Understanding the business format of franchising

Franchising is a universally accepted and successful business format that has revolutionized the way small business is run and has contributed extensively to entrepreneurship, skills transfer and job creation. The two most universally accepted forms of franchising are: Business format franchising This is defined as a distribution network operating under a shared trademark or trade […]

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Owning more than one franchise brand

7 Reasons to consider owning more than one franchise brand Owning more than one franchise brand is now all the rage. This guide is the only one you’ll need to read to learn if multi-brand franchise ownership is for you. Owning franchises across several different brands is now hot and trendy in the franchising sphere. […]

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Buying a Franchise – What You Need to Know

Buying a franchise may be a good way to start a business if you don’t want to start from scratch. But it isn’t always. Here are some facts to help you decide if buying a franchise is the right choice for you. Are you considering buying a franchise? If you want to own your own […]

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Structures to expand your brand internationally

  Various structures have been developed to aid franchisors who want to expand their brands internationally, to deal with the difficulties in managing international franchise networks. 1. Master Franchise The most common and simplest structure for expanding a franchise internationally is by awarding Master Franchise Rights in the target country to a suitable indigenous individual […]

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Pros and Cons of buying an existing franchise

BUYING A FRANCHISE RESALE What’s better than buying a franchise? Could it be investing in an existing franchise for sale instead? There are many reasons why this could be the right decision for you. After all, when you start a franchise business, you’re bringing a brand, product or service to a new area. The company […]

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The ongoing costs of running a franchise

If the thought of launching a business and becoming your own boss is something you’ve always entertained, it’s wise to have an idea of what it will cost to keep your operations afloat. As you read this you may think about overhead expenses—things like rent, utilities and insurance—however, if you’re considering becoming a franchise owner, […]

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Top reasons to buy a franchise

Buying a franchise can be a life-changing experience. Make sure it’s a positive experience by doing your due diligence before signing a franchise agreement. A properly designed and executed franchise system can be an exceptional method of expansion, but franchise systems that are poorly designed or not well managed are to be avoided. Below are […]

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