Advice and Guidance

Looking at becoming a franchisee, then look through our advice and guidance articles to understand more about how to franchise and what you should be doing before owning your own business.



Franchise Supermarket at The International Franchise Show in London  We’re only two days back in the office and we’re still struggling to catch up on what was a fantastic two-day franchise exhibition held at ExCel London. The two-day franchise exhibition opened a great opportunity for prospective franchisees and franchisors to attend and better understand whether franchising is the route for them. With over 150+ exhibitors in attendance every franchise sector was covered, from Cafe2U the...

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How much can I make from franchising?  The answer to this question depends on many contributing factors, higher investment franchises usually yield a higher return, McDonalds are priced at around £250,000 for the franchise, but you will see big returns (if the proven model is followed correctly). The drive of the individual is key too, you need to be able to follow the proven model and avoid going off track and taking risks. Franchising is supposed to be the less riskier option…. It...

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The advantages of franchising.. The beauty of franchising is the fact that there are so many flexible options available to cater for every individual need. For example, purchasing a franchise within the UK doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work the standard 9-5, 5 days a week. Oh no, franchising offers part-time opportunities, work from franchise opportunities which then have the option to expand into full time franchising if you wish.  You will tend to find that part-time franchise...

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Looking at owning your own business? But scared that it may not take off? Fortunately, the franchising route offers you the opportunity to receive backing from a successful and reputable franchise brand, offering a great platform to becoming your own boss! There are however stepping stones that need to be hopped onto before you can eventually gain the keys to your new shiny franchise business…. Franchise Supermarkets top tips to setting up your very own franchiseFranchise Supermarket...

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The thought of potentially taking ownership of a franchise may be a rather daunting process, but in reality, it’s actually a great method to starting a business with an established reputation and brand name. So, what is a franchisee? A franchisee is an individual that purchases the license from a Franchisor that will in turn grant them the right to ‘replicate’ their established franchise opportunity. The Franchisor will allow the franchisee or investment group to operate with the Franchisor’s tr...

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1) Dedicated Premises Based OpportunitiesA Dedicated premise based opportunity requires a specific space or unit to operate from. These usually require centres where products can be manufactured and stored, ready to be distributed to customers within their franchise territory. This could be anything from making signs, blinds and selling mobility scooters to the elderly. Again, it’s important to note that franchise opportunities that require a dedicated premise will entail higher overheads with l...

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Paul Boniface, Franchise Director of Ableworld the leading mobility retailer talks us through what you must do in order to assess whether or not your chosen franchise territory is suitable for the franchise you're interested in. Paul Comments, Check how your franchisor has drawn up their territory map. Have they used a reputable mapping company? Ableworld used Atlas Mapping to map the country into territories based on the actual performance of its existing franchise network. Demographically, it...

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There are many franchise management styles to be aware of if you're seeking the increasingly popular franchising route. Our friends at the Interface Financial Group have put together this insightful franchising piece to help you better understand Franchise Management. Leadership coaches agree, there are six predominant management styles: Directive, Authoritative, Affiliative, Participative, Pace-setting and Coaching.Every leader has a preference – a bias – for one style over another. The best, c...

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So, you’re interested in buying a Franchise? But don’t truly understand the extent of how much capital is required to fund your dream business…. Let us break this down for you. Franchises completely vary depending on the sector and type of franchise opportunity, some are work from home and others may be van based franchises, kiosk franchises, retail franchises or office based franchise opportunities. Naturally a retail based franchise would incur greater costs than a work from home franchise opp...

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That’s right, £3 BILLION British pounds makes up the UK cleaning and hygiene industry. And with so many cleaning franchises available to you today, isn’t it about time you had a look.Chemex Chemex is a full member of the bfa and is a UK based and owned franchise with a truly unique offering. Our franchisees are trusted distributors that provide top-quality products and services to a wide variety of customers via a professionally-equipped van within their territory. This franchise is ideal for th...

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Franchising is a ‘joint venture’ between an independent person (the franchise owner) and a business owner (the franchisor) who want to expand their activities and franchise network. The venture is governed by a franchise legal agreement (or contract). This gives the franchise owner the right to operate using the franchisor’s trade name/trademark, in accordance with their business format for a specific period of time.All aspects of the franchise owner’s business are strictly controlled including...

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Where do I begin? If you can find something you love to do, you do it well, and you can make money doing it through being your own boss, you've found the sweet spot. That;s easier said then done, the challenges you may face are as follows:How do i exit my current job? Do I have enough funds/backing to set this up?Do I have the motivation to make that leap?For once, this is one of those articles where it's not just a case of me advising you what to do purely based on common sense and what I've he...

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