Dublin, United Kingdom, March 08, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Franchise Direct (www.FranchiseDirect.co.uk/) the online resource for aspiring franchisees in the UK, has just published a Pocket Guide to Franchising, which is available to download for free on their website http://bit.ly/yDfknk and Facebook page www.facebook.com/FranchiseDirectUK.
This ebook, which has been written with insider knowledge of the UK franchise industry is an introductory guide for anyone considering starting their own business with a franchise.
Visitors to the Franchise Direct site will now not only be able to browse through a huge variety of franchise and business opportunities in a range of industries such as business consultancy franchises, through to automotive franchises and even pet care franchises, they will also be able to continue their research when offline, by printing the ebook or reading it on a Kindle or iPad.
Franchising works when a successful business shares its knowledge, experience and business model with an entrepreneur, in return for annual fees. Franchisors provide training and advice, and the franchise route to starting your own business has proven to be safer than going it alone.
With over 14 years of experience providing information to prospective franchisees and dealing with consultants and industry experts, the guide deals with the most important areas to consider when starting your own franchise.
Topics covered in the book include:
Franchise industry assessment
Personal assessment exam
Pointers for searching opportunities
Details of initial and ongoing costs
Meetings with lenders
Signing the contract
Focus on minorities, women, retirees, home-based and part-time franchisees.
A-Z glossary of commonly used terms.
Some of the franchises featured on site also feature special offers which are only available to Franchise Direct visitors. These offers vary from discounts on the franchise fee to extra promotional material to help launch the new business.
Individuals interested in starting their own franchise business can browse the range of exclusive offers and apply for information on financing on the Franchise Direct site by logging on to http://www.franchisedirect.co.uk.
Note for editors:
[Franchise Direct is an online portal for the franchise community. It operates a suite of ten multilingual sites with a presence in the USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Mexico, South Africa and Germany. Franchise Direct is home to hundreds of the best franchise opportunities available today as well as industry articles, helpful tips and advice on investing in a franchise opportunity in addition to a regular blog and news articles. Franchise Direct also has an interactive video forum where the user can watch streamed franchise videos featuring interviews with franchisors, existing franchisees and key industry figures.]
[Franchise Direct, the UK’s leading online portal for the franchise community has just published an ebook designed as an introduction to franchising for beginners. The book is available to download for free through their website http://bit.ly/yDfknk and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranchiseDirectUK) page.]