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.



Franchising is one of three business strategies a company may use in capturing market share and to enhance its position with its competitors, in some cases franchising can be used to monopolise their sector. The others are company owned units or a combination of company owned and franchised units.Franchising is a business strategy for recruiting and retaining customers. It is a marketing system for creating an image in the minds of current and future customers about how the company's products an...

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We’ve all been there, questioning why we’re working for somebody else when we could easily do the same job for ourselves. So what’s stopping us? There are three fundamental points that will be scrutinised by any individual debating whether or not they should go it alone…. Can I afford a franchise?Do I have the traits to be my own boss with a franchise?What franchise sector do I want to work in?Will my boss be retiring soon…… (how did this one make it onto the 3-point list)...

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Franchise Lawyers are expensive. Contracts are scarcely worth that paper that they are written on these days so why bother? These are the thoughts of some who don’t understand the nature of franchising It is strange that a franchise relationship starts with a detailed and restrictive legal agreement in a way that no other relationship is governed– even partnerships often begin with a quite loose agreement that evolves over time. Let’s look at this from the standpoint of both parties. First,...

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The Chances are that you’ve experienced some sort of contact with either a Lettings agent or an Estate Agent in the past, so you should be familiar with the services they respectively provide. Please forgive me if you’re reading this from a bedroom in your parents’ house. The point I’m making is that we all need somewhere to live, be it rental or purchase no matter the economy. House prices fluctuate as often as the Queen Vic changes hands in Eastenders, so this shouldn’t put you off when con...

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You’re here, so we’re going to assume that buying a small business is of interest to you? Deciding on what industry to choose can be hard enough let alone what brand. For some of you, your next career move will be based on your past experiences. To those who are sick of the industry they work in, don’t panic…. Many people have used the experience of buying a small business as an opportunity, a great escape to get into a new career and a new industry.Starting your own independent business may onl...

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There are a number of factors to take into consideration when purchasing a Franchise, and the Franchise Supermarket Team would like to give your some friendly Franchise advice and guidance to help you with the process. "In order for a franchise to be truly recognised, it needs to have developed a method of achieving business that works well and accomplishes success through results. The franchisor is required to supply you with adequate information within their franchise documentation, so that yo...

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