Starting up your own business is one of the biggest steps you can take in your life. Moving from employment to self-employment can literally see your future prospects changed and a whole new way of life ahead of you. Here we take a look at some of the most positive reasons to invest in a franchise.
Franchising has long been considered as one of the least risky forms of investment,
Due to the vast variety of van franchises the packages will differ from franchise to franchise. There will of course be increased benefits of becoming a franchise owner rather than going it alone.
For example Agency Express will pay the deposit on a new Renault Master van, supplied complete with Agency Express graphics, removable racking and satellite navigation system.
Oven Wizards will fit the the thermoplastic deep cleaning tank to your van and provide you with the necessary cleaning materials to get your business up and running.
In any event you will generally find that the costs of setting up as a van based business from scratch far eclipse the costs associated with investing in a van franchise.
Not only do franchise owners benefit from a business model that has been tried, tested and refined over a number of years such as Riverford Organics, but they additionally benefit from receiving support from the main company.
This can range from marketing support to full training and it may even include support that lasts a lifetime.
For example, FiltaFry has become a 'household' name in the catering industry since it was launched in 1996. The franchise package provides you with comprehensive in-field & business training together with ongoing support and advice.
This can prove to be a defining factor between going it alone and buying a franchise as many entrepreneurs who go solo frequently report feelings of loneliness (BBC 2014). It also can provide a much needed sounding board for business ideas and concerns.
The majority of franchises require absolutely no experience whatsoever as you will receive full training which usually is on-going. MagicMan will provide training by an expert Magicman technician. They also provide you with training and support in order to handle all aspects of your business.
There are various categories of van franchises to choose from such as Management based business opportunities where you employ skilled staff to undertake the work whilst you concentrate on managing and growing your business. There is also hands-on and skilled trade franchises that may require some experience.
On the whole franchisees have the pick of the market, with only dedication and passion required!
For many it can be the everyday business tasks that unexperienced entrepreneurs fall down on; as a franchisee you can look forward to avoiding such common pitfalls by way of an operations manual, which will guide you through tasks such accounting, sales and stock control. The operations manual is usually included within the franchise package.
Hear from Robin Auld, Executive Director of Franchise Brands. Robin talks about the advantages of becoming a franchisee rather than starting up your own business.
Ben Brooks, Director of Franchising for Agency Express explains the importance of choosing the right franchise and why that could be a van based business.
Hear from Simon Bartholomew, Franchise Director of Oscar Pet Foods who has 30 years’ experience in and around the franchise industry.
Before starting a franchise it is crucial to be armed with the best business franchise information and advice.
Hear from Gail Jordain, Franchise Executive at Riverford Organic Farmers Franchise, the UK's leading Organic Food Business.
Hear from 23 year old Pierre Goodwin who has just completed his training to become the youngest ever member of the Wilkins network.
Hear from Peter and Louise Harris who are the owners of Wilkins Chimney Sweep Limited.
There is a world of difference between a franchise not requiring experience and a franchise not requiring skill...
We take a look at some of the advantages of pet based van businesses, as well as looking specifically at some of the most attractive business packages available
This is your opportunity to be able to do a job that you enjoy and have an income for yourself rather than earning money for someone else.
The benefit of an Oven Cleaning Franchise is that you have the opportunity to start as a 'man and a van' to managning your own fleet!
If you have ever considered working outside then it may surprise you to know just how wide, varied and accessible this industry is.
With the number of franchise packages growing there has never been a better variety of businesses that are set up and ready to go when you are.
The time is never better to join a van based franchise and offer the expanding domestic services required.
The franchise world is being set ablaze with females, with female owned businesses exceeding overall sector growth.
Running your own delivery firm be a highly profitable venture to get involved in.