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Why Writing a Business Plan is Essential for Franchisees

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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