Why owning a fitness studio is more profitable than you might...

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Starting a fitness studio is just like starting any business. You need to have passion for what you invest your time and money into,...

Financial tips for franchise investors

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Looking to become a franchisee? This is a lifelong ambition for many entrepreneurs as it can be incredibly rewarding and potentially lucrative work where...

5 mins with…Tracy Vardy, director of Sim Trava

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We chat to Tracy Vardy, director of Sim Trava, the family run franchise business partners with Costa Coffee and Pita Pit. Please explain who you...

Best practice for starting and scaling a successful franchise

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There are many misconceptions about the first year of franchising. One of the biggest is by opting to franchise you can fast-track sales. This...

Starting your home business: The key to success

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With the number of people working from home increasing by a fifth in the last ten years to reach a record 1.5million, it would...

Why you should attend a franchise exhibition in 2019

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Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association (bfa), explains why there is no better way to understand franchising than to attend a franchise...

Finalists announced for bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards

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A diverse range of businesses will compete for the biggest accolades in UK franchising after the British Franchise Association (bfa) revealed the shortlist for...

How can we take franchising further in Scotland?

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Franchising in Scotland is getting close to the billion mark per annum. Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, looks at how and...

Valuable community service sweeps across UK

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Driving Miss Daisy, a New Zealand-based franchise with networks in Australia and Canada, is now fully operating in the UK. Driving Miss Daisy are...

Start-up vs. franchise: Which one is best for you?

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There is a certain allure in switching from being the employee to the employer. Setting up as an entrepreneur is something that has become...

Mark Harvey, managing director, VIP Bin Cleaning

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It’s an exciting time for VIP Bin Cleaning: big changes in the waste management sector have led to a huge increase in demand, a...

Survey reveals younger generations are more trusting of franchises

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New data from franchising providers What Franchise and market research firm YouGov finds that young people are more trusting of franchises than...

Mail Boxes Etc. go the extra mile

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Mail Boxes Etc. recently held their annual franchisee conference near their headquarters in Oxford. The event was a massive success with around 100 franchisees...

Finalists named for 2016 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards

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The British Franchise Association (bfa) has revealed the 20 nominees who will compete for the right to be named the bfa HSBC Franchisee of...

The cost of running a franchise [infographic]

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The cost involved with buying a franchised business changes a lot from one business sector to the next, as well as within each individual...