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Steve Roulstone - Director, Castle Estates

By Steve Roulstone

The traditional route of starting a business on your own is not always the route taken to Franchising, for example, the Business Franchise can be stated in many ways. In certain markets, existing offices where the Franchisee is retiring or changing direction are available for sale and can offer an instant trading return.

Other Franchise opportunities

There are also specialist agencies who market existing portfolios in certain industries, such as the Lettings Industry, that can give the same trading start, but offer the possibility of giving the existing brand fresh impetus that a recognised Franchise name can deliver and be very profitable. Sometimes, with careful research, this can be the best way forward for any entrepreneur.

Business to Business opportunities

It is also noticeable that more existing independent Letting Agent brands are approaching Franchising to ensure they are well informed and trading at the front of an industry where such information and advice has been expensively purchased in the past and Franchising now becomes a value for money method of ensuring compliance.

Being aware of what Franchise Opportunities exist

Has to be a part of any Franchisor’s strategy, At Castle Estates we make sure that we listen to every potential Franchisee’s so we can make them aware of what is available to them in this ever evolving market of ours. Partnerships, existing offices for re-sale, opportunities with existing Companies and existing portfolios, all need to be considered. What we should do is make sure our customers are aware as well.