Ableworld is the only mobility retailer offering a proven franchise package
Next year looks like it’s going to be a challenging 12 months for the UK. The implications of Brexit remain unclear, while inflation and interest rates are already on the rise. Change is most certainly in the air.
It’s been said that change represents ‘danger’ and ‘opportunity’. Will there be dangers to things like the UK economy and employment? Possibly. But will there also be opportunities? Certainly. How can you take advantage of the opportunities whilst minimising the risks?
Some things, of course, will remain the same. For example, the unstoppable demographic forces driving the so called grey market. The demand for goods and services aimed at the over 60s will increase as the UK population ages and people live longer.
As people age, they often need a little extra help with their mobility - both inside the home and outside. For that reason, the retail mobility market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy and that is unlikely to change in 2018 and beyond.
While some in society will undoubtedly feel the pinch if the economy slows and inflation and interest rates rise, many people from the baby boomer generation have accumulated assets and generous pensions. This means that if they need products like mobility scooters, specialist furniture and stairlifts, they have the resources to pay for them.
So how can you take advantage of this opportunity in the new year, while managing the risks of setting up in business on your own? Franchising is an ideal way of doing just that - using a proven method and having the back-up of a successful franchisor.
Ableworld is the only mobility retailer offering a franchise package. Started in 2001 by an experience retailer who had been involved in two nationwide chains before, Ableworld now has 34 stores, making it the largest mobility retailer in the country. The management are looking to award more franchises.
The Ableworld franchise package is comprehensive. Included in the franchise offer is a generous launch programme and six weeks’ training and support on all areas of the retail operation, such as marketing, merchandising, buying and accounting.
The Ableworld franchise team have contacts with all the major banks that are active in providing funding for franchises and will help build a business plan to support your application.
In addition to the hard facts, there’s also the great sense of job satisfaction franchisees get from helping people in their community, for whom the products make such a difference to their lives.
Among Ableworld’s current franchisees are people with sales backgrounds, from the armed forces, retailing, public service, teaching, the automotive industry, construction and engineering - many of them running a business for the first time.
There will never be a better time to invest in the growing retail mobility market and take advantage of the opportunities the New Year will bring.