Joining a franchise 

If you are considering various franchise opportunities there are some key considerations that you need to bear in mind. You need to take the time to understand franchising and appreciate where the opportunities and pitfalls are. This robust business model, fuelled by dedicated individuals, encompasses many different skills and backgrounds – opening up countless opportunities for people looking for a new start.

You first need to find out whether franchising is right for you before you start looking at the individual businesses.

You will then need to look at the businesses that franchise and see which franchise opportunity is suitable for you (if any). With hundreds of different brands, investment levels and business types, we hope that the information here will help you take the right steps in franchising.

The full list of UK franchise opportunities with accredited franchise companies can be found here.

What is absolutely essential is making sure that you have the right information, advice and guidance. When franchising goes wrong it is often the result of both the franchisor and franchisee not having taken the right steps to make sure that the match was suitable. Don’t rush through your research. Take your time and you could find yourself as a business owner with a new dream lifestyle.

In this section you will find:

Key publications

How to Evaluate a Franchise
How to Evaluate a Franchise More information £12.95 Includes shipping
Franchising Bible
Franchising Bible More information £17.99 Includes shipping
 
 
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    Metro Rod - Franchisee case study

    Maureen and Clive Newport had decided to join up with Metro Rod in 2001. They were approaching their 50th birthdays, and felt that the time was ripe for a change in their working lifestyles.

    Read the full case study
 
 
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