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.


TEN things you want from your franchisor

Article by Nigel Toplis The Bardon Group

Whilst different franchisors have different support structures, in my 25 years’ experience there are key ingredients that I believe are paramount in a successful franchise relationship.  I have outlined in this article my top ten things you want from your franchisor.

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Thinking of selling your franchise business?

Article by Chris Roberts Chantry Group

Prior to putting a franchise business on the market for sale, there are several things the owner can do to improve their chances of getting a higher price for the business and making the process simpler for everyone involved. Chris Roberts from the Chantry Group gives some tips below and highlights some of the common mistakes we often see.

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YES your franchisor is your spouse!

Article by Nigel Toplis The Bardon Group

In all my years in franchising one thing has become apparent – in a successful franchise the relationship between the franchisor and the franchisee is close to a marriage.

Like in a marriage the two parties will not agree on everything, there will be discussion, debate, the odd argument and yes, the occasional divorce.

BUT by and large both parties will share a common goal, maximising the franchisee’s business opportunity and will work together to make that happen.

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The role of the Master Franchisee

Article by Iain Martin The Franchising Centre

By Iain Martin, The Franchising Centre
A Master Franchisee will replicate what a franchisor does in their domestic market including Setting up at least one ‘pilot’ franchise unit to adapt/prove the concept in their territory, set up a franchisee recruitment system (marketing, response handling, etc), recruit 2-3 ‘pilot’ franchisees to test and refine training and support systems – and prove unit economics in other locations, build a franchisee network and appropriate infrastructure for ongoing training, support and communication with franchise network, and dependent on the franchise model, the Master Franchisee may also be responsible for national marketing initiatives, including the securing of national accounts on behalf of the network.

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Why buy a franchise resale

Article by Suzanne Melville whichfranchise.com

You do not always have to start a franchise from scratch. Many existing franchisees across the UK are looking to sell their business. And as the UK market matures, this is becoming an increasingly more popular way of buying a franchise. In this article, whichfranchise looks at why franchises are for sale, resale considerations and the main benefits of buying a resale over a new franchise opportunity.

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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. 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 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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