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    Work Ideas/franchise ?

    Hi any one know of any good franchise type jobs as my parents in law would both like to leave employment. They are based west of Birmingham.

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    What kind of work are they hoping to do? I know some of the bigger food chains have franchise businesses...

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    Some of the franchise "products" cost more than it is worth. Ie the "chips away" is one, why not buy a company someone else is selling, it saves having to buy uniform, products etc from the company you are tied in with.

    Depends what they want to do, I fancy doing a b+b when I can

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    If franchising, they would best off looking at what has been doing well (for atleast 5-8 years) in the metropolitan area's (London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol) and then going along similar lines...reason being, gives them an advantage in the market.

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    cleaning things that no-one else wants to clean (steam cleaning wheelie bins and ovens) seems popular around here, as does ladderless window cleaning...

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    It might well be worth having a dig round

    UK Business Forums - the UK's most active help and advice forum for owners, managers and entrepreneurs of small businesses and startups.

    But the impression I get is that a lot of franchises are pretty rotten. You could potentialy end up with less freedom, working longer hours, more responsibily and earning less then being employed. Oh and you'll probably have a large wedge invested just to top it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    as does ladderless window cleaning...
    i assume only tall people take up this franchise.....and do bungalows only?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    i assume only tall people take up this franchise.....and do bungalows only?

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    There is a Franchise fair once or twice a year which are always good.

    The National Franchise Exhibition | 24 & 25 February 2012 | NEC, Birmingham | Why visit

    Lots of useful ideas.

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