It’s not all about big brands! Explore franchise opportunities on our 2-day FREE workshop – 8th & 9th August

We all know about the benefits and downfalls of independent business start-up, but few people think of franchising when they think of self-employment. So first things first: franchising is more than McDonalds and Subway. It is also not pyramid schemes. There are close to 1000 franchise businesses in the UK in almost every sector imaginable, including care, pet services, business coaching, printing, gardening, management services, children’s activities, education and others. It is a reputable, established industry with quality standards.

Starting a franchise over your own business can provide the following perks:

  • An established brand
  • Operating systems
  • Equipment and materials that you need to hit the ground running
  • Training on how to run the business
  • Support through the growth of your business

So all of the stumbling blocks you may hit when starting your own business are much easier to overcome in a franchise. But of course running a franchise also comes with its own limitations. This why NBV have teamed up with FranchisingWorks to offer the help and guidance needed when considering a franchise opportunity.

FranchisingWorks have the expertise to guide you through the process using impartial and informed advice. As a social enterprise, they are not in it for the money; this frees up their time to care about other things such as how best they can support you. Their interest is to help you start a business that will work, and our advice reflects this – it is honest, trustworthy, and realistic.

Overview of the workshop:

Day 1 provides a thorough overview of what franchising is, its advantages and disadvantages, funding to get started, our support, how to research opportunities and next steps – it is the essential first step to exploring franchising.

Day 2 is entitled ‘Introduction to Approved Franchisors’ workshop and provides a thorough taster of the variety of businesses who are approved on the Franchising Works programme, and therefore which we can support and help to access funding.

Workshops are tailored to attendees, providing all of the information that you need to see which franchise inspires you. We can then help you to make contact with those of interest to get the ball rolling.

So if you’re keen to learn more about starting a franchise and what opportunities are available to you, our 2-day FREE workshop will be the perfect starting point to your journey of self-employment.

Workshop Details:

Date: 8th & 9th August

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: NBV Enterprise Centre, David Lane, Basford, NG6 0JU

How to book:

Call 0844 887 2568* or Email

*calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge

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