Help in starting up a franchise business
If you live in Greater Manchester, we can help you to determine whether franchising is the right course for you. If it is, we will introduce you to suitable franchisors and assist you with your market research and business planning.
Need finance to get into business? We can also help you find the money you need to start up your own franchise business, which includes our unique Licence Fund to help meet the start-up costs for successful candidates with insufficient financial resources of their own.
Franchisees go into business for themselves, not by themselves. Franchising can therefore be described as supported self-employment. 90% of franchise businesses are still operating after 5 years. Many franchise businesses can be started with little experience, training and cost. There are franchises available for almost every type of business so you can find a franchise to meet your interest, whatever it is.
“FranchisingWorks has helped me immensely. It provided a really good insight into what franchising is through the workshops and made me realise that franchising was a good option for me as someone new to self-employment.
"I’d gone to the workshop with the idea that I wanted to be self-employed and with another children’s activity franchise in mind, FranchisingWorks advised me to look at other franchise options and compare them. As a result I discovered The Creation Station. One-to-one meetings helped me to weigh up the pros and cons of the business, conduct effective due diligence, formulate a business plan, work out financial projections and apply for funding.
FranchisingWorks has been a support and point of contact every step of the way. It was important to me to be able to drop my daughter off at school and pick her up; the business allows me to be able to do this”
So whether you are currently unemployed, not-in-work, facing redundancy or simply interested in going into business for yourself, please contact us.
The programme is led by franchise professionals and works closely with local business support organisations, the banks and the UK franchise community. Sponsored by RBS Group, NESTA, AGMA, and New Economy, FranchisingWorks is piloting in Greater Manchester.
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