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Investing in a franchise

This section provides helpful guides and advice on how to invest in UK franchise opportunities. We discuss the benefits of setting up and growing a franchise over starting a business from scratch. Franchising is a well-established practice which is used by some of the most successful and well-known brands in the UK covering just about every business sector.

Becoming a franchisee is a self-employment business opportunity. It gives you the chance to start your own company, but trading under an established brand and with support available on everything from financial planning to marketing .

For the franchisor, it can sometimes be a way to expand their business more quickly and cost-effectively compared to opening further company outlets, whilst maintaining legal safeguards are in place to maintain brand control, consistency and protection.

Day-to-day franchise success

Why are some franchises more successful than others? Part of it comes down to choosing an established company with a proven track record and a good reputation.

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Top tips on becoming a franchisee

Turning your franchise dreams into business reality is a complex process, so make sure you set off on the right foot by following these ten steps to success.

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Watch out for the hidden costs of franchising!

In addition to an initial franchise fee and ongoing service fee, there may be other, less obvious costs associated with setting up a franchise, all of which must be taken into account when arranging funding for your business

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What is franchising?

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way you could start a business of your own with a much greater chance of survival than the average start-up? Well, there is and that method is called business format franchising and here's how it works...

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The role of the British Franchise Association

The British Franchise Association (BFA) is the only voluntary accreditation body for franchising in the UK, and plays a key role in maintaining ethical standards in the UK franchise industry.

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Building a successful Kall Kwik franchise

Andrew Michael opened his Bradford Kall Kwik outlet in 1987 and is now one of the printing business' longest serving and most successful franchisees.

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Business Current Account Masterclass

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

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