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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.


You are an expert! Now claim your space in the spotlight

Article by Dee Blick The Marketing Gym

Best selling author, Dee Blick looks at why you may be an expert and you may not even know it. She discusses how to recognise your business assets and demonstrate your authority in the industry.

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'Property option' warning to franchisees

Article by Andrew Perkins Ashfords

Franchising solicitors Ashfords LLP have warned potential franchisees to be alert to inadvertently 'giving away' options to purchase their properties when they enter into franchises agreements. "It is quite usual", explains Franchise Dispute specialist Andrew Perkins, "for a franchise agreement to grant the Franchisor the right to acquire the business of the Franchisee should he decide to sell, or to step into its shoes and take over the business should it decide to cease trading.

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Why franchise your business?

Article by Andrew Perkins Ashfords

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.

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Why disputes arise in franchise relationships

Article by Andrew Perkins Ashfords

A surprising number of franchise relationships can end in dispute. Franchise Dispute Lawyer Andrew Perkins looks at why this happens and what can be done to avoid it. The starting point is to follow the timeline of a typical franchise to see what goes wrong, when it happens and to understand why.

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A whistle-stop tour of 10 top marketing tips

Article by Dee Blick The Marketing Gym

Chartered Marketer Dee Blick is a Number 1 bestselling author and she shares her top ten tops to a better, more efficient marketing strategy for your business. From looking at your audience as individuals to communicating your message with passion - Dee knows how to get results.

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Can you break a franchise agreement once you’ve signed it?

Article by Andrew Quick Stevens & Bolton

In this exclusive article, Andrew Quick, Partner at Stevens & Bolton LLP, looks at the different scenarios where a franchisee may be able to walk away from a contract.

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Top ten tips for incoming or prospective franchisors

Article by Fiona Boswell Freeths

Fiona Boswell, Head of Franchise at Freeths LLP, shares her top ten tops to finding a franchise business that will be a good business partnerl and the ways you can legally protect yourself.

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The cost of buying a franchise

Article by David Williams Q.F.P. The Royal Bank of Scotland

Figuring out how much a franchise will cost can seem like a daunting task.

 

For a start, there are several different types of cost to consider. Not all of them will apply to an individual franchise, while some will be higher or lower depending on the type of franchise you’re interested in.

However significant research, advice and information gathering will make matters simpler and it’s vital to take the time to do this rather than rushing head first into a franchise purchase.

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The importance of location when buying a franchise

Article by Mike Gatti Kyros Franchising

It would be trite to start any article on ‘Location’ by quoting the title of that well known television series regarding house hunting, but the similarities between that and franchising are actually a lot closer than you might think.

When searching for a house, you will take into account the size of property you need, your budget, your style of living, your income, the amenities you need close at hand, whether you want urban or rural, an area you know or completely new, commute times and school runs and how much you will compromise on your perfect new home!

When looking to invest in a franchise then there are as many considerations and probably more...

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Marketing magic in five steps!

Article by Dee Blick The Marketing Gym

I delivered a talk a few days ago and was asked the question “is there any one marketing tactic that you recommend?” My answer was an unequivocal no. Alas there is no one marketing miracle at the rainbow’s end that will somehow transform the fortunes of your business with an army of people lined up and keen to do business with you.

 

But, you can compress the decision-making process of prospects in the following simple ways:

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