UK franchisee stories
Exclusive Interview: "Franchising was the best decision of my life"
Jerry-Lee Hall had run a small printer consumables business but felt that it was running him. In working for the PCL Group he felt it was time to strike out again thanks to the support and back-up of an industry leader. To get an inside view of this tried-and-tested franchise business... Read more..
Working within a £billion sector with a virtually untapped marketplace
With oven cleaning widely renowned as being the most hated household chore, those who offer this service benefit from a huge, virtually untapped marketplace. With a growing demand for oven cleaning, it is worth looking at the home-based and van-based franchises which offer this service. To find out about the many benefits of owning a franchise within this particular industry...Read more..
UK Franchisor Interviews
Exclusive interview; "Successfully franchising after being afraid of the unknown"
Before starting Cleanhome, Karen worked closely with Richard Branson at Virgin Atlantic and from there she worked as a Country Director for Disneyland Paris. Reaching 50 and wanting a better work/life balance for herself, Karen decided that the time was right to start her own business. Find out more about Karen’s franchise journey, the challenges she has had to overcome, successes to date and advice for those considering franchising.Read 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. Post your questions to our panel of experts
Franchise expert news and opinions
The franchise territory, more than just a border!
Many franchises will offer a protected franchise territory as part of a franchise agreement. Mostly this is referenced to provide a franchisee with piece of mind that there will be limited competition from within the franchise. In this article, Stuart Lee, Atlas Mapping looks at some key factors that should be explored when creating a franchise territory and why bigger is not always better!Read more..
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
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.Read more about existing franchises for sale
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.