Most franchisees use a mixture of borrowing and cash reserves when investing in a business. But what is the best funding formula?
Many businesses will be fearing the introduction of the national living wage but there’s plenty that franchises can do to lessen its impact
Investing in a big-name franchise offers no more guarantees than buying into a smaller brand. That's why the things a franchisee should ask before investing money remains the same says Alex Littner, MD of Boost Capital
Franchising is an attractive route for people looking to start their own business but it pays to get the whole picture before parting with your money, says Willem van Lynden of Boost Capital
There are many boxes that need to be ticked if a franchisor is to make a successful exit, says Brian Duckett, chairman of the Franchising Centre
A profitable business is a healthy business but how many franchisees can say with certainty that they’re in profit?
There was a time when banks were the only port of call for franchises looking to borrow. But things are very different in the post-recession era
If you’re going to avoid any nasty surprises, it’s important to thoroughly check out all of the financials before you buy a master franchise, says Brian Duckett, chairman of The Franchising Centre
Poor cash flow is renowned as the biggest killer of businesses. Carl Reader, director at Dennis & Turnbull, is here to offer franchises his top tips on keeping the money moving
Franchisors need to be increasingly mindful when finalising the predicted franchise costs for franchisees, whilst franchisees need account for small costs racking up