5 Tips for Reopening Your Business Safely Post-Lockdown

If you’re in the process of reopening your business post-lockdown, follow these tips to make sure you protect your workforce and customers.When [...]

Mythbusters: There Is No Innovation in Franchising

Mythbusters: There Is No Innovation in Franchising

One of the most common misconceptions about franchising is that there’s no room for innovation. In this article, we debunk this myth and use real life [...]

5 Reasons Why A Strong Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship Is So Important

5 Reasons Why A Strong Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship Is So Important

Forging an effective franchisor-franchisee relationship is the key to most successful franchises, but it can get lost in all the other aspects of running [...]

Do Free Franchises Exist?

Do Free Franchises Exist?

If you’ve always wanted to become a franchisee, the idea of a free franchise is a dream come true. But is this mythical concept a reality? And how [...]

10 Pros and Cons of Investing in an Established Franchise

10 Pros and Cons of Investing in an Established Franchise

If you’re familiar with the franchising concept but aren’t sure if it’s the right business move for you, this article should help create a clearer picture. [...]

How to Get Back Into Work Mode After An Extended Leave

How to Get Back Into Work Mode After An Extended Leave

Transitioning back to work after an extended leave isn’t always as straightforward and easy as you’d hope. If you’re concerned about how to get back [...]

Why Is a Business Plan Important?

Why Is a Business Plan Important?

In this article we answer the question: ‘Why is a business plan important?’ In other words, find out how it can shape a business and drive its success.A [...]

The Key Elements of a Successful Franchise Business Plan

The Key Elements of a Successful Franchise Business Plan

The franchise business plan is an essential document in the franchise set-up process. Below, we’re going to walk you through the building blocks of the [...]

Why Your Perceived 'Worst Personality Traits' Can Actually Help You Become a Successful Franchisee

Why Your Perceived 'Worst Personality Traits' Can Actually Help You Become a Successful Franchisee

We’ve all got something we’d like to change about ourselves, but what if that ‘bad’ trait could make you a successful franchisee? Turns out, that stubborn [...]

History of Franchising: What We Can Learn From the World's Oldest Franchises

History of Franchising: What We Can Learn From the World's Oldest Franchises

You might think of franchising as being a fairly new concept, but some businesses in the industry have been in operation since the 19th century! Here, [...]

Diversity in Business: Be the Change You Want to See

Diversity in Business: Be the Change You Want to See

Diversity in business is a bit of a hot topic right now, as employers start to re-evaluate their recruitment processes and eliminate any bias or prejudice [...]

Amazing Ways UK Franchises Are Supporting Charities During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic...

Amazing Ways UK Franchises Are Supporting Charities During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic...

At a time when switching on the news can always feel disheartening, we thought we’d share some of the uplifting ways UK franchises are supporting charities.While [...]

6 Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Skills

6 Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Skills

As the world adapts to the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s likely the ways in which we communicate and operate as businesses will remain digital [...]

Top 8 Telecommunications Industry Trends for 2020

Top 8 Telecommunications Industry Trends for 2020

This year, the telecommunications industry has come under scrutiny like never before. Technology is helping us work remotely as the coronavirus lockdowns [...]

9 Ways Small Businesses Can Access Financial Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

9 Ways Small Businesses Can Access Financial Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

For many small businesses, including restaurants and hair salons, re-opening on 4 July 2020 will be a welcome relief. However, not every business has [...]

The Importance of Recruiting with a Diversity Mindset

The Importance of Recruiting with a Diversity Mindset

It can be tricky to know how to approach recruitment with a ‘diversity mindset’, but it could be the best thing you ever do for your franchise. And [...]

How Adapting to the Challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis has Helped Businesses Thrive in New Ways

How Adapting to the Challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis has Helped Businesses Thrive in New Ways

To survive the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to adapt and fast-track their use of technology. But the benefit could be better ways of working, [...]

5 COVID-19 trends likely to stay and change the way we do business

5 COVID-19 trends likely to stay and change the way we do business

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, shop, travel and interact. But it’s not all gloom. Trending consumer and business behaviours could improve [...]