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Focus – David Nelson

We are pleased to say we had an article in the Lancashire Evening Post recently talking about our business ownership workshops. Click the link below to find out more. Mr Franchise – LEP Focus

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David Nelson – Interview with That’s Lancashire

Take a look at David’s TV interview with That’s Lancashire. Talking all about our franchise guidance service, the risks involved and how we can help you overcome them.  

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The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Franchise (and What to Do Instead)

Buying a franchise can be risky and if you choose the wrong franchise you could end up going out of business and losing all of your up-front investment. If you used bank funding, you’ll still owe the bank even if you have given up the franchise! You could ruin your credit rating and you’d still […]

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Should You Hire a Franchise Consultant Before Buying a Franchise?

From many years of experience, I believe you should never buy a franchise without getting expert assistance and advice. In the same way that you wouldn’t buy a house without using a surveyor. Buying a franchisee is a major decision and commitment not just of money but of time and dedication and adequate time should […]

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What is it like to own a franchise?

Owning a franchise allows you to go into business for yourself, but not by yourself. A franchise provides franchisees with a certain level of independence where you can operate their business. Franchisors will offer you ongoing essential training and support to ensure you the highest possible chance of running a successful business. Entering the world […]

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How many of these everyday businesses are Franchises?

If a product or service can be sold and supplied to its customers through a network of local branches, then the chances are that it could work well as a franchise. Consequently, we find franchises in many different sectors – some very niche, and some high street names. But of course, if a franchise is […]

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What are the benefits of buying a franchise?

For aspiring business owners who want to start their own businesses enterprise with a proven track record and security, often franchising is a far better option. A franchise is based on an already existing proven business model that, in most cases, has worked successfully for other business owners. In most cases, buying a franchise means […]

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What are the fastest growing franchises?

The rate at which a franchise network grows depends on a number of factors; in this short article, I will consider the major ones, and provide examples by way of illustration – but I think its important to say that the rate of expansion of a franchise network isn’t always a good indicator of how […]

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What Are the Different Types of Franchise?

What is it that first springs to mind when you hear the word “franchise”? It could be the name of a very well-known fast food restaurant, the name of your favourite film or video game, or even your favourite American sports team. Already we have begun to see that there are many different types of […]

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What does it really cost to get into a franchise?

This is a great question, because the headline figures that you see in advertisements for franchises, often don’t tell the whole story. In my experience, most prospective franchisees want to know how much cash they will need to acquire and launch a franchise successfully; in one sense the ways in which their funds are spent […]

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