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Description of franchise system

Simply the best

The name says it all: The Best Of is a directory that lists the very best local businesses on a website. Our aim is to find the hidden gems for our users, and share helpful reviews and real experiences of local people with them. There are already The Best Of websites many towns all over the UK. The Best Of makes word of mouth loud and well audible to everyone.

Thanks to our websites, people who move into a new town or stay for holidays don't have to eat or buy at bad places, they can benefit from the knowledge of local people. Local businesses profit enormously from being listed on The Best Of. Our website is an effective promotion that drives a constant flow of new customers to their door. We're not a sales website, so customers trust our review and advice and can make their own decisions based on our ratings.

The Best Of is not a website that provides only information on a certain type of businesses, such as restaurants for example, but we're the one stop solution for people who want information and advice on all businesses in an area with just one click. The Best Of has won  several awards which proves the excellence of our business.

Franchise concept

Become a local hero

The success of your franchise business will strictly depend on you and your efforts. We've had some franchises that we're not going well at all, until they were taken over by the right person. Today, they are flourishing. A The Best Of franchise business requires only low start up costs and has virtually no overheads as you won't need to employ anyone or have any stock. It's also easy to operate as you don't have to undertake much repetitive tasks.

You will run your own local website under the respected The Best Of brand name and in our corporate design. Of course, you will receive a detailed training and ongoing support to facilitate your work. You don't have be an internet expert, it's not complicated at all to update a The Best Of website, and we'll set it up for you. You will earn a sound income from membership fees of local businesses , advertising on your website, and an initial Joining Fee. You will profit from several income streams, so that you'll get a quick return on your investment.

Franchise partner profile

Are we looking for you?

During the last years, we've analyzed what attributes our most successful franchisees share, and now, we will only accept new franchisees who bring those attributes, too. The Best of is a people business, and to run a successful franchise, you need to be a people person.

You need to have an entrepreneurial spirit and the right ambition to succeed. Don't worry if you don't have good technical skills or previous experiences in the industry. Our training will cover all of this. Contact us if you're convinced that you fit in our franchise network !



This Thursday: an invitation from thebestof

thebestof franchise has announced that there are currently a number of franchise opportunities available in London and the close surrounding areas for potential entrepreneurs who are looking to own... » Read more


How to ensure that your business expands and grows during the recession

Nigel Botterill, founder and CEO of thebestof franchise, is inviting business owners and their teams to take part in one of his training events showing them not just how to survive the recession bu... » Read more


thebestof’s business continues to grow

thebestof announced recently that business for its franchisees is continuing to go from strength to strength despite the downturn in the economy. thebestof franchisees run websites that promote loc... » Read more


thebestof wins Innovative Business of the Year Award

thebestof, a national franchise network of local marketing websites, has announced that it has been voted the top Innovative Business of the Year at the Fast Growth Business Awards 2008. According ... » Read more


Thebestof launches a new brand

According to a report on the Internet portal,, thebestof has launched a new brand image and put together a package of changes. These were made public by Nigel Botterill, CEO of thebestof,... » Read more


thebestof group makes third place

An article on the Internet portal,, has revealed that the website, The Best of Exeter, has, together with the other thebestof franchisees, been awarded third place in this year’s... » Read more


N5 looking to set up a network of “Quickie machines”

Nigel Botterill, CEO of N5, the company behind the franchise networks My Mag, The Best Of and Raring2go!, is looking to launch a new system in the UK involving the so-called “Quickie machine”. Quic... » Read more


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