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

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

Top tips for first time franchising

Want to be your own boss? Franchising could be the answer for you. But how do you get started? Pip Wilkins, Head of Operations at...

5 tasty tips for starting your own restaurant

Starting your own restaurant is a delicious dream. There you’d be, sauntering triumphantly through your eatery, surrounded by packed tables and excited chatter, stopping...

Rush Hair – Hair and Beauty it’s a growth industry.

  Entrepreneurs Andrew Phouli and Stelios Andrew founded Rush Hair 20 years ago after meeting at college and developing their ambitious plan to open a...

Customer service in WAG land

The ZipYard offers a professional tailoring and alterations service in a clean, purpose build environment. Our award winning business is all about outstanding customer service....

The advantages of joining a franchise

More people than ever are dreaming of opening their own businesses. Whether it’s the flexibility of work, chasing a passion or simply...

Thinking of becoming a franchisee – what is the legal framework?

As franchising continues to be a popular means of operating a business, franchising solicitor at Keystone Law, Lyndsay Gough, shares some useful pointers for...

Franchise sector reaches new heights

Franchise businesses across the UK have reported record highs in turnover and full-time employment according to the 2013 NatWest British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchise...

Survey reveals younger generations are more trusting of franchises

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

Finalists announced for bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards

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

Franchise agony uncle: How would you define the perfect franchisee?

Nigel Toplis is managing director of The Bardon Group which has four major franchise companies, past Chairman of the British Franchising Association, and has 18...

5 things to consider before starting a franchise

The franchise industry is growing fast and currently stands at a record high, having increased by 10% in four years. The rapid acceleration and...

So you want to get into Franchising?

By Nigel Toplis, the managing director of four UK franchises; Recognition Express Limited, Kall Kwik, The Zipyard and ComputerXplorers, and is a past chairman...

Most profitable burger franchises to own right now

Opening a business franchise has gained much popularity worldwide. The ease of its startup process makes it very attractive to individuals who have an...

Valuable community service sweeps across UK

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...

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