Take a fresh look at franchising


This weekend provides another opportunity to consider franchising.

The National Franchise Exhibition takes place this Friday and Saturday (18 – 19 February) at the NEC, Birmingham. And, with a range of exhibitors and seminars, it’s a great opportunity to find out more about franchising and decide whether becoming a franchisee is right for you. You may, for example, have expertise in a particular industry, yet want the relative security of a ready-made brand with a proven track record to give your newly-formed limited company the best possible start. Or, perhaps you’re looking to take your career in a completely new direction? Many franchisors provide all the product and service training you need as part of their package, so entering a new sector as a franchisee is not as scary as going it totally alone.

The show offers opportunities to set yourself up in business in a range of sectors, from fast food to fitness, from home tutoring to home improvement and from property to personal development. It could also be a chance to get an early foothold in an emerging sector – have you thought about running your own VapeStore?

To help you get the most out of your visit to the National Franchise Exhibition, it’ll pay to do a bit of research into franchising in advance. We recently looked at what you need to know about becoming a franchisee. We also spoke to leading business author, Carl Reader about making a success of franchising. So, if you’re new to this type of business, these articles will give you valuable background information ahead of the show.

The National Franchise Exhibition takes place at the NEC, Birmingham 18-19 February. Book your free tickets here.

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