We are in the midst of a 'Boom Time' for domestic cleaning. The number of households employing a cleaning service is predicted to rise significantly in the next few years.
I come from a print and design background but the specialist field I worked in was being overtaken by the internet, so I decided to look for a new challenge and began to look into franchising.
Platinum Property Partners has revealed that there has been an increase in women earning an income from property investment.
With a wide range of franchise companies, expert advisors and a superb seminar programme, The British Franchise Exhibition at Manchester Central, (GMEX), is set to take place on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January 2008. The exhibition is aimed at entrepreneurs looking to start and run their own...
Vehicle wrapping franchise Totally Dynamic will feature on The Discovery Channel's 'How do they do that?' during 2008. Filming and editing is currently being completed for the third series of the technology show that explores production processes for items and products, and Totally Dynamic will...
A new business-to-business franchise opportunity has been launched targeting 'white collar' individuals who want a business that is 'quick to establish, with minimal overheads and excellent profit potential'. Cargocall is an International Freight Forwarding company that has been established for 10...
YogaBugs has reported that its first three franchisees have started trading in London Central West, North East Surrey and Falkirk in Scotland. The franchise, in which franchisees recruit and train people from a strong yoga background to bring yoga classes into schools, nurseries and health clubs...
The company I was working as an area manager for began restructuring and I knew I was about to be made redundant. At that point I decided that I had enough of working for other people and wanted to be my own boss so I began to look into franchising. While attending a franchise exhibition in London I came across the Prokill franchise.
Molly Maid franchisees have won the top prize at their local business awards. Owners of Molly Maid Berwick Lorna James and Denise Walker have won New Business of the Year in the Business Awards for Wansbeck.
The first wave of prospective franchisees are currently being interviewed by Pet Carers, a business originally launched in 2004 offering pet boarding, dog walking, feeding and other services for dogs, cats and various small pets.
Venture UK, a photographic portrait company that has been responsible for a ground-braking style of portrait photography, is looking for talented photographers and entrepreneurs to take on franchises across the UK.
I found out about the David Reid Home franchise opportunity in The Franchise Magazine. The franchise attracted my attention as it was a new venture for the UK and I was looking for a business opportunity that I thought would have real potential for the future.
BB's Coffee and Muffins has established a Franchisee and Management Training Academy at its Irish head office in Limerick. The custom built facility will support new and existing franchisees to acquire the necessary operational and management skill, and brand consistency to operate successful and profitable BB's cafes.
Vehicle wrapping franchise Totally Dynamic has announced its target for 2008 is to establish two to three new franchisees, adding to its seven-strong network. "This controlled level of growth will ensure we can continue to provide the intensive support we promise our franchisees,"reflects Marketing Manager Jennifer Rope.
I'd been looking into the possibilities of franchising for over 10 years to get an idea of what was out there and which franchises developed into successful businesses.
EmbroidMe, an embroidery, screen printing and promotional products company, is set to expand its franchise across the UK.
A former tennis coach has recently purchased his second Locallife franchise. Werner Rosemann launched his first Locallife franchise in March 2007. Since he started his Watford based business it has been so successful that he has already purchased his second.
BSM is one of the UK's leading driver training organisations and you can buy a BSM Instructor franchise from as little as £18,000*. What's more, this payment includes all the training required for you to become a fully qualified driving instructor.
Surface Doctor, the leading bathroom and kitchen resurfacing franchise in the United States with over 20 years proven business success, is now available as a franchise throughout the UK.
Do you have the drive and ambition to build and develop a fantastic local business and community information resource in your own exclusive territory?
Domiciliary Care continues to be an ever growing industry and with this comes the demand for professional Home Care Providers...
In a recession-proof business Aspray franchisees are specialists in managing all types of property repair. The company reveals how its aim of reducing stress for people hit by disaster is achieved by offering a one-stop-shop for all their building repair work
With 40 franchised stores across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Europe and 30 years of trading experience worldwide, Nevada Bob's Golf is a great franchise for golf enthusiasts. Derin Ibrahim reports
Bringing a product successful in Australia over to the UK has proved a winning formula for the Colourfence founders and franchisees. Derin Ibrahim reports
Britain's biggest blinds store chain will look back at 2007 as the year in which the industry was catapulted into the limelight after a heavyweight independent report highlighted the prosperity the window blinds sector is experiencing. Paul Kirby reports
Papa John's is cutting itself an even bigger slice of Britain's pizza market after adding another tasty addition to its growing franchise
With his fifth store now opened, Dave Elwood is the leading multi-site franchisee in the Cash Generator network. Adam Browning finds out how Dave's dreams of owning a portfolio of outlets have come true
The chances are that there are a number of articles in this magazine that you may have simply flicked past merely glancing at their content, but here you are reading this one...probably because the headline caught your attention. If you are considering investing in a business then that business needs to be different and stand out from the competition. The Northwood business model is just that...
Operating a franchise that has been running for a quarter of a century, Recognition Express franchisees Stephen and Ciorsdan Price still enjoy business growth.
Belvoir has achieved a record number of new franchises, smashing through the 100 barrier with 112 franchises around the country. Belvoir Sales Director Dorian Gonsalves explains
"The support throughout has been great and there is a strong relationship between franchisor and franchisee." Graham Chandler, Tonbridge & Canterbury franchisee
When Ian Morris took voluntary redundancy he found the business opportunity he was looking for with Countrywide Signs. Derin Ibrahim interviews
More than 100 franchisees are already enjoying the freedom and benefits of running their own CerTax Accounting Practice
After being made redundant from his accountancy job of 15 years, Ray Millin has built a future for himself with TaxAssist Accountants. Derin Ibrahim interviews
By leveraging its huge national network and growing online customer database, Pizza Hut is offering UK entrepreneurs the opportunity to become multi-site owners enjoying a unique customer reaction. Stuart Anderson finds out more from Franchise Director Sanjiv Razdan
With a business system that's virtually recession-proof and an established brand with a loyal customer base, CeX is aiming for national coverage within four years. Adam Browning reports
Providing a surface cleaning service to both commercial and domestic customers, Hydro-Dynamix franchisees enjoy great earning potential.
EC Credit Control's growing UK coverage has now extended into Southern England. Stuart Anderson reports
YOUR MOVE is arguably the fastest growing estate agency franchise in the UK with over 90 franchised offices opened in under 4 years and more in the pipeline. To set you on your way to success as your own boss too, we'll supply you with these powerful tools:
As one of the UK's largest mobile phone network operators, O2 is offering a retail concept with as much potential as it has brand-power. Adam Browning interviews
In 2005 Andy Lerer launched the Essex branch of All Trades Network and two years on the 52-year-old says he still enjoys the day-to-day challenges of dealing with tradesmen, suppliers and insurance policy holders who rely on him when disaster strikes their home, writes All Trades Network Franchise Development Manager Charles Sindall
With a decade of experience in debt management, Pentagon offers a home or office based business that's both financially and personally rewarding
Offering a women-only environment and a specialised 30-minute circuit training programme utilising the latest hydraulic systems is proving a huge draw for Sandra Hutchinson's Castlereagh, Belfast franchise