Given the problems many start-ups face in accessing finance and keeping a healthy cashflow, the temptation to become a franchisee in a seemingly strong, secure brand is understandable.
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However, as business expert Marc Peskett points out today, there are some crucial questions you need to ask before you invest in a franchise. Make sure you read his advice before you sign on the dotted line.
Elsewhere today, we explain what’s involved in starting up a floristry business and mentor Deb Templar espouses the benefits of holding an event for your customers.
Oliver Milman, editor