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There are around 600 businesses in the UK that are franchised but what is franchising and would it be suitable for you?
Franchising is a way of setting up in business for yourself but not on your own. With a franchise you run the business, but using methods that have been already tried and tested by another company, called the franchisor.
It is a way of being your own boss without many of the risk factors. However, you are ultimately answerable to the franchisor and this approach may not be for some people.
There are a large number of websites that deal with selling franchises a small number are listed below:
Opportunities to supply goods or services can be found on our tender and contracts page.
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