What type of franchise is right for me?

8:38PM | Monday, 30 August 2010 |  Finding the right franchise for you is a process that should marry up with what you’re passionate about and what you can afford.

What are the disadvantages of buying a franchise?

8:36PM | Monday, 30 August 2010 |  The reasons that make a franchise so attractive to some can prove to be a turn-off to others. Being a franchisee requires a certain type of mindset and personality.

What are the advantages of buying a franchise?

8:12PM | Monday, 30 August 2010 |  The unofficial motto of the franchise industry is that franchisees are in business “for themselves but not by themselves”. This saying perhaps sums up the greatest strength of franchising.

Why should I franchise my business?

8:51PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 |  The idea of having little control over part of your business may not appeal to many budding entrepreneurs, but franchising your company could prove lucrative in the right circumstances.

How do I find a business to buy?

8:56PM | Saturday, 28 August 2010 |  There are number of ways to find a business to buy. Some are obvious, but a few are more subtle.

How can I grow my business?

8:42PM | Saturday, 28 August 2010 |  Entrepreneurs who want to grow their business can use a number of tactics.

The top 10 franchising mistakes

8:44AM | Wednesday, 25 August 2010 |  Disputes are breaking out as franchises become tougher to manage.

Do you have benchmarking in your franchise?

8:33AM | Wednesday, 25 August 2010 |  While the business model is important in determining profitability, it is often the franchisees themselves that are their own worst enemy in achieving a healthy bottom line.

Selling an existing franchise? Read this first.

8:23AM | Wednesday, 25 August 2010 |  Franchisees can make money out of their franchise in two ways – through the profits while they’re operating and through a capital gain when they sell.

Setting up your business for franchising

8:10PM | Tuesday, 24 August 2010 |  Matchbox's David Cohen talks about the success of a solid franchising effort and that businesses looking to expand should consider a similar path.