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UK franchisee stories
Exclusive interview: The benefits of buying an established business
Ron and Shirley Maynard have been Card Connection franchisees for 20 years and in this exclusive interview they reflect upon the benefits of investing in a resale franchise business. Additionally, they provide an inside perspective of a lucrative franchise network and their invaluable advice to those considering franchising as a route into business... Read more..
UK Franchisor Interviews
Interview with Carly Poyser, CEO of Little Scrummers Rugby
In this exclusive interview with whichfranchise, Carly shares her experience of establishing Little Scrummers Rugby and the journey so far into franchising. She provides an unique insight into the benefits and challenges of being a franchisor. To discover if this business is the right route into franchising for you...
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?
If so we will help you to understand how you can be involved in this exciting investment opportunity.
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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.