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Exclusive Interview: "I wanted to get out of the office environment, and the 9-5 monotonous grind."
Barking Mad provides top quality dog holiday care in a home environment, rather than at a kennels. We have hosts with whom dogs stay whilst their owners are on holiday. It works very well - you get to meet lots of people and dogs and organise your own schedule.
According to the latest bfa Natwest Franchise Survey, van franchises make up 10% of all UK franchise systems. Snap-on Tools is one of the largest van franchises in the country. National Franchise Manager, Lisa Law, discusses five of the most common myths surrounding the concept of van franchising. In this exclusive article, Snap-on Tools gives us an unique look into this sector. Read more..
Exclusive interview: "Our franchisees benefit from the repute of a national organisation"
Nick Harris, Franchise Sales Director, initially joined Northwood as a franchisee, building a successful business in Wokingham. In 2013 Nick sold his business and took up an invite to join Head Office in assisting new franchisees in the launch of their business. In this interview Nick talks about his role in Northwood, how the business has grown, the franchise opportunity and what it takes to become a successful franchisee. To find out 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.
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.
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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.
COFIX is an international coffee chain with a difference. We charge one fixed price for all products on our menu! Our customers therefore know what they are paying and so whether it be a latte or a muffin, the price is the same. We are now looking to bring our unique concept to the popular UK coffee market and so are looking for investors and dynamic operators to develop the COFIX brand throughout the UK.
You do not always have to start a franchise from scratch. Many existing franchisees across the UK are looking to sell their business. And as the UK market matures, this is becoming an increasingly more popular way of buying a franchise. In this article, whichfranchise looks at why franchises are for sale, resale considerations and the main benefits of buying a resale over a new franchise opportunity.
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.