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Partner Up: Joint Business Ventures in Franchising


The £13.7bn franchise industry has grown continually during the last five years of tough economic conditions, in no small part because its model of supported business ownership provides franchisees the back-up of both head office and the wider franchise network. Some entrepreneurs are taking advantage by adding in another layer of help – taking on a franchise in conjunction with a business partner.

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Marketing tips from Dee Blick

4 top direct-mail tips


The Chartered Institute of Marketing has hailed direct mail the comeback kid. Ignore it at your peril! Here are 4 tips to help you.
1. Establish objectives for mailing - If your aim is to continue selling your products or services in a mature market and you have a healthy client base, direct mail is ideal for selling more to existing customers. Information rich communications with genuine offers underpinned by great value will do the trick. But you have to know why you’re mailing; what you hope to achieve because this will feed in to your messages and your communications.

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UK franchisee stories

Aspire. Grow. Thrive: Nature Trails franchisees talk innovation

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

In 2004, husband-and-wife team, Steve Dyke, a business turnaround expert and Alison, a lecturer in child developmental psychology and health, pursued a long-standing ambition to set up Nature Trails, a children’s nursery with its heart as much in the woods and fields as in the classroom.

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UK News

Capital return on investment and the commercial contracts industry

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

So you have spent the majority of your working life building someone else’s business and being paid a salary for your efforts. Don’t worry you are not unlike many franchisees if this describes your situation.

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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.

Franchise resales

Existing franchises for sale


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.