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With ten years experience in the franchise business, Franchise Direct has established itself as the biggest international franchise portal, therefore we know a thing or two about international franchising. Explore this section to read articles from our international franchise editorial team.

Franchises: From the US to the UK

July 27, 2016 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Industry
Visiting the UK from the United States for the first time, I observed several differences between restaurant and shop franchises. Read more.

How has McDonald's been so successful for so long?

January 12, 2016 / FRANCHISE ARTICLE International Franchising, Franchise Industry
It’s the biggest fast food chain in the world, with 32,000 outlets in 117 countries. How does it manage to sustain such success? Read more.

European Franchising – Trends and Developments

August 31, 2015 / TOP 500 ARTICLE International Franchising
The franchise industry in the European Union has tremendous growth possibilities. With over 500 million consumers in 28 nations, many franchisor companies worldwide, especially U.S. businesses, are eager to expand franchise units into Europe. Read more.

The UK's Largest International Franchise Event Returns to London in March

February 24, 2015 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Industry
Learn the important details of the British and International Franchise Exhibition, set to take place on 13 and 14 March at London's Olympia and set to help aspiring franchisees and franchisors alike. Read more.

The US Department of Commerce Grants Trade Fair Certification to the 2015 British & International Franchise Exhibition

January 6, 2015 / GENERAL INDUSTRY NEWS International Franchising
The US Department of Commerce granted this year's British & International Franchise Exhibition (London's Olympia, March) Trade Fair Certification, which means the big US franchise names are going to be exhibiting. Read more.

IFA Launches a Competition So Young Entrepreneurs Can Join the Franchise Industry

November 11, 2014 / BLOG POST International Franchising
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.

High Investment Franchise Opportunities at The National Franchise Exhibition and Franchise Opportunities Live

August 28, 2014 / GENERAL INDUSTRY NEWS Franchise Exhibitions, Franchise Industry, International Franchising
If you're thinking of investing a sizeable amount into a franchise, consider the high investment franchise opportunities and special facilities that will be available for you at the National Franchise Exhibition and Franchise Opportunities Live. Read more.

Franchise Direct Asia Opens Portals in Malaysia and Singapore

April 1, 2014 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Industry
Over four billion people; the largest land area in the world; more than 40 countries including the huge India and the Philippines…all of these features mean that Asia is one seriously significant continent. And it was never going to be long before Franchise Direct entered it. Read more.

What Happened at The 2014 Franchise Show in ExCel, London?

February 25, 2014 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Industry
On 14th and 15th February, the greatest franchise exhibition of the year was held in the ExCel Exhibition Centre, London. We just couldn't miss it, and three of our sales team travelled from Franchise Direct's European Head Offices in Dublin to set up stand and converse with franchise clients and potential franchisees. Here UK editor Ann-Marie gives us a day-by-day report on the whirlwind trip that they enjoyed so much. Read more.

The Franchise Associations and Groups You Can Join

December 23, 2013 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising, International Franchising, Franchise Industry
The new year is approaching, and it’s a good time to consider starting membership in a new network. There are quite a few associations and groups relevant to franchisors and franchisees in the UK, and here we provide a list of short descriptions of each one. Read more.
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