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The Franchise Now Expo 2017 Milton Keynes

Come and be inspired ...

Are you considering setting up your own business? Have you thought of investing in a franchise? The AFA is proud to announce the first of a series of annual franchise shows across the UK ...

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DOR-2-DOR Leaflet Distribution Launches 3 New Franchisees

In Walsall, Coventry and Harlow ...

DOR-2-DOR leaflet distribution and printing have just launched 3 new franchisees for Walsall, Coventry & Harlow increasing its network to 70 franchisees across the United Kingdom ...

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The Rise And Rise Of Franchising In The UK

With growth comes risk ...

Research has recently revealed that nearly 100% of UK-based franchisees have recorded profitability in 2016. This is great news for both franchisees and franchisors ...

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Running A Nationwide Cleaners Franchise From Spain

It's all about good communication ...

We're showcasing the flexibility of franchising by publishing some words by Peter Munro from Nationwide Cleaners. One of his franchisees, Laurence, runs his UK franchise from Spain ...

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Let's Get Back To Basics: What Is A Franchise?

It all started with a sewing machine ...

I recently found some fascinating articles about the history of franchising which I thought I'd share with you this week. Did you know it all started right back in the 1850s?

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Issues To Consider Before Signing A Franchise Agreement

Remember, it's a major commitment ...

I've been doing a lot of research this week, looking into types of franchise agreement, ensuring that the AFA only signs up ethical franchisors who really want to help those they work with ...

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Making A Difference In Your Local Community

Getting involved can only benefit your business ...

I often find that there is a common misconception that franchises are merely part of large, corporate organisations rather than being local businesses. This is far from the truth ...

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Risk Assessments And The Right Level Of Staff Training

Health And Safety training for all ...

No matter how big or small your franchise business, everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely and without any risks to their, or anyone else's, health ...

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Partner Spotlight: Beresfords Chartered Accountants

Fixed fees and a wealth of knowledge ...

Today, my partner spotlight blog post is about Folkestone based Beresfords Chartered Accountants, one of our new AFA partner members. If you're franchising, you need the right accountant ...

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Top Tips For Starting A Business With A Friend

That's what friends are for ...

Have you ever considered starting a business with a friend? Starting up on your own can be daunting, and you may have been advised not to mix business with pleasure ...

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E-Learning For AFA Members And Franchisees

A partnership with Induction Junction ...

We are delighted to announce that the AFA has confirmed a partnership with Induction Junction and with immediate effect will be offering a new AFA member and franchisee e-learning service ...

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Member Spotlight: Dog First Aid Ltd

Empowering canine professionals to save lives ...

Do you love dogs and want to run a successful, proven business that provides essential services to the dog industry? If so, our AFA member, Dog First Aid Ltd, could be the ideal franchise ...

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