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Interview with Erin Blake of Creation Station, Crediton

Franchie News brings you all the latest developments in the UK Franchise industry

Erin Blake launched a Creation Station franchise in Exeter & Mid Devon, and is delighted that this is the first time where she has woken up excited about the day ahead. Read more..

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Delving deep into franchising: The truth about a Discovery Day

Franchie News brings you all the latest developments in the UK Franchise industry

In line with the British Franchise Association Guidelines we look at what Discovery Days actually entail, what information you should receive, how we (at TaxAssist Accountants) conduct them and what the next steps are after a Discovery day. Read more..

Franchise resales

Existing franchises for sale

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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. There are many reasons why existing franchises are for sale.

FRANCHISE OPINIONS

The cost of buying a franchise by David Williams Q.F.P. The Royal Bank of Scotland

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Figuring out how much a franchise will cost can seem like a daunting task.

For a start, there are several different types of cost to consider. Not all of them will apply to an individual franchise, while some will be higher or lower depending on the type of franchise you’re interested in.

However significant research, advice and information gathering will make matters simpler and it’s vital to take the time to do this rather than rushing head first into a franchise purchase.

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Latest news and advice from the bfa

Why a franchise could be the right family fit

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The UK’s franchise sector has never been in better health; overall revenues, employment and numbers of franchisees all rose throughout the recession, while other parts of the economy struggled. With business confidence and growth now firmly on the rise, franchising can be expected to continue its substantial forward trajectory, which makes it a great time to get involved.

It’s also a sector that has nearly double the rate of female ownership (30 percent) compared to all other UK SMEs, and one that is a statistically safer route to self-employment with its model of ongoing support and established ways of doing things.

Those factors help make it perfectly suited to family life, with more and more parents taking on a franchise after starting a family.

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Marketing tips from Dee Blick

Marketing magic in five steps!

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I delivered a talk a few days ago and was asked the question “is there any one marketing tactic that you recommend?” My answer was an unequivocal no. Alas there is no one marketing miracle at the rainbow’s end that will somehow transform the fortunes of your business with an army of people lined up and keen to do business with you.

But, you can compress the decision-making process of prospects in the following simple ways:

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Raising finance

Funding a franchise

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.