NatWest’s free franchise seminars offer attendees a complete introduction to franchising
With over 900 brands to choose from, selecting the right franchise can be daunting. The NatWest franchise seminars are designed to provide impartial guidance and advice to help you make the right decision.
You will hear from a range of franchise brands, including ActionCOACH, Belvoir Lettings, ERA, InXpress, NIC, Tutor Doctor and Driver Hire. Franchises range from a man in a van operation to white collar. The seminars aim to offer information on the variety of models available.
The British Franchise Association/NatWest survey 2015 found that the proportion of franchise owners reporting profitability was 97 per cent. This compares with recent statistics of 80 per cent of standalone businesses failing in the first three years. It’s clear that franchising is a great route for those looking for a more secure and supported future in business.
Ian Arundell was looking for something different when he attended a NatWest franchise seminar to find out more about franchising.
“When I received the email inviting me to the seminar, I was looking for a change in career,” Ian says. “I booked a place to see what it was all about without any intention of taking the process further.”
The seminar sparked an interest for Ian. Five months later he had opened his franchise and is now using his existing skills to build something for himself.
“I had been looking at setting up my own business, but with the cost and success rates of franchising it was a bit of a no brainer,” Ian says.
“My advice to anyone looking into franchising would be to do your due diligence. If you’re not sure what you want to go for, the seminars are certainly very useful. The information I was given was excellent.”