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The Risk Versus Reward Of Buying A Franchise
If you are looking for an extremely safe way of setting up in business, it’s by buying a franchise! What is holding you back then? I mean, you must already be keen to look at the option of buying a franchise otherwise you would not be reading this article! Let us have some debate of these considerations in this short article. The UK Only Has Around 1000 [...]- Article published on 03/09/2021
Food & Beverage Franchises- Fast Food Outlet or Restaurant?
The market in 2021 has shifted in a way beyond imagination in literally a matter of months, from traditional bricks and mortar sites to now the development of virtually ones has been an eye opener, food brands seem to have been fairly resilient of late, but which type should you opt for if you are considering a franchise in this sector, lets discuss! Which F+B Brand Is [...]- Article published on 20/08/2021
Unlock Your Business Valuation Through Franchising
One day you will exit your business, hopefully it will be a planned exit, sometimes business exits are not done in a way that suits the owner out of necessity, but knowing you will exit at some point, let’s discuss how you can probably exit at much higher values through franchising than you might do otherwise. For years, a standard way to value most traditional [...]- Article published on 07/07/2021
Is The UK Becoming A Safe Bet For International Franchises?
The level of success of a franchise entity compared with a stand-alone business is well documented, but how about an already successful overseas franchise network looking to branch out into new countries, in this short report we discuss some of the elements why franchisors are so keen to explore the UK for new revenue generation and expansion. Franchising In The UK Is [...]- Article published on 10/06/2021
Are You Even Able To Franchise Your Business?
If you look around you, many of the businesses that you see, or indeed use on a daily basis, are very likely to be part of a franchised network, they might well be independently run with maybe a husband and wife or father and son perhaps, but behind the scenes there could be also be a franchisor who have issued the ‘rights granted’ for that couple to trade [...]- Article published on 10/03/2021
Should I Buy A Franchise?
You might have already had the dream of owning your own business, one day! There are a few ways to do this, one of the most proven, and successful ways for sure is to do it through the franchising option, but for complete balance, it is fair to say that this option is definitely not for everyone, and we say this because if we all get the ‘fit’ wrong, [...]- Article published on 12/02/2021
The Best Franchisor And Franchisee Relationship In 2021
Are you tired of the uncertainly of 2020 and keen to do something by yourself and start your very own business? Maybe you have even heard of franchising as one way to do this, but know very little about it? There are many areas that you need to be aware of, here is just one of them for you to think about that might help you make your decisions. Franchising can [...]- Article published on 04/01/2021
How We Are Ideally Placed To Unite Franchising In 2021
Some of you reading this might recall 1992 and the Queen’s speech referring to that year being “annus horribilis” I would think most of us reading this article right now would agree that 2020 would seemingly be on par with the Queen’s thoughts back then. Nobody would ever think that what has happened this year was even possible, lets alone the [...]- Article published on 10/12/2020
Why Franchising Will Continue To Grow In 2021
Even the most optimistic of us will accept that this year has had it’s challenges, off the back of the Brexit debate and, the turmoil that followed, and then somewhat of a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime Pandemic piggy-backing on the tail-end of that too, then, as this article is being written a second national lockdown being enforced in the coming days, it would be [...]- Article published on 20/11/2020
How To Buy A Franchise In 7 Easy Steps
As we slowly but surely progress towards the end of 2020, despite the economy, franchising remains incredibly buoyant, with some franchisors recording record levels of enquiries from potential franchisees, so it appears that there is still good news to be had! No doubt you will already have a keen interest in franchising and buying a franchise, and the aim of this quick [...]- Article published on 14/10/2020
2021 And The Boom Year For Work From Home Franchises
It is a myth that franchising is reserved just for the bigger players with the deepest pockets, however, it is often a justified opinion because those companies are indeed the ones who usually have the marketing power to shout about their franchise offer, and the great news for you is that franchising is certainly something you can be part, whether you would like a small [...]- Article published on 01/09/2020
Buy A Franchise OR Independent Business For Business...
You might be looking to venture into the business world for the first time, I wish I knew this before I did! One of the common mistakes when individuals are looking to explore something new in business, is to compare either a franchise opportunity or stand-alone business, and (in my opinion) this is a very fatal mistake, I can assure you they are definitely not the same, [...]- Article published on 07/08/2020
Lending our support to the franchising boom
Driven by the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit and with 90% of franchisees reporting profitability1, it's easy to understand why franchising is experiencing significant growth. Latest figures show franchising contributes £17.2bn a year to the country's economy, while also employing 710,000 people, and Barclays is lending its support to continue the sector's [...]- Article published on 20/11/2019
Minimising Risk – Disciplinary Hearings
HR Solutions recently presented a free webinar providing guidance on how to conduct the perfect disciplinary investigation. If during a disciplinary investigation meeting the employee was unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for their behaviour and there is a case to answer, then a disciplinary hearing is probably on the horizon. In this article, we look at [...]- Article published on 07/11/2018
What’s the point of a Franchise Agreement?
Franchise Agreements: Franchise solicitor John Pratt discusses the need for the vital part of the relationship between franchisee and franchisor. It is a fundamental part of franchising that franchisees do not do their “own thing” and adapt the franchisor’s system in whatever way suits them. Consistency and brand reputation are basic principles and if you allow a [...]- Article published on 23/02/2018