Franchising 2012: How to get started in a tough market

Franchising is a great way to make your mark during difficult economic times, and there is help available for those interested in taking the plunge.

21st April, 2012
Franchising 2012: How to get started in a tough market
Orna Stokes, senior manager in Business Banking at Ulster Bank. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Given the higher success rate among franchise start-ups than standalone start-ups, more people are considering franchising as the best way to open their own businesses. "At Ulster Bank, we think it can make sense to go into business by buying a franchise licence," said Orna Stokes, senior manager in Business Banking at Ulster Bank.

"If you buy a franchise licence from a well-established brand with satisfied, profitable franchisees, your chances of success are higher than...

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