Kick starting careers with franchising in 2016

The forthcoming National Franchise Exhibition and The British & International Franchise Exhibition mean aspiring entrepreneurs can start the New Year exploring exciting business opportunities.

Is it time for a franchising change?

2016 marks an opportunity for public sector workers to make a change to the way that they work. Paul Stafford of the British Franchise Association examines why franchising is a good option.

Franchising is a sector that has changed dramatically in recent years, experiencing substantial growth. The British Franchise Association explains the key personality traits and skills that make successful franchisees

Paul Stafford of the British Franchise Association lists the five most important factors to consider before embarking on a career as the head of a business franchise

The highly transferrable skills often demonstrated by public sector professionals are very sought after by franchisors seeking their next franchisee, writes Paul Stafford of the British Franchise Association

Franchise businesses across the UK have reported record highs in turnover and full-time employment, according to the 2013 NatWest British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchise Survey

The success rates of franchising and its continued growth through the last few years of economic difficulties are underpinned by it being operated properly – providing the right training, the right support, and the right opportunity for the right people. The British Franchising Association gives invaluable advice about the recruitment process

The increasing popularity of franchising saw the industry increase its economic contribution to the UK by £1bn to £13.4bn in 2011, representing eight per cent annual growth during a year in which UK GDP increased by only 0.8 per cent. Paul Stafford of the British Franchise Association elaborates

Richard Holden, head of franchising at Lloyds Banking Group explains what to look out for when considering investing in a pre-packed brand.

With more than half a million people working in the industry in 2010, according to a survey by NatWest and the British Franchise Association, franchising seems a popular career choice

Could a franchise business be your next step? Franchising has consistently outperformed other start-ups, says Tom Endean from the British Franchise Association

What are the things to consider when investing in a franchise, asks Tom Endean from the British Franchise Association

Are you looking for a new challenge and want to become your own boss? Welcome to the world of franchising

Looking for business success? Tom Endean, British Franchise Association, highlights some key steps for prospective franchisees