Choosing a Franchise – Top Tips

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With the thousands of franchise opportunities available it can be a daunting task to decide which one is for you.  

Adapted from CivvyStreet Magazine, September 2013. Words: Suzie McCafferty, Managing Director, Platinum Wave

This article aims to offer some practical advice based on my 14 years experience of running successful franchise networks as well as helping other businesses to franchise and recruit franchisees. Here are 12 steps to consider:

1 Are you suited to being your own boss?

Although you should receive excellent training and support from any reputable franchisor at the end of the day the development of the business in your franchise territory is your responsibility. It will require hard work; dedication and you will have to make sacrifices. Can you follow a system? – franchisors do not like mavericks! It is fine to use your initiative but the franchisor has already developed a business system, which is proven to be successful and profitable – there is no point trying to reinvent the wheel.

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2013 Health Partnership Awards launched

The ceremony honours the people, projects and initiatives that provide serving military personnel, including reservists, and their families and veterans with the very best in healthcare and social care. The awards are open to civilian health staff and military medics working within the Defence Medical Services , the NHS , and private or voluntary sectors.

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2013 Health Partnership Awards launched

2013 Health Partnership Awards launched

The ceremony honours the people, projects and initiatives that provide serving military personnel, including reservists, and their families and veterans with the very best in healthcare and social care. The awards are open to civilian health staff and military medics working within the Defence Medical Services , the NHS , and private or voluntary sectors. The 2013 awards ceremony, to be held on 21 May, is being hosted by the Welsh Government and, from today, people can nominate individuals or teams who provide care and support to Service personnel

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2013 Health Partnership Awards launched