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Interviews With The Experts


The Consulting Franchise Industry

Franchise Direct speaks to Paul Lewis, UK Country Director at Expense Reduction Analysts, about the consulting franchise industry. He gives key insights into becoming an Expense Reduction Analyst, the training that is provided and the potential of the business.

HSBC: Financing a Franchise

In this month's guest article, HSBC UK discuss everything you need to know about financing a franchise. Securing a loan from a financial institution is easier than you think!

What is the Best Franchise to Buy?

Richard Pakey, Regional Director at Lime Licensing Group, writes about which franchise is best to buy in this month's guest article.

What Can We Learn from Top Franchises?

In our November guest article, MediaWorks discuss some of the top UK franchises in 2018.

Buying a Resale Franchise

Paul Rayment, Business Development Manager at Papa John’s, shares his thoughts on the benefits of purchasing a resale franchise business in this month's guest article.

Why Writing a Business Plan is Essential for Franchisees

by Franchise Direct| February 09, 2015| Franchise Advice, Interviews With The Experts, Franchise Articles
It can be incredibly tempting to procrastinate or even dismiss writing a business plan document. But in this article, 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.

Knowing If You're Suitable for Being a Franchisee: Lloyds Bank

Here an expert from Lloyds Bank tells us the types of personality that do and don't suit franchising; the practical traits that need to be considered such as finance and work experience; and how to know if being a franchisee is right for you.

The Day-to-Day Running of a Franchise: Mark Jennings from ActionCOACH

Mark Jennings, a successful franchisee with the business coaching franchise ActionCOACH, tells us what it's really like to run a franchise from day-to-day.

The Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship

Bill Hendrie from The Franchising Centre talks about the relationship between franchisee and franchisor and how to improve it, the problems that may be encountered and how standards are enforced.

Financing a Franchise

Mark Scott, Director of Franchise Development at NatWest, speaks to us about financing a franchise, how to get a loan, the importance of your business plan and what to bring with you to the bank.

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