Hard-working Ableworld franchisees can build million pound-plus businesses in the mobility retail sector
Ableworld is at the forefront of one of the fastest-growing sectors in retail. Its proven franchise model can help you dominate your local market and build a profitable, long-term business of your own.
Like all great businesses, Ableworld was founded to provide the solution to a widespread problem. In 1998 experienced retailer Mike Williams was shocked by his own experience of buying mobility products for his father - he found low-quality products being sold at hugely inflated prices to vulnerable people.
Mike saw the opportunity to build a different kind of business that would provide a professional, dignified, ethical and trustworthy service to those requiring mobility products and their families.
Today, built on that unshaking ethos and with Mike still at the helm, Ableworld, with 36 stores, is the largest mobility retailer in the country in an industry valued at around £1.5 billion annually.
With approximately 750,000 people reaching retirement age each year, there is a stable and increasing demand for the 800 products and services offered by Ableworld franchisees.
In addition, since many people in this age group have generous pensions and significant property equity they have the resources to purchase this much-needed equipment. Ableworld’s mission is to help these customers live more comfortable and active lives as they get older.
Its franchise gives you two complementary income streams:
- The retail outlet. A mobility superstore that sells a comprehensive range of quality products to help the elderly and disabled in their homes and outdoors.
- The stairlift business, which uses only high quality branded equipment provides homeowners with a variety of life-changing options.
With a personal investment of just £25,000, you could have a business of your own in a sector that is growing year on year. Ableworld’s proven franchise model means hard-working franchisees can build a £1 million-plus turnover business, with full training and ongoing support from the market leader.
No previous experience of the mobility industry is needed, as the company has a comprehensive training programme. Successful franchisees combine a desire to help others with their personal skills and the proven Ableworld franchise system to create a business that makes a difference in their community.
Ableworld franchises are very realistically priced. When the company finds the right partners, it encourages them to succeed from the beginning, not hold them back with enormous upfront costs.
Moreover, Ableworld can help new franchisees to borrow any additional finance required by facilitating arrangements with the banks, which look very positively on lending to franchisees because of their high success rates. In certain circumstances, it’s possible to borrow up to 70 per cent of your total investment, including working capital.
With some retail businesses, it’s simply a case of how much you sell, not what you sell. What Ableworld does makes a difference, which is why the company is proud to have been voted Dealer of the Year UK at the 2019 Access & Mobility Professional Awards for its continued dedication to helping our ageing population and people living with disabilities.
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