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UK Franchise Opinion and News

Franchise Opinions highlights the latest opinions, news and trends in UK franchising. The authors, all experts in franchising, are happy to share their advice and views with you.


What is the difference between Franchising, Distribution, Agency and Licensing?

Article by Nick Williams Ashtons Franchise Consulting

Many people fail to understand what the distinctive differences between the different types of agreements - Franchising, Distribution, Agency and Licensing – made with a third party to represent a business or brand in a certain way are. It is for this reason franchise expert, Nick Williams provides you with an unique inside perspective exclusive here at whichfranchise.

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The franchise territory, more than just a border!

Article by Stuart Lee Atlas Mapping

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!

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Can YOUR business be franchised?

Article by Nick Williams Ashtons Franchise Consulting

 Franchising is not for everyone, let’s be clear about that. Otherwise the market would be saturated! Nick Willliams, Ashtons Franchise Consulting looks at some of the challenges and opportunities.

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Can you break through the noise during the festive season?

Article by Rev PR Rev PR

We’ve already heard business owners say that it’s just not worth trying to send any press releases out in December… and everyone at #TeamRev starts tearing their hair out! So, to avoid us becoming as bald as a Christmas Turkey, we wanted to give you some tips on what you can do to make the most of your PR during the festive season.

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Why Franchise?

Article by Alan Wright Bio-Rite

Alan Wright, Managing Director of Bio-Rite, shares seven reasons why business owners should consider franchising their brand. To find out the pros and cons...

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The benefits of attending a Discovery Day

Article by David Paulson TaxAssist Accountants

Due diligence is an essential part of your franchise journey as it will ensure you are investing in a ethical and supportive franchisor. In this article, we hear from TaxAssist Accountants on why you should attend a 'Discovery Day' as part of your research.

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Why banks reject applications for finance

Article by Cathryn Hayes Revive! Auto Innovations

If you have had an application for finance rejected, the first thing to do is to ask your bank why. This will help you to decide how you can improve things and possibly re-apply. In this article, Cathryn Hayes, Franchise Director at Revive! Auto Innovations, explains the reasons why a lending proposal can be rejected.

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Steps to financing a franchise

Article by Cathryn Hayes Revive! Auto Innovations

You've decided you may be suited to starting a franchise, but you have no idea how to finance it. Where do you start? In this article, Cathryn Hayes, Franchise Director at Revive! Auto Innovations, talks to us about financing a franchise.

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Total cost of opening a franchise

Article by Cathryn Hayes Revive! Auto Innovations

It is important that you do your planning and forecasting carefully and have fully researched the likely costs that will be applicable for your proposed franchise.  In this article, Cathryn Hayes, Franchise Director at Revive! Auto Innovations, talks to us about the different costs involved in starting a franchise.

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A franchisee’s top tips for running a successful franchise

Article by Lee Eaton, Signs Express Signs Express

Lee Eaton, owner of Signs Express (Manchester) and the 2015 winner of the BFA (British Franchise Association) Franchisee of the Year award, shares the secret to running a successful franchise. To learn from one of the best in the industry ...

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