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.



Without the right advertising anything and any product can fail. And in today’s competitive market you really do need an effective marketing plan to stand out from the crowd. Many businesses are aware of their short comings in this field and so look to specialist to help. Marketing and media franchises have seen their industry changes vastly in the last 20 years, mainly due to the internet, but this wide-ranging sector incorporates many different forms; direct marketing, web marketing, viral ma...

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For those looking to start a new business. Franchising is a flourishing industry. 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 producing a tested brand...

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Why should I launch my Franchise in Milton Keynes Franchise Territory? Milton Keynes should be considered as a potential franchise territory if you’re seeking to launch your franchise soon. Milton Keynes is in fact second only to London for the number of business start-ups launched within that territory. This by itself shows the potential for this prospective franchise territory. Business Start-ups and franchise launches are certainly prospering within the franchise territory of Milton Keyn...

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Why is the Capital the place to launch your franchised business? So, you’ve got to the stage where you’ve decided to take the big plunge and start your own business, this route of earning a living can prove to be a rather exciting one, that is of course once you’ve got through the first initial challenges. There are many different factors you will have to consider prior to launching your own franchise, such as finances, staffing, marketing and more. This is exactly why the franchising route is...

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Acquiring the rights of a Franchise within the UK doesn’t entail long days and running yourself into the ground to ensure your franchise business succeeds. There are several home-based franchise opportunities, internet-based franchises that present an opportunity for you to work from within the comfort of your own home, and most importantly working the hours you desire. Work from home internet-based franchises are often priced at the lower end of the investment level spectrum, presenting you wit...

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By buying a franchise you can take on a brand which has a successful reputation and proved it has a working format, thus reducing the risk of failure. Remember 7 out of 10 start ups fail to reach their 5th birthday. As a franchisee, you will receive initial training in running the business, as well as ongoing support, which might include advertising, promotion and launch marketing, administration services, and product development. Although Oxford missed out on the top spot on the Start-Up Citie...

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The many attributes of defined franchise territories If you’re seriously considering the option of becoming your own boss through franchising, then you need to carefully assess which franchise territory is best for you to both launch your initial franchise operation with the potential to expand if required. Each franchise territory requires the correct number of target customers (this can be either consumers or businesses) for your franchise to grow and prosper within. You need to ensure yo...

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Signs have been used for 1000 years to attract customers and clients to what you have on offer, whether it be a market stall, or a high street shop, every business needs a well-made sign to attract those customers. And it’s not just businesses, from schools to hospitals there are signs everywhere. I would say it is a safe bet to say right now if you look out your window you would see a sign? Yes? How about while you were driving to work? Did you notice all the advertising boards and signs?...

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Pest control businesses have enjoyed ongoing growth over the last 10 years and with the UK pest control sector is currently valued at just over £400 million. The great thing about this sector is that its constantly in demand, as it all businesses and home properties must adhere to strict health and hygiene standards. The pest control market has seen major changes to how and who operates these vital services. If you had needed help removing pesky critters from your home or business 15 years ag...

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Starting a new business anywhere will have its risks, that’s why starting a franchise for many is the perfect way to own and operate their own business, but with the support and guidance than a franchisor can offer. But what makes Bristol such an attractive city for budding entrepreneurs. Bristol was recently named as the second ranked city by the Start-up Cities Index, beaten only by Edinburgh. This was mainly down to its well above average business survival rates, excellent business infrast...

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Looking at the option for purchasing a franchise can be a life-changing experience for anyone looking to become their own boss. You can help yourself by ensuring the transition of becoming a franchisee is a positive experience by undertaking thorough due-diligence prior to the signing of any franchise agreement. It would be highly beneficial for you to instruct the services of a credible franchise lawyer or franchise consultant to go through any franchise agreement with you. A well designed and...

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Why should I launch my Franchise within the franchise territory of Glasgow? Glasgow is a fantastic location to not only live within, but to also use as a base to launch a new business or franchise. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and has recently experienced mass regeneration within the area. The regeneration scheme within the city of Glasgow has witnessed huge investment into its infrastructure and systems, and specific emphasis being placed on the developments to the Clyde Gateway and...

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