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.



Why choose Truro as a place to run your Franchise? Truro is the most southernly city in the UK and the only city in Cornwall region. It is known for being the centre of retail, leisure and administration for the area and is well known for its tourist attractions. It attracts people not only from around the UK but also the world. Here are a few stats for those who prefer numbers: 1.2 million people STAY in Newquay every year55,000 people use the Newquay Airport in June£300 million how much peo...

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Why choose Aberdeen as a place to run your Franchise? Aberdeen has got some very attractive highlights… one being the accent! It was once known as the Oil capital of Europe and is the 3rd most populous cities in Scotland. Aberdeen is a lively city with a great diversity of people and businesses to get involved in, therefore meaning plenty of opportunity for you to get involved. Aberdeen has also got a very low unemployment rate which is a great accolade to have knowing the majority of yo...

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Why choose Coventry as a place to run your Franchise?The city of Coventry is quite legendary, rumoured to be the birthplace of St. George the dragon slayer and patron saint of England! Coventry is located South-East of Birmingham and is almost the most central city in England, making it super location for potential businesses. With it being just outside Birmingham, the 3rd biggest city in England by population and boasting 325,000 people itself, the opportunities via people flow are impressive.A...

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Why choose Derby to run your Franchise Operation? Derby is no stranger to business, with it being the first place in the entire world to have a factory – the Derby Silk Mill. It was also the hub of the Industrial Revolution, have we got your interest now? The area is absolutely littered with potential franchise growth, with numerous busy cities to get yourself established in. We have not even begun to talk about its location… with being very centralised, Derby is extremely well connecte...

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So, the whole world is in lockdown, many businesses are shut, schools closed, and the elderly are in isolation, but does this really mean you have to place your future aspirations on hold? Just this week it was announced that fast food franchising giants McDonald’s and Five Guys will be reopening selected stores across the country to allow for delivery and collection. This is on top of other franchising brands that includes Dominos and Subway that have still been offering delivery and collectio...

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Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across the country, and across the globe. The UK has now started social distancing and a lot more of us will experience working from home, for longer. Many would have never worked from home so its important now to prepare yourself.Working from home is amazing, when it is part of your normal routine, and for many of us modern professionals working from home is already an option. Many will often say they get more work done at home, away from the distractions of colleague...

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Still wondering whether franchising is the route for you? Franchising is wonderful, it truly is. This business model offers would be entrepreneurs the opportunity to actually own their own business, without going through any of the heartache you may inherit through a start-up.   You're not the only one looking at buying a franchise- there have been many before you and there will be many after, that's testament in itself to how strong and reliable the franchising industry is. Some o...

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Franchising is a big deal in the UK. It’s so big, in fact, that in this year’s BFA Franchise Report, Natwest estimated that the total contribution of franchising to the UK economy is around £17 billion. That’s an impressive figure in isolation. It’s even more impressive when you consider that it represents an increase of £2 billion since the bank last published a report on franchising back in 2015. A celebration of franchising, the report also revealed that:  There are 935 franchises a...

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It’s easy to look at the big players in your market with envy, and maybe even some jealousy, with their huge national networks, expert team, and their fancy top floor offices. But being small should be a positive, celebrated, and embraced, you haven’t fallen into any of the bad habits or traps, and you can do things better from the ground up moving forward. 1) One of the biggest differences between the early years as an expanding franchise network is the owner, you. The business is your baby,...

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What is the end goal?The goal for any established business owner when considering franchising their pre-existing business is ‘expansion’. Franchising your business allows you to expand without incurring any risk of unnecessary debt or you won’t be using the cost of expansion against the equity of your business. In essence, any new recruited franchisees will in the first instance provide all of the required capital (franchise fee) to ensure they can adequately launch and operate one of your franc...

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Research shows homeworkers now contribute an estimated £167 billion to the UK economy annually, and that the number of those who work from home in the UK is set to rise to 15.6 million by 2022. For many working from home is the ultimate career dream and with developments in technology, like broadband and lowering cost of mobiles, the opportunity to do so has never been easier. Opening and running costs One of the most important factors for entrepreneurs operating a home-based franchise is the...

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We’ve witnessed a huge upturn in self-employment since the turn of the millennium, which ultimately means there’s no discrimination when choosing the route of becoming ‘your own boss’. Franchising has aided towards the elimination of the discrimination card that is preventing so many over 50’s from finding full time employment, in fact, 82% of franchisees within the UK are actually over the age of 30 with 48,600 franchised units currently in operation throughout the UK. Age may be a hinderi...

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