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Franchise owner

Alternative titles for this job include Franchisee

Franchise owners are self-employed people who've bought a licence to operate a business under an established company's brand.

Average salary (a year)

Variable

Typical hours (a week)

40 to 42 variable

You could work

freelance / self-employed managing your own hours

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How to become

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How to become a franchise owner

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • applying directly
  • training with a professional body

College

There is no set entry route to become a franchise owner but it may be useful to do a relevant subject like:

  • Level 1 Principles of Business Start Up
  • Level 2 Certificate in Creating a Business Start up
  • Level 3 Certificate in Business Essentials

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for these courses vary.

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Direct Application

You'll usually buy into a franchise then get training from the franchise seller, often known as the franchisor.

You may find it helpful to get experience and skills in areas like:

  • basic accounting
  • sales and marketing
  • managing people
  • customer service

Other Routes

You could do training courses with a professional body to prepare for taking on a franchise.

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Career tips

You'll need access to money to buy the franchise and pay ongoing agreement fees.

Further information

You can get more advice about running a franchise from the British Franchise Association and the Gov.uk business pages.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • the ability to sell products and services
  • leadership skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • business management skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • maths knowledge
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day tasks you could:

  • comply with instructions on branding, signs, logos and colour schemes
  • operate to set standards and legal regulations, for example food safety
  • order stock or resources
  • attract customers and build up sales
  • keep accurate records
  • train and supervise employees
  • comply with health and safety regulations

Working environment

You could work in an office, from home or at a store.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

Once your business becomes established you may want to open more franchised outlets. This would allow you to hand over day-to-day operations to staff. You could then concentrate on managing the growth of your chain.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

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Courses In England

Certificate in Business Administration

  • Provider: NCG
  • Start date: 31 January 2022
  • Location: London

Business Administration - Level 1

  • Provider: CROYDON LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL
  • Start date: 26 April 2022
  • Location: Thornton Heath

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