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Raising Finance

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.

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Franchise Legal

Due to the complex nature of franchising, it is essential that you seek legal advice from a franchise lawyer. We can help with reviewing a franchise agreement and settling franchise disputes.

Visit our dedicated franchise law section...

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Franchise Resales

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.

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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.

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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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Master, Area Development and Multi-Unit Franchising

whichfranchise helps match successful global franchise brands with qualified groups and individuals looking for scaleable Master, Area Development and Multi-Unit opportunities.

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Franchisee Story
LIFE HAS BEEN JUST PEACHEY FOR NIKKI SINCE JOINING THE TRAVEL FRANCHISE
Posted:25-January-2023

Launching my own homeworking travel franchise means I work half the time for the same amount of money and far less stress, says former corporate travel agent and mum, Nikki Peachey who sold so many holidays she got her franchise for free.

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Franchisee Story
From customer to franchise owner
Posted:20-January-2023

Garry Lockwood set up his franchise in 2015, and a year later won the No Letting Go Newcomer of The Year Award.  Following a long career in PR and then redundancy in his early 50’s, Garry wanted a change of lifestyle.  Garry comments “Travelling abroad and spending a lot of time in hotels can sound glamourous, but it is also exhausting and I was ready for a change”.

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How franchisees can enjoy time off without missing essential customer calls and new business enquiries
Posted:26-January-2023

Hands up who struggled to properly switch off over the festive period? If you could not resist the urge to – or had no choice but to – log into your emails or take business calls between Christmas and New Year, you are not alone. With 2022 full of economic uncertainty, many franchisees will have struggled to take a proper break over the holidays. The prospect of missing important business enquiries makes switching off far easier said than done. In fact, according to inbound communications specialists Cymphony, the cost to franchisees of missing a call ranges from £400 – £43,600, depending on the services you provide – demonstrating why so many of us find it difficult to relax when we take time off.

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NIC makes first acquisition with Grants Cleaning Services
Posted:26-January-2023

NIC is delighted to announce that we have acquired Lincolnshire based “Grants Cleaning Services”. John Spencer, Chairman, says: “this is the first acquisition that we have made, and Grants was a natural fit into the NIC family."

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Syeda Kayanath, Franchisor of Mowchi
Posted:11-January-2023

Syeda Kayanath has a lot of experience in hospitality as well as working with brands to develop their business and identity, so much so that she decided to use that experience to create a business of her own, Mowchi. “Mowchi was everything that represented me but also related to many consumers in this generation, a clean, sleek and minimal bubble tea brand with a unique USP of food and frozen yoghurt making Mowchi an entire experience.”

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Exclusive interview with Bek Halil
Posted:22-December-2022

Fish and chip shops have always been a big part of Bek Halil’s life. Numerous members of his family have owned them over the years with his grandfather being one of the first migrants from Cyprus to enter the fish and chip trade.  His mother established Beks in 1989 but wanted Bek to go to university and do something different. “I had a great career in banking as well as working for food safety and health and safety firms. Whilst I was learning within my profession, I was implementing all these strategies into my mother’s fish and chip business.”  Whilst Bek originally got involved to formulate an exit strategy for his mother who was approaching retirement age, he soon realised that the business had grown to such a scale that there was an opportunity to develop it further. This has led them to franchising their proven model!

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whichfranchise... over 25 years of delivering franchising results

whichfranchise has worked with some of the world's leading and most knowledgeable experts in ethical franchising to provide prospective franchisees with the best advice in helping them decide whether franchising is right for them.

As well as our online resources, we were also very instrumental in creating and delivering learning courses and seminar programmes on "How to Buy a Franchise" for the British Franchise Association and UK Government Agencies.

We are more than just a franchise website; whichfranchise is packed with EXPERT advice from credible franchise EXPERTS. Our step by step guide equips you with everything you need to know about buying a franchise in the UK; from franchise finance to franchise legal to how to choose the right franchise for you, whichfranchise covers it all. We help you to understand all areas of franchising before looking at which franchises to buy.

Our franchise directory allows you to read more about each opportunity including stories on some of their successful franchisees; you can find out what it is really like to become a franchisee from those who know best.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities and want to know more, simply fill in the form at the bottom of the page and the franchisor will send you a copy of their prospectus. With franchise opportunities covering a wide range of industries, types and franchise investment, there's' something for everyone.

We also have existing franchises for sale in our franchise resale section; these are, in most cases, established businesses that the owners are looking to sell on. This may be because they are retiring, relocating, ill health or simple wish to pursue other opportunities.

High investment franchising is for those looking for a more substantial opportunity to invest into. This section covers master franchising and multi-unit franchising. Many of these opportunities will be new to the UK, though successful in their own country, whilst others are established in the UK but looking for experienced investors to drive the brand forward.

Experts are on hand to answer any questions you have about buying or selling a franchise, as well as franchising a business. If you are a franchisor and keen to expand in the UK, we can send you information for advertising on whichfranchise. We look forward to helping you.

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