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Marlowe's Burgers

Marlowe's Burgers

Marlowe's Burger is expanding, and we're looking for passionate entrepreneurs to join our journey. With a commitment to quality, we're redefining what it means to be a food franchise.
Dream Doors

Dream Doors

Join the UK's #1 kitchen makeover brand. You’ll provide a recession-proof service that’s in great demand. No experience required. Min. Investment: £35,000
FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS

Thinking about which franchise is right for you? Make your statement with a FASTSIGNS business.
The Business Builders

The Business Builders

Looking for recession proof business that thrives in any economy? Or are you looking to ditch your 9-5 which is taking the life out of you?
Coffee Republic

Coffee Republic

Our unique coffee bean blend is of the finest quality, lovingly created by master roasters with decades of experience to produce the perfect espresso every time.
The Massage Company

The Massage Company

A franchise that offers you big rewards. We are proud to have started what we see as a revolution in Britain’s care & wellness industry. Min. Investment: £170,000
Geek Retreat

Geek Retreat

Join us in expanding the Geek Retreat brand into your own territory, and become a part of the Geek Retreat success story
The Wheel Specialist

The Wheel Specialist

Automotive wheel refurbishment franchise, the first in the UK to operate from fixed premises, allowing maximum business growth & profit. Min. Investment: £75,000
Creams Café

Creams Café

The UK’s leading gelato brand is offering entrepreneurs the chance to join their growing, unbeatable brand. Min. Investment: £300,000
Pack & Send

Pack & Send

PACK & SEND offers a unique owner-operator franchise opportunity in the rapidly growing global logistics sector, offering customers solutions to their shipping needs whatever they are sending. Min. Investment: £32,000
Ableworld

Ableworld

The UK’s leading retailer in the ever-growing mobility sector. You will operate a retail outlet selling motorised scooters and mobility aids Min. Investment: £50,000
Cello

Cello

Cello is a leading gift and home accessories retail shop. You can make homes look good and smell great with a selection of beautiful home fragrance products! Min. Investment: £29,000
Cocoba

Cocoba

Like the idea of running your own fun and fantastic chocolate cafe? If you have a sweet-tooth, love chocolate and have a passion for providing a great service, we want to hear from you. Min. Investment: £25,000
Buy & Bite

Buy & Bite

A slice of success with this budding East Asian restaurant franchise that is part of a multi-billion-pound market. Min. Investment: £100,000
Schmidt

Schmidt

Home interiors retail/showroom opportunity from the leading kitchen and interiors brand in Europe. Min. Investment: £70,000
Spitting Pig

Spitting Pig

There is no better time to become a Spitting Pig franchisee as there are only a limited number of areas left available. Min. Investment: £3,500
Signs Express

Signs Express

We offer you the independence to run your own £750,000+ Signs Express centre with the support and guidance from our established network, and Monday to Friday working hours. Min. Investment: £65,000
More Than Loft Ladders

More Than Loft Ladders

A successful, long-running business now offers the chance to get in early as it expands across the country through franchising. Min. Investment: £40,000
Engino

Engino

The chance to make a difference in the next generation while building your successful business in an award-winning franchise. Min. Investment: £35,000
Ghost Burgers

Ghost Burgers

A fantastic opportunity to be part of a new, growing franchise across the UK in the always in-demand fast-food sector. Min. Investment: £150,000

Franchise Spotlight: Retail

There are a lot of franchise opportunities in the retail sector. Read this to get a clearer idea of what they are!

The retail sector is one that can feel the impact of economic changes more than other sectors, however, in many ways, being part of a franchise network keeps you better insulated.

This is usually down to a combination of brand trust and lower prices. When buying in bulk for a network rather than a single unit, franchisors can keep costs low.

The option of better high-street positions and marketing campaigns are also a perk of being part of a bigger brand.

There are many aspects of retail that are quite fickle. If you own a fashion retail shop, it can be a great advantage to have the help of the head office in order to stay ahead of the trends to keep head office informed of what is popular in your territory.

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Retail franchises

There are a lot of franchises that are thriving in the UK. Ableworld is a franchise in the mobility aid sector that is a sector that is getting bigger as people live longer. There has been a growth in the number of old people in the UK and this is a large part of why Ableworld has been able to grow as it has.

The franchise director at Ableworld, Paul Boniface, says that franchising will be what the company focuses on in order to expand.

Clarks is a well-known retailer that specialises in selling shoes. Thanks to the way the business has expanded through franchising, they sell over 105 pairs of shoes every 60 seconds.

Clarkes is looking to expand through the franchising model globally and they have already done so significantly. 

Another company that is expanding globally thanks to their franchisees is Aftershock, a clothing company that works alongside franchisees to keep their businesses market-focused and their stock on trend. 

Sporting-goods retail franchises are also an option for potential franchisees. Nevada Bobs is an American company that has expanded into the UK and franchisees have seen a lot of success in the retail sector with these stores.

Retail

Franchisee profile

Retail franchisees often come from a retail background, but not always. Money-handling and people skills are important, although, with something like a convenience store, customers need very little assistance (unlike, say, a clothes shop).

Hiring the right employees and keeping them motivated will be a large part of your role running a retail franchise - they can make or break your business as the first people that your customers see when they walk into your shop, and they will leave the strongest impression.

If you want to become a clothing or fashion retail franchisee, you will need to have an eye for fashion even though you will be assisted by head office when buying.

Having a general knowledge or interest in the type of product that you are selling will help you to be able to authentically engage with your customers.

Becoming a franchisee of a retail store is going to be a great option for people who are ready to work hard and interact with customers and staff. You will still need to do some market research in order to decide which franchise is the one of which you want to become a part.

A good strategy is to think about what your end goal is and be sure about how you will be able to get there.