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Franchises for a slow economy

How to buy a franchise in a slow economy is an important consideration at times of economic slowdown. However the focus of your franchise business building should encompass short, medium and long term development considerations.

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Franchise facts

Franchising is a very successful business model for businesses to expand their reach and for individuals/couples/partners to go into business for themselves, whilst benefiting from the support of an established brand.

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Banks like franchising. Why?

What is a franchise? In a nutshell, it is the granting of a licence by a business owner to another individual, which allows them to develop their own business using the trademark, name, know-how and business systems of the franchisor.

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Raising finance to buy a franchise

Raising finance for a franchise is not as daunting as it may seem. Most of the main banks have a dedicated franchise section only too willing to provide finance for the purchase of a franchise.

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Funding your franchise

Richard Holden, head of franchising at Lloyds TSB Commercial comments on how financial solutions can work for business owners operating in the franchise sector.

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Is Franchising Right For Me?

Franchising is becoming an ever more popular method of setting up and expanding a business and it is easy to see why. Franchising provides a proven format, name awareness, support and guidance.

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My Franchise Atlas

My Franchise Atlas has been designed with the franchise industry specifically in mind and supports your organisation right across the head office departments and down to individual franchisees.

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Why is a business plan important?

It is often said that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail and this is certainly the case when it comes to running a business. Preparing and presenting an effective business plan can make all the difference between success and failure.

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The Business Plan

by Mark Scott (National Franchise Manager - NatWest) A Business Plan is one of the most important documents for a franchisee. It provides a guide to whether your business is going well or under achieving.

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Is a Franchise right for me? Part 3

Part 3 in a series of videos from one of our recent webinars. In this edition, Nick Strong of Select Your Franchise looks at the question ‘Is a Franchise right for me?’.

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Franchise business plan clinics

Franchise Business plan clinics at bfa exhibitions benefit franchisees & franchisors If would-be franchisees are to succeed when applying to banks for franchise funding, they must be armed with a sound business plan.

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Becoming a franchisee

Franchising has many advantages, not least the chance to set up in business using a tried-and-tested formula. However, before you invest time and money, you need to review the options and make sure it’s the right choice for you.

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