3 Awesome ways to research Franchise businesses

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The Internet

The internet is a great place to start. A quick Google search will present you with a number of options. We strongly recommend that you browse franchise directories as they will give you comprehensive details on your preferred franchise opportunity.

Directories like Franchise Direct offer a deeper understanding of franchisors. However, even though the internet is a good place to start, it should not be your only research platform.

Franchise Exhibitions

Franchise exhibitions are an interesting platform to find out about brands as they will be showcasing hundreds of franchise opportunities and offering candidates the chance to meet face-to-face with the franchisor. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events for this year were cancelled and a few of them moved online as virtual expos.

Since the beginning of lockdown in March this year, we have started hosting virtual Discovery Days. Our virtual presentation also includes the tour of our awesome van, but unfortunately visitors cannot try our delicious food and, of course, our really awesome coffee.

Bear in mind that at exhibitions you will be presented with lots of very positive information that will need further review. Exhibitions can be a great way to get an initial feeling for a brand, and it’s a great way to ask all the questions you might have about starting a franchise business, and find out if it’s suitable for you.

Local franchise owners

What better way to learn and understand a bit more about a business you are interested in than to speak with someone who is where you want to be?

Local franchise owners will give you unbiased information about the brand and what it’s like running your own business. They are also more than likely to share their own experiences before and after they started their own business. We have over 60 mobile coffee vans across the UK; if you feel you might want to ask a Really Awesome Coffee franchise partner any questions, let us know and we will put you in touch.


To find out more about our franchise opportunity, please book onto one of our virtual Discovery Days here.