Franchise Information Centre

Our information centre offers you all you need to know about franchising, business, and entrepreneurship. Discover guides and franchise success stories to understand the concept of franchising better, or to keep informed about the latest franchising tips and tricks.

Why are some of my business locations successful and others aren’t?

You’ve opened up new branches or sales outlets with optimism and excitement but are now struggling to understand why some locations are successful and others aren’t. Your catchment areas were large, heavily populated, and close to other thriving businesses. So they...

What is Business Location Planning and why it matters?

If you’re a business thinking about opening new branches or relocating your premises, how do you go about planning the right locations for your customers and staff? At Tech4T we specialise in helping businesses and other organisations find the perfect...

Do competitors nearby attract footfall to my business?

If your business has bricks and mortar locations such as shops or venues, it is essential that as many customers as possible are coming through those doors. Whether you are looking to open up a store, a trade counter, or...

Business owners – how big should your franchise territories be?

When you are planning on growing your brand by selling franchise territories, size really does matter – but perhaps not in the way you might think. If you want to attract potential franchisees, you will want to convince them that...

What do I need to consider when planning a business location?

Planning the location of your new branches or business premises is a big decision. Get it wrong and you risk significant costs and damage to your long-term success. But what kind of factors do you need to take into account when...

What is the value and benefit of a sales territory map?

As a sales manager or business owner, you will know how important it is to ensure your sales team has the best chance of maximising their sales potential. But how can a sales territory map play a vital role in...

Do You Want To Be A Franchisee?

Buying a franchise could be a great way of getting your very own business, and you would not be alone either. Believe it or not, franchising has been widely accepted for around 50 years now; it is neither a...

What Is a McDonald’s Franchise and do they Sell in the UK?

Unless you’ve been living the life of a hermit, you’ll no doubt be very much aware of the world’s favourite burger chain, branches of which can be found on pretty much every high street. McDonald's began its life as a...

Attending Franchise Exhibitions: If You Are Thinking About Buying A Franchise

Great news for you, if you are still looking to buy a franchise, there are plenty of events to help you to do so. There always has been historically anyway, but the covid pandemic put a temporary halt to...

Do Krispy Kreme Sell Franchises in the UK?

Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937 by James 'Papa' Krispy. It's a sweet story about the Krispy Kreme franchise that they have become a truly international brand. Although Krispy Kreme doughnuts have been around since 1937, Brits have only enjoyed...

Being Your Own Boss Vs. Being Employed: 4 Reasons Why Running Your Own Business Is Life-Changing

Have you ever considered becoming your own boss, starting your own business, or launching an entrepreneurial career? You’re not alone! In fact, almost two thirds (64%) of the UK workforce wants to set up a business. With more individuals than...

Can I Buy A Cash Converters Franchise?

We all like a bargain, and, every year, consumers worldwide make their hard-earned cash go further by buying and selling pre-loved items. The Australian-born company, Cash Converters, landed on British soil in 1991 and specialises in the trade of pre-loved...

The History Of Franchising: How It all Started and Where It Is Today

If you've ever thought about starting a franchise for yourself, you may have wondered how it all began so, in this article, we're going to take you through the history of franchising and how...

Franchising 101: How Does A Franchise Operate?

In the UK, there are over 1,000 franchise businesses, employing over 710,000 people and, in many cases, registering a turnover of £250,000. Despite this, a lot of people are still in the dark as...

The Risk Versus Reward Of Buying A Franchise

If you are looking for an extremely safe way of setting up in business, buying a franchise can be a great route for you. So, what is holding you back then? I mean, you...

14 of the Best Small Business Opportunities for 2021

In the UK, a great many of us will work a staggering 90,000 hours during our lifetime and, in an ideal world, we’d all have jobs that are rewarding and fulfilling. Sadly, this isn’t always...