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This matchmaking service can benefit aspiring franchisees

This matchmaking service can benefit aspiring franchisees

Runo Group can walk you through the process of finding the right franchise

Would you love to start a business that enjoys the powerful backing of a recognised brand?

If so, why not give yourself a head start by tapping into the expertise of the Runo Group?

It doesn’t matter whether you want to have your own franchised shop or are ambitious to manage a chain of outlets, the Lincolnshire-based company can answer your questions.

Runo is headed by four directors - Julie Taylor, Tony Mundella, Andy Hulbert and Michael Bohan. Together they have more than 70 years of franchise industry experience.

Collective knowledge

Tony says: “Runo is comprised of people who all have significant experience in the franchise industry over many years, in different sectors and with different roles.

“We’re able to bring our collective knowledge to any situation and provide the best advice and guidance to anyone seeking to run their own business under a reputable franchise brand.

“We recognise that everyone has different skills and aspirations and our mission is to match every individual to the right business opportunity for them. Getting in touch can alert would-be franchisees to brands they may not have considered.

“Franchises that we work with range from high-level investment in multiple site food outlets to owner-operator and work from home businesses, so there are opportunities for all ranges of capital available. All our brands are well structured, reputable franchises.”

Independent advice

A prospective franchisee has lots to think about even after the level of investment he or she is willing to make has been established. That’s why it’s good to know that Runo’s expertise and independence will help them to consider the following factors and more:

  • Business-to-business or business-to-consumer concept.
  • Type of business, such as food, retail, service, consultancy, etc.
  • Premises-based, van-based or working from home.
  • Owner operator or management business.
  • Hands-on or investment.
  • Location. What territories are available near you? Are you prepared to relocate?

Andy says: “Our team of account managers is on hand to walk people through the process of finding the right franchise for them. I find that finding a franchise is very much like dating - it can help to ask yourself: ‘Am I a good fit for the franchisor and vice versa’.

“Once one of our account managers has matched the ideal opportunity, the budding franchisee is then passed to our directors, who will help them during every stage of joining the franchise to ensure they feel completely comfortable with the whole process.

“This can include being present at the first meeting with the franchisor, to the preparation of their business plan, funding application and the recommendation of the appropriate franchise specialist lawyers.”

Professional relationships

Runo has some great relationships with a wide variety of professionals and is well placed to advise on who might be most suited to an individual franchisee’s needs. New franchisees can be introduced to specialists, including:

  • Financial planners.
  • Business plan experts.
  • High Street banks and alternative funding providers, as necessary.
  • Specialist franchise solicitors.
  • Business training providers.
  • Shopfitters.

Buying any business can be scary.

At Runo, the process has been designed to be as simple and reassuring as possible.

At a glance Runo Group