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Charlie Sendula shares with us his "rags to riches" journey with Signarama!


Charlie Sendula owns the Signarama store in Enfield, London. Charlie’s is truly a “rags to riches” story – when he arrived in the UK 15 years ago, he had £100 to his name and spoke very little English. Since he opened his Signarama store five years ago, he has been able to achieve great job satisfaction as well as financial success. Learn more about his journey here...

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Industry focus

Profiting from a management-based cleaning franchise


In this exclusive article, Total Clean, a leading commercial cleaning franchise in the UK, gives us a unique inside look at this lucrative industry. Having operated in both the commercial cleaning sector and in running a management business for almost 30 years, they have a wealth of experience in refining and honing their business model to be ready for franchisees. This article from Total Clean will outline everything you need to run a successful management-style business and explain how to avoid the common pitfalls.Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Exclusive Interview: "Changing the face of the mobility sector"


In this interview, Paul talks to us about Ableworld’s franchising journey to become the UK’s largest mobility retailer. He describes their achievements to date as well as challenges they have had to overcome including helping to bring the mobility sector into the 21st Century. Paul’s interview gives further insight into this booming industry.

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Master licenses

Are you looking to expand your investment portfolio? Are you interested in becoming a master franchisee for an international brand? If so we will help you to understand how you can be involved in this exciting investment opportunity. Read more about buying a master franchise

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. Post your questions to our panel of experts

Raising finance

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

Buy a franchise and settle down in the USAEvery 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.

To find out more about buying a franchise and settling down in the USA click here

Featured master franchise

Founded in 2002, and with over 300 locations across the US, Brightstar Care is the United States’ nationally-recognized leader in private-pay home care. The UK’s aging population is driving a huge need for home care franchise services. Brightstar Care is ready to enter the fast-growing home care industry in the UK.

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Franchise expert news and opinions

Franchising in 2018

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2017 has been an exciting year in the world of UK franchising. Some of the most widely-appreciated developments in franchising during the past year have been the opening of the first UK Tim Hortons store and the announcement of the first UK Denny’s diner, which will open later this month. The industry at large continues to thrive, with more businesses deciding to maximise their potential through franchising and existing UK franchises enjoying rapid expansion. As the year draws to an end, those involved in franchising naturally begin to wonder what 2018 may have in store for them.

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Franchising your business

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

Franchise resales

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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.

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