The 25th anniversary edition of The Franchise Magazine is on sale today and looks at the reality of becoming a franchise millionaire.

The magazine, which is published by Franchise Development Services (FDS), was the first in the UK written for people wanting to own a franchise and has helped more than 1,000 franchisors to replicate their success both in the UK and internationally, giving over 10,000 people the chance to run and develop their own franchise business.

Roy Seaman (pictured), Publisher of The Franchise Magazine, said: "Franchising is the safest way to start a business - some 90 per cent of new franchise owners succeed. We pride ourselves in the reputation that we have developed with The Franchise Magazine for promoting some of the most interesting and genuine business format franchises. "Brands like McDonalds, Mars, Subway, Cash Generator, All Trades, Belvoir the letting agency and MOLLY MAID, work closely with The Franchise Magazine to recruit new franchise owners," added Seaman. "With a print run of 20,000, a further 70,000 digital subscribers and more than 100,000 visitors so far this year to the website, The Franchise Magazine is proving a vital resource for people who have been made redundant or have simply lost their job and are exploring franchising as a proven business opportunity for their skills, energies and ambitions."

The 25th anniversary edition looks at owning brands like CeX (computer entertainment exchange), Domino's Pizza, Ovenclean, Prokill, The Real Bean Coffee Company, Rush Hair and Beauty and new this issue, mobility retailer Ableworld, which is launching a national franchise operation. Also featured is Taylor of Bond Street, purveyor of luxury male grooming products since 1854, which is planning to develop international franchises.

FDS also publishes The UK Franchise Directory, the current edition features more than 1,400 franchise opportunities. Such is the growth of the industry that potential franchise owners can now choose from 1,554 brands, 70 per cent of which are UK based.

To complement The Franchise Magazine and The UK Franchise Directory, FDS runs a series of free seminars for potential franchisors - 'How to successfully franchise your business' - the next dates are October 20 in Norwich and October 27 in Manchester and Reigate.

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