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Franchise Direct UK's Franchise Focus Blog is a dedicated resource for potential and existing franchisees to stay informed about the franchise industry. You will find industry news, franchise tips, trends and much more...

Why Writing a Business Plan is Essential for Franchisees

October 16, 2014 / BLOG POST Starting Your Own Business, Guest Bloggers, Franchise Advice
It can be incredibly tempting to procrastinate or even dismiss writing a business plan document. But in his latest blog post, the wise and experienced franchise consultant Alan J Gibson explains why it is so important to put one together, and how to do it successfully. Read more.

Going to the National Franchise Exhibition? Meet Some of the Exciting Franchises on Offer…

September 23, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise News, The Franchisee's Perspective
Don't forget to find out information about the franchises before you go to the Exhibition. Doing your research will not only earn you greater respect in the eyes of these established brands; it will also give you an advantage over the other potential franchisees. Read more.

The Practical Steps to Becoming a Franchisee

September 18, 2014 / BLOG POST The Franchisee's Perspective, Guide To Buying A Franchise, Guest Bloggers, Franchise Advice
In his previous article, Alan J Gibson provided us with tips on how to find the right franchise for you. 'Play to your strengths', 'look in the mirror', 'choose with your head as much as your heart' all that contemplation is out of the way and the franchise hath been chosen, he gets down to business and explains what the practical steps are for getting yours up and running. Read more.

What is a Franchisee? In the UK and in 2014

September 1, 2014 / BLOG POST The Franchisee's Perspective, Funding the Franchise Business, Franchise Direct Visitor Survey, Entrepreneurship
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.

How to Find Your Ideal Franchise – Self-Assessment, Investigation, and Due Diligence

August 18, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Advice, Guide To Buying A Franchise, The Franchisee's Perspective
Alan J Gibson is an experienced franchise consultant with The Franchising Centre. In his latest blog article, he gives 10 excellent tips to consider when you are faced with the daunting task of choosing the right franchise for you. Read more.

Franchising Versus Going It Alone: The Five Types of Potential Franchisees

July 10, 2014 / BLOG POST Starting Your Own Business, Interviews With The Experts, Entrepreneurship
Alan J Gibson, QFP, FCMI, is an experienced franchise consultant. He will be providing us with blog posts for the next few months, and in this article he takes a new approach to categorising potential franchisees into five different types, asking if they're suited for the task of setting up a franchise. Read more.

Read About the Officially Fabulous Franchisors

June 25, 2014 / BLOG POST The Franchisee's Perspective, Franchise Industry
Tomorrow the British Franchise Association will be hosting its much-anticipated annual Franchisor of the Year Awards. Here we summarise the bfa's statements on why they decided these 10 stood out amongst the large number of entrants. Read more.

Time for a Change? – The Top Ten Reasons to Buy a Franchise

June 10, 2014 / BLOG POST Starting Your Own Business, Interviews With The Experts, Guide To Buying A Franchise, Franchise Advice, Entrepreneurship
With less than a month to go to the halfway point of 2014, this is an ideal time to take stock of the year and your aspirations to set up your own business. Read the article that summarises perfectly how franchising provides the right candidates with proven systems, tools, training and support to help them combat the main reasons for business failure. Read more.

Seven Things You Need to Be a Successful Franchisee

May 9, 2014 / BLOG POST The Franchisee's Perspective, Starting Your Own Business, Franchise Advice, Entrepreneurship
Starting and operating a franchise is a challenge, and it takes certain traits to succeed. Read this useful article describing seven important characteristics that you will need as a franchisee. Read more.

Terms and Conditions for the UK Prospective Franchisee Survey 2014 Giveaway

May 7, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Direct Visitor Survey, The Franchisee's Perspective
Here are the Terms and Conditions for the iTunes Store gift voucher draw, available to certain entrants of the UK Prospective Franchisee Survey 2014. Read more.
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