The advantage of buying a franchise is that your business is ready-made
But will you get the support from the franchisor to make your business dreams a reality or will you be left to fend for yourself?
As a franchisee, you want to know that your franchisor is there to support you as you develop your business, not just take its fees. This support starts right from your initial franchise research and through the onboarding process.
Louise Young, Get Ahead franchisee for West London, found this to be the case with the outsourced support specialist.
She says: “Franchisor Rebecca Newenham was so professional, welcoming and responsive right from the start.
“I looked at other opportunities, but this one stood out. Rebecca clearly offers good support to franchisees and as the business has been going for 11 years it already has credibility.
“She made the whole process very easy and personal. From the initial conversation, I knew I could work well with her.”
Support continues through monthly reviews, which Rebecca does with all of her franchisees, to help them achieve their business goals.
Rebecca also regularly attends events with franchisees to support them and enters franchisees into awards to recognise their effort and success.
Kristy Roff and Suzanne Cox, franchisees for Berkshire & North Hampshire, were recently recognised as finalists in the Encouraging Women into Franchising Awards after Rebecca entered them, while Fiona Ibbetson, franchisee for Leeds, York & Harrogate, was crowned winner of the first-ever Great British Franchisee Awards 2021.
Fiona says: “Rebecca has been such a big support throughout my franchising journey over the past three years. “She has attended several events with me, travelling from Surrey to support me.
“She also kindly entered me for the Great British Franchisee Awards this year and I was delighted to be announced a winner. Rebecca is so generous with her time and money and such a strong advocate for all her franchisees.”
Rebecca adds: “Mentoring my growing number of franchisees is so rewarding. They all bring their own unique skills and experience to their businesses. I’m so proud to support them.”
Get Ahead is an award-winning virtual outsourcing agency that helps businesses of all sizes and from all sectors to get ahead.
Through its team of over 60 franchisees and professional virtual experts, it delivers administration, marketing services and business support, allowing busy business owners to focus on what they do best.
Get Ahead is exhibiting at the International Franchise Show at London ExCeL on October 1-2, so pop along to stand 17 to meet Rebecca and some of the team.
Rebecca will also be speaking at the event on Friday, October 1 at 2pm.
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Berkshire & North Hampshire, East Midlands, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Surrey, Suffolk & Essex, West London, Wirral & Cheshire West, York & Harrogate
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