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.



Just wow… you’ll take note of the franchising sector after reading this piece. Before we get to the eye watering facts and figures, it’s imperative that you undertake thorough research before A) Deciding whether franchising is for you. B) What Franchise sector is right for you. &… C) What franchise offering meets your profile. Franchising is a truly wonderful concept, that in my opinion is underwhelmingly underrated, how often do you hear franchising pop up into a conversion? And we’re not...

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A franchise exhibition allows you to communicate at will with brands from varying sectors and to truly better understand their respective offerings. Franchise Exhibitions are the perfect platform for you as a potential franchisee to collect and compare vital information from the vast array of franchise brands on show. There will be brands covering all sectors, from fast food franchises and estate agent franchises to pet care and accountancy franchise opportunities. Franchise Events such as sh...

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Bill Gates once declared he would spend his last dollar on PR, but would you? As a franchisee, your brand will be defined by your franchisor but ultimately marketing decisions are down to you. To start, don’t think about your last dollar. Focus instead on this tried and tested marketing advice for franchisees. Follow the guidelines Marketing is an inherently risky sport. Knowing which techniques will work, and which won’t, is a mystery for most. But franchisees are in the unique position of...

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Franchising is one direction an established company can take to expand their Nationwide or International franchise network. Franchising will help increase the distribution of goods and services for that business and a Franchise (licensing) agreement must be in place before a third party can obtain the rights to operate under the franchise name.Top of the chain in Franchising is the Franchisor, the franchisor is a person or organisation that grants the third party the right to replicate their mod...

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Does franchising terminology make sense to you? Don’t worry if it doesn’t, the trusted Franchise Supermarket team is here to help. Area Developer – A franchisee that has the rights to expand in a designated franchise region or territory by either hiring sub franchisees or multiple managed franchise outlets. bfa – The British Franchise Association was set up by Business Format Franchisors in an attempt to regulate the franchise industry on an ethical basis. The bfa grant memberships to t...

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Nick Williams, an experienced franchise professional heads Ashtons Franchise Consulting, who are bfa affiliated experts, formed originally in 1981 and with decades of know how to shares some thoughts In principle, more or less every business, whether it is service, business to consumer, business to business, technical, professional or hospitality focussed can be franchised. But should you look to franchise your business? That’s the key question There is real opportunity when you grow a busines...

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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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