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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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As you begin your franchise journey, entrepreneurship looms large like a mountain, intimidating and tempting you at once with its many roads and challenges to be climbed and conquered.The first step is always the hardest. A mixture of fear and trepidation stop many in their tracks. After all, entrepreneurship is a risky journey. But, as Seth Godin, founder of Squidoo, author and blogger says, “the only thing worse than starting something and failing…is not starting something.” To kick start your...

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Just wow… you’ll take note of the franchising sector after reading this piece. Before we get to the eye watering facts and figures, it’s imperative that you undertake thorough research before A) Deciding whether franchising is for you. B) What Franchise sector is right for you. &… C) What franchise offering meets your profile. Franchising is a truly wonderful concept, that in my opinion is underwhelmingly underrated, how often do you hear franchising pop up into a conversion? And we’re not...

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A franchise exhibition allows you to communicate at will with brands from varying sectors and to truly better understand their respective offerings. Franchise Exhibitions are the perfect platform for you as a potential franchisee to collect and compare vital information from the vast array of franchise brands on show. There will be brands covering all sectors, from fast food franchises and estate agent franchises to pet care and accountancy franchise opportunities.Franchise Events such as shows...

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Bill Gates once declared he would spend his last dollar on PR, but would you?As a franchisee, your brand will be defined by your franchisor but ultimately marketing decisions are down to you. To start, don’t think about your last dollar. Focus instead on this tried and tested marketing advice for franchisees. Follow the guidelines Marketing is an inherently risky sport. Knowing which techniques will work, and which won’t, is a mystery for most. But franchisees are in the unique position of havin...

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Franchising is one direction an established company can take to expand their Nationwide or International franchise network. Franchising will help increase the distribution of goods and services for that business and a Franchise (licensing) agreement must be in place before a third party can obtain the rights to operate under the franchise name.Top of the chain in Franchising is the Franchisor, the franchisor is a person or organisation that grants the third party the right to replicate their mod...

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Does franchising terminology make sense to you? Don’t worry if it doesn’t, the trusted Franchise Supermarket team is here to help. Area Developer – A franchisee that has the rights to expand in a designated franchise region or territory by either hiring sub franchisees or multiple managed franchise outlets. bfa – The British Franchise Association was set up by Business Format Franchisors in an attempt to regulate the franchise industry on an ethical basis. The bfa grant memberships to t...

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Nick Williams, an experienced franchise professional heads Ashtons Franchise Consulting, who are bfa affiliated experts, formed originally in 1981 and with decades of know how to shares some thoughtsIn principle, more or less every business, whether it is service, business to consumer, business to business, technical, professional or hospitality focussed can be franchised. But should you look to franchise your business? That’s the key questionThere is real opportunity when you grow a business th...

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