Daley Thompson & The Travel Franchise Give To Charity

The Travel Franchise Raises £1977 for Charity

At this year’s Travel Franchise Christmas party, not only did we have fantastic fun, Daley Thompson helped us raise £1977 for the charity Mind. Find out how.

Homeworking Travel Agency of The Year 2017

For the third year in a row, our travel homeworking business has been voted Homeworking Agency of The Year. A top accolade for a top business. Find out more
Travel Franchise Annual Conference

The Travel Franchise Annual Conference

There is always a lot of excitement around our Annual Conference, none more so than this year. After a year of breaking all records, winning so many awards and creating so much success, what would our conference hold for everyone?
Travel homeworkers on Elite Experience with The Travel Franchise

The Elite Experience in Mauritius

We’ve come to the end of an amazing week in Mauritius as everyone heads home to the UK. What started off as an educational trip has turned into a journey of discovery for many. 29 of our team, our business partners and our friends, 1 amazing island, 7 stunning hotels, 3 days of coaching but most importantly, ‘countless’ memories and moments have been created.
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10 Reasons to Book a Holiday Through a Travel Consultant

Check out the 10 most important reasons why people MUST book your next holiday with a Travel Consultant rather than booking their holiday direct
Steve Mitchell joins The Travel Franchise

New Addition to The Travel Franchise

The Travel Franchise has invested heavily in helping ensure your new travel business is as successful as possible. Steve Mitchell is appointed Head of Franchise Business Development

The worlds first franchise that gives your money back?

The Travel Franchise gives back 100% of it’s franchise fee! We reward those who complete training and get active. Find out how you could get all of your franchise fee back within 12 months.

Franchising and Single Parents; Why It’s a Perfect Match

In Britain, more than 650,000 single parents are unemployed and it’s understandable to see why. One of the biggest challenges facing single parents today is finding suitable work that will fit around family arrangements.

You may not be able to work full-time or even the idea of returning to work could be daunting for you, but nearly half of unemployed single parents are considering starting their own business due to the lack of flexible and rewarding jobs out there. So, here’s why franchising is perfect for single parents: Flexible  A good franchise model should work around you and your life, meaning you can tailor your working day around you and your kids. Many franchise businesses, including the Travel Franchise, are home based and offer flexible, even part-time hours, meaning you can work from nine to three to fit in with the kid’s school time. Home Based Another benefit of franchising, is that it fits in with single parents, especially those with young kids as most franchises are home based. This means you work from home in your designated office, pick up the kids from pre-school in the afternoon and return to work if you need to. Support Many single parents lack the confidence to start working again after leaving the job market for so long. However, you needn’t be scared about running your own business in 2017. A good franchise will have a team in place to support you through the learning and confidence building phase of your training. You would then also get support from fellow franchisees that have completed the training. Independence  Franchising can offer the chance for single parents to be their own boss and take control of something that is their own. While it can be stressful in the first few months, once you see the end result of what you have achieved, you will appreciate the hard work you put in. Do you have a passion for travel? And want to be your own boss? For further information about joining The Travel Franchise, get in touch with a member of our team at 0800 084 8128

Travel 2 Homeworking Agents of the Year 2016

The Travel Franchise celebrate their ‘Homeworking Agents of the Year Award’ at Travel2’s annual awards.
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The 411 on Franchises: Part 2 – Choosing The Right Franchise For You

There are so many franchise opportunities out there, from fast food restaurants to mobile dog grooming, so choosing the right franchise can be a difficult decision. Each franchise will require you to put in a different level of investment in terms of money and time so you must pick wisely. There are factors you must consider when choosing the right franchise for you. This includes personal factors such as the time you can invest and what you’re good at and the franchise factors such as the kind of support or training they offer.

Here are our top tips to ensure you are choosing the right franchise for you:

  • Think about what you want from a franchise. Before you start researching franchises, you should start thinking about what you want to achieve. You need to ask yourself whether investing in this franchise will be a full time job or something to do in your spare time? Will the revenue need to replace your salary as an employee? You will need to be able to answer these questions to help find the perfect business for you.
  • Think about how much money you have to invest in a franchise. You must be realistic with your budget. The amount of money you have to invest will more than likely determine what franchise opportunities available to you. However, franchising takes time to be profitable so you must have enough money to live on until you make a profit.
  • Consider how much risk you can cope with. If you consider how much level of risk you can handle, this will help to eliminate some franchise opportunities. For example, if a franchise fails then your business will suffer too, losing you money and work. Investing in a long established, big-name company will provide less risks than investing in an up and coming franchise where risks are high.
  • Will you be able to invest enough time? Before investing in a franchise you must find one that fits the role you want to take. A couple of franchises offer the chance to be an absent owner and hire staff to manage the day to day running’s of your business. Most franchises require you to have a hands-on approach and work long hours to achieve success. Therefore you need to think about your commitments such as family, a job etc. and decide how many days and hours you are willing to work as part of the franchise.
  • Think about what you’re good at. Similar to looking for the right job, to invest in a franchise you must evaluate your skills, experience and personality to find the right franchise. Consider whether you prefer working on your own or in a team, or whether you prefer interacting with customers or managing staff. 
  • Franchise must have a strong support system for franchisees. In order to be successful, you must be able to have support when working under the franchise. If you buy into an established brand they must have a business model that can be followed so they should be able to guide you when starting up your business.
  • A variety of great corporate staff. In order to get to know the franchise, it’s important to meet with the owners and see how they work in the business and what kind of people they are. It means you then have a connection with them to help ease you in to the start up process.
  • Do they seem invested in helping your potential grow? Before you make the final decision to invest in a franchise, ensure that the company itself and it’s staff are dedicated in helping you and your business grow. This will show that the franchise care about their franchisees and you can guarantee a positive experience.
Next week, in the final part of our series, once you’ve decided on your franchise how do you make it a success? Stay tuned!