Featured articles are the lead articles from a given edition of The Franchise Magazine and represent the latest and most interesting new franchising information.
The Franchise Magazine has undergone extensive editorial, visual and technological developments since it was launched by Franchise Development Services in 1985. Tiffany Brooking looks back on the rise and revolution of the invaluable franchise magazine on its silver anniversary.
More and more people are discovering that redundancy presents them with a real opportunity to put all their hard-earned skills and experience to work by launching a new career as a successful franchise owner.
Investing in a franchise provides women with job security, the ability to work around family commitments and the opportunity to launch a successful business with the ongoing support of an established company.
Pauline Cowie is a founder of Manchester-based law firm Millbank Edge LLP and a nationally-recognised expert in franchising. The Franchise Magazine asked her about the attractions becoming a franchise owner has for women.
Successfully starting up a business can be difficult at the best of times, but for young people it can be particularly challenging. However, becoming a franchise owner offers a genuine way for them to make their business dreams a reality.
After serving in the Armed Forces it can be difficult to adjust to civilian life, however one company that has assisted several ex-service personnel in their new career adventures is Cash Generator, the UK's leading buy sell and loan stores.
Franchising offers a great way to become your own boss and run a business, while still retaining an association with a head office organisation that can provide the training, support and national presence solo start-ups have to cope without. Professor Roy Seaman CFE provides 10 tips to make your business a success.
Retail franchising can seem to be a very attractive business option as you will be using an established High Street name using a proven format but there are a number of factors to consider beforehand.
Investing in a franchise provides women with job security, the ability to work around family commitments and the opportunity to grow a successful business with the ongoing support of an established franchisor
Be your own boss, build an asset for your retirement, correct your work/life balance...whatever the reason you have decided to look at franchise opportunities your first step must be to analyse your own suitability to owning and operating a franchised business.
France is the leading market for franchising in Europe, boasting more franchised brands and outlets than even the UK. Given the country's high renown for food & drink, beauty and fashion it is hardly surprising that those concepts dominate the French franchising scene, but are any of these French franchise brands now ready to cross the Channel? So far very few have done so, but here...
Dorset couple Martin and Elizabeth Tapley are looking forward to a Caribbean holiday reward when they make a success of their TaxAssist Accountants franchise, which they spotted in The Franchise Magazine
One third of all new franchise owners surveyed by the British Franchise Association in 2008 were female. Domino's Pizza Head of Franchising and new columnist for The Franchise Magazine Bill Ewbank discusses why more women should consider taking control of their work/life balance with a franchise
Two brands dominated a recent awards ceremony which recognised franchising excellence in the hairdressing industry. The Sapphires, presented by Salon Business magazine and organised by Event Solutions, were announced during an evening of glitz and glamour at London's Dorchester Hotel on 15th June.
Buying a franchise can require a substantial capital investment and many franchisees borrow funds in order to meet this outlay, with banks willing to lend up to 70 per cent of the investment fee. With the credit crunch overshadowing borrowing and lending decisions, should prospective franchisees be seriously considering starting up a business in 2008?
The appeal of an automotive franchise is not limited just to the 'petrolhead' car enthusiast, in a market where new car sales have taken a massive nosedive there are many franchises focused on servicing existing cars that are experiencing a surge in demand. Here some automotive franchisors provide details of how their own services are being affected by the recession