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The Recipe for Success: Why Franchises Tend to Thrive

Monday 4th September 2023

The business world is a diverse landscape, where companies come and go, and only a few manage to thrive and expand consistently. In this dynamic environment, franchises have emerged as a robust and enduring business model. They offer a compelling combination of structure, support, and brand recognition that often leads to higher success rates compared to independent startups. In this blog, we will explore the reasons why franchises tend to be more successful. Established Brand Identity One of the primary advantages of owning a franchise is the instant recognition and trust that comes with a well-established brand. Consumers are naturally drawn to familiar names and logos, and franchises capitalize on this by offering products or services that people already know and love.…

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From Dream to Reality: Navigating Your Franchise Journey

Monday 17th July 2023

Congratulations on becoming a franchise owner! As you embark on this exciting new venture, there are important steps to take to ensure the success of your franchise. In this blog, we will guide you through the essential elements and strategies to get your franchise off the ground and set it up for long-term prosperity. Embrace the Franchise Concept: As a new franchise owner, it's crucial to fully understand and embrace the concept you've invested in. Take the time to immerse yourself in the brand's values, products, and services. Understand what differentiates your franchise from competitors and the unique benefits it offers to customers. Embracing the franchise concept will help you effectively communicate its value and build a loyal customer base. Leverage the Established…

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Why Are People Turning To Franchises?

Wednesday 31st May 2023

The decision to start a business will probably rank in life's top five most significant decisions. The opportunity to invest in a franchise, such as the one we offer at Design Print Distribution Group, gives you the business you crave, without the risks of starting from scratch and going it alone. The very reason that so many choose to embark on a franchise relationship by buying into the success of an existing business. What Is A Franchise? A franchise business opportunity allows you to become a part of an existing successful business, one that already has a proven track record, is looking to grow and, most notably, a business model that works for franchises. The buying power you have will buy you…

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How To Run A Door Drop Leaflet Business In The Digital Age

Monday 27th March 2023

As a Design Print Distribution Group franchisee, you won't be surprised at the level of support you receive from the team at the leading door drop and mail campaign central hub. For those considering our franchise opportunity, we want to give you an insight into how the digital age (with our help) can help you. Digital Marketing Social media is possibly one of the most useful free-to-use tools for building and sharing knowledge. Reaching out to a wide audience costs nothing. It is a great way to let people know about the services you offer, find staff to help you with running the business and doing the leaflet drops, as well as a great way to build a rapport with local businesses,…

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Making Plans And Setting Goals For The Year Ahead

Tuesday 24th January 2023

Perhaps quite scarily, we are coming to the end of January, and the new year is a distant memory for most. Yet one thing January and a new year is a good time for, is setting some realistic goals for the year ahead. Goals are achievable if you have the right plans in place to do so and are flexible enough to make any necessary changes and be accountable for those you might have to let go. Here are some tips to help you set and achieve goals that will make this next year perhaps your best one yet. Visualise your goals Firstly, it's hard to set a goal if you have no idea what you want to achieve. If you can visualise your…

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Introducing Our New Regional Franchise: Coventry Leaflet Delivery

Friday 2nd December 2022

Here at the Design Print Distribution Group, we love to celebrate new franchisees taking the plunge into starting their own business. As such, we're proud to introduce you to our latest franchise opened in Coventry! Meet Our New Coventry Leaflet Distribution Franchisee Born in Bulgaria, Plamen, our Coventry franchise manager, is keen to help companies, sole traders, charities and organisations to bring their message into people's homes across Coventry. His team is undoubtedly well equipped and has local knowledge we know will benefit your leaflet distribution campaigns. Plamen brings a wealth of experience running his own business. With organisation and logistics knowledge, we are confident he will help to support every leaflet distribution campaign. When considering a franchise investment, Plamen wanted to…

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The importance of location for a new door drop marketing franchisee

Thursday 27th October 2022

A door drop marketing franchise needs a few things to succeed. Of course, it requires commitment, and a desire to work hard to build your business (of course, benefitting from a proven business model makes life so much easier than starting from scratch). However, it also needs the right location! When you join the Design Print Distribution Group franchise family, you will own a territory based on city postcodes. Each patch has around a quarter-of-a-million homes and many thousands of businesses. That's a big market to tap into, so being based in or near our potential customers will make things easier. The benefits of providing a local service Owning a local door drop marketing business on your doorstep brings benefits that include: ● Convenience for…

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Is A Franchise Right For Me?

Tuesday 27th September 2022

Here at the Design Print Distribution Group, we receive many enquiries from franchisees but as a responsible franchise model, we like to make sure that potential franchise partners are fully prepared for the fantastic opportunity that a Design Print Distribution Group franchise offers. Franchising is undoubtedly a popular way to set up a business, but is it right for you? Franchising is right for many people, yet we know everyone is unique, and we want you to make the best decision for you, your family and your lifestyle. With this in mind, here are some questions you should consider before taking the plunge. A franchise business is perfect for someone wanting to build their own business yet not wanting the risk of starting…

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Is There A Right Time To Buy A Franchise?

Monday 5th September 2022

Starting a new business is always risky and will take time and commitment. If you're opting to join a franchise, whilst it reduces the risks compared to going alone in a new venture, there are always risks that you must consider and understand. As a franchisee, you are investing in a business that is already established and has a strong track record. You will still work for yourself but have the support of experts and experienced people who already see success in your chosen industry. Are you ready? The general day-to-day responsibility for the business is yours, so you must be prepared to make decisions, work hard and dedicate the time to build the franchise business in your area. Of course, there is…

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Meet The Man Behind The Franchise: Introducing The Design Print Distribution Group’s Founder

Tuesday 16th August 2022

Running a successful design, print and mail distribution business wasn't always a likely path for our founder Mike Ethridge. In fact, it was a string of redundancies, a desire to set up a side hustle business, and a little help from Google that set Mike on the path to founding The Design Print Distribution Group in 2012. A Bristolian born and bred and committed Bristol Rovers supporter, Mike left school with one GCSE, and that was in French (which, Mike admits, wasn't particularly useful). But he was a hard worker, gaining experience in a number of different jobs and sectors, including logistics, warehousing and driving. He gradually worked his way up through the ranks, but had to take a number of knocks…

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What Should I Consider Before Buying A Franchise?

Tuesday 9th August 2022

Starting your own business is a big decision, often mixed with worry, and fear of what happens if things go wrong. Buying into a franchise can help with some of the concerns that offer you greater comfort than going it alone, but there are still some things that it's certainly wise to consider. You need to give thought to whether a franchise is right for you before making a decision that will affect the rest of your life. Here at Design Print Distribution Group, we have worked hard on our franchise package and ensure that all prospective franchisees understand what is involved and what it means to run a franchise for a successful business. So here we help you make those critical…

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Build And Develop Your Own Job Security Through Franchising

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Starting a new business can be daunting and from scratch, undoubtedly risky, If you're worried about beginning a business from the ground up, there could be a less risky method. In fact, franchising could be the answer to many of the worries those looking to start a business might have. Owning a franchise offers so many benefits that starting a business from scratch and on your own doesn't. Here at Design Print Distribution Group, we offer a franchise package that can give you job security with support from a tried and tested brand. You have a new business with the backing of an old hand. Our franchisees benefit from a team that knows the power of support and experience to…

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What Makes A Design Print Distribution Franchise Different From Other Leaflet Drop Franchises?

Wednesday 25th May 2022

Franchises are becoming a popular way to begin a new business, but not all franchises are the same, and it's essential to buy into a brand that can bring you the success you desire and deliver all the tools you need to make it happen. Here at Design Print Distribution, not only do we offer the opportunity to join the UK's most successful door drop marketing franchise, we offer so much more besides. Getting started - what support will you benefit from? It's easy to believe that you get the same service from your partner company with any franchise, but that's not the case. Even when you look at other leaflet drop franchises available, we are confident that none can offer…

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What Makes Good Franchisees

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

You may be considering starting a new business and wondered if franchising is right for you. Well, running any successful business takes a certain kind of person to make it work. Just because buying a 'business in a box' avoids some of the legwork that getting a new business idea off the ground from scratch involves, it still takes drive, ambition, and a fair amount of hard work to succeed in any business. Simply the more you put in, the more you will get out! Of course, if you work hard, like with many things in life, then success is more likely to happen. What qualities does a good franchisee have? Here we look at what makes a good franchisee and what…

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Work/Life Balance With Franchising

Sunday 3rd April 2022

When you run your own business, you can, with a little planning achieve a work/life balance that suits you. That is the benefit of being your own boss. You can work part time when you want, choose staff that can take over if you need them to and work on a flexible basis that allows you free time. Whether you need to drop off or collect your children from school, meet friends on an afternoon or go to the gym or play tennis, you can, up to a point do what you want when it suits you. That all sounds like the perfect work life balance; having a job that you can control rather than a job that controls you.…

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The Franchise Scene In The UK

Monday 7th March 2022

Franchises are a great way to start a new business, and that is backed up by the UK franchise scene experience growth of approximately 7% year on year. It's a great way to start a new business, and franchising offers a more secure way to venture into starting your own business. After all, when you take on a franchise business, you are buying into an established brand and proven work models that can take years to build up if you set out on your own. Crunching the numbers There are many statistics that show franchising is a low-cost and rewarding way to start a business. Back in 2018, UK franchises alone contributed around £17 billion to our economy and franchises ownership is…

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How To Create A Thriving Door Drop Marketing Business

Monday 31st January 2022

Starting any new business requires a degree of work that you certainly can't afford to bypass if you want to create a thriving business. Door drop marketing is no different. We have spent many years building a door drop business with great success and are now expanding successfully through our network of franchise operators. Choosing to buy into a successful business as a franchise operator certainly reduces the initial start-up worries and the huge amount of leg work to build a brand and reputation. We have done a lot of the work for you, and our franchise package offers all of the support you need to create a thriving door drop marketing business. Here we tell you a little about what you…

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Franchise Business Management Opportunity Vs Owner Operator

Monday 10th January 2022

If you're fed up with the daily grind, working for someone else who gets all of the financial satisfaction when things go well, you might have considered going it alone. Those who run their own businesses have far more control over what they do and how they do it, after all. Not to mention that they can control how much they earn from it. If you're looking to begin a business, however, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. It takes work to build a successful business for your future. If you're committed to the idea of putting the hours in to get all the benefits we mentioned above, you might now be considering whether to become a franchisee or set up…

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Why Now Is The Best Time To Own A Door Drop Marketing Franchise

Friday 10th December 2021

If you choose the right franchise package, there is never a wrong time to start building your business, especially within door drop marketing. The new year sees many businesses start afresh with their marketing after reviewing their efforts over the Christmas break. Often, new year is when they begin advertising campaigns, which could bring exciting opportunities for door drop marketing business owners. Now is the perfect time to start a door drop marketing franchise journey, especially when more people are spending more time at home. Homeworking is on the rise, and people have less opportunity to see businesses as they travel about less, so it's essential to deliver the message to them. Why door drop marketing works New year brings new focus, new…

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Starting A Door Drop Marketing Business with Less Risk

Monday 8th November 2021

Are you looking to start a new business, but the idea from starting from nothing is putting you off? Perhaps you don't have sufficient funds to cover potentially huge set-up costs or expertise to hit the ground running. Or, maybe you fear your chances of building a successful business in difficult economic times? Here at The Design Print Distribution Group, we offer Franchise Opportunities throughout the UK, which could be your perfect opportunity to business ownership with less risk than going it alone. Why Franchise? There are many excellent reasons why investing in a franchise opportunity such as ours is a great way to start a business with training and support from a successful tried and tested brand and business model.…

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What Are The Key Ingredients For Success As A Small Business Owner?

Monday 1st November 2021

Is it your dream to run your own business? Opening a small business requires you to have more than a great idea so you need to ask yourself some tough questions before you start making your dream a reality. You need to consider how prepared you are to make tough decisions, work hard and show commitment to making it work, even when things slow a little. And you need to consider whether to opt for a franchise or to create your own business model. A franchise could be the perfect way to start your own small business if you're not sure where to begin. With a franchise, you'll retain control of many aspects of daily running, as would be the…

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Steps to decide whether if a franchise is for you

Monday 25th October 2021

Starting any business requires you to make lots of decisions. Not least do you have to work out how committed you are to making it work, and whether you have the knowledge and skills needed, but you also need to consider whether you can put in the required time and how much money you can find to support your venture. While no business is risk-free, starting as a franchise operator means that you will have the support of those who have been there before, often with a successful path for you to follow as your get started. Following where others have succeeded Here at the Design Print Distribution Group, we offer what we believe to be an excellent franchise package, which we…

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What Is Franchising And How Does It Work?

Monday 18th October 2021

Do you want your own business, but aren't sure whether you have the support you need to make it on your own? Then why not consider a franchise opportunity. You can harness the experience and model of an already successful business, while being your own boss and running your own empire. But what is franchising, and how does it work? And, perhaps more importantly, does it actually work? Here at the Design Print Distribution Group, we explain all about this exciting but often misunderstood business model. What is a franchise? Purchasing a franchise to an already established business is the quickest and often most cost-effective way to get a business up and running. Firstly, it allows you to buy into a…

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