You can find out about possible franchise opportunities from a range of sources.
A useful starting point is the British Franchise Association (BFA) website. As well as offering guidance and seminars on franchising, it provides contact information on all BFA members' franchise opportunities - both new franchises and existing franchises for resale.
Franchises are advertised and written about in various national newspapers and in trade publications such as:
Websites such as whichfranchise.com and Franchiseinfo can be a useful source of information on franchises. You can find other listings using a search engine and searching for terms like'franchise', 'franchise opportunity' or 'franchise directory'.
Attending a franchise exhibition can also be a good way of finding out what's on offer. You can find details of some major franchise exhibitions on the Franchiseinfo website.
But tread carefully. Advertised franchise opportunities - particularly multi-level marketing schemes - can be untried, dishonest or even illegal. Assess the franchise opportunity carefully and check if the business offering the franchise is a member of the BFA.