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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

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

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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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...

EnviroVent Sheffield & Chesterfield Franchise Owner James Scott.

This year EnviroVent’s Former Social Housing Sales Manager for Yorkshire, James Scott, took the decision that would completely change his life - he purchased the company’s Sheffield and Chesterfield franchise territory. 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...

Welcome to John Haywood and his wife Davina, recruited through Franchise Direct

No+Vello is pleased to welcome two new franchise owners to the network, recruited through their profile on Franchise Direct. John and Davina Haywood have purchased No+Vello’s Portsmouth territory and have already located suitable premises to house the first of their new centres. With final details just waiting to be confirmed, the couple plan to open the doors to their new centre in May. Read More...

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Offer your customers top quality granite worktops with a franchise opportunity from Granite Transformations. Read More

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