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.



Sales franchises can range from low investment franchises all the way up high investment franchise opportunities. The Franchise sales sector presents prospective franchisees with the option to again look at a retail location or to pursue an online venture of sales.  So, you have a sales background and want to become your own boss? Then franchising could hold the key to the padlock you're seeking to unlock to a better future. There is a common misconception that sales franchises are ju...

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A business training franchisee has the wonderful ability to realize their own dreams of educating and owning a business while simultaneously helping others achieve their business or education goals. The business world is competitive, and any business owner will be constantly looking for something to give them an edge, and business training could be it. Business training franchises can work with staff on several key areas, such as: communication skills, sales tactics, marketing strategy, co...

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For those looking to start a new business in the South East then this article will explain just why you have made a great decision for your new business. 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 tha...

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Why should I launch my franchise in Sheffield? Sheffield has prestigious history and reputation for being the hub for both manufacturing and technology within the UK, and this is exactly why Sheffield could be the ideal franchise territory to launch your franchise. As previously mentioned, Sheffield is the hub for modern manufacturing and technology, so much so that it was rated the number one enterprise zone for these specific areas in the UK by the Financial Times magazine. This has helpe...

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Services based franchises completely vary in size, investment level and commitment required to succeed. There are a huge array of service-based franchise opportunities for to give the once over on. The Service franchise sector can in fact range from anything from Garden Maintenance franchise all the way up to accountancy franchise opportunities. As with any franchise opportunity, full franchise training and ongoing franchise support will be provided to ensure you succeed with your new franchise...

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Why should I launch my Franchise in Manchester? Last year Manchester recorded the highest start up rates within the whole of the North West of England, demonstrating the huge appeal and resources available for those seeking to set up their franchise within this territory. The demand for launching in Manchester is so high that there are already visions of transforming Manchester into the “Shoreditch of the North”, Is it time you considered Manchester as possible location to launch your new Franc...

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A vending franchise is an an investment opportunity that presents a cash-only business, that has the added benefit of requiring minimal maintenance to look after your 'business' and there's very little storage required. One of the biggest appeals to running a vending franchise is the fact that it's so easy and quick to set up your franchise, it's just a case of finding the right product to sell within your franchise territory.  Being your own boss via the franchising route can be stocked u...

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For those looking to start a new business in the North East, this article will explain just why you have made a great location decision for your new business. 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 les...

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Why choose Liverpool to run your Franchise operation? After becoming the host city for the International Festival for Business, Liverpool is accelerating itself into becoming one of the most desirable locations to set up your franchise business within the North West of England. Potential franchisees within the North West should consider Liverpool as a potential franchise territory as it has a bustling active city centre, world famous busy port and ample growth opportunities to really push your...

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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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