Post On : Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
  For some, access to finance has long been considered a barrier to business growth. The good news is, lenders love franchising. Proven and profitable business formats reassure lenders, providing them with confidence when making lending decisions. Assuming a franchisee is not funding a venture entirely from their personal savings, the key to the door […]
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    Banks love lending to franchises. The stance taken is more favourable than a totally stand-alone new start for a number of reasons. New franchise units are viewed as an extension of the franchise business, which is typically a proven and profitable ‘business in a box’. With hundreds of millions of pounds borrowed in […]
Post On : Monday, July 24th, 2017
Are you assessing the viability of growing and improving network performance? Do you have concerns about the performance of your franchise network?   Understanding the health of your franchise network is vital to improving your franchisees performance. Monitoring the right mix of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) across the network significantly improves the quality and accuracy […]
Post On : Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
  Last week Rob Orme became the youngest ever Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP), receiving his certificate at the bfa Annual Conference 2017. Chris Roberts QFP, Business Development Director comments: “Rob spent the 3rd year of his 4-year Business Management Degree working with us as an Assistant Manager. I was very impressed with his commitment and […]
Post On : Monday, June 26th, 2017
Sales Executive (Internal) based in Chinnor, Oxfordshire required by leading independent finance company providing financial services and training for the franchise industry. Highly competitive basic salary offered plus commission. Excellent career / progression opportunity for the right candidate. In additional to arranging Asset Finance we provide other key services to the franchise industry including the […]
Post On : Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
Expert article from Adrian Knight, founder and CEO of Knight Franchises.   As a team of franchise sales and resale specialists, we spend the majority of our time speaking with potential business buyers from across the UK, who are looking to invest in their next business opportunities.  Over time we have seen a trend in the […]
Post On : Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Theresa May called the General Election in the expectation of strengthening her hand in the upcoming Brexit negotiations. She hoped that a larger majority in the House of Commons would give her more wiggle room when it came to making tough choices, enabling her to fend off dissent, not only from the opposition but also […]
Post On : Friday, May 19th, 2017
On the 16th of May 2017 Chris Roberts QFP and Donna King QFP of Franchise Finance were delighted to award Jo Stone and Tracy Townend with the Woman Franchisor of the Year award. The Puddle Ducks Franchisors were finalists in the category for the 4th time in 5 years with this year being their first […]
Post On : Monday, May 15th, 2017
Last year’s retail mini-boom has fizzled out; the housing market is becalmed; capital spending by businesses is flat; and the long hoped-for export revival has yet to gain real traction. Against this background, a slowdown in economic growth was confirmed by the preliminary GDP figures for the first quarter, which were released by the Office […]
Post On : Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
  A business plan can be written for a variety of reasons. Here are just some examples: Define and assess a new business venture Evaluate growth and expansion plans An application for finance To crystalise business objectives and strategies The majority of our business plans are written to successfully arrange finance or to assist franchisees […]