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Media & Photography Franchises
With creative industries worth a staggering £10m an hour to the UK economy. Life through a lens could be a possibility if you are considering a franchise in Media and Photography.
Photography, Film & Media has always been a popular choice of hobby for many. It can be an exciting way to explore your creativity whilst making money.
Media and photography services are considered an essential requirement for many important life events, they act as a record of our lives journey from baby days to wedding days and everything in between. Many businesses chose to employ creatives to manage their media, and create a strong visual message and strengthen brand identity.
With advancements in technology and media a Media & Photography franchise is versatile opportunity and offers a chance to gain experience and learn more about this area of business. A Media & Photography offers many options in this popular industry whether you are studio based or prefer to be out on location with editing software getting smarter all the time there could be no better time to find out more about Media & Photography franchises.
Think merchandising franchises– think high volume quick turnover sales. Merchandising is big news around the globe. They are many possibilities with a merchandising franchises, from stands in shopping malls, to High Street stores, concessions or online sales.
Merchandising can be a lucrative market, with scope for growth as your franchise becomes more established. Unlike setting up a sales operation from scratch, by investing in a franchise, the supply chain, training and support is already in place. So your business will be up and running in no time.
Whether you would like to retail, gifts, accessories, newspapers there is a merchandising franchise available for most products we need to purchase on a frequent basis.
The trick is finding out what franchises gleam greater customer loyalty and retention. Look for a long term option that will yield well, areas you could consider may be greeting cards for example, this is an essential regular purchase for many of us and with reported sales of £1.75bn spent on greetings card in the UK during 2017 worth some thought.
Whatever area of merchandising you wish to explore, finding an area that you have a genuine interest in, will make for an enjoyable business venture.
With a reported 44% of UK households owning a least one pet, there are many Pet Franchises to help pet owners care for their pets. The health benefits of pet ownership, have long been known and pet owners are prepaid to pay to keep their pets healthy and looking good.
Ranging from grooming services to pet food delivery, vets to boarding services. There really is a pet franchise that may appeal to you. The old adage of never working with animals doesn’t apply! If you like animals, a pet franchise could be the right business for you.
A pet franchise can offer a good life work balance and a lot of job satisfaction, with training on the business method and an abundance of customers in your local area requiring your product or service to help cater to their pets every need. With customer retention and loyalty high in this area of business a pet franchise may be worth careful consideration.
Low Cost Franchises
So what is a low cost franchise? Well I suppose everyone will have a different definition of what they think a low cost opportunity is but for these purposes we will use an investment level of £15,000 or less as the guide price for a low cost franchise.
So does low cost therefore mean low earnings or profit? No, some low or even no upfront investment franchise or business opportunities can represent very high earnings potential. So why would a franchise business sell it a low cost even if the earnings potential was high? Well the initial franchise is generally determined by the cost to set-up which includes training, equipment, product and premises not the actual earnings potential. Sure sometimes with a recognized brand just the area alone will have a impact on the price as the largest the franchise area or territory, the more business will be obtained. That said that’s generally not the case for less known brands or new brands and if a franchise requires a lot of franchisees to provide national coverage and set-up costs are quite low then many will have an initial fee of under £15,000 to try to recruit as many franchisees as quickly as possible to grow their brand and provide a better service to their customers.
Some of the low cost franchises for sale under £15,000 include product distribution, pet related, children fitness and swimming, travel agency and even financial and business advice franchises so there is a huge choice of opportunity even if you are seeking a lower initial investment. The main thing to consider if the “overall” investment, just because a franchise has a low initial fee doesnt mean you won’t need to invest additional funds so when choosing a low cost franchise opportunity make sure you find out about all costs involved before you invest and as always seek professional advice.
Just because a franchise investment is low cost doesnt mean you should not carry out thorough research before you make any commitment. Regardless of initial investment check out the business and seek professional advice.
Home Based Franchises
Home based franchises, a business run from home have steadily risen over recent years, why? Home based franchises offer many opportunities, some of the include;
- More family friendly
- Better work & home life balance
- Increased earning potential, work when you want and potentially outside usual business hours
- Reduced child care costs
- Reduced overheads, less travel time, fuel and travelling expenses
Home based franchises have also steadily grown. Many so called white collar franchises are home based and include areas such as business consultancy, accountancy and bookkeeping, business training and coaching and internet businesses. In addition to these white collar home based franchises there has also been a steady rise is so called “Mumpreneurs”, mums that instead of seeking full or part-time employment around family life decide to set-up their own business on their own or via a home based franchise. Some of the businesses popular with Mumpreneurs include;
- Child care
- Childrens fitness such as football, swimming, dancing
- Beauty including hair & nail salons, tanning
Home based franchises can provide such great flexibility for men and women along with improved technology are surely set to continue to rise in the UK and therefore could provide a great opportunity for anyone seeking greater flexibility and a work life balance. That said always find out everything about the investment and business and seek professional advice before any investment.