Joining a franchise 

If you're looking at 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 a multitude of opportunities for people looking for a new start. Research is the first step you need to take.

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
    Platinum Property Partners - Franchisee case study

    Working in the film industry for over thirty years and regularly globe-trotting to far-flung destina-tions sounds glamorous, but Liz Bunton, 55, wanted a better work/life balance.

    Read the full case study
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