Franchise consultancy company Franchise Development Services has been running free seminars that help business owners learn how to successfully franchise their business concept.

The seminars have been well received and one former attendee Paul said: “To make a decision to franchise our concept is quite difficult because we simply haven’t done it before! I was so pleased I attended because the seminar went into all the things I needed to know to make a considered and informed decision about the way forward. Complex areas such as the legalities of franchising were explained in simple enough terms for me to understand, with comparisons made to actual experiences of franchise owners. I am so glad I attended.”

Each seminar has a limited number of places and a company may book up to 2 delegates* for a registration fee of £25 each, which will cover the cost of an information pack that includes a copy of the current edition of UKFD and two editions of The Franchise Magazine together with a copy of the slide presentation.. The seminars are delivered by a bfa-Affiliated FDS consultant and cover a range of topics including:

  • The three ways to franchise any business.
  • How long it takes to successfully franchise a business.
  • Outline of a Franchise Development Business Plan.
  • Estimated time scales and budget requirements.
  • The importance of the Evaluation Analysis.
  • What laws relate to franchising.
  • The 21 key areas of a Business Format Franchise.

*To qualify you must be the owner of a business that is considering expansion by franchising or a franchisor wanting to revisit your franchise strategy for more effective expansion. Should you not qualify you can still attend by paying the £75+ VAT registration fee.

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