Evening everyone, I will try to keep this as short as possible but I am looking for some third party advice on what to do with my company, its something I have been thinking about for the last couple of weeks but cant get a clear answer in my head. So to start with the company is a e-commerce set up within the sports industry, I have a small warehouse to hold some stock and for the business address but its not needed long term and is ran from home. Other than that there is no major out goings (no loans, credit or over drafts). I am the director and my fiance works with me. The company was established seven years ago and we have worked with various suppliers to grow the company from a £1500 initial set up (no start up loans etc) to the point where we are turning over £350-400k. Being online we struggled to get accounts with some suppliers as we didn't have a physical shop but in the end had a good selection of premium & popular suppliers. However recently one of these suppliers contacted us and said they can only sell to physical shops due to pressure from HQ and it has knocked up a bit, sales are still stable and nothing to worry about but if we want to continue to grow we will need a physical shop. The problem is I also have other commitments and we dont have the time to be in a shop 9-5 through the week & weekends and taking on a full time employee while opening a shop is a gamble we dont want to take. In short its left me with the following options: 1) Cash out the business and move on to my other projects - I think I will be able to sell the company quite easily and someone with the time can open a shop. 2) Bit of a wild idea but look at franchising the name so someone nationally can benefit from our work and we will essentially manage it (if thats the right word) Benefits of the company if someone wanted to use our name & franchise it. - We have established accounts with these suppliers are we on the elite pricing due to the amount of orders we process, this takes time to build up. - We have established accounts with Worldpay, DPD, V12 finance and others. Again these are all on premiums levels so we get the lowest rates possible (excluding DPD but its pretty cheap). - Established and regular customer base, 3000+ followers, 100% feedback on numerous sites and so on. - We are in the process of getting a new fancy Magento 2 website. If someone wanted to franchise we can offer a click and collect service through the site so they can also benefit from the sales by getting customer in their shop. Collection is something we have never offer but often asked so its a good way for us to boost foot fall for a new shop. We have spent a lot of money in the last 6-8 months on the new site, upgrading finance providers and a lot of other back end stuff. To be honest I wouldn't even know where to start with the above but I am looking for a way to pass the company on as I know there is huge potential, loads more variations of products we could sell and actually professionally market it which is something we have never done. What do you all think? Can you even franchise (if thats the right word) an online company? Is it worth the hassle and would we even be needed, how would we get paid? Or is it worth advertising the company, selling stock, withdrawing cash and walking away with a lump sum to boost my other project? Any help appreciated, I am open to other options and willing to listen. Thanks!