In this, the second report by Raconteur on The Future of Franchising, we can read about corporate social responsibility within franchising as well as the potential costs involved when it comes to buying a franchise.
- When doing good is great for business
- Helping the world’s poor climb out of poverty
- Banking on franchises
- Growth in international franchising
- Fries and franchising
- Counting the cost of buying a franchise
- Watching the rise of the franchisors
There is also a column written by the British Franchise Association, Chief Executive, Pip Wilkins.
To whet your franchise appetite here’s a taster of some of the opening paragraphs:
“With more than 900 brands, including some of the best-known names on the high street, and a £15.1-billion contribution to the UK economy, franchising is a sector of prosperity.”
“Who would have thought that franchises could hold the key to stimulating local economies?”
“When it comes to business growth, there are few sectors that have performed as consistently well as franchising.”
“Franchising has long been the method of choice for brands looking to expand globally. The business model has universal appeal providing opportunities for those looking to run their own business.”
“Franchises provide a ready-made business model and support, but there are upfront costs, which can vary greatly.”