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Merry Maids  image An incredibly successful business has come on to the market in the Inverness area. A rare chance to invest in a highly successful Merry Maids Domestic Cleaning business that can generate an income for an investor from the get go. With the endless opportunity to take this business to the next level.

Location: Inverness
Investment: £350,000

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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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Barking Mad is dream job for Barbara and Caroline

Barbara Frater and Caroline Bradshaw have recently made the change from senior teaching roles to their “dream job” as a Barking Mad franchisee. They bought an established Barking Mad franchise in Alnwick and haven’t looked back.

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Interview with Card Connection franchisee, Stirling & Perth

David Roseweir joined Card Connection in 2007. Due to other family business commitments, David is reluctantly having to sell his Card Connection franchise, covering the areas of Stirling and Perth. In this article, David talks about what his background is, what led him to choose a franchise in the greeting card retail industry, and the key USPs of the business.

Why an under-performing franchise resale shouldn't be written off?

When looking to buy an existing franchise, there are two types of businesses for sale - those businesses which are successful and those which are underperforming. However, whilst a performing franchise will bring with it many benefits, and probably a hefty selling price, you shouldn't be quick to rule out a franchise that isn't successful or losing money. Read more...

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 ROBERTS - Chantry Group

CHRIS ROBERTS

Chris Roberts was appointed Chairman of the Chantry Group following the successful sale of Franchise Finance Limited to Hitachi Capital. Chris specialises in valuing franchisee, franchisor and bfa affiliate businesses and helping them to prepare for sale. He has many years’ experience of business planning, raising finance and business training having developed and delivered many business courses and workshops for a variety of organisations. Chris is a regular speaker at conferences and exhibitions etc.

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Johnny Sellyn - whichfranchise.com

Johnny Sellyn - whichfranchise.com

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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