Are you looking to buy or invest in a business? Perhaps you’ve recently been made redundant or you’re just tired of working for someone else? Franchising can offer a solution – by becoming a franchisee you can start your own business, with the support of a proven network.

In this section, we provide you with enough information to gain an understanding of the concept and benefits of investing in a franchise and point toward AFC products and services that are designed to help the prospective franchise investor make the right choice

Research the Franchise Market

Choosing the franchise that is right for you is an exciting time, but with so many franchises available, it can be hard work identifying the right opportunity for you. Franchise publications, websites and market research services offer a guiding light, presenting a wealth of information and guidance on the franchise opportunities available in the UK.

Franchise Publications and Websites by AFC

All AFC franchise websites and franchise publications offer you the opportunity to register for free as a prospective franchisee. By completing a profile of yourself and indicating specific brands or industry sectors of interest, you will receive further information from suitable business format franchises seeking franchisees in your area.

Take the Test!

Franchisees are expected to bring their full time and attention, experience, and abilities to the enterprise in order to make their franchise business and the franchise network succeed. Do you have what it takes to own a franchise? Why not take the test to see if you are suitable.

Franchise Matchmaking

Whatever your reason for considering franchising, with the assistance of the FranMatch team, you will be able to find an opportunity that will offer you the work/life balance you have always dreamed of. Find out more.

Own a Master Franchise

A Master or Regional Master Franchise opportunity provides a serious investor with the ambition to build a scalable business as a longer-term investment. You act to replicate the proven business model, including recruiting, training and developing your own franchisees. Find out more.

Advice and Guidance

Using decades of experience in the franchise industry, AFC has written definitive advice and guidance for prospective franchisees seeking to fully research franchise opportunities. Read these articles for key advice and guidance:


To find out how AFC can help you, call 01603 703254, email or complete our online enquiry form.

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