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.



Services based franchises completely vary in size, investment level and commitment required to succeed. There are a huge array of service-based franchise opportunities for to give the once over on. The Service franchise sector can in fact range from anything from Garden Maintenance franchise all the way up to accountancy franchise opportunities. As with any franchise opportunity, full franchise training and ongoing franchise support will be provided to ensure you succeed with your new franchise...

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Why should I launch my Franchise in Manchester? Last year Manchester recorded the highest start up rates within the whole of the North West of England, demonstrating the huge appeal and resources available for those seeking to set up their franchise within this territory. The demand for launching in Manchester is so high that there are already visions of transforming Manchester into the “Shoreditch of the North”, Is it time you considered Manchester as possible location to launch your new Franc...

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A vending franchise is an an investment opportunity that presents a cash-only business, that has the added benefit of requiring minimal maintenance to look after your 'business' and there's very little storage required. One of the biggest appeals to running a vending franchise is the fact that it's so easy and quick to set up your franchise, it's just a case of finding the right product to sell within your franchise territory.  Being your own boss via the franchising route can be stocked u...

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For those looking to start a new business in the North East, this article will explain just why you have made a great location decision for your new business. Franchising is a flourishing industry boasting nearly 1,000 brands in a host of different sectors. The industry consistently shows 90% of franchisees reporting profitability. The advantages of owning your own business are obvious but so too are the risks. The franchisee is taking less of a risk than starting his or her own business and les...

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Why choose Liverpool to run your Franchise operation? After becoming the host city for the International Festival for Business, Liverpool is accelerating itself into becoming one of the most desirable locations to set up your franchise business within the North West of England. Potential franchisees within the North West should consider Liverpool as a potential franchise territory as it has a bustling active city centre, world famous busy port and ample growth opportunities to really push your...

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It’s that time of year where the slightest bit of sunshine makes us office workers, or any unlucky soul trapped inside, envy the outdoor worker bee life. And so, you should. For some, the thought of getting their hands dirty and getting paid sounds very intriguing. Therefore, looking at an gardening franchise could be the right choice for you and your life. Before we dig into garden franchising (I will stop the puns, eventually), let’s look at some of the facts about the UK garden industry: It...

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Many people ask us here at Franchise Supermarket, should I buy a franchise or start a new independent business? We can never answer that question for you, that's down to you. But we can help. The most successful franchisees are those who have entrepreneurial spirit but a willingness to follow a proven system. A franchisee who lacks either of those skills will more than likely not make it past the first year. You will need an entrepreneur ‘never give up’ attitude to deal with tough times ass...

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YES, it is! The sport and recreation sector has seen a huge rise in interest from all ages and levels of sporting ability. To put this into context, one in every seven people within the UK are now members of some type of gym. The evidence is here for all to see, the British public are far more incline to splash the cash and invest their valuable spare time into sporting activities to either maintain the healthy lifestyle, lose weight or gain fitness. This is only further enhanced with the fact t...

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Franchising is a big deal in the UK, with it contributing over £15bn to the UK Economy. Franchising presents a fantastic avenue for would be entrepreneurs to make the leap into the business world. Investing in an Established franchise model does come with added benefits such as the unrivalled support services, established branding, ongoing franchise training and the opportunity to follow a proven model that has made money for other franchisees within the UK. Franchising has always been an attrac...

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18 years on from the ‘Millennium Bug’ and the internet is still thriving, so much so that it’s now created its own booming sector within the franchise industry. The internet has come a long way during the past 20 years or so, boy has it grown!  The big global online web has completely revolutionised the way in which we operate on a day to day basis, no more so than retail businesses. This has become ever more apparent with the endless closure of high street shops, the reason why you ask? Be...

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The Home Improvement Franchise Sector The housing decline hit us all hard, well nearly all of us… Those running home improvement businesses did however witness a pleasant upturn. The Home Improvement market was valued at around £7.2bn at the end of 2015, that represented an increase on the previous year of 4%. The housing market is as temperamental as your other half, it’s either too expensive due to the rising property prices and people are unwilling/unable to uproot or the property...

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The UK Franchise Industry   The UK Franchise industry is in fantastic shape! And we just wanted to share with you some of the facts and figures. The Franchise Industry contributes £15 Billion to the UK economy - an increase of 46% over the past 10 yearsThe total number of people employed within franchising has now reached 621,000 - an increase of 70% over the past 10 yearsFranchise Owned businesses has now reached 44,000 units - an increase of 14% Over half of franch...

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