Where are you taking your business?

Tony Urwin reflects on the fact that, for those who have survived the recession and are looking into the future, history has proven franchising can be the perfect route for growing a business in uncertain times

The business world may have slowed down over the last year as we all got used to the idea of living through another recession, but life certainly hasn't stopped. Those of us who have braved and survived the worst of this latest financial storm are now looking towards the future. As history has proven, franchising can be the perfect route for growing your business in uncertain times.

Before embarking on any expansion strategy it's important to do your research and identify the best sources of help and information. A specialist franchise consultant can guide you from an initial assessment of your business's franchising potential, right through the development of the franchise system to marketing and recruitment of your franchise owners.

I've been lucky to work with some inspiring and highly dedicated entrepreneurs over the years who have really embraced the ethos of franchising. Together we have created businesses that are rewarding enterprises for their franchise owners as well profitable for themselves.

Franchising is suited to businesses from many sectors. My team and I at FDS North have built up experience with businesses based in the North of England and Scotland in the following industries:

  • Automotive Services
  • Business Services
  • Chemicals
  • Children's Activities
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Creative Industries
  • e-Commerce
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health, Fitness & Beauty
  • Information Technology Sales & Service
  • Legal & Accounting Services
  • Leisure
  • Logistics
  • Mechanical & Other Engineering
  • Medical & Paramedical Equipment & Services
  • Print, Signs & Design
  • Property Care
  • Real Estate & Lettings
  • Retail
  • Recruitment
  • Training & Education

Whatever your specialism, FDS North can help you to identify the franchise structure that will raise your business to the next level, and beyond. If you have a successful business in the North of England or Scotland, call me today to discover how you can achieve its full franchising potential.