Elliott Boyden

When considering potential franchisees, what traits do franchisors look for? Well many of the qualities will vary according to the specifics of each franchise industry. For example, an estate agency franchise might require excellent sales skills; an automotive repair franchise might require certain mechanical abilities; a beauty salon franchise might require creative and customer satisfaction skills.” Beyond the industry-specific traits, […]

Here are the main provisions covered in most franchise agreements. It’s important to know what to expect before looking at contracts so that you can make an informed decision about whether to accept a franchisor’s terms. Franchise contracts are legally binding, so be sure that you can abide by the terms before signing. Franchise Territory and Boundaries Each franchise location […]

Landlords have a tough time as it is. As well as having to manage their property portfolio, they also have to ensure maintenance is up to scratch, handle enquiries from their tenants and importantly, ensure they have enough people in their properties so they can make money. While online systems aren’t going away, using a letting agent can help massively. […]

The initial franchise fee, marketing costs, and ongoing operating costs means buying a franchise may require a large amount of capital. All businesses need capital when it comes to starting up, and franchises are no different. Here at Home-Xperts, we’re able to make this whole thing a lot easier by helping prospective franchisees get funding from Star-Up Direct. Now more […]

Sussanne Chambers offers honest advice to franchise seekers… The subject of Sussanne Chambers’ latest column in Elite Franchise Magazine may have come as a surprise to many this month. It is unusual that the owner of an established UK franchise would ever urge someone not to consider franchising. However, upon further inspection, the piece offers an opportunity for franchise seekers […]