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Hottest Retail Franchise Business Opportunities

Apr 13, 2008
According to the Small Business Association, over 50% of small businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within the first five years. This can be a scary statistic for anyone contemplating a new business startup. However, if you want to be your own boss, or even if you already own several businesses and are looking for a new venture, a retail franchise can be a great way to get into a new business that's already been tested and proven successful. If you're looking for all the advantages of having your own business without the high risk of failure, then take a look at some of the hottest retail franchises available in the U.K.

Cash Converters is a franchise specializing in buying and selling of all sorts of products. Cash Converters' method of buying products from customers and then selling to other customers allows for a considerably higher profit margin than when the product was originally sold. In addition to the buying and selling of retail products. Once the products have been bought back from the customer, they are put up for sale in the retail shop and then also featured for sale on the internet at the Cash Converters website where people all over the world can buy your inventory and the profits come back to your store. They also offer a wide range of popular financial services making this franchise commonly described as "recession-proof."

Another unique business for sale is Flowers Forever. They have developed a process, which preserves flowers in their natural shape. They then place them in a decorative frame (alone or with your favorite photographs). Flowers Forever makes a great gift for your spouse, mum or any special someone, but it can also be a great business opportunity for any entrepreneur who's passionate about flowers, customer service and building a great franchise business. Interested franchisees need not be qualified florists, as Flowers Forever will provide you with all the training techniques needed to get your retail franchise in bloom.

Fast Signs leads the sign and graphics industry with great looking signs delivered fast. This franchise requires no previous experience in the graphic design or print world making it an easy business opportunity to get into. Fast Signs currently has 525 retail centres worldwide with 23 in the UK and the capacity to double in the UK over the next three years. The provide extensive training for franchisees and will give you all the tools to make your Fast Signs centre a success. With the average gross sales in the UK coming in at over £300.000 per centre, Fast Signs is a prime choice for anyone looking to dive into the sign and graphic design industry or for anyone simply looking for a great retail franchise.

If you're an animal lover looking for a pet-friendly franchise, look no further than Oscar Pet Foods. Oscar provides high quality, nutritious food for your pet and their business franchises specialize in home delivery of their acclaimed product. By cutting out the middle man and selling directly to the consumer, Oscar Pet Foods is able to provide a superior product but still make their business very profitable for their franchisees. They provide free home delivery, a free in-home meal sample, and behavioral and nutritional advice which will win over pet lovers and keep them coming back for more. Oscar consistently wins repeat business because of the quality and service they provide and with a retail franchise from Oscar Pet Foods, you can do the same.

These are just a few of the retail franchises available in the UK right now and if any of these have sparked your interest, request some information and find out which business opportunity is right for you. Whether it's the allure of being your own boss, or if you're simply looking for an exciting new investment, a retail franchise is a great way to start a new business that's already a proven success. So forget the guess work, the headache and the high risk of developing a small business and find the franchise that's right for you.
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