Top 5 franchise ideas for the New Year

The beginning of a New Year is often a time for us to take stock of our lives and consider what we want to achieve over the coming months. We’re also entering a new decade, which can act as inspiration for setting some longer-term career and work goals.

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Many of us are looking for a new challenge this year, whether it be a new job or the opportunity to start a business. If becoming your own boss sounds tempting, you might like to consider UK franchise opportunities. Buying a franchise presents you with a proven business idea and the foundations on which to build your own company.

Here are our top five franchise ideas for the New Year:

1. Get Ahead

This business in a box offers various business services across the UK including social media, marketing, admin and more. You can become a Regional Director – and find clients who want to outsource a business service, match them with one of the Get Ahead experts, and then manage the relationship.

You will have full control of your working hours, and benefit from the strength of an established, award-winning brand, with awards including a 2021 British Franchise Association Balance Award, 2022 SME News Best Admin Support Firm and Theo Paphitis ‘Small Business Sunday’ Award.

2. eDivert

eDivert is a home-based franchise opportunity offering business to business services. These include administrative activity, telephone answering, bookkeeping and diary management. eDivert also offers marketing services including direct email, social media activity and telemarketing.

Unlike some franchise opportunities, the franchisee doesn’t buy a geographical area. Instead, you’re supported to focus on the services you enjoy, with the ability to work UK-wide.

The business operates as a network, where each independent franchisee can take on and outsource work with other members of the eDivert team. This gives you both control of your work life balance and the ability to grow your business more quickly.

3. The Seasons Art Class

The Seasons Art Class runs adult art classes across the UK and is continuing to expand through new area licences. This is an ideal part time business franchise that can be run from home.

Franchisees don’t need any art experience and will find that demand is high – classes are booked up to six months in advance. An established business and marketing system make it easy to get this franchising idea up and running.

Each art class is run by a qualified tutor and you run the business in a managerial capacity. Training and support is provided every step of the way.

4. Diddi Dance

If you have a passion for working with preschool children and are looking for a work/life balance around school drop offs and pick ups then this could be a great franchise for you.

The Diddi Dance team provide full practical and business training, so you don’t need to have any prior experience of dance or business. Their Head Office team also support you throughout, and guide you through every stage, from open day, to business plan, right through to signing your contract and launching your business.

Their franchisees are so proud to be part of diddi dance that they have a 5* franchisee satisfaction rating.

5. PA2GO

An exciting work-from-home opportunity in a lucrative industry, PA2GO is a dedicated telephone answering service for small to medium sized businesses which has been running for 40 years. Investing in a PA2GO franchise offers a unique chance to become part of a reputable, highly recognisable, nationwide brand.

Starting a PA2GO franchise is a way that you can start a PA business with a lot of support. You can become your own boss, work to your own schedule either remotely or office based and reap the personal and financial rewards that come with running a successful business.

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