Whether you're an aspiring business owner looking to buy into an established brand, or proven enterprise builder looking to expand your empire, franchising presents an exciting opportunity to do both. Learn from successful case studies, experienced advisors and industry news.
Fund, invest, train and sustain: How to build a successful franchise
When Simon Vardy first set up his franchise business, Sim Trava, in 2004, his priority was to ensure sustainability and longevity. Fast-forward 11 years, and the company now owns and runs 25 Costa Coffee stores – with more in the pipeline. more»
Nick Williams: “Franchisee success means common sense, determination and dependability”
After a long career in franchising, there’s not much Nick Williams hasn’t seen. He talks to Business Advice about the current health of the sector, describing a “climate of self-employment" and how it encourages people to take the leap from employee to franchisee. more»
MyHome Islington founder: “If you can afford to fail, don’t consider franchising”
Niall Power traded in his City career for self-employment with MyHome Islington. For those looking to start their own business in a completely new sector, his story story may offer some inspiration. more»