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Exclusive Interview: "Franchising allows a work/life balance that suits me!"


Rachel Knight had spent 25 years in the banking sector and was looking for an opportunity to live a more flexible work/life balance after taking voluntary redundancy. Oscar Pet Food's franchise opportunity stood out to her and, since launching, Rachel has been able to spend more time with her family and travel when it suits her. To get an unique insight into this established franchise opportunity... Read more..

Industry focus

Take a fresh look at promotional merchandise industry


At Recognition Express we’ve spent 35 years understanding what makes a promotion successful and how to generate brand awareness. In this exclusive article, we want to give you a unique insight into this thriving industry and share why franchising in it, may be a profitable route into business ownership for you.Read more..

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

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A franchisee’s top tips for running a successful franchise

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Lee Eaton, owner of Signs Express (Manchester) and the 2015 winner of the BFA (British Franchise Association) Franchisee of the Year award, shares the secret to running a successful franchise. To learn from one of the best in the industry ...

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UK Franchisor Interviews

Exclusive Interview: "Our franchise offers everyone the chance to shine!"


Having worked as a professional actor and a teacher within another stage school, Jo Fisher (founder and MD of Footlights Theatre School) wanted to make her own theatre school open to everyone, especially those who couldn't afford other costly schools. It was a steep learning curve to build up her business skillset but the hard work paid off as Jo now offers a water-tight business model for franchisees. To get an inside look at this exciting franchise opportunity...

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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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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