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BFA franchising seminars

bfa Franchising Seminars at Manchesterbritish franchise association

The British Franchise Association is the only voluntary regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. It promotes ethical franchising practice in the UK, helping the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth. The bfa seminars are an extension of the Association’s work to develop, protect and promote industry standards. During these sessions, you’ll benefit from insights from industry veterans from a range of backgrounds.

Friday 13 March

10:30 - 11:15 | An introduction to franchising

  • How buying a franchise can change your life – on a personal and business level

  • What you should look for in a franchise

  • Why and when you should get legal advice

  • How to obtain funding and access financial help  

11:45 - 12:30 | Essential tips for franchising your business

  • What kind of business can be franchised?

  • Where to start and gain advice

  • Why and how to write a franchise agreement

  • How to protect your franchised business and the risks involved

15:00 - 15:45 | Essential tips for investing in a franchise

  • How to approach a franchisor and the questions you need to ask

  • The legalities you must consider if you are buying a franchise

  • What the banks are doing to support franchising in the UK

  • The bfa's recommended next steps

Saturday 14 March

10:30 - 11:15 | What to consider when choosing a franchise

  • The benefits of franchising versus starting from scratch

  • What a franchisor looks for in a franchisee and vice versa

  • What a franchise agreement is and when you need to use a solicitor

  • The importance of business plans and how to obtain funding

12:15 - 13:00 | Expanding your business through franchising

  • Where to start and what the main factors are to consider

  • The different type of franchisee that will fit your business

  • What it will cost to franchise your business

  • How to decide on a price for your franchise

14:45 - 15:30 | Making franchising your future

  • The different types of franchises available

  • The advantages of a buying a franchise

  • The size and expected growth of the franchise market

  • How the banks can help you fund your new venture