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

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.

Investing in a franchise

Setting up a franchise vs growing a business organically

Franchising expert Rik Hellewell talks about the many advantages of setting up a franchise compared to growing a business organically.

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

Partner content

Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze