Why invest in a low-cost franchise

A low-cost franchise does not mean low returns. In fact, buying a business on a budget can be the smartest business decision you will ever make. Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a low-cost franchise, but the financial potential is enormous. We ask for a £9,995 investment to cover the franchise fee, plus your marketing and working […]

Why this may be the WORST time to set up your own business, but the BEST time to buy a franchise

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, don’t shy away now. This may be the best time to start your own franchise. Introduction Recently we read this article which stated that, according to online accounting software provider FreeAgent, even though 55% of people dream of setting up their own business in the future, ‘70% of British […]

The Benefits of Franchising

Franchising is a huge deal here in the UK, so what’s all the fuss about? And is it the right path for you? If you’re relatively new to the concept of franchising, you might be very surprised at just how prevalent it is in the UK. Both big name brands and SMEs have been using […]

What factors help ensure success when buying into a franchise?

Caremark Franchise Director Mark Thompson talks about the key elements to running a successful franchise business. Buying into a franchise is an extremely considered purchase and it’s one that requires a vast amount of research. You’ll want to ensure that the business opportunity you invest in provides you with the best opportunity for success. Here […]

Why is customer feedback so crucial for your franchise?

As a franchise owner, customer feedback is essential to the survival of your business. Not only does the feedback guide and inform your decision-making, it can also influence innovations and changes to your product or services. Tim Morris, the Managing Director of Cymphony, a communications provider helping thousands of clients to build customer relationships from […]

How to avoid business valuation traps

Selling a franchise business can be a big step in someone’s life and one that needs careful consideration. The prospect of valuing your franchise can be daunting, especially if it is not making a profit, but there are plenty of resources to help you. In this article, Paul Dodgshon, the Sales Director of Business Partnership, […]

How social media can benefit your franchise in 2022 

In the fast-paced world of franchising, it can be challenging to know how to make your mark and lead the way when it comes to the brand’s progression. However, with 4.62 billion people worldwide now using social media and 424 million new users coming online within the last 12 months1, perfecting the art of social […]

Five critical skills for negotiating the sale of your franchise

With the pandemic forcing people to consider how and where they work, more businesses are going on the market now than in recent years. So, to ensure you succeed in negotiations and get the very best deal, it is crucial to have all the necessary skills required to close your sale. Whether you are a […]

5 things to look for in a merchant services provider

Today’s consumers expect a lot from the businesses they frequent. More options mean more competition, and accepting customers’ preferred payment types can make or break a sale. That’s why merchant service provider play such an important role in running a business. Selecting the provider that helps a business meet customer expectations for payments is crucial […]

Is buy now, pay later (BNPL) right for your business?

A relative payment newcomer, buy now, pay later (BNPL) is rapidly growing in popularity. BNPL offers consumers an attractive alternative to traditional credit by allowing them to make purchases while paying over a set number of installments. Merchants benefit by enhancing customer experiences, reducing cart abandonment and increasing sales. That winning combination is propelling buy […]