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What are the advantages of a franchise?

The advantages of buying a franchise Purchasing a franchise is a great way to start a business without having to build it from the ground up. In the UK today, there are thousands of different franchise opportunities covering a range of industries. Following a boom in the franchise industry in the 1980s and ’90s, countless brands offering franchise opportunities became...

Car Wash Franchises Review

Review of the Car Wash franchise sector Since the first customer bought the very first automobile, cars have been washed, polished and waxed on a regular basis. As the rate of car ownership increased and the automobile became within reach of the average worker, increasing numbers of professional car washes began to spring up along our roadsides and in petrol...

Krispy Kreme Donut Franchise Review

Krispy Kreme franchise review Although it’s one of the smaller food franchises on the high street – the brand has 824 branches around the world, down from a peak of 987 in 2014 – Krispy Kreme is still a household name, especially among those with a weakness for sweetness. Having grown slowly and steadily over the years, the Krispy Kreme...

Burger King fast food franchise review

Review of the Burger King Fast Food Chain franchise opportunity Although Burger King has never reached the global dominance and almost universal brand recognition of its main rival McDonalds, the fast food chain is still a staple in many of the towns, cities and service stations across the country. In fact, the UK alone is home to around 500 Burger...

Metro Rod Aberdeen franchise expand into 2018

Metro Rod Aberdeen Franchisees expand into surrounding franchise territories Just a handful of months after taking over the Metro Rod Aberdeen area, Nick and Angela Langan, who also run hugely successful safety and compliance business ‘Safetest Compliance Services’, have started 2018 as they mean to go on, with expansion into Dundee and Perth, and the Highlands and Islands areas. Since becoming...

Pizza Hut Restaurant & Take Away Franchise Review

A review of the Pizza Hut Restaurant & Takeaway Franchise One of the most instantly recognisable chains on the high street, Pizza Hut has been serving cheese-smothered pizza pies for almost 60 years. Although the brand started life as a family run restaurant, it quickly grew, using the franchise model to expand its operations across the US and around the...

Creating time and balance to be the best Dad

Half a million pounds from 12 ½ hours per week! Here Andy Hemming reveals his ‘warts ‘n’ all’ story of his decade with his ActionCOACH Franchise, overcoming the 2008 recession and how he grew his coaching business to £60,000 income a month on just three days’ work a fortnight, so he could free up time for his family. “After four years...

Business Coaching Professional Revitalised By ActionCOACH Franchise Opportunity

Getting the buzz back Danayal Zia had been advising clients for more than 17 years with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). He enjoyed the work but had lost the passion he once felt. When he found ActionCOACH, the buzz came back and he knew this was the business for him. “My last assignment with the bank was in the City of London....

First double Outstanding rating for Home Instead’s franchisee caring Clare

First double Outstanding rating for Home Instead franchisee Hot on the heels of topping the Elite Franchise 100 list at No 1 – Home Instead Senior Care is celebrating another ace achievement thanks to its Wimbledon franchisee. Wimbledon and Kingston owner Clare Jefferies has achieved two Outstanding ratings in succession – the first time it’s happened in London. Clare is also the...

What is the relationship between a franchisor and franchisee?

What is the difference between a franchisor and franchisee? The franchise has helped to shape the modern business landscape. Without franchises, there wouldn’t be McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, KFC, Europcar or Burger King and high streets in our towns and cities would look very different. The franchise model has enabled these companies to expand quickly and efficiently, allowing them to...

What are the most profitable franchises in the UK?

The most profitable franchises in the UK Some of the best-known brands on Britain’s high streets are franchises. From food and drink to health and fitness, franchises are slowly taking over our towns and cities. If you’re considering starting a franchise of your own, finding out which areas are the most profitable will help you to narrow down the opportunities...

Who Founded the Subway Sandwich Franchise?

Who owns the Subway franchise? One of the fastest growing franchises in the world, Subway has gone from being a local neighbourhood sandwich shop to a global food giant in just 50 years. Today, the franchise has a staggering 44,000 branches around the world, significantly more than Burger King (13,000), Pizza Hut (11,000), KFC (20,500) and even McDonalds (36,000). These...

McDonalds Franchises – History of a franchising success

Of all the many franchises operating around the world, there’s no denying that the best-known brand is McDonalds. One of the most famous companies of all time, McDonalds has around 36,000 branches in more than 100 countries around the world. The chain serves a staggering 69 million customers every day, dishing up more than 550 million Big Macs every...

What are the most successful franchise brands?

One of the most successful business models of all time, the franchise has had a huge impact on industries and economies around the world. Countless entrepreneurs have used the franchise as their way into business and their path to success, and millions of people use the services of a franchised brand every day. To get a better idea of...

Dear Carillion Employees

I once attended a seminar where Lee Iacocca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca) was speaking. He is considered an extremely successful businessman but had been made redundant several times in his life. And he suggested that, when you meet someone who has lost their job, shake them by the hand and suggest that this is the beginning of something special for them. They...

History of franchising

These days, franchises are big business. In the UK alone, there are around 900 franchising brands – up from 718 ten years ago – and the business model contributes a huge amount to the country’s economy. Thousands of people are employed by franchises and many franchising brands are household names. Learning how the franchise was born and how the...