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.



In the franchising world, there is a lot of emphasis on the franchisor to do a whole list of things correctly, in order for them to stand out and be recognised as being a reputable brand. However, it takes two to tango. In this article, we look at and highlight the important criteria you should hunt out in a person when recruiting for new franchisees. When it comes down to recruiting franchisees for your business, it is imperative that you get one thing straight from the outset. You should...

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Many people say that once you get into franchising its very difficult to leave the franchising world. And none can say that is truer than Total Cleans Franchise Development Director Will Gavan. We share the insights from Wills 22, and counting, years in franchising. FS: Will, you’ve had a long successful career in the UK franchising sector but what was your background and experiences before the last two decades? Will: I graduated in the late 80’s with a Degree in Business Studies and went on...

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Whether you are a franchisor, franchisee or employee everyone can experience burnout. The main thing is to notice the key signs when you are about to crash and how to avoid doing so. What is a Burnout? Burnout is a phrase used for when people begin to succumb to physical, psychological and emotional stress through work. This can then make people believe that they cannot continue and that the only way out is to quit. But, there are ways you can avoid the burnout and prevent yourself from b...

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There are key differences between running your own independent business and running a franchise. In this article we are going to explain what these differences are and why owning a franchise could be the better option for you. For lots of people, running their own business is a dream that they may never be able to fulfil. Lots of things put people off, such as initial costs; time; job security; and bills which can hinder someone taking the risk. However, if there was a way that you could b...

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Why choose Doncaster as a place to run your franchise?Doncaster is known for a variety of things and has got a few major accolades; the first flushing toilet, the oldest racecourse (St Leger), the only polar bears in the UK and the worlds oldest goldfish! It is a fantastic area that has got some great facilities and areas that you can look to profit from.Home to 110,000 people it is a very densely populated area, whilst also neighbouring some other major places such as Sheffield, Rotherham, Leed...

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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 less than 4% of franchises fail for commercial reasons. This is because they are operating under an established and proven business model and supplying or produci...

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Why choose Ipswich as a place to run your franchise?With our head office based in Norwich, it would have been easy to skim over Ipswich… however we can just about muster things together. With a reasonable population size of over 130,000 it is a well populated area and one of the largest cities in the East Anglian region. Being set on the River Orwell, Ipswich is a great blend of industrial with its ports in Felixstowe as well as tourism areas within the city centre.Ipswich is covered by G...

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Why choose Wolverhampton as a place to run your franchise? Wolverhampton is in the East Midlands and is one the most populous cities in the UK with an estimated population of 280,000. It is renowned for its major role within the coal mining, steel production, lock making and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles. The economy still revolves around engineering, the service sector and aerospace. Located in the East Midlands, Wolverhampton is a great destination for those looking to set up a fra...

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Starting your own business is a daunting task, especially if you are on our own. Marketing, sales and all the other job roles you soon take on board only increases the amount of pressure you are putting on yourself. You may begin to wonder why you even had this idea in the first place. However, there is a way you can become your own boss and enjoy life. The answer is franchising. Everyone has the idea of becoming their own boss and running a business, but making it a reality is a diffe...

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Ever wondered what the Top 10 Franchises in the world were? Fear not my friends as we're about to put you out of your misery! Below outlines the Top 10 Franchises in the world based on total sales and units. This data was comprised by Global Systemwide sales.  Every year, the competition grows thicker and thicker as new franchises create compelling cases to enter the Top 10 and the old-school, established franchised giants keep innovating. So, which ones managed to crack the top eche...

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Why choose Rotherham as a place to run your Franchise? Rotherham is surprisingly quite a tourism hotspot thanks to its many museums, Magna Science Adventure Centre, heritage, history and places of interests. This busy city is situated in South-Yorkshire and just north of Sheffield, another very large, populated city. Rotherham itself is home to 109,000 people and has got a fantastic geographical position when setting up base.  Sheffield is around 20 minutes away, Doncaster being just over...

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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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