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UK franchisee stories
Interview with Neil and Lorraine Stapleton of Oscar Pet Foods, Devon
Neil and Lorraine Stapleton launched an Oscar Pet Food franchise business in 1998 after many years of working hard for someone else. Franchising allowed them to create the work/life balance that gave them more time with each other and with their growing family. They haven’t looked back! Read more..
Mark Harvey is the Managing Director of VIP Bin Cleaning. In this interview Mark talks to whichfranchise about establishing the company after identifying a niche in the market for wheelie bin cleaning, a service that was then new and unique in the UK. He also discusses why the concept was ideal for franchising and describes their journey to become the UK’s market leader in bin cleaning as well as a brand with international presence. Mark also gives his expert advice to anyone thinking of franchising their business.
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Why disputes arise in franchise relationships
A surprising number of franchise relationships can end in dispute. Franchise Dispute Lawyer Andrew Perkins looks at why this happens and what can be done to avoid it. The starting point is to follow the timeline of a typical franchise to see what goes wrong, when it happens and to understand why.
Start me up: the franchise advantage in the early days
Statistics highlight the advantages of the franchise model for entrepreneurs: annually, and for the last 15 years consecutively according to the British Franchise Association/NatWest Franchise Survey, around 90% of franchisees report a profit and less than 5% of franchise businesses commercially fail. By contrast, around half of all independent SME start-ups are reported to cease trading within three years. The crucial first weeks and months of developing a business can help to explain those numbers. The early days of starting a business amplify the advantages inherent in taking on a franchise.