Buy a franchise

Opening up as a franchise business enables you to buy into a ready-made brand, usually one with an established trade mark and successful format.

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Buy a franchise - overview

Buying a franchise gives you a ready-made brand, with an established trade mark and successful format. Find out why it can be a winning format.

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Buying a franchise

Franchising allows you to set up a business following a proven formula - although you'll be subject to restrictions. Our guide to franchising.

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How and why I became a franchisee

Actress and singer Daniele Coombe owns the Exeter franchise for Monkey Music, for pre-schoolers. She explains how and why she became a franchisee.

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Q&A: Franchising agreements

Laura Clarke, associate solicitor at WBW Solicitors, answers key questions about franchise agreements and says the agreement needs to be in writing.

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Could you franchise your business?

Becoming a franchise could allow you to maximise your returns, but what does franchising involve and what issues do you need to consider?

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Successful franchises

Buying a franchise lets you start a business with a tried and tested model. Read case studies of entrepreneurs who successfully started a franchise.