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Exclusive Interview: Wishing I had gone into franchising sooner!
Despite dreaming of owning her own business, Sharon Leicester was reluctant to leave the well-paid job she had to go out on her own. Being made redundant in 2014, and with some redundancy money behind her, Sharon took the opportunity to explore the business start-up options available to her. After much research she decided on Trophy; a choice she has not regretted. Though she does regret not doing it sooner!
After a successful career as a McDonalds’ franchisee, Ken Deary was attracted to Right at Home’s care franchise model in the United States. Recognising that they were a highly ethical franchise and shared his own values regarding high quality care, he opened a pilot office in Preston and the business has thrived since. To find out more about this exceptional franchise business, what differentiates them from the competition and the benefits of being part of a franchise network…
British Franchise Association names new chief executive
whichfranchise is delighted to share the news that Pip Wilkins has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the British Franchise Association (bfa) effective from the 6th of April. Pip will be taking over from Brian Smart who is retiring after nearly three decades in the role. To find out more about this exciting news... Read more..
Are you looking to expand your investment portfolio? Are you interested in becoming a master franchisee for an international brand?
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Ask the experts
Franchising can be a very complex area and to make sure you find the right franchise for you, or set up your own franchise correctly, is it imperative that you do as much research as possible. This includes seeking professional help and advice.
Our Ask the Expert section allows you to post questions regarding funding a franchise, legal issues, accountancy, consultancy and general franchise advice.
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How to improve your credit rating
If you’ve had credit difficulties in the past, what can you do to get the backing of a bank to support your franchising plans?
In this article, Richard Holden, Head of Franchising at Lloyds Bank discussed how your credit history can affect your ability to borrow money from a bank however a poor credit rating can have a far wider impact on your ability to get store credit, a mobile phone contract or even pay insurance by monthly instalments.
Are you considering franchising your business? If yes, we can help. Our "Franchise Your Business" section will help you to decide if franchising is the right expansion route for your business, and if so, how to franchise your business. Read more about franchising a business
You don't have to start a franchised business in the UK from scratch; many existing franchisees are looking to sell their franchise. In our resale section you will find advice on buying and selling a franchise resale, stories of those who bought a resale as well as listings of existing franchises for sale across the UK.
It is a big step from deciding to start a franchise to actually opening your doors for business. For many, one of the biggest hurdles is approaching the bank for finance. Read more about funding a franchise
Settle down in the USA
Every year more and more people move to the United States of America and are successful in the immigration process. One of the most successful methods to achieve a permit to work and stay in the USA is through buying a business and creating employment.