Small business franchising

Articles, news and advice on franchising topics for UK small businesses.

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.

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Selling a franchise: the considerations

In association with BusinessesForSale.com, we take a look at the considerations you need to make when selling your franchise business.

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What is a franchise? Advice for small businesses

In this article, Pip Wilkins of the British Franchise Association reveals how franchises work and how would-be business owners can be a franchisee themselves.

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Six steps to franchising your business

From choosing franchisees to providing specialist training, aspiring franchisors must ensure they follow all the right steps to make their operation a success. Here are some best practice tips to franchising a business.

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Types of franchise and franchise structures

Here, Joel Bissitt of Franchise UK looks at some of the documents used to franchise a business and assesses the types of business that can operate as a franchise.

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Five good reasons why franchisees should develop a business plan

Here are five reasons why all franchisees should consider the franchise business plan as a crucial part of their franchising journey.

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The advantages of opening a franchise business

Here, we summarise the advantages of starting a franchise and some of the locations that are worth taking into consideration.

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How do I know if franchising is for me?

Here, we look at how to ensure you're making the right decision to invest in a franchise.

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How to start a franchise business

Those investors who want to know how to start a franchise business should read this simplified guide.

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Five good reasons why you should consider opening a franchise

Here are five good reasons why opening a franchise is a great alternative to starting a business from scratch.

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The true cost of running a franchise

Many small businesses look to grow as soon as possible, but what is the next step? Here, we take a look at the true cost of setting up a franchise.

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Small business franchising: The easiest way to grow your company?

Philip Ciniglio, CEO of Bartercard, discusses the small business franchising opportunity and what company owners should be aware of.

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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

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...