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Mail Boxes Etc.  image Provider of business, communication and postal / delivery services.
Location: York
Investment: £85,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the world's largest non-food retail franchises, Mail Boxes Etc (MBE). Established over 15 years ago, MBE franchise York is now for sale due to the current owner looking to relocate. Our core offering is local and international parcel delivery via a choice of big-name carriers and other services include print, copy, finishing, and design; mailbox rental and "virtual address" services; Royal Mail postal services; office supplies and stationery, plus support services such as internet access, scanning, fax and telephone answering that help to make us a useful support hub for local businesses.

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Preparing your franchise for sale

Failure to prepare your franchise business for sale can affect your ability to sell it; it can affect the price you achieve and can also affect the ability of the potential buyer to raise the finance they may need. Franchise Finance can help ensure this does not happen.

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Why we bought a franchise resale

Exclusive interview with Taz Patel, Esquires Coffee House, Harrow

Taz Patel is the franchise owner of Esquires Coffee House in Harrow. The business she bought as a resale opportunity; she liked the idea of buying a resale as it took away the mystery surrounding how successful the business could be. Taz is already looking to the future and aims to open many more Esquires branches in the next 5 years. To get an inside perspective on Esquires click on the link below...

why we are selling our franchise

Relocation for franchisee offers exciting resale opportunity in Buckinghamshire/Hertfordshire

Pete Mangnall has been the WPA Healthcare franchise in Buckinghamshire/Hertfordshire for over 7 years. He is now looking to sell his business as he is relocating to another part of the country. Pete talks to us about his franchising journey and why this is an attractive opportunity for anyone looking to get into the private healthcare insurance industry.

Why buy a franchise resale?

You don't always have to start a franchise from scratch; many franchisees are looking to sell their existing franchise. As well as the traditional benefits of franchising, a resale will usually have additional ones such as an existing client base, established presence and revenue from day one. There are many reasons why existing franchises are for sale:

  • The franchisee could be very successful and wants to sell a profitable business - this was their exit strategy from the start
  • The franchisee is retiring
  • The franchisee has realised that the business is not for them
  • The franchisee has other business concerns to concentrate on
  • The franchisee may be relocating
  • The franchisee may need to sell due to ill health

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Chris is a highly experienced business consultant with a successful track record in banking, creating business plans and delivering financial training. Chris and the team at Franchise Finance support franchisees looking to prepare their franchise for resale and can give advice on valuation and how to maximise the sale value of your business. They are also able to assist the incoming franchisee by helping them arrange the finance needed for buying the business.

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Johnny Sellyn -

Johnny Sellyn -

Recognised as one of the leading experts in franchising, and is the Managing Director of whichfranchise, Johnny has been actively involved in franchising for over 20 years. Johnny has a specific interest in franchise resales and helping franchisees in their exit planning. He is also able to assist those looking to buy a resale.

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Richard Holden - Lloyds Bank

Richard Holden

Richard Holden is Head of Franchising for Lloyds Bank. He has 32 years banking experience and has supported a wide range of businesses in the small business sector for many years. He is responsible for providing support to the Lloyds Bank Business Managers, assisting them in assessing proposals from prospective franchisees. He is also responsible for ensuring that the network of local business managers has up-to-date information on the franchise systems operating within the UK.

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Nick Williams - Ashtons Franchise

Nick Williams is an experienced national and international franchise development consultant, having worked in the UK franchise industry for over 15 years. Nick and his team of franchise specialists have over 35 years experience in assisting hundreds of business to expand and grow through franchising, including helping franchisors to develop a strategy for franchise resales, to assist in valuing, listing and selling established locations

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