Franchise Opportunities

The Franchise Opportunities archive.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to become a driving instructor

Do you want to become a driving instructor? Here we explain the need-to-knows such as what the tests entail and franchise vs independent

Investing in a franchise

What franchise support should you get from a franchisor?

Tim Harris, managing director at ChipsAway and Ovenclean, part of Franchise Brands, explains what you should expect from a franchisor during your business journey.

Business management

Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘Michael Jackson was a great business mentor to me’

We catch up with Matt Fiddes: entrepreneur, founder of the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts franchise and former bodyguard to Michael Jackson

Investing in a franchise

Buying a franchise: the key considerations

In association with BusinessesForSale.com, here are the key considerations you need to make when buying a franchise.

Investing in a franchise

Writing a franchise business plan: 11 things you need to include

A business plan is essential when you're starting a franchise. Here, we take a look at the essential information you need to include.

Investing in a franchise

Starting a window cleaning business: A franchise case study

In August 2018 Alan Jarvis and his partner Charlotte became the first franchisees for My Window Cleaner, launching their business in Canterbury to provide a range of services to the local community.

Investing in a franchise

Franchise fees explained for prospective franchisees

The cost of a franchise will include the initial fee and, most likely, some kind of continuing fee. Here, we explain the franchise fees to expect as a new franchisee.

Investing in a franchise

What attributes make an exceptional franchisee?

Here, Pip Wilkins discusses the traits a person needs if they want to run a successful franchise arm.

Investing in a franchise

Franchising arrangements and intellectual property considerations

David McGuire discusses the legal implications of franchising and what small businesses should consider.

Investing in a franchise

Why a franchise sector could be the right choice

Pip Wilkins discusses the continuing strength of the franchise sector and why franchising is such a viable option for a would-be business owner. 

Investing in a franchise

How to build or run your own franchise   

There are hundreds of businesses in the UK that have grown using franchising but often we don't know how to tell them apart from non-franchise businesses. John Hoskin explains how franchises work.

Investing in a franchise

Buying a franchise: Resale vs virgin territory

A key decision to make when investing in a franchise is whether or not to take over an existing business, as franchise lawyer Kate Sargeant discusses.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves