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.



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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There’s no big surprise that our population is ageing dramatically as people are living longer and enjoying fruitful lives. Why is this happening though? Two big contributing factors to support the explanation is that of a decline in birth rates within the UK and the natural improved life expectancy that we are witnessing as a nation. Research has proven that a vast amount of older people would prefer to live independently within the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, this can not alw...

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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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