Read the latest blogs from experts within the franchise industry
Read the latest blogs from experts within the franchise industry
As the eyes of the world turn unanimously to the bright yellow and green glow of Brazil this summer, The Franchise Magazine looks at why this exploding economy is a veritable goldmine of franchise activity.
In a world where appearing on page two or lower of a related Google search just isn’t acceptable, businesses are trying all sorts of ludicrous techniques to outsmart the all-powerful and darkly mysterious ‘Google algorithm’.
Revive! UK, one of the country’s leading mobile paint repair franchises, has celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a 150-people strong conference and awards evening.
EWIF has announced the finalists for the 2014 NatWest EWIF Awards. The awards recognise the efforts and achievements of women in the UK franchising industry.
From day one, Andy could see the enormous potential that exists in the retail mobility sector.
Nick Williams and Paul Hague from FDS Anglia & London have worked with 100's of clients, here are just a few of them.
When selecting a franchise opportunity, a myriad of factors must be considered and none more so than the initial franchise fee. Quite simply if you don’t have the money, the venture is a non-starter.
As many consultants will tell you, investing in a new launch franchise has multiple advantages, not least the extra attention that accompanies being one of the original franchise owners for a business.
In this first instalment of a six-part thorough review of UK banking procedures and franchise lending, Gareth Samuel investigates how media and competitor-driven alterations in banking practice are set to alter franchise/creditor relationships forever.
FranMatch, a service that franchises are taking up more now than ever before, is designed specifically to take the hassle out of franchise recruitment as the supplier of the service, Franchise Development Services (FDS), plays the role of Franchise Manager.
Food franchises, probably more than any other franchise sector, have to be aware of the cultural differences that face them when trying to bring their brand to market. This is not necessarily just the ingredients or contents in the food and drink that they need to be aware of, but even the running and operating of the business.
A customer-focused environment is something that all business owners should strive to create, none more so than those who manage firms that deal exclusively with other companies.
Franchise terminology is often confusing, wide-ranging and superfluous. Master franchising, the collective term for buying the rights to license out a business with a view to opening up many more locations in a respective area, does not fit this category.
With a plethora of businesses in every sector fighting it out for market share, it is impossible to compete on price alone.
The UK lettings market is going through something of a golden age as house purchasing prices continue to rise and our wider population continues to grow. The Franchise Magazine talks to the Northwood franchise’s MD, Eric Walker about how he sees this exciting market developing in the very near future.
SUBWAY franchisee, Rachel Shaw, owns and operates two stores in London, in West Wickham and Thornton Heath. The Franchise Magazine finds out how she spends a typical day as a franchise owner of one of Britain’s most successful businesses.
A recent article broadcasted on the BBC presented us with some interesting, negative, points from successful entrepreneurs. So, we thought we would share just a few of the recent success stories that we have published in The Franchise Magazine.
Home Instead Senior Care’s Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Brocklebank, appeared on theBBC and Radio 4 File on 4 programme to discuss the findings of a BBC investigation being paid by councils to some home care providers.
Norwich-based consultancy firm, Franchise Development Services (FDS) has announced more new seminar dates over the next 12 months due to popular demand.
It’s hard not to know that supplies of gas and oil are dwindling, energy prices are rocketing and government legislation in the green energy arena are hot topics of conversation, as they are never far away from the media headlines
Making money is, and will always be, the number one aim of any business or franchise. However, relentlessly chasing profits to the detriment of society, the environment and others around you is no longer ignored by consumers as, arguably, it once was.
Commercial and domestic cleaning is one of the most over-explored areas of industry for franchising and, as such, many businesses have been able to refine their offerings to operate at the forefront of efficiency.
Like tiki-taka football and haute cuisine, living in rented property was, for a long time, the exclusive practice of our laid-back European counterparts. Now thanks to the transient and ever-expanding population of the UK, the lettings market – and related franchises’ success – has exploded.
Many investors are looking to buy into a business that provides a tangible service to customers and in return delivers healthy financial profits.
The UK’s franchise sector continues to grow year on year and with a turnover of over £13.7 billion and an enormous 930 franchise systems in operation, according to the 2013 NatWest bfa Franchise Survey, there is no question that franchising has and will continue to be a significant influence on the UK economy and a leader for business expansion.
Here we have laid out a simple questionnaire that have no more than three answers, there are no right or wrong responses. Try and answer the questions as quickly and honestly as you can as this will best help you receive the most natural response.
Much is written about what makes a good franchise owner, with online tests and profiling available. However less information is available on what makes a good franchisor.
Motivation is a commodity that the best entrepreneurs have in abundance and combined with self–belief, it can propel the most unlikely of candidates to the forefront of corporate activity.
Recruiting the right franchise owners is integral to the success of any franchised business and is not the same as selling a franchise.
You can always tell someone who works with young children – an enthusiasm for life and an alternative perspective are usually giveaway traits.
Health is a commodity of universal demand. Gareth Samuel reviews why fitness franchises with a difference are, therefore, enjoying phenomenal growth, while helping clients enjoy a better quality of life all around.
Consumer trends have reshaped the way in which Briton’s shop and now there exists an opportunity to introduce a new brand of retailing to consumers, by investing in a brand with a track record for innovation.
It’s said that for every year we age, a dog ages seven. A business also evolves much faster than its masters. For most companies, 2008 was another era; 2003 feels like a lifetime ago and 1993 is recalled through a fossil record of discarded pagers and dusty dial-up modems.
Britons love a good drink. Whether it’s an obscenely decadent frothy latte in an art-house coffee shop or an 8-fruit smoothie from a fluorescent shake bar – never have so many premium drink options been unavailable to so few.
Variety, when looking for a place to eat out, is at an all-time premium. Gareth Samuel investigates how food franchises, in particular, have helped make eating out with greater choice more affordable, more enjoyable and universally accessible.
The groundbreaking FranMatch service, brought to you by Franchise Development Services, makes the franchise recruitment process more productive than ever.
Welcome to the re-launched The Franchisor, which now features even more articles providing advice and guidance for existing franchisors and business owners thinking about expanding their businesses through franchising.
Welcome to the re-launched ScottishFranchiseMagazine.net, which has been updated to make it even easier for prospective franchise owners to find the perfect franchise opportunity.
With the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats teaming up to form a new Government and provide a fresh start for the UK, now is also the perfect time to form a coalition of your own by going into business with a franchise.
Working alongside family members everyday may fill some people with dread, however as the families in this edition prove family owned and operated businesses can lead to success.
The UK is currently in the grip of General Election fever and the most closely fought contest of its kind for more than 30 years.
The news that the UK economy continued to decline in Q3 of 2009 came as a blow to everyone who was putting their trust in the expert commentators predicting a return to positive growth. But while UK businesses are fighting what has now become the longest UK recession in recorded history, the...
Becoming a business owner will open a person up to a host of experiences and accompanying emotions. While these emotions are totally normal, they are often unexpected and therefore can prove to be an additional challenge at a critical time in the new business cycle. However, if you are made aware...
Could confidence be starting to return to the UK economy? With France and Germany already celebrating positive growth, the UK is perhaps in line to follow suit in the next quarter or two with a reversal in the decline of property prices, and signs of improvement in the FTSE. What perfect timing...