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Zees and Zors: How to Rock that Relationship

The relationship between franchisor and franchisee is often fraught with misunderstanding. BRIAN DUCKETT of The Franchising Centre offers a clear view of what each party can expect from the other. Anyone working in franchising knows that the relationship...

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Are a franchisor’s ongoing fees paid on a monthly basis?

In the majority of cases yes they are, and that is what we’d normally recommend to our clients. Whatever those fees are for, be they management services fees, payments for goods supplied, rental payments on equipment, contribution to national marketing or...

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If I buy a franchise, who is in control of the business?

Assuming you will be the majority shareholder and will take day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the business then you will be most definitely in control. However, remember that the purpose of that business will be to operate, under licence, an...

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Here’s Where to Find Your Master Franchisee

The 7th Annual Franchise Pool International Global Franchise Forum in Naples this April is the place to find your master franchisee, says Brian Duckett of The Franchising Centre Master franchisees come in all shapes and sizes; they have a range of...

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The Right Move

How do you know which franchise will work well for you? Alan Wilkinson on the questions you should ask yourself So you have decided that you want to take on a franchise, but you’re not sure which, of the 900-plus brands available in the UK franchise...

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Why Should I Franchise in South Africa

Think of franchising in Africa and you should be wonderstruck by the wealth of possibilities! Africa offers untapped franchise expansion potential and like all other emerging markets, expansion brings challenges and huge opportunities. Currently, only a handful of...

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How is a franchise business valued when it’s put up for sale?

One thing you can be sure of is that it will be valued differently by the seller and the potential buyer. It will then be differently valued again by a resale broker, an accountant, an independent valuer and even the franchisor. Everyone looks at the deal...

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How do I get the most out of a franchise exhibition?

Franchise exhibitions, and their place in the franchisee recruitment process, have changed greatly over the years but they still have an important part to play for both franchisors and their potential franchisees. The advent of the internet and social...

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Expand into South Africa

Are You Seeking a Master Franchisee in South Africa? If South Africa is on your list of possible target markets to expand into, here is an opportunity for you. In November I am visiting South Africa to meet with the Franchise Association and a number of...

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Women in Franchising

Have a look at The Women in Franchising article here, featuring our very own Pam Gordon... READ HERE...

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Collaborate to Strengthen our Franchise Industry

The theme of this year’s British Franchise Association conference was “The Power of Collective Ambition – strengthening collaboration across our industry”. With fifteen franchisees joining the delegates for the first time I was delighted that The...

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Do items purchased through a franchisor include any mark-up?

It’s possible that they do, not least because in some cases the franchisor is the manufacturer or wholesaler of bespoke, branded items and makes its profit from such markups rather than from management services fees. What matters is that however...

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Walk This Way

Senior franchise consultant Alan Wilkinson reveals why you should ditch the hum drum office job and become your own boss with a franchise Are you fed up of the daily grind of Monday to Friday, nine to five? Or perhaps its eight to six, or seven days a week...

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Sack the Boss – Become a Franchisee

Are you fed up of the daily grind of Monday to Friday, 9 to 5? Or perhaps its 8 to 6, or 7 days a week on shift patterns. Either way, you are probably working hard for a wage, whilst helping to make somebody else wealthy. Perhaps now is the time for you to...

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