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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

A guide to franchise agreements

If you have decided to go down the franchise route, you need to be sure that the contract you are signing suits your plans and doesn't tie you in to anything unexpected.

Investing in a franchise

Why it’s never too late to set up a franchise operation

Rik Hellewell, franchising expert and founder of Ovenu, on the advantages of setting up a franchise in your fifties or even later

Investing in a franchise

Setting up a franchise vs growing a business organically

Franchising expert Rik Hellewell discusses the advantages of setting up a franchise compared to growing a business organically – and shares his tips on why franchising can be the ideal way to expand in business

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

How a former social worker capitalised on a franchise opportunity

Paul Clark talks about how he took on a franchise opportunity in oven valeting and made a success of it.

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.

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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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

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free