What support does the head office team give a franchisee?

The main difference between investing in a franchise opportunity and starting your own independent business is the level of support that you can expect from head office.
By Carl Reader – d&t accountants

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Franchise World magazine – Oct/Nov 2016 issue

Front cover feature: Maid2Clean

Maid2Clean, the management-style domestic cleaning franchise that has sold 164 areas. However, there are reports that it now has only 57 territories remaining in the UK.

How can a franchisor help me?

What kind of things would a typical franchisor do for you? Below is a list of some of the things that I’ve seen in different networks. Please bear in mind that this list isn’t exhaustive, nor does it mean that a franchisor that doesn’t offer each and every service is underperforming.
By Carl Reader – d&t accountants

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Franchise World magazine – Aug/Sept 2016 issue

Front cover feature: Franchisor of the Year awards

The winning franchisors celebrate their success at this year’s awards. Water Babies won the top title of the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year.

When Water Babies won the award, the judges praised them for their record of constant innovation and development.

Franchise World magazine – June/July 2016 issue

Front cover feature: HomeXpertsJune-July cover

HomeXperts is an award-winning estate and letting agency. They are looking to recruit 30 franchisees this year as it continues to expand its network.

The franchise model enables you to deliver a personal agency service whilst working from home or a small serviced office.

The golden rules for those looking to buy a franchise

Franchise World magazine asked Derrick Simpson, the now-retired co-founder of Franchise Resales Ltd., what are the key criteria for potential franchisees looking to buy a franchise?

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