The franchise business will contact you by means of email and/ or telephone only to the email address and phone number you have provided.
By submitting the enquiry form you are consenting to send your personal information to the selected franchise business.
You also agree to receive further newsletter email marketing from What Franchise.
Why is a franchise less likely to fail than an independent start-up?
I’ll start with the caveat that the franchisor has been properly set up with the help of a British Franchise Association accredited consultant and is itself a bfa member.
Provided that is the case, the franchisee, even if they have no previous knowledge of running the business in question or indeed any business, will be provided with all the start-up services and ongoing training and support they need.
Many people like the idea of running a particular business, but rarely have the knowledge and experience to do so. Where should the business be located? What premises are required? How many staff with what skills, will be needed? How quickly will sales grow and when will the business likely be profitable? How should the products or services be marketed, sold and delivered? A good franchisor will know the answers to all these questions.
An independent start-up will not have such a broad range of expertise available to them or if they do will likely be paying a lot more for it than they will from the franchisor. The added advantage for the franchisee is that they will be operating under a recognised brand and a proven system, surrounded by like-minded people who all want to be successful.
Brian Duckett is chairman of The Franchising Centre, part of the world’s largest network of specialist franchise consultants.
You might also be interested in
Answered by Shelley Nadler
Shelley Nadler writes: Yes. It’s usual for the franchisor to demand the same qualifications and standards for... read more
Answered by Alan Wilkinson
Alan Wilkinson writes: It’s quite common for two friends to go into business together and the mechanism... read more
Answered by John Pratt
John Pratt writes: There’s a view that if a franchise works in a franchisor’s home country, it... read more
Answered by Louise Harris
Louise Harris writes: Start your research ahead of your attendance. Make the show guide your key resource... read more
Exciting Franchise Opportunities
Companies to Consider
60% bank funding, subject to status
Homecare by Kare Plus
Bark Busters Dog Training
£70,000-plus per annum
Part funding available
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™
Third party with up to 70% of set up costs
Earn over £60,000 per year
£150,000 per year
Get expert franchising news delivered straight to your inbox
Franchise news, advice and new opportunities delivered weekly.
Must Read Articles
Added 2 years ago | 2 min read
Added one day ago | 2 min read
Added 3 days ago | 2 min read
Find your next business opportunity
Search 100s of UK franchises and become your own boss today.
What Franchise Newsletter
Keep up to date with all the industry news