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Business opportunities

You will find advice below about buying a business or franchise, or supplying the council or other businesses.
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Businesses for sale

To find businesses for sale in the area you can look in the local press, or visit some of the many websites that deal with the sale of businesses. A small selection are below (external links):


There are around 600 businesses in the UK that are franchised but what is franchising and would it be suitable for you?

Franchising is a way of setting up in business for yourself but not on your own. With a franchise you run the business, but using methods that have been already tried and tested by another company, called the franchisor.

It is a way of being your own boss without many of the risk factors. However, you are ultimately answerable to the franchisor and this approach may not be for some people.

There are a large number of websites that deal with selling franchises a small number are listed below:

Tendering and supplier opportunities

Opportunities to supply goods or services can be found on our tender and contracts page.

Contact Details

South Derbyshire District Council
Economic Development Service
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 595755
Fax: 01283 595760
Online: contact form

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