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2015 Set to be a Brilliant Year for Entrepreneurs

The first month of 2015 isn't over yet, but already the rise of interest in the franchise industry shows that this year is going to be a buzzing one for people in the UK planning to start their own business. Read More

Analyse the Franchise Agreement

You've done your research, and you feel ready to sign the 'franchise agreement'. But what is the franchise agreement and what clauses should be covered within the document? Find answers here… 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

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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Charles Reid case study: “Since choosing ERA I haven’t looked back.”

“Being around other people with the same attitude is what makes the ERA franchise hugely beneficial.” 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!

New Franchisees...

Doug Durnford (Milton Keynes) found Cafe2U through his research on Franchise Direct

Doug gave up his call centre job for a major credit card company for the excitement of Cafe2U. Doug Dunford invested in a franchise opportunity with Cafe2U and is now running a successful coffee business. Read More...

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Banana Moon Day Nursery

This is one of Britain's best day nurseries. If you love working with children, this franchise will suit you. Read More

Countrywide Signs

Countrywide Signs erect 'For Sale' and 'To Let' boards on behalf of estate and letting agents throughout the UK. Read More

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