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2017's New Franchise Opportunities

Declarations of ‘New Year, new me’ crowd social media pages every January, but wouldn’t it be better to read ‘New Year, new business’?

Choosing the Best Franchise for You

Choosing to open a franchise may be one of the most important decisions you ever make, and it should not be taken lightly. To get you started, here are self-reflective and self-evaluative questions you can answer.

Why to Franchise in 2017

There are always plenty of reasons to start a franchise, but 2017 may be one of the best times yet.

Social Investment Tax Relief for Home Care Sector

Britain’s Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) could provide yet another reason to consider a home care franchise.

Review of Franchising in 2016

Throughout the year, there have been huge successes within the franchise community, and major decisions that affect the future of the sector. As we reflect on the past year, here are some of the notable highlights.

Business Marketing Around the Holidays

There’s something magic in the air during the holidays, a sense of wonder and joy. The best business and franchise owners can pick up on that and use it to inspire.

Owning a Seasonal Franchise

Working only a few months each year may sound like a dream, but you can do so with a seasonal franchise!

Writing Your Business Plan

Starting a new business is an elaborate undertaking; a business plan can help you stay on top of the precise planning and preparation needed. Here are our top tips on crafting yours.

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Success Stories

View real-life franchisee success stories and be inspired to invest in your own franchise or business opportunity. You will be amazed by what's inside...

Franchisee Success Stories...

Carl Parsons says goodbye to burgers and hello to Countrywide Signs

Carl Parsons had spent 25 years running two McDonald’s restaurants. In that time he saw the organisation grow and grow. But, the bigger a company is, the more people involved - influencing how you run your business. After deciding he wanted more freedom and more control of his life, Carl began the search for a new franchise that he could run in his local area, Corby. 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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SITB: From Used Cars to Vending Machines

SITB Franchise Owner Stewart Dearling found this top vending franchise through Franchise Direct. Read More...

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