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Interview with Scott Blyth of etyres, Edinburgh

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

Scott Blyth launched his etyres Edinburgh franchise in July 2014 and has already made a big impression on local businesses and securing sales on the back of word-of-mouth recommendations. Continued support from Head Office and other Franchise Owners based in Scotland has helped Scott get off to a great start. Read more..

UK Franchisor Interviews

Interview with Alison Dyke, Nature Trails

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Alison Dyke and her husband run a large and very successful childcare nursery in the Midlands called Nature Trails Day Nursery that is now recognised as one of the top 5 nurseries in the UK. Both Alison and her husband, Steve, are now fully focussed on developing a franchise network within the UK of high quality childcare nurseries. They passionately believe that, with their personal support and commitment, franchisees can replicate their high quality and highly profitable business. Alison has both a breadth and depth of knowledge in the Early Years sector that is second to none. She has exceptional hands-on and academic experience having previously worked as a health visitor, university lecturer and nursery manager.

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UK Franchisor News and Advice

Exciting new Scottish micro-site on whichfranchise.com

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

whichfranchise is delighted to have recently re-launched our Scottish micro-site which now contains new and exciting content, a dedicated Scottish resales area, Scottish legal and financial advice, and a whole host of information and advice for those looking to start up a franchise north of the border. Read more..

FRANCHISE OPINIONS

Why franchise your business?

opinion_andrewashfords.jpg With the British Franchise Association reporting records growth levels within the franchise sector it seems that franchising has never been so popular, but what motivates a business to expand into the franchise market and what are the considerations it needs to have regard to? Andrew Perkins, a Partner in the Franchising Team at law firm Ashfords LLP, takes a look. Read more..

Latest news and advice from the bfa

Start me up: the franchise advantage in the early days

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The early days of starting a business amplify the advantages inherent in taking on a franchise. The British Franchise Association/NatWest Franchise Survey shows that for the last 15 years consecutively, around 90% of franchisees report a profit and less than 5% of franchise businesses commercially fail. By contrast, around half of all independent SME start-ups are reported to cease trading within three years. The crucial first weeks and months of developing a business can help to explain those numbers.

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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

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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.