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Assuming you have grown a team to support your clients potential for revenue: £50k, plus
About Get Ahead
Get Ahead offers an exciting franchise opportunity to anyone who loves managing a team - and wants to set up their own business.
It’s rare for a new business owner to be able to focus on their management skills, but that’s exactly what Get Ahead franchisees do.
In a key difference to other franchises, you don’t carry out client work yourself - so your business can grow through your love of people management and without being limited by your capabilities or your time.
Get Ahead is an outsourcing specialist. The company finds clients who want to outsource their admin, social media, book-keeping, PR - or pretty much anything else - and matches them with the right experts from Get Ahead’s team. With over 40 experts, Get Ahead can always find the right person for the job - and the company loves nothing more than making a perfect match.
Get Ahead was created in 2010 by Rebecca Newenham – who still runs the business today.
Since then, Get Ahead has grown rapidly through the opening of regional offices across the UK, where it now provides outsourced business support to over 100 clients at any one time.
The Get Ahead offering has been a huge hit with clients because of the emphasis on providing top quality experts, matched perfectly to their business needs, coupled with simplicity and flexibility.
And the company’s awards shelf shows that it’s good at what it does! Get Ahead is extremely proud to say that it’s won a number of awards over recent years, including a Theo Paphitis ‘Small Business Sunday’ award and an SME News ‘Business Elite’ award.
How does the franchise model work?
Through the Get Ahead franchise model, you’ll become the Regional Director of your own branch of Get Ahead.
You’ll be a business owner in your own right, with full control over your business. But you’ll still receive all the benefits of being part of an established, award winning and profitable brand.
As a fast growing franchise, you’ll become a key player in Get Ahead’s supportive team.
You’ll regularly meet with the franchise owner, Rebecca, who is a passionate advocate for all her Regional Directors.
You’ll be given ongoing training and mentoring to build the skills to network and build your client base. You’ll also have day-to-day contact with other franchise owners - an energising team of individuals, all keen to help their peers develop and succeed.
When it comes to your marketing, you’ll benefit from the brand’s fantastic social presence.
You’ll also benefit from ongoing extensive investment in marketing and PR, including the provision of a monthly marketing tool kit, to help you plan your own initiatives.
You’ll run a defined territory and will be responsible for finding clients who want to outsource their business services, such as social media or administration.
You’ll make the match to the right expert from the Get Ahead team and manage the relationship. Over time, you will be encouraged and supported to build a local team of your own experts.
What makes a good Get Ahead VA franchisee?
Franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, including HR, marketing, project management and senior office management. They all have experience of running teams and projects.
It is essential that you have excellent communication skills - verbal and written - and have the confidence to speak in public.
You’ll spend a lot of time networking, which involves listening to others, understanding requirements and building relationships. Get Ahead VA franchisees succeed when they demonstrate a mixture of all these skills.
What training and support does the brand offer?
Franchisees are hugely supportive of each other and they are involved in the recruitment process of new franchisees, as it’s essential that Get Ahead ‘newbies’ fit well within the growing team.
After a discovery meeting, the induction involves a full two-day session, including photographs, a video and a full briefing from a variety of the team, so you have the confidence to get out networking from day one.
Unlike many generic inductions, the Get Ahead induction is bespoke, identifying specific areas of development for each new franchisee.
You’ll also have access to detailed and easy-to-follow manuals to use as a great point of reference as your franchise develops.
Get Ahead’s support continues through your life as a franchisee - the company understands the importance of regular support, mentoring and training.
There are monthly online calls with all the franchisees together and there are many opportunities throughout the month to have one-to-ones with Rebecca, the franchisor.
How much does a Get Ahead VA franchise cost?
The franchise fee is £8,000 (plus VAT) and there is a 10 per cent monthly management fee.
In the first year, you’ll need to have a level of cash flow to enable you to build up a solid client base and scale. A financial forecasting tool is available.
What locations or territories is Get Ahead looking to operate in?
Get Ahead is looking for new franchisees throughout the UK and uses territory mapping software to make sure each territory has the right spread of potential clients (business owners with one-five employees).
What are the franchise terms of agreement and renewal?
The initial franchise agreement comprises a five-year licence, with the opportunity to renew free of charge.
Can you sum the opportunity up in one sentence?
If you love managing people and want to join a fast growing, award winning, super-supportive franchise, Get Ahead could be the perfect franchise for you.
How do I start setting up my own Get Ahead franchise?
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