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Franchise Industry Enjoys Rapid Growth across the UK as Franchise Direct Breaks Records

Franchise Direct is reporting rapid growth in the UK franchising industry, at a rate higher than the newly buoyant national economy. Read More

The Secrets of Pitching for Franchise Investment

Alan J Gibson is an expert franchise consultant, and he knows how to pitch for investment. Now he reveals how to persuade the bank to lend you money: the documentation required, and the mistakes to avoid. Read More

The IFA Launches a Competition so Young Entrepreneurs Can Join the Franchise Industry

All the big franchises had humble beginnings. The International Franchise Association has set up the 'Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising' competition, a campaign targeting young entrepreneurs around the world and asking them to submit creative new ideas for the franchise industry. Read More

Glossary of Franchise Terms

This glossary is a comprehensive, alphabetical list of all terms relevant to the franchising and business industry with detailed information given on each term within the glossary. Read More

What is a Franchisee? In the UK and in 2014

Do more men or women want to be franchisees? Which industry wins every year? The most interesting results of Franchise Direct UK's Prospective Franchisee Survey 2014 are analysed here, and compared to those in the US and those from previous years. Read More

Franchises vs. Business Opportunities

Business opportunities and franchises are two ways to set up a business without having to start from scratch. While they are similar, and have many overlapping features, they have distinct differences that an entrepreneur should acknowledge before signing on the dotted line to proceed with either. Read More

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Another new win for Wynne

Wynne Hughes, owner of Betterclean Services Swansea, has won another fantastic new contract with a local transport firm worth £25,000 a year, thanks to our latest carefully targeted cross-media marketing campaign. The new contract is the latest in an impressive list of new business wins the former senior sales executive has achieved since starting his Betterclean Services franchise business in Swansea in March 2012. Read More...

Franchisee Startups

Are you interested in owning your own franchise opportunity? Read the following inspiring franchise start-up stories, and be encouraged to find a franchise opportunity for you! If you discover a new career through Franchise Direct, tell us about it and we'll help you promote your new business franchise!

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New Card Connection Franchisees Recruited from Franchise Direct

Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has today announced two of its new franchisees have been recruited from Franchise Direct. David and Cathy Mason take over the Liverpool area and Bill & Hilary Davies will now run the Middlesbrough/Darlington territory. Read More...

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