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Have you considered whether you should franchise your business?

Has your business reached a tipping point where you cannot continue growing the way you have been?

 Consider the Franchise Starter Project. The Franchise Starter Project is a proven programme for small businesses to start successfully franchising their business within 16 weeks.

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We've worked with many consultants and experts in the franchise industry and few rival Andy. He's hardworking, smart, positive and brimming with integrity. His knowledge of franchising will help make your franchise a huge success.
Colin Bradford
Founder, Magical Maths Franchise
5/5
Andy was a great asset to our planning process. His experience ensured he was able to integrate our key USPs as a kids' coding club franchise with sound advice and robust modelling. He's also great to work with!
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Rumbi Pfende
COO, Mama.Codes

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16 weeks to set up your business to start franchising and recruiting franchisees

Most people fall into the trap of thinking it will take months and months (or longer!) to franchise their business. With the Franchise Starter Project, it doesn’t need to be this way and with guidance and regular meetings with me, you should be prepared and document ready to start advertising your franchise opportunity. And hey, if it takes a little longer for any reason then that’s fine, there’s no time limits with the project.

The project usually takes the form of six meetings, with the aim of taking you from Franchising Novice to Emerging Franchisor. I will drive the project and take as much of the workload as possible, and following some simple steps get you and your business ready and prepped for launch! 

Franchising doesn’t need to be difficult and I’ll be there every step of the way.

The Four Keys to Success as a Franchisor

1. Proven and Successful Brand

You’ll need to make sure your business concept and brand is proven. Proven usually means that you’ve been running for at least 18-24 months (ideally longer) and in that time have shown consistent growth, progress and demand for what you do.

2. Attractive Business Model

Are you profitable? Will franchisees be profitable? This will be key to your success both initially and long-term. Franchising can be a challenge and Franchisees at times can be demanding, but you’ll find whenever people are making money and supporting themselves it tends to take away a lot of stress and provides a greater environment for business growth.

3. Consistency

This is absolutely critical to franchising success on so many levels. There needs to be a consistent approach to how the brand is run across territories to ensure exacting quality standards, but it also extends to the Leadership from Franchisors. Being consistent with support, decision-making and growth strategy will be vital to achieving success.

4. Laser Focus

Guess what, if you run four business and split your time between multiple projects, it’s likely your franchise ambitions may get lost in all of that. Dedicating yourself to ONE over-arching goal will be important to give your business the best possible chance of success.

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Andy has been a great sounding-board for us at a key stage of developing our international franchise offer. He’s equally adept at looking at the big picture and the small print. He quickly understood what we’re trying to do, and was able to advise from the first meeting. His combination of plain speaking and commercial nous have helped us enourmously.
Andrew Stephen
CEO, Sustainable Restaurant Association
5/5
I would highly recommend working with Andy. From the moment he approached my business partner and I, Andy was helpful, professional, highly skilled and driven to help us succeed. He was brilliant in showing us the potential that franchising our fledging business could bring, before we even realised it! Following on from the end of our first project together I now feel our business, Prima Dance Academy, is in a fantastic place and he has given us all the tools we need to launch a successful franchise. I look forward to continuing our work with Andy and taking Prima Dance Academy, as a franchise business, from strength to strength.

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If you are ready to transform your business and take it to the next level using franchising as a vehicle I’d love to work with you.

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Andy has been absolutely fantastic in helping me to prepare my business for franchise. He's extremely knowledgable about all elements of the franchise world - something I previously knew nothing about - and I certainly couldn't have done it without him. The information and advice that he's given have been invaluable to the business as a whole. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is considering the franchise route!
Tabby Booth
Founder, Cygnets Art School
5/5
Andy has an excellent understanding of managing franchise networks, how to franchise a business and what it takes to grow an emerging brand. He is a consummate professional and I'm sure anyone that has had the pleasure of working with him would agree, he offers extraordinary input and value, as well as being an honest and down to earth guy. For anyone seeking advice and support on anything franchise related, I would highly recommend him.
Nigel Short
Managing Director, besley & copp

The Project Structure

Generally the project is split into two stages, but over the six meetings, this tends to crossover and topics are discussed multiple times to ensure it’s fully been covered and all areas have been diligently considered.

1. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS

We’ll look at your business from every angle to make sure we are prepared for franchising. Anything that needs adapting, we work through.

2. FRANCHISE MODEL

There are different models to choose from and they may not all suit your business, so we’ll discuss what works best and make some key decisions.

3. FINANCIALS

We need to make sure you’re fully aware of what to expect both in terms of your revenue to run a franchise business and expenses. We also need to ensure the model works for franchisees.

4. TERRITORY MAPPING

This is an essential area of creating your model and maximising the areas you service. We’ll pull data needed to figure your ideal territory size.

5. FRANCHISE RECRUITMENT

We’ll look at who your ideal franchisee is, where they hang out, how to advertise the opportunity and the process of bringing someone on board.

6. LEGAL AGREEMENT

Often referred to as a Franchise Agreement, we’ll work together to tailor a template specifically for your business. This can then be reviewed by a Franchise Lawyer.

7. OPERATIONS MANUAL

We’ll create a user-friendly, online operations manual ready for franchisees to learn from and utilise to run their business successfully.

8. TRAINING & SUPPORT

Training plans and ongoing support structure are key to ensuring Franchisees can be a successful as possible. We’ll plan this out fully.

9. BUSINESS PLANNING

We’ll pull everything in the project together at the end and set some targets to aim for, which we can check back on in the future and track our progress.

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Andy gave us great advice on how to build upon our pilot franchise network, including reviewing our Operations Manual, Recruitment Strategy, Training Plans and general information on how to better streamline processes. I'd highly recommend him.
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Adam Reynolds
Director, Springfit
5/5
Andy ran our franchising project and we were really impressed by his professional attitude, but more importantly he really cared about where the business was going and how we were going to get there. His knowledge regarding the franchising world was excellent and he always gave advice that was well considered and has continued to make us think about things in different ways. I believe that anyone starting a project with Andy gets excellent value for money and his meetings gave us motivation to keep working hard at our dream to franchise the business.
Laura Skilton
Founder, Baby Squids

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Can I franchise my business?

Firstly, consider if your business proven and profitable. Proven generally means running successfully, growing and clear market demand for your service or product for at least 18 – 24 months, ideally longer. Profitable relates to how attractive this will be for someone to run the business and make a good living. If these boxes are ticked, then consider if the business is easily repeatable for someone to be trained on and then launch in their own region. If you can train and support someone to do it then it’s likely repeatable.


I'm stretched for time. How much work will the project involve?

A huge benefit of working with me is that I’ll try to take as much of the work off your hands as possible. Aside from the six meetings, and some prep work in between meetings, the majority is done for you. This said there will need to be good chunk of your time spent on the adding content to the Operations Manual and potentially some franchise recruitment materials. This aside, you’ll be free to continue running your business as normal without a huge time drain from the project.

Is this right for me?

It takes a focused and driven individual to successfully franchise their business and grow a network. It will be hard work at times, challenging and demanding. If you are willing to work hard and have ambitions to see your brand on a national or international stage then franchising could be great for you.

How do I recruit franchisees?

There are lots of ways to recruit franchisees, which we will go through in lots of detail during the project with the best methods for your model discussed. Generally, I’d always recommend having an ‘Opportunity Website’ which you drive traffic to through content marketing, social media, pay-per-click campaigns, online directories and other methods. Once you start driving potential franchisees to your website, following some simple steps and a proven process you’ll soon start engaging with qualified and interested leads.

How much does it cost?

Currently the project has a set fee. Contact Us to find out more information.

Do you offer a guarantee?

While I cannot offer you any guarantee of success, much like any consultant couldn’t, if you’re unhappy with the project or our work together after the first meeting, I’m happy to offer a full money back guarantee should you request it. I’ve never had a client request money back and don’t anticipate any future clients doing so either but it may just give you peace of mind should you change your mind.

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Our experience of working with Andy was overwhelmingly positive. He clearly knows his stuff - he was able to fill the knowledge gaps and provide the missing pieces, enabling us to move forward with our plans to launch Franchises nationwide. Having an experienced franchise consultant to work with gave us the confidence to review our strengths and weaknesses, refocus and restructure. Andy is professional, thorough, candid and amiable. A pleasure to work with.
Bruce Harrison
Director, Technokids
5/5
I have been contemplating franchising my business for the past two years but did not have the knowledge or know how of where to start. Andy has helped us get to a stage where we are ready to go to market with our franchise model, making it an easy to understand and a less daunting process! He easily broke down the entire process into bite size chunks where we worked together to develop the right model for us. He offers great value for money, is always there if you have any questions or need help and is very accommodating. For anyone thinking of franchising, i would not hesitate to recommend Andy and his process of preparing you for this exciting adventure!
Ashley Thomas
Director, Skillz UK

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